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Old 03-24-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Question Do You Ever Try Recipes On The Packages?

OR boxes "back of the box recipes"
I find allot of really great recipes there and was wondering if any one else
did this, not sure if we can post the recipe. but maybe the name of your fave.(s) ones...
my favorrite has to be the chicken and rice bake by campbells and yours? if you don't mind sharing with us?

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Old 03-24-2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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I've tried several...I don't really have a favorite but that one sounds VERY VERY good!!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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You mean like; bring three cups of water to a boil, empty contents of package..... No wait, those are the instructions

I think I've tried that chicken one. I tried something with chicken and rice that was pretty good, but I thought it was done on the stovetop.
I used to make lasagna following the instructions on the noodle box letter for letter. Turned out pretty good, but I didn't think they had it on the box anymore last time I looked.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:02 PM   #4
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I try them sometimes, or at least get ideas from them. I figure the manufacturor knows his product best.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:10 PM   #5
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very rarely. if the recipe looks decent i usually get a rough idea and go search in google for the best. anal i know

been on an anal streak lately and usually have 5 or more recipes of the same thing for comparison purposes before i actually decide which one to use.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:25 PM   #6
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Sure. That's how I learned how to make a good whipped sweet potato bake. It's a staple on our family's table all year 'round.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:31 PM   #7
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I personally do not, but my wife makes chocolate chips cookies from the pacage, and from what I understand these are the best cookies. People absolutelly love them.
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:30 AM   #8
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Frequently I have found that some of my best recipes do come from the package, can, etc. For example, the Hershey's Cocoa chocolate cake and icing recipe, the sandwich bread recipe from the back of King Arthur's Flour, the buttermilk bisquit and pancake recipe from the back of Saco's cultured buttermilk blend for cooking and baking, and a wonderful Clam Linquini recipe from the back of a pasta package (can't remember which brand but I cut it out and taped it to the back of an Italian cookbook it was so good). All of these I have either clipped out or written down and have used over the last 25 years or so. And yes, Charlie D., the chocolate chip cookie recipe from the packages are excellent, too!
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:38 AM   #9
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I'm like Constance... I read them, get ideas, maybe once in a blue moon try one. One recipe I really liked was on back of a Kraft Parmesan Cheese package for a ceasar salad, I still love that one!!
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:14 AM   #10
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Sometimes I try them. More often than not I forget they are there! I like the dumpling variations on the back of suet packets.
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