Sunday, January 20, 2013

Chicken Pie on the Fly


 Some recipes are born out of having genius moments in the kitchen when that ultimate chef light bulb clicks on. I'm not going to kid myself...this is not one of those recipes. This concoction of food was thrown together in a mad dash to have a hot meal ready for when I thought my husband would be coming home late from a hard day at work. I was in the mood for comfort food and a chicken pot pie sounded so good. Every ingredient was something we already had on hand. Chicken pie on the fly. 

What I used may not be what you would use, since this was on the fly you probably have better meal planning skills!
  • 3 Chicken Breast
  • 1 Can of Croissants 
  • 1 Bag of frozen mixed veggies (had: green beans, carrots, corn, lima beans, okra, onions) 
  • 1 Tub Knorrs Concentrate Chicken stock -I love this stuff! 
  • 1/3 Packet Peppered White Gravy mix (you could use flour and pepper) 
  • 1/4 Cup water..an oops that turned out alright. 
I started by using my rectangle casserole dish and placing in the three frozen chicken breasts, and tossing in the bag of veggies. Keep in mind this was on the fly so this recipe was born out of necessity.I thought my dish looked pretty bland so I added my go-to Knorrs Chicken stock and a little water since the chicken stock is a concentrate. (I didn't account for the water and juice that would come out of the chicken and frozen veggies) 
I let this cook for about 30-40 minutes I realized the chicken was almost done, but there was tons of water in the dish and it looked...well.. gross. What could I do? I thought about trying to strain it..but I'm a lazy cook. I grabbed a packet of Peppered White Gravy mix, and I started stirring it in until the water looked mushy. 

Now I had a new problem this needed to cook a little while to let the gravy mix flavors blend in with everything, but my chicken would get over cooked. I needed to cover the chicken somehow. Ah-ha! That can of croissants in the fridge! I simply folded the croissant dough back and forth so it would cover my whole dish. I baked this about 10-15 minutes until the croissants were golden...and it's Chicken pie on the fly! Shockingly...delicious! 


135 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy, I am totally trying this.

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  2. This sounds delicious!!! I am adding to my menu for next week been craving chicken pot pie. =)

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  3. This looks really good! Going to try this some cold winter night because comfort food helps warm you up!

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  4. This looks really good! Going to try this!

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  5. I love to cook and pot pie seems like such a perfect winter comfort food. Somehow I have never tried to make one! This looks like a nice way to try something new in the kitchen!
    Elle
    hey_wren@yahoo

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  6. That looks amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. This sounds so easy I have got to make this

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  8. this sounds so easy i have got to make this i always thought it was to much trouble to make a chicken pie and this sure beats frozen

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  9. This is a must-try! cassiepahnke@yahoo.com

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  10. What fast and easy dish to fix on a cold day. Comfort food, I love it!

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  11. Im going to try this one thanks

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  12. This looks good. I think I'm just going to grab a couple jars of chicken gravy instead of making it. I can't make gravy, I can't even make a rue.

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  13. Now this sounds and looks good, going to make this week, thank tou.

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  14. I am going to try this. Looks like it is quick and easy to make. Great way to use up left over vegetables

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  15. I love chicken pie and this looks amazing! Can't wait to use this recipe!

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  16. This looks like the perfect comfort meal. And being easy to make is a plus for our busy household.

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  17. Looks good! I've never made homemade chicken pot pie before, but this recipe seems easy enough to handle! Thanks :)

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  18. Gosh that sounds good! My hubby loves chicken pot pies, but sometimes I don't want to put all the work into it! This would be perfect for me to try! I bet that the Croissants make for an amazing crust. Wow!

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  19. This sounds easy and delicious! Chicken pot pie is a favorite at our house.

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  20. This looks "out-of-this world" delicious and with many many family members coming to MY HOUSE this year for the holidays, just might have to try this one....quick and easy as well.

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  21. Chicken Pot Pie is my all-time favorite comfort food. This recipe looks and sounds delicious.

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  22. I love this for three reasons:

    It looks easy
    It looks delicious
    My daughter LOVES chicken pot pies!

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  23. This looks and sounds tasty. I'm totally gonna have to try this one of these nights.

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  24. Umm this looks super delicious. We are always looking for new recipes, the same old thing gets so boring which results in too much money on fast food. Will definitely have to try this!

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  25. Wow, that looks amazing! I'm going to have to try that, thanks for the post!

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  26. Sometimes the biggest oops leads to the best tasting dishes!

