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Poll: Do You Ever Make Recipes on the Back of Packages?

Do You Ever Follow Recipes on the Back of Packages?

As America increasingly becomes a gourmet nation, large food corporations are trying to change with the times. According to a story in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, companies like Campbell's and Nestlé are adapting back-of-the-package recipes to appeal to home cooks with more nuanced palates. Reading the article made me realize that I don't think I've ever made a recipe that comes on the back of a bag of chocolate chips or a box of saltine crackers. Have you?

GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Sometimes but I tend to make subs since I am incorporating more vegetables in my diet.
goddessru goddessru 7 years
I always mean to, but I never do.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
the tollhouse cookie recipe is the best the is the one i always use i i dont even need the bag anymore
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I sometimes do, especially when I try something new and don't know what to do with it. Most of the time I only use it as inspiration, though.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I try not to buy a lot of highly processed foods, but gosh darn it, sometimes there is nothing quite as comforting and simple as the classic tuna noodle or green bean casserole made with Campbell's cream of mushroom soup. They make me feel like a kid again. :nerdgirl:
girlwparasol girlwparasol 7 years
All the time! Especially ones from off Campbell's labels, since they're usually quick, easy casserole-like dishes that don't require exotic ingredients, and go over very well in our house.
courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
I can only think of two - one was a recipe for lasagna on the back of the pasta package, in which you didn't have to boil the noodles first (I'm pretty sure I added a few of my own touches for the fillings though). The other was a recipe for brownies on the back of a chocolate chip bag. They were delicious.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Only the one for TollHouse chocolate chip cookies. It's one of the best I've come across.
dclsweetspot dclsweetspot 7 years
I use to but only for the oldtime classics. I now can't seem to follow a recipe to save my life. I am more comfortable throwing in some of this and some of that and couldn't be bothered measuring.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
For chocolate chip cookies I do but other than that...not so much. When I was a kid, I think I tried making every recipe that was on the back of a box of Bisquick.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
sometimes i do...and if a product comes with a little promo book i read it and sometimes pull recipes from it too i recently saw a similar one as on the picture, on Condensed Cream of Chicken, but i thought it looked gross
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
All the time. I'm kinda neurotic when it comes to recipes. First time I do it just like it says, then I usually make major adjustments; especially on the garlic, onion and other spices. I likea da spicy foods!
jessvogel85 jessvogel85 7 years
The Tollhouse Cookie recipe on the back of bags of chocolate chips is the only recipe I use! I've never found a better one.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 7 years
usually these recipes are classic, no fail, and no frill kitchen mainstays. i use & like them.
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