Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
What typically happens when you see an interesting recipe that youd like to save and try out at some future date? You grab the closest piece of paper and quickly jot it down. You then stick it on your refrigerator or place it on the countertop telling yourself that the first chance you get youll put in your recipe box or favorite cookbook. But then what happens? It gets lost or misplaced and you never get the chance to try it out. Another scenario popular among at-home chefs is trying to save your favorite recipes. It may even be a family recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. The way these recipes are usually stored is to be written down on 3" X 5" index cards and placed in an index card storage box. Or they may be written down in a blank recipe book. This is better than having them written on loose pieces of paper but there are also some major flaws with this method.
So the journey began in search of restaurant recipes. Most restaurants do not give out their recipes and why would they? They might lose a return customer if they did. I do see some restaurants that are selling some of their menu items in the grocery stores more than before but sort of limiting it to just a few items. I have also read about a person that would ask the cooks for their recipes and how some might spill the beans once in awhile but again fairly limited results. I remember one time my wife and I were at a Dennys restaurant late one night and how much we enjoyed their marinara sauce used with the mozzarella sticks we had ordered. We asked the waitress about it and she did check with the cooks on that but they really didnt know much about it and we thank her for trying.
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.
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.