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October 6th, 2008 admin

By now you’ve probably had more than your fair share of slushy chicken fettuccini alfredo from the cafeteria-what would you give to have a Double-Double® or those awesome-looking chicken enchiladas you saw on Food Network?  Would you maybe consider… cooking for yourself?

If you’ve got a craving for some real home-cooked (or restaurant style) food at home, you’ll love these websites:

Every once in a while my sweetie and I get these amazing fried zucchini starters at a local restaurant.  We’ve tried to make them at home, but somehow they never come out quite right.  That’s why Top Recipe Secrets is a blast-this guy spends serious time figuring out how to get the exact almost-perfect taste of restaurant recipes. Not all of them are free, but some of the awesome freebie recipes include:

Here’s my ridiculous confession: I watch Food Network while I work out. I can’t help it-I just love to see what amazing things these chefs show me in 30 minutes!  One of the best parts about watching Food Network is that you don’t have to sit there and copy down recipes-you can find recipes from most of the shows right on their website.  Here are a few that caught my eye today:

I’m a picky eater, so eating healthy isn’t always an easy thing for me. But we stumbled across this magazine called “Cooking Light” at the grocery store a couple months ago and started flipping through it-amazingly they have healthy meals that look delicious!

They also have a great series called “Cooking Class” that teaches you cooking basics. Here are a couple of my faves of their “classes” & recipes:

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

I stumbled across this blog through a lot of clicking around on other blogs one day.  This woman writes a super funny city-girl-on-a-ranch regular blog, but her cooking blog is pretty mouthwatering, too! Not healthy, usually, but they sure look yummy:

photo: Pizza by rrss

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  • 1. Kelsy  |  October 24th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    I LOVE the pioneer woman. You must try her crash-hot potatoes – they come out as crunch as chips but they’re as healthy as your traditional roast potato. AMAZING. Also the recipe is very adaptable – they’re especially delicious with cheese and garlic salt. Nope, I could live on those things.

  • 2. Jamie  |  November 6th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    @ Kelsy: Yeah seriously. I’m hungry just thinking about this stuff. Mmmmm…

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