A friend was discussing with me the best eatery to patronize come Valentine’s Day next month. Frankly, Valentine’s Day has gotten too commercialized and everything costs way more money than previously. Inflation? You bet!
I was telling her the best way to avoid the cost is to prepare her own Valentine’s Day dinner. And I have just the right website for her to “snag” some Valentine’s Day recipes! The Holiday Spot has a very good Valentine’s recipe section and they have placed their collection of Valentine’s recipes very well into eight different categories.
The saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and it is so true. I believe that if you prepare these recipes for love and with love, you will see amazing results.
I started a recipe blog earlier this week and when I showed it to my friend, he asked me where I copied those recipes from. Hey, I did not copy them from anywhere but what I did was just transfer these recipes from my collection of recipes that I have collected through the years.
In my collection, I have plenty of recipe cards, recipe booklets and recipes that I have clipped from newspapers and magazines. I also have plenty of hand-written recipes that were passed down from my grandmother.
For the purpose of this post, I decided to look for a recipe website. For a change from the kind of recipes that are in my collection, I decided to check out something different which led me to the website of Goya Food Inc.
Here is one of the most comprehensive databases of Latino recipes. Gosh, just looking at the food photos has made me hungry! If you would like to try something different, check out the website of Goya. I am sure preparing them would be a challenge!
Although I love cooking and baking, it is just too bad that I can no longer find time for this hobby. However, this does not stop me from collecting recipes in my online recipe box. I still remember a long time ago where I had to cut recipes out from newspapers and magazines and pasted them on foolscap paper!
A couple of weeks ago, I came across this recipe site called All Recipes. The difference between this recipe site and others that I stumbled upon so far is that real cooks contribute their recipes to All Recipes!
Registering yourself with All Recipes [membership is free] obviously has its benefits like recipe box and cook’s profile. However, if like me, you do not want to register because you have had enough of user IDs and passwords to remember, you can still obtain those recipes for free without hassle!
Although I love to cook, I find it increasingly hard to cook for pleasure. What I do now is to gobble up whatever food that is laid in front of me. I don’t have the time to enjoy food anymore due to work pressure and all the deadlines to meet.
However, the rare occasions will find me digging up old recipes to try out but I recently found free downloads of video recipes by S&W, the Australian [I think] manufacturer of Real Mayonnaise.
I could download these videos and sync them to my Apple iPhone can carry them with me. For people who prefer text recipes over video [visual for me anytime, please!], they can download all ten of these recipes in .pdf format.
Whatever you choose, I believe that you will enjoy these recipes like I did.
Christmas is just less than a week away and I am sure many of us are busy wrapping up the gifts. I found this website of Crisco that has a full page of printable gift tags. They are so lovely, I just feel like printing them all out!!! These printable gift tags are suitable for Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day and also parties.
I think that if you are going to print them out, make sure that you are using good quality printing paper and ink that will not smudge. I use Dura-Brite ink that doesn’t smudge even if the newly printed paper has gotten wet.
On this website, besides these gift tags that you can print out for free as many as you wish (note: all of them have the Crisco logo), you can also find recipes of delicious cookies. Yummy!
In one of my previous posts, I was talking about going on a vegetarian diet. Coincidentally, I stumbled upon this great website that has a wealth of recipe information on cooking vegetarian dishes. VegCooking, as it is called, also has a TV program, and it has plenty of recipes to help people make a smooth transition to an exclusive vegetarian diet.
While I do not normally have time to cook, when I do take the trouble, I would still want something that is simple to cook and not take up too much time. Checking out sites like VegCooking has helped me to expand my recipe database and it is most useful when I am in the mood to cook.
I may not be a pure vegetarian but there are days when I observe a vegetarian diet and the recipes here sure come in handy.