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Old 03-25-2007, 02:21 AM   #11
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My mother made this "upside down chocolate cake" where the runny part started out on the top and the cake part on bottom. After it cooked it flipped. Well, I never got this recipe before she passed away and I was QUITE sad as it was a highlight dessert during my childhood. I was sitting one day holding a container of Hershey's Cocoa Powder thinking about this dessert. I looked down and there was the recipe - ON THE BOX!!!!!!!!!!! I was so excited! I don't think the recipe is there anymore though. Other than that I don't recall ever even looking. HOWEVER, there is a good chance I've looked for recipes and found several I like that came straight from a can of "cream of whatever soup".


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Old 03-25-2007, 02:26 AM   #12
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I know that I posted this on DC somewhere, maybe under my favorite cookbooks. But anyway I will tell you this again. There is one big fabulous cookbook called "Brand Name Recipes." It is very popular and there are now many volumns of this cookbook. If you cannot find it on the retail bookshelves, you probably will find it at the library.
I took my Brand Name Recipe Cookbook and my drawer full of package recipe clippings and matched up most of them. I was able to toss a lot of the clippings and found that I had more than one clipping of the same recipe. I had recipe clippings in my weekly menu planner, attached to grocery list, etc. Nowadays, I check the Brand Name Recipe Cookbooks before I clip. Most likely it is in there unless it is a new processed product.
The recipes that may not be in this cookbook are the ones in the companies cookbooks like Campbell's Soup. I got this cookbook free for buying a few cans of soup and the cookbook was at the store available at the time of purchase. I received Jello Cookbooks and cookie cutters this same way. Using these types of cookbooks is a great way to save money and there are usually good coupons in the books too.

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Old 03-25-2007, 08:30 AM   #13
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thanks for the input
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:03 AM   #14
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it`s rare I do that, when I buy a product I generaly have something specific in mind and stick to that, However, on packets of dried active yeast they often give some neat bread type ideas on the box, I`ve made a few of them also, cheese buns are my best fave so far :)
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:16 AM   #15
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oh sure.
I can't remember many to share but one does come to mind.
Years and years ago, when all seemed agog over the quiche craze, I found, made and adored, the bacon and tomato recipe off the Rye Krisp box using the Rye Krisp as the crust. It was spectacular but then, you'd have to be fond of blt's and Rye Krisp to think so.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:33 AM   #16
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I forgot to mention above that I use several recipes from the Bisquick box...pancakes, drop biscuits, shortcakes, cobbler and coffee cake.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:34 AM   #17
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SO uses the banana bread recipe from the Jiffy Mix box.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:37 AM   #18
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I've tried some. I like the chicken bake recipe too. I think my favorite is using the box cake mix and turning it into a bundt cake by adding instant pudding mix. I think it's on the side of the Yellow cake mix by Dunkin Hines. The devil's food chocolate one is good too!
Also like Bisquick recipes. (Easy and good)
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:05 PM   #19
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When I first started cooking, I tried the recipes on the botb for lasagana/shells/manicotti - can't recall which brand (Ronzoni?) ... they were basic good starters that I used for years. I still have a few saved like crab lasagna or fettuccine that I never got around to. Chicken and Stuffing bake was another favorite.
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:09 PM   #20
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I do try them sometimes and I am amazed out good the meals come out.


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