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Do You Fake It Instead of Make It?

Are you someone who prefers to fake it, not make it? Perhaps you even fancy yourself a budding Sandra Lee? If so, then I just heard about a contest you must enter. Real Simple magazine is hosting their first Fake It, Don't Make It recipe contest and they need your entries! If you've got a great super-simple recipe up your sleeve then submit it and you could win!

The catch is that your recipe "must use some premade, store-bought ingredients and go from package to plate in minimal time." My mom has an excellent fake it don't make it doughnut recipe that she'll have to enter, and I am really excited to see what everyone else contributes. How about you? What will you enter in the contest?

onesong onesong 10 years
lol i DETEST sandra lee, but i am never above doctoring up a store bought BBQ sauce and passing it off as my own ;)
kritin220 kritin220 10 years
My roommate calls her show "Semi White Trash" whenever she catches me watching it, but I just can't help but stick around to see what kind of cocktails she'll whip up. She's gotta be a lush- coming up with the most random drinks to go with her theme.
AlecksNWondrland AlecksNWondrland 10 years
Sandra Lee definately needs to lay off the cocktails.
Green Green 10 years
HAHA Sandra Lee, isn't she a little bit of an alcoholic to anyone else?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
This weekend I went to St Augustine, and ordered a Crab and Artichoke spread appetizer, was very dissapointed, and went home and made my own! Store bought Blue Crab, boiled my own artichokes and diced the hearts, Parmesean cheese, light mayo, dijon mustard, Old Bay seasoning, Loaf of bread. Mixed up all the wet ingredients, smothered the bread and baked it. all for less than 10.00, and there was ALOT.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I rarely make things from scratch. Who has the time? I'll see what I can come up with!
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 10 years
For me it really depends. Because I can not stand very long as I have pain from the wreak. So I make from scratch when possible, but I also have a thing I call make-shift which basically means I may take something pre made or mix some things with from scratch it all depends on my pain level and mood. But I do want to get better at making desserts. Decorating it all.
meesha meesha 10 years
I nay have a gourmet palate, but that in no way prevents me from taking shortcuts in the kitchen, as long as they're delicious. Which is why I am intrigued by Nancy Silverton's cookbook, A Twist of the Wrist, which is all about making gourmet meals using high-quality convenience foods.
laurafox laurafox 10 years
Blah, I personally cannot stand Sandra Lee's approach to cooking. Scratch that, it's not even cooking!
lintacious lintacious 10 years
for the most part, buying part of it premade defeats the purpose
kiwitwist kiwitwist 10 years
I don't think I have anything... I am a from scratch maker
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