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October 10, 2010 by Becky Becky

Q I am looking for fast, easy, high-yield recipes that use basic ingredients I would likely have on hand for those unexpected school occasions. You know, like when your child mentions casually after dinner and homework, that she needs a few dozen cookies.

- Marie


My boys are older now, but I can certainly recall the very situation you mention. I made a lot of chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal bars in a pinch! I learned to always have butter, sugar, flour, oats and chocolate chips in the kitchen.

These three simply fabulous recipes will pass any test at school, and chances are you'll have the ingredients for at least one of them. Everyone loves cereal treats like Bewitched Crispies or Cowboy Oatmeal Bars, and it's quick and easy to make a whole bunch. Just press them into a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan and — voila! — you have 3 - 4 dozen bars! Versatile Butter Cookies are another crowd pleaser, and you can easily vary this recipe based on the toppings and treats you have in your cupboard.

Relax! You're prepared!

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Diana, yes, we do have recipe for a more traditional Chicken Kiev. Here is the link

Hope you give this recipe a try!

Posted Oct 21 2010 by Cindy

I am looking for the original recipe for chicken kiev that was in magazines about 30 years ago. It was made with ham and cheese and was a great recipe. I have lost mine and need to know if you have this one in your archives.

Thank you.

Posted Oct 17 2010 by Diana

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