April 10, 2006

EXAMPLES: How To Post Recipes

EXAMPLE #1
Subject Line
: “New Meatloaf Recipe to Share” or "Introducing: The Best Meatloaf Recipe"

First 2 lines of the post: Something about the recipe and/or how you came across it...

The Best Meatloaf:
(PeytonsMommy31804 aka Cyndi)
Preheat oven to 350º
1-1.5 lb. lean ground beef
1/3 C seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 C grated Parmesan
Freshly ground pepper
1 egg
1 tsp. dehydrated onion (or 1/2 c. chopped onion, or some onion powder)
1 garlic clove, minced (I use more)
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
Red pepper flakes, to taste
Salt, to taste

Combine all ingredients and put into loaf pan.
Topping:
In a small bowl combine:
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. ketchup
1 TB mustard

Pour this on top of meat mixture, and bake for about 45 mins to an hour.


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EXAMPLE #2

Subject Line: "New Recipe! Chicken Sate and Peanut Sauce" or "Family Favorite: Chicken Sate & Peanut Sauce"


First couple lines of text: maybe something about how you found it or where you got it and why you enjoy it or when you first served it

"Hi all! I found this recipe in Cooking Light magazine, and it looked so good I had to try it. It was so flavorful and easy to make I had to share it here. I served it to company to rave reviews, and I was so disappointed that there weren't even any leftovers!"

CHICKEN SATE AND PEANUT SAUCE:
Melissa (MySillyBoy) from Cooking Light
SATÉ:
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 8 strips
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced

SAUCE:1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons natural-style, reduced-fat creamy peanut butter (such as Smucker's)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 garlic clove, minced

REMAINING INGREDIENT:
Cooking spray

Prepare grill. To prepare saté, combine chicken and next 6 ingredients (through 2 garlic cloves) in a medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. To prepare sauce, combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar and the next 5 ingredients (through 1 garlic clove) in a medium bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Thread chicken strips onto each of 8 (8-inch) skewers. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Serve chicken with sauce.