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How to Transform Packaged Food Into Your New Favorite Meal

Low-effort ways to upgrade your go-to staples, from brownie mix that tastes homemade to grown-up mac and cheese you can have ready in just a few.

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How to Make Boxed Cake Taste Homemade

Anne Byrn
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However you look at boxed cake mix—a desperate measure for desperate times or a jumping-off point for an infinite number of delicious desserts—here are my best strategies to make it taste better than you ever imagined.