Cheesy Quinoa Bites
After all of your recipes are transferred to this new format the next step is to get a binder (three ring binders work well) and some tabbed dividers. Label each divider by the category you wish (ie: type of meal alphabetical order etc.) and get to work punching holes in your recipe sheets to accommodate the binders rings. If you prefer you can purchase plastic sleeves to keep your sheets spill-proof-which is highly recommended to counter those splatters of sauce batter or grease that always tend to smudge our favorite recipes. Whether you use a photo album or a binder dont be afraid to get creative with your recipe book. Get some construction paper and glue or clip clip pictures from magazines. Theres nothing wrong with adding a dash of imagination that might even inspire your cooking! eRecipe Catalog The Internet is not only a great place to search through millions of recipes but its also handy for storing the ones you already have. Sites like WeGottaEat and OneTSP are free to sign up and allow you to add your own recipes by simply typing them up. Yes this can be quite tedious if you have a lot of recipes but just imagine how easy it will be to find a recipe by simply typing in a keyword and clicking "search." You can also browse thorough members recipes and send recipes to friends and family. Online recipe storage sites are very user friendly so you dont have to be particularly computer savvy to utilize this great feature.
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.
From car repairs to home carpentry it also has opened my eyes to appreciate what others are doing as a business for their livelihoods. It has helped make a difference in wiser spending as well as saving money even if I do not do something myself. Knowing that my family has developed this habit of eating out more than eating at home getting them to eat typical home cooked meals more often is not going to be to easy. The flickering light bulb moment or idea mentioned earlier was to see about getting some recipes from the restaurants that I could cook at home with the idea of saving some money initially. I also began to see how we have lost touch with the skill of cooking. We sure have all become masters of the microwave but the rest of the kitchen starts to get a little sketchy.
Restaurants may need to have some legal assistance and agreements arranged with their employees to not give up any secrets to their signature ways in effort to keep their secrets in-house should an employee decide to leave. There have been some court cases where a cook or chef leaves and starts a new restaurant using the same signature methods but calling it something else and well... more money spent to get it straightened out. Over time there have been many others that have tried to imitate a restaurant recipe from grocery store food suppliers right down to good ole Mom. Ask them all and most would agree that the task may not be so easy to recreate. There are those that come up with recipes that are similar in general yet lack that signature flavor of a specific restaurant.