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  27. I LOVE Chicken Pie...this looks super easy!

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  28. This looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Mmmm. This looks so good and I love croissants.

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  30. This looks so good; and I love the convenience of it. Thanks for sharing it.

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  31. actually had this on the list for this week...this recipe looks easy...will try it

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  32. This looks SO good. I'm going to have to make this sometime this week.

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  33. Wow! Love the way you improvised and created such a great meal! This is a must try for us! Thanks!

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  34. this looks like something the grandkids and I could make together and they 'would' eat!

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  35. You're a genius and this sounds delicious!!

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  36. i love chicken pot pie. i am always paying 9 bucks for the Mrs budds which are yummy but so expensive. i will have to try this.

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  37. I was looking for something easy to make and I have all the ingredients. Yeah, supper is planned.

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  38. I was looking for something easy to make and I have all the ingredients. Yeah supper is planned.

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  39. I love chicken dishes & this looks great. I'm going to make it for sure

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  40. kelly renae baskinNovember 5, 2014 at 5:45 AM

    This looks and sounds amazing! And super simple!

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  41. I need to try this today! Looks so good and easy. Love pot pies!

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  42. Love pot pies! Need tovtry this soon
    . Looks good and itsveasy!

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  43. That looks delicious! Might have to make this!!
    kripley81@yahoo.com

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  44. Chicken pot pie is one of my favorites! This looks super delicious!

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  45. oh my goodness, this looks so good! Never thought to use Croissants in a chicken pie recipe. What a brilliant idea. I've got to try this!

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  46. I like the idea of a quick pot pie. We love pot pies but honestly I never fix them because its more time than I want to put into it.

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  47. the crust looks amazing, and the recipe seems easy enough for me to follow

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  48. This looks absolutely delicious! My wife and I love pot pies! We will definitely try this recipe! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  49. (Chicken Pie on the Fly) I really like this good recipe, I know my husband would really like this also. Will have to make this for dinner sometime real soon-

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  50. This looks good, I love quick and easy dinners!

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  51. Looks how my grandma used to make it! :D

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  52. Looks how my grandma used to make it! :D

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  53. I'm always looking for quick and easy meals! This sounds like it was really delicious.

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  54. My husband loves Chicken Pot Pies! This looks like a good one!

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  55. This looks super easy. I'll have to remember this on one of those nights when I'm not sure what we're eating.

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  56. This looks really good. I am always looking for ways to change up our old favorites.

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  57. I've never made chicken pot pie because ity looks time consuming to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe it looks fast,easy and delish!

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  58. This is a good way to get more veggies in our diet. The frozen pot pies have a few peas and a bit of carrots. Plus it looks and sounds doable. Thank you for sharing.

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  59. now that is a unique way to make pot pie! thanks for the idea :)

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  60. this looks delicious,,i would make this for sure!!

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  61. Going to try this recipe asap, thanks for the share!

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  62. I am hooked on trying recipes bloggers share, and this is on my , looks so easy and time saving also! Looks so good, thanks for sharing!

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  63. This looks really good and fairly easy/fun to make. My husband has always wanted to me to make a pie-style meal. I will have to give it a try.

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  64. this sounds so easy! I have got to make this! i always thought it was too hard to make a chicken pie
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

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  65. I will have to keep this idea in mind when I'm stuck for something to make for supper. It also reminds me that a "mistake" is often just a "creative opportunity" :)

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  66. I love pot pies -- yummy comfort food. I usually buy frozen from ALDI or Sam's Club b/c I thought they would be a hassle to make but after reading your post, maybe not. Homemade is always cheaper and better anyway b/c the ingredients are known.

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  67. This looks so delicious! I can't wait to make it!

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  68. This looks so simple and delicious. I have not tried the Knorr Concentrate Chicken stock before but will now!

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  69. This looks great! I pinned in so I will be able to find it again. I will be adding it to the recipe listing on my site in the near future. The link will point directly to your site! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. This is perfect timing as my husband was just asking me if I could make him a chicken pot pie.

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  71. The crescent rolls are a great idea. I've never thought of using them as at topper.

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  72. I love chicken pot pies and this looks like a great home made one!

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  73. This looks so good, love chicken pot pie and crescent rolls, bet this is delicious

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  74. I've been making my quick pot pies with canned biscuits. This is good idea. I'm gonna try the croissants.

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  75. I like that this pot pie is easy. Awesome that it turned out well.

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  76. This looks really good, I am in such a meal rut. I think everyone would like this, /i am going to have to add it to my rotation.

