Ethnic Yogurt Dessert
For extra deliciousness you then sprinkle some of your favorite cheese on top. The same goes with dessert recipes. There are so many dessert recipes out there its amazing! Once I thought it would be great to make a low sugar cheesecake. I thought about how to modify a normal cheesecake recipe by convert the sugar into sucralose. It didnt even occur to me to see if someone had already come up with the recipe until after I had made it! Luckily it turned out ok. But when I checked online I discovered a great way of making a carb-less crust for the cheesecake - you can just grind up almonds and then add melted butter to it to make it into a paste that you then spread around the base of your baking pan. It was a great alternative to the normal graham cracker crust. Its ideas like these that you can learn when you read other peoples recipes. Of course there are already plenty of entrees that are low in carbs naturally without any conversion. Although you can find many of these recipes on all sorts of blogs and websites its still better to find them on specialty websites. This is because although a pot roast may seem like it shouldnt contain any carbohydrates or sugars some recipes will add ingredients that do have them. For example cornstarch might be added to a pot roast to thicken the sauce.
Whether you handwrite recipes or print them out they should be easy to read. Do not print recipes in a cursive font. Will your gift or gifts include samples? If you share cookie recipes your gift may include a dozen cookies. Bread recipes may include a loaf of French bread. Jam and jelly recipes may include a sample in a decorative jar. At this time of year cooking supply manufacturers produce holiday jars decorative lids and tins. Do you need to credit a cookbook author or relative? This is a precautionary measure and you may not have to do it. Still its nice to credit a family member or friend. You may credit the person in the title such as Aunt Ediths All Beef Meatloaf. Its my understanding that making three changes to a recipe title measurement ingredients make the recipe yours. Are you going to add something extra? You may put a collection of slow cooker recipes in a new cooker. Candy recipes may be packaged in a candy dish or jar. Casserole recipes may include a lasagna pan. When I made cookbooks for family members I included a rubber spatula with each one. Once you start thinking about extras you will come up with dozens of ideas. Dieting is never easy but with the growth of the internet its definitely become easier. You dont have to sit around flipping through book after book to find a good recipe.
Remember earlier I mentioned that 49% of the dollar spent on food is shared in the restaurant industry? That is a lot of dough that one can save! Money or the spending of it is actually how and why I began to take note of these restaurant imitation recipes. I have been reviewing our family spending habits and when looking at groceries vs. dining I was actually pretty shocked. Dining out has become a habit for us and while it is one that we do enjoy it is also one that has been adding up significantly. This is what started that flickering of the old light bulb for myself and my family. I consider myself to be in that DIY group of people on a number of things and while I have come to enjoy doing many things myself (Not all of the time mind you.) I realize the impact of learning how to do something yourself can and has saved me a good amount of money.