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Old 06-22-2005, 09:49 AM   #11
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This is a fairly standard recipe for Alfredo. I'd use fresh garlic in place of the powder.

Heavy whipping cream and heavy cream are essentially the same. Just try letting it cook a little longer next time.
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:02 AM   #12
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Keep in mind that Alfredo sauce will never reheat well. The butter will seperate, leaving it kind of greasy. I agree with Andy - never use garlic powder in alfredo - use the real thing! (I roast mine first for a richer flavor).
If I wanted to thicken it, I'd add Wondra. I love that stuff. If you haven't seen it, it's in a blue canister (about the size of that fake parm stuff Kraft sells). It is flour, but it will not make any lumps in your sauces or gravies. It only thickens.

My favorite thing at Olive Garden: I order the cheese ravioli and ask them to put the Alfredo sauce on it, instead of marinara. When they serve it, I make sure they drench it in the freshly grated romano. Ahhhhhhhh! Heart-attack on a plate. Yum!
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:22 PM   #13
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well i got this book from the library,that features "top secret restaurant recipes",this and the other recipe i posted "IHOP Banana nut pancakes" are from that book.I'm not sure if its the exact same recipe,but it looked like it was,we'll have to try and see!
There are 100s of copycat recipes on the web. Let us know if you give them a try.
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:32 PM   #14
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There are 100s of copycat recipes on the web. Let us know if you give them a try.
you mean i'm supposed to post them only if i've tried them?
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:02 PM   #15
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If you want it to taste EXACTLY like Olive Garden's sauce, you will have to put it in a plastic bag, freeze it, store it for three months, ship it across country, thaw it out, and then nuke it in your microwave.
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:07 PM   #16
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Open your heart and show us your recipe for alfredo.
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:39 AM   #17
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alright guys,90% of the recipes i post on the forum are the ones i've tried myself,this recipe just caught my eye and i posted it,if its bothering some of you so much,just dont try it or better yet,remove this post!!! so everyone can be happy! i know a lot of members post scores of recipes everyday which i'm sure they havent tried all of them,i post such a recipe only once in a while.....anyways,i guess someone should just remove this post...
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:23 AM   #18
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Sarah, I feel as you do. I couldn't have said it better myself. I asked because I've never tried a copycat recipe, & wondered if someone had, if they enjoyed it; & if it was as close to the original as they recalled. I mentioned there are 100s on line, so you could look at them on line, rather than going to the library. (I'll try to find a link if you like.)

Some of the recipes I've posted & tried (some not - for the reasons you mentioned). Some people attacked the recipe or challenged me. It hurt my feelings to the point where I was reluctant to post anything & wish I hadn't bothered to share. So far, only one person has shared their recipe rather than tell you what they would do differently. I'd better stop now, before I go any further re people's "comments" etc. on submitted recipes.
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:50 PM   #19
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Sara and Mish,

my feelings on posted recipes? Well if someone is thoughtful and kind enough to post a tnt or a recipe they haven't even tried but thought we might enjoy..Well they deserve a big thank you. It takes time to post and they must do it to share with us. To me that is what this board is about. Sharing, and taking the time to say thank you to someone who goes out of their way to put up a recipe just for you and being a friend and having fun. So, keep posting both of you..I enjoy all you put up
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:12 PM   #20
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Sara and Mish,

my feelings on posted recipes? Well if someone is thoughtful and kind enough to post a tnt or a recipe they haven't even tried but thought we might enjoy..Well they deserve a big thank you. It takes time to post and they must do it to share with us. To me that is what this board is about. Sharing, and taking the time to say thank you to someone who goes out of their way to put up a recipe just for you and being a friend and having fun. So, keep posting both of you..I enjoy all you put up
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Thank you, kadesma! As Sarah, said, if you want to try it, try it, if you don't want to try it, don't try it. When I take the time to share a recipe & someone says, "What do you serve it with," & comments about how it won't be good reheated, have to wonder. A simple thank you, I'd like to try that, would be appreciated.
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