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Apr 3, 2009 12:08 PM

what's your go-to recipe on the back of a box?

You can't miss sometimes with those recipes on the back of a bag or box. The classic is the Toll House Cookie on Nestle Chips...Godiva has a great one for oatmeal chocolate chip as well...then there are the pretty darn good soups on Jack Rabbit bean bags and there was a pretty crazy one for pasta and sauce with smoked ricotta, baked in a foil packet.
What is your favorite?
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  1. I agree about the Toll House Cookie one - I've been making those since I was about 13, and they are just always wonderful.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      I like Toll House as well.

      As for other than sweets or desert. I never follow the recipe. I may get the idea, but I always change it. I do make bisquick dumplings but add my own seasoning spices and cheese, does that count.

      Otherwise ... nope, don't follow box recipes.

      1. re: kchurchill5

        I like Pioneer Buttermilk Baking Mix better than Bisquick, and use it as a base for my dumplings too. Add my own seasonings as well along with minced scallions and tiny bits of cold butter that burst with flavor when the dumplings are done. Pioneer also makes great pancakes (with my additions of course). Don't know if that counts or not...

        1. re: bayoucook

          Never saw Pioneer before. I'll have to look.

          1. re: kchurchill5

            Not sure, but it seems to be made with a softer, more southern type flour.

            1. re: bayoucook

              I'll look for it next time I'm out. It may be there and just never realized it. Probably a more moist and tender biscuit once cooked. Almost like a cake flour?

              1. re: kchurchill5

                Not as fine, but almost. Really light and good.

          2. re: bayoucook

            bisquick always seems a little salty to me....

            1. re: bayoucook

              Pioneer Regular or Buttermilk Biscuit Mix also makes THE best biscuits, too. I LOVE biscuits and am an accomplished cook & baker, so I've tried almost every recipe I've ever run across for them. I ALWAYS come back to Pioneer and it's amazing when you think that all you have to add is milk!. Just don't over-knead and they'll come out perfect every time..

          3. I have a crustless, turkey, broccoli quiche from a box of Land o' Lakes butter that I've made many times over a number of years. It gets modified depending on what I have around. The last time arugula replaced the broccoli, thanks to MMRuth :)

            1. I love--and always mention--the Ghirardelli brownie recipe on their sweet ground chocolate & cocoa canister. My add-ins are 1/4 cup each of fresh raspberries (or strawberries) and white chocolate chips. KILLER!

              And I just posted a really fab pasta recipe that also came from the back of a La Molisana box of angel hair--Angel Hair with Parsley Sauce:

              I also think Nanny's oatmeal cookie recipe is from the Quaker Oats canister, but I have a handwritten copy. She always added M&Ms. My grandmother was a smart cookie--pun intended!

              Another goodie is the Rick Bayless recipe for steaks in chipotle sauce from the Tabasco box.

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              1. re: kattyeyes

                ditto on the quaker oats oatmeal recipe!!

              2. The brownie recipe on the back of the Fry's Cocoa container. Everything a brownie should be.

                ETA: Fry's doesn't have a webpage but someone added the recipe to epicurious: (and it's right I double-checked my tin of cocoa) I find they only need 30 min, any more and the edges are a bit overdone.

                1. The classic banana pudding recipe on the back of 'Nilla Wafers.