Almond Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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.
Also by storing your recipes online you can easily include pictures that would otherwise mean added bulk to your recipe collection. Software Say you like the idea of easily searching for and pulling up your recipes but you arent too keen on relying upon an Internet connection. You might not want to totally rule out the option of a computerized recipe book. There is a wealth of recipe software available for download on the Internet. Many of them are classed as "freeware" which means that you can download and use the software for free. Some cooking software is available online for purchase but they do throw in some handy "extras" that are worth the money such as measurement calculators and converters meal planning and shopping lists and nutritional value calculators. Have you seen the new scrapbooking supplies for recipe albums? Local craft stores are responding to the new trend of scrapbooking recipes.
Stop and read a card youre you remember now you were dying to try 6 months back. Somehow when it came to your home filing system you just never got to the kitchen. Now is the time to take action and get all those recipes organized! Paper Recipes: As Im sure you have found printed recipes come in many shapes and sizes. In order to begin your recipe home filing system collect all your recipes together in one place. You will then begin by sorting them into categories. For example: vegetables appetizers main course and desserts. You can either choose your categories before hand perhaps with the help of a cookbook or choose them as you begin to sort. Its possible your categories will become obvious while you sort as everyones recipe collections are a little different.
It is also goes to show why restaurants are certainly a credible authority and why someone may go out of their way to imitate or copy a recipe or two. If you were to choose any one of your favorite restaurants or even one that may just be starting up this same basic description will apply. This restaurant will make a discovery of a new method or combination of sauces or seasonings for a new food recipe. I should say they work at making the discovery putting in time and effort initially so this new recipe could be tried and tested over and over until finally reaching the menu. The restaurant may advertise the new release to let the public know it has a great new recipe to come in and try out. Ideally it becomes a success and a featured item on their menu.