The Advantages of Home Cooking and a Simple Recipe to Prove the Point

With modern technology, preparing a scrumptious beef dinner is sometimes as easy as a simple search on an internet search engine, but so often recipes found on the Web are substandard as they are frequently unchecked or have mistakes in them.

In this report, we are going to teach you how to prepare a tried and tested recipe that has been served many times in our own home, ‘Crescent Pie made with Beef & Cheese’. Moreover, we would like to prove to you that you do not have to visit a high priced restaurant to stimulate your taste buds. Preparing meals at home should be a truly enjoyable time both for you and your dinner guests.

Remember, there are a large number of different cuts of beef – and also unusual types of beef, like Piedmontese – so if you are confused over which cuts of beef to buy, don’t hesitate to ask your butcher, they are by and large very pleased to help with your choice.

Beef is amongst the country’s most loved meats, and long may it continue.

Most of us seem to get stumped on how to prepare the beef, we usually think of the boring and well-known methods; meat loaf, beef burgers, meat balls and tacos.

To save you searching, here is one beef recipe that we are very fond of, and that your whole family are sure to relish.

Crescent Pie Recipe of Beef & Cheese

You will need

2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
600 grams of ground beef
1 cup of refrigerated rolls
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 paprika
1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 cup of green pepper (chopped)
1 cup of green beans (drained)
1/3 cup onion (chopped)

Instructions

Set the oven at 190 degree C.

Cook the beef until brown in a large frying pan with green pepper and onion, and then drain.

Include beans, tomato sauce, salt and garlic salt, and then mix. Allow to simmer as the crust is prepared.

Cut crescent dough to eight triangular shapes.

Put the triangles in a 9-inch ungreased pie pan, and then form crust by pressing over the bottom and up sides.

Add and spread the slightly beaten egg and 1 cup of cheese on the crust.

Using a spoon, insert the hot mixture of meat into the crust.

Use the rest of cheese and paprika to sprinkle over.

Place in the preheated oven until golden brown for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serves 5

Want to try some easy recipes?, then try looking on the Internet, where you will discover some internet sites providing recipe collections with recipe categories including healthy recipes and vegetarian recipes that are easy to make and yummy to boot.

Want to try some easy recipes?, then try looking on the Internet, where you will discover some internet sites providing recipe collections with recipe categories including healthy recipes and vegetarian recipes that are easy to make and yummy to boot. If you are trying to cut down on meat, try searching on-line for vegan or vegetarian recipes.

In these busy days, dining together is frequently the only chance that we get to have a chat with our close family and we truly should strive to take advantage of the opportunity.

When asked, the majority of families think that the family kitchen should be the beating heart of the home, and it is an obvious, but true, statement that home cooking is a great social bonding experience.

Preparing meals at home with your loved ones will strengthen your family group.

If you are dieting, there are plenty of healthy recipes online if you search for them.

Delight in the event and take pleasure in the hours you have with your family.

Where Do 21st Century Vegans Get Their Recipes?

In the past, wives and mothers traded their ‘secret recipes,’ met together for recipe swaps and jotted down their recipes by hand onto a small piece of paper, which would soon be added to their recipe collection. In the 21st century however, the trend has changed into an ‘electronic recipe collection.’ And for those into healthy eating, vegetarian or veganism, this electronic recipe collection/swap likewise applies to them!

That’s right folks, the modern day computer, tablet, iPad, or smart phone also serves as massive storage device and means of ‘chatting’ with the community. Many folks enjoy typing out their favourite recipes these days, and store them on their computer or electronic device (rather than printing them). I personally tend to store my recipes on my laptop these days, and I take great delight in my ‘electronic recipe collection,’ which is continually expanding!

One can find an infinite variety of vegan food recipes online these days, ranging from vegan breakfasts, lunches, dinners, main meals, light meals, snacks, cakes, desserts, drinks, gourmet vegan meals and quick and easy vegan recipes. Yes, these can all be obtained online! How?

Websites
Vegans can find all of their recipes online nowadays, by several means. Firstly, there is an increasing number of vegan websites where everyday folks like you and I can create a recipe, possibly take a photo of it, and share it with the world. I have stumbled across hundreds of vegan websites boasting in some great looking recipes!

Blogs
Secondly, many vegans like to blog their recipes and share them with the community. Others can comment on the recipe, and they have the opportunity to give feedback if they have tried the recipe out themselves. It’s similar to the recipe swap that your grandmother partook in, only it’s now an electronic recipe swap taking place in an electronic community! But hey, us 21st century foodies have no problem with this method, right folks?!

Online Shopping
Thirdly, you can do some online shopping and purchase your books via stores such as e-bay or amazon. You can thus get your vegan recipes and food books delivered straight to your front door! Many people enjoy online shopping nowadays and prefer this method of purchasing their books. Be aware however that oftentimes, the freight can be rather hefty.

You-tube
Fourth, there are many vegan food recipes and meal ideas that can be watched on You-tube. This is another type of community where folks can post a recipe video and people in the community can comment on it. There are many excellent You-tube videos on vegan food, meals and recipes, so you should have no trouble in finding some recipes here.

