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Old 09-14-2008, 11:10 AM   #11
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Texasgirl and GRK I meant when you make things like cookies using cake mixes, or for example I make a baked mac and cheese using Kraft mac & cheese but add several ingredients then call it my Mex Mac & Cheese.....its partially your creation but using alot of help from store prepped ingredients.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:13 AM   #12
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My salsa.....everyone loves it! I use canned tomatoes. When I first started developing this recipe tomato season wasn't in so I had no alternative and I've just stuck with it. People think there are fresh tomatoes in it though.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:20 AM   #13
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When I cook manicotti, I use commercially bottled sauce instead of making my own. But I make the rest by myself, I swear!
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:23 AM   #14
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cookies using cake mixes? I would never. lol

I get it but at what point is it considered semi home made.

If i buy sliced mushrooms at the supermarket ebcuase Im getting more for my money since they are on sale is my dish now semi home made becuase i didnt slice them?
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:19 PM   #15
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No I don't think that is considered semi...that is just pre prepped.....I guess semi home made is when it is majorily a store's product but you just put your own personal twist to it.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:21 PM   #16
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my nieghbor calls it jazzing it up.

she does that alot fo jarred sauce.

B'sgirl, you make your own ricotta and mutz? lol j/k
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:34 PM   #17
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Texasgirl and GRK I meant when you make things like cookies using cake mixes, or for example I make a baked mac and cheese using Kraft mac & cheese but add several ingredients then call it my Mex Mac & Cheese.....its partially your creation but using alot of help from store prepped ingredients.
oh, I know what you meant, just headed off what I knew would come along

I make the cookies from boxed cake mix, lol
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My interpretation of Semi-Homemade would be . . . . . . actually is suddenly being reconsidered. I was going to say using things like Campbell's cream of ________ soup, but then I realized IMHO that is a legit ingredient. So, in light of that, I would think things like prepackaged stuffing, bread crumbs, or boxed items like Rice A Roni as part of the meal or dish would make it semi-home made. Things commonly and readily made from scratch yet instead pre-prepared items are used. It would seem to be based largely on one's culinary ability; people have different levels of skill/ability/education. I know how but never have made my own stock/broth, so my using canned or boxed is IMHO "semi". That said, someone not knowing how to make stock/broth ought to use canned or boxed and it not be considered "semi". I realize that is a very simplistic metaphor (or is it analogy, I can't remember!).
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:48 PM   #19
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My sauces for spaghetti, lasagna etc all start with canned sauce. I work with it from there.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:52 PM   #20
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Works for me!


LOL Big Dog I just read your signature for the first time.....pretty good!
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