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  77. I'm going to have to make this sometime -- yum!

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  78. This looks similar to what I make. I really enjoy chicken made this way.Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  79. I want to thank you for this very delicious recipe. It tasted so good.

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  80. This looks and sounds so good! Thank you for sharing and I can't believe how easy it was to make.

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  81. I grew up making chicken pot pie with my grandma! I will have to try this recipe!

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  82. This sounds so easy and yummy. I never make chicken pot pie because it looks so time consuming.

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  83. I love a good pot pie! This looks delish! I need to try this :)

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  84. Isn't it amazing how you can sometimes just throw things together and they turn out delicious. Your recipe looks very delicious. Thankyou for sharing your recipe with us.Have a Great Day!

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  85. This seems so easy. I want some right now.

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  86. Oh this sounds so hearty and easy!! Im going to have to give it a try!! I absolutely cant wait!!

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  87. I haven't had chicken pot pie in years, but this seems really easy. Love the use of croissant dough.

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  88. Looking good i like to try new stuff

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  89. Crescent rolls are so versatile. This is great for a quick dish.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  90. What an easy and delicious recipe and thank you for sharing.

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  91. This looks like an amazing pie.

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  92. This recipe looked so good, I copied it down. I am going to make it this coming weekend. I thank you so much for the share.

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  93. (Chicken Pie on the Fly) I am going to have to try making this chicken pie this way, I have a somewhat different recipe than this one. I like that you use the Croissants in it too.

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  94. I love this idea and I know my family would like it. This is something I will definitely try. Thanks.

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  95. I love that its quick and easy!! Cuz lord knows no mom has time for that homemade from scratch chicken pot pie!! Im definitely going to try this!!

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  96. This looks so good. Now I am really hungry.

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  97. This chicken pie looks so great. I am making this special recipe within the week.

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  98. This looks out of bounds! I need to make this one night!

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  99. The best recipes often come from experiences like this. It's winter and croissant day; a pot pie sounds good. Love the simple ingredients and use of canned croissants.
    Sherry Compton

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  100. I like quick recipes like this. Thanks.

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  101. This sounds awesome -- and pretty simple. I like when the "oops" moments turn into something really great.

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  102. This looks like a good recipe. Easy too, which is great. ;)

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  103. Looks delicious I'm going b to make it.

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  104. I never thought about using croissants to make a chicken pot pie. It looks really good and croissants are delicious.

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  105. I love the name of this dish. But never have been a fan of chicken pot pie. Maybe, it is the inclusion of carrots.

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  106. What a great recipe and so easy to make, I love chicken recipes and I am thinking of making this with turkey.

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  107. They say there are two kinds of cooks...scientist or artist. I guess you are a artist because you create recipes! I love Chicken pot pie.

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  108. This looks wonderful! As a busy, stressed, single momma, I love anything that doesn't require planning ahead. This is exactly my kind of recipe!

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  109. This looks like a great simple and kid-friendly meal to try!

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  110. This looks delicious I want to try it.

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  111. This looks really good and easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.

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  112. I have always liked pot pies, but they had to be chicken ones! To me a good pot pie has to have a nice flaky crust! The recipe sounds good, but the Lima beans have to go!! I also love the easy part! 🍗

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  113. I love chicken pot pies, although I have not made one homemade in years , which I should because like here on your recipe they are so easy to put together.
    @tisonlyme143

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  114. My family love chicken pot pie and I hate making it, because I have my grandmas recipe and it so hard to make. This recipe sounds good and easy, going to try soon. Thanks

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  115. Chicken pot pie is something I love but haven't made very often. This makes it easy!

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  116. I have never before seen such amazing chicken pot pie and I love how my amazement and comment gets promptly recognized and posted.

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  117. This looks really good & easy to make. (Always a good combo.)

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  118. This sounds so easy and delicious! I will definitely be making this sometime soon for my family, I love pot pie but hardly ever take the time to make one from scratch! :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  119. This looks so nutritious and delicious. I will have to try this out for supper one night.

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  120. Thank you for this recipe. My DH favorite and I haven't found a recipe yet that we both like.
    I'll give this a try as I too really like knorrs concentrate!
    Vickie

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  121. This looks so good and definitely something my family would like to try! thank you so much for sharing this!

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  122. Chicken Pie on the Fly looks delicious. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  123. Yummy! This recipe looks absolutely delicious! I love pot pie, but don't always have the time to make it from scratch. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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