Make Your Own Cookbook?

Do you love to cook and have a lot of great ideas? I know my mom has been making my “Favorite” recipes for years and I have them written down, but not all in one spot. I have multiple cookbooks with the best of the best recipes, but it takes up a lot of space. The other day, I was online and looking for new recipes. Instead, I came upon this site and found a new cool idea. I have entered recipes into cookbooks for different organizations, but I had never made my own. Once I saw this site, I
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The Great Greek Salad

I love making different types of salads, but being at college and on a budget, it is hard to get all the ingredients for the salads without spending an arm and a leg. But thanks to Monette’s Market in Toledo, Ohio, I now can make this Greek salad and not feel bad about buying everything for it. This salad is pretty simple to make and it is delicious. Besides the fact that it is delicious, it is very filling and pretty healthy. It is based on a traditional Greek salad which contains no lettuce. Since there is no lettuce in
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The French Do Love to Fry

Well, I can’t speak for the country as a whole, these days, but back in the heyday of Classical French cuisine, frying was THE thing to do. Escoffier’s The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery is not a cookbook for the beginner. It’s less cookbook and more, as the title suggests, a guide. It assumes the cook has quite a bit of preliminary experience with basic and advanced preparation methods. With over 5,000 “recipes” (mostly paragraphs telling you what to do, but not how and with only a few measurements given) it’s a treasure trove of all that
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Cooking Light Comfort Food Cookbook

Comfort food. Say the words in polite society and people smile pleasantly thinking about their favorite comfort foods. Comfort food will never go out of style. While food trends come and go, comfort food is in it for the long haul. I think about comfort food more when the weather is cold or on a rainy day or when I recall coveted memories of happier times. I was thrilled to receive an advance copy of the Cooking Light Comfort Food Cookbook, home cooked delicious classics made light. Although I haven’t had an opportunity to make any of the recipes, I
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Domino’s Revamps Pizza

I don’t know if you have heard, but Domino’s is completely changing their pizza. After many years with their traditional crust, sauce and toppings, Domino’s is finding out customers are NOT satisfied and they are losing tons of business. This has been a problem for years, and Domino’s is seeing the effects. Although I still think of Domino’s when it comes to Pizza, I could not tell you the last time I had it. First of all, because the pizza is not that good. And second of all, because all of the Domino’s in the Toledo area closed over the
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The Melting Pot Experience… at Home

I love going to the Melting Pot because it is such a fun time, but I usually never go because of the price. The food is pretty good, but my favorite part is the dessert. I do like all their cheese fondue choices along with meat and veggies, but I am not willing to pay that price when I can make better food at home. But like I said, the chocolate fondue is amazing. At the restaurant, it costs about $15 or $20 for dessert which isn’t too bad, but I decided to go and try to make it at
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What 10 states have the worst eating habits?

What 10 states have the worst eating habits? Go ahead. Take some guesses in your head. According to this article, data on poor eating habits and obesity are abundant and unusually well-researched. Congress funded a nationwide report which was called “Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food – Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts And Their Consequences.” The report includes the number of households who do not have access to cars and probably find it difficult to go to grocery stores frequently. The USDA keeps statistics on concentration of grocery stores. The Census Bureau tracks fast food expenditures per capita. The US
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Coldstone New Yogurt Bar

We all know Coldstone is delicious, but with the great taste also comes a lot of calories…. So it is a nice treat once in awhile but most consumers are aware of this and don’t go there all the time for ice cream. Coldstone has noticed this and wants to do something more for consumers to get noticed and get sales! The company’s new idea is a soft serve yogurt bar. This bar will be features in the stores along with their regular ice cream. At this new bar, you will serve your own soft serve and add all the
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Easy Banana Smoothies

This recipe is very simple and requires little time. I love making them in the morning for breakfast. You need: Milk, 1 Frozen Banana and cinnamon Use a blender to blend the milk (about half a cup) and the frozen banana. Then add the cinnamon and continue to blend. That is it!! Sometimes I like it a little sweeter, so I will add one packet of splenda. Serve immediately!
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Do coupons influence your purchase?

Something to think about…. Would you go to a store just because you have a coupon? For me, the answer is usually yes but it all depends on the deal. I am not willing to try something new that isn’t that special unless I have a coupon worth it. For example, the first time I tried The Elephant Bar (roughly a year ago) I had a coupon for a full 3 course entree for $10. That was a big enough encouragement for me to try it. Other times where this happens is when I have a $1 off or $2
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