Originally Posted by Greywolf
I used to have a personal "rule" about not using mixes. I would never make a cake from a mix for instance. But I've broken that rule enough times as I grew older and lazier. I hated to buy a bread machine because I thought that was "cheating" but I still won't buy a mix for the bread machine. Making bread by hand is a lot more fun though.
Val -- I generally don't use mixes. I'm a scratch baker and a throw-it-in-the-pan cook. And the real reason?? I don't seem able to follow the pictograph instructions on the back of the mixes LOL! I can read a recipe ... but those picture instructions throw me for a loop!