Recipe E-Books
Fifth, many folks nowadays enjoy purchasing their recipe books completely electronically via e-books. This way, they can gain access to their vegan recipes instantly (after a few seconds of downloading time of course) and store their recipe book on their device forever. With electronic recipe e-books, there is not wear and tear, the price is cheaper than a physical copy, there is no freight cost, the owner will not have to worry about losing the book, and the device can be taken into the supermarket or grocery store and can facilitate ones shopping (I.e., the days of writing out a recipe list will be over!).

There are many excellent vegan recipe e-books available to download nowadays created by professional vegan chefs. The vegan recipes contained within are generally delicious and gourmet, but also can be surprisingly easy and quick to make. Vegan recipe e-books also generally boast in stunning food photos to accompany the recipes. The recipes are also tried and tested, so you can be confident that you will be getting some decent recipes!

Enhance Recipe Resources Using Software

Cooking and Nutrition have been incredibly hot topics over the past couple of years. Other hot topics such as anti aging and fitness exercise are discussed in correlation with cooking and nutrition on a regular basis. At the same time the rise in Cooking Television Shows has been exponential. This craze has resulted in a cooking channel! A channel devoted to a plethora of cooking shows! These television shows often have associated websites where their recipes are cataloged and made available.

Technology has allowed us access to these websites and recipes at a moments notice but in order to organize and keep your favorites on hand it may be necessary to create a file or use a software package. I have researched and will offer a review of a few software products that I recommend. These products will allow you to import, catalog and print your recipes in a variety of convenient formats.

1. MasterCook Deluxe 9.0 by ValuSoft

Product Features

  • Meal-planning software with 8,000+ recipes and 100s of international recipes
  • Thorough search capabilities; expert nutritional analysis
  • Professional tips, cooking for a crowd, and essential cooking techniques
  • Enjoy 400 savory baking recipes with step-by-step instructions
  • Print shopping lists for single recipes or entire menus, or download to PDA

2. Cook’n for Every Holiday by DVO Enterprises

This instructional computer software [http://www.thesoftwarespot.com/default.asp?SID=xSUDBN7CQH9W2UP3PGZYM6&S=500&A=F&SearchText=&CategoryID=1695949&NID=6372614] includes 582 recipes, recipe manager, menu planner, and more!

Product Features:

  • Search thousands of recipes in seconds–just tell it what you have on hand
  • Adjust recipe serving sizes automatically
  • Demonstrate preparation techniques with video clips
  • Display hundreds of full-color food photos
  • Organize your own recipes
  • Print your recipes on decorative 3×5 cards
  • Create weekly menus
  • Make grocery shopping lists
  • Analyze the nutritional value of your recipes

Recipe Manager:

  • Organizing your family recipe collection in the computer is easy with Cook’n. You already know how to put in your recipes, that’s because Cook’n’s recipe window looks just like a recipe card. And, “Quick-Fill” editing does much of the typing for you.
  • Cook’n has simple cookbook-like chapters and categories that make it easy to find your recipes fast.
  • Cook’n’s Recipe Manager makes entertaining a snap. Simply select the number of guests you will be serving and enter it into your favorite recipe. Cook’n calculates the new ingredient amounts for you.

Menu Planner:

  • Build your own weekly and monthly menus
  • Drag and drop meals to make your menus
  • Combine recipes and food items to make complete meals. Then, drag and drop meals to make your own weekly or monthly menus.

Grocery Shopping Assistant

  • Compiles your family’s shopping list automatically
  • Organizes shopping list items by aisle
  • Converts to package sizes (e.g., tablespoon tomato paste to 8 oz. cans)
  • Calculates your grocery cost

Personal Home Nutritionist

  • Analyze the nutritional elements of recipes and menus (even the ones you add!)
  • Choose between brands to satisfy dietary needs
  • Cook’n will analyze the nutritional value of any recipe or menu (even the ones you add!). Easy to read…Cook’n nutrition facts window looks just like the label on a can.
  • Cook’n has nutrition facts from the labels of 10,000 food products. You can choose between different brands to see what the nutritional effect is.
  • Now you can plan menus based on dietary needs and tastes. Prepare one delicious meal for the entire family.
  1. Home Cookin: Recipe Software by Mountain Software

Product Features:

· Easy to Use Interface – Home Cooking uses a simple tabbed interface that is easy to operate while providing all the features you use most. You can create as many chapters as you wish. Home Cookin will keep everything sorted alphabetically so you can quickly browse through your collection, and find your favorites easily.

· Easy Recipe Entry

· Import and Export Capabilities – Thousands of free recipes can be found on web pages, newsgroups, and various mailing lists. You can easily add these to your collection by importing them into Home Cookin. Most standard formats are supported.

· Meal Planning – The meal calendar makes it easy to plan your upcoming meals. Locate your desired recipes, then add them to the calendar. Add personal notes if you plan on eating out, want to indicate a holiday, or to reference recipes in other cookbooks. When you are ready to prepare the meal, you can access the recipe quickly from the meal calendar.

· Grocery Management – The Home Cooking grocery manager will make quick work of preparing your grocery shopping lists. Start a new list, select the items you need, and print. A cost estimate is calculated as you select each item, so you’ll know ahead of time how much you’ll be spending on your groceries. The printed list is compact and sorted by store and location to make your shopping trip as easy as possible.

Websites provide us with recipes at a moments notice but in order to organize and keep them handy and get the most use of them it may be necessary to create a file or use a software package. I have provided a review of a few software products that I found to be of good quality. These products will allow you to import, analyze, catalog and print your recipes in a variety of convenient formats including a grocery list!