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Old 03-03-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Giving Out Recipes

I happen to really like cheesecake, specifically I like a nonbaked one best (though baked is good too).

Since the big ingredient in cheesecake is cream cheese it stands to reason one wants to use the best you can get. I have been using Philly mostly, and while I like it I figure there is better.

I have a bagel place around the corner that I just love, one reason is the bagels are just awesome but also they use really good cream cheese. While I was in the other day I asked what brand. It is Smithfield Amish style cream cheese. I looked online and I can't find it retail, only in large quantities (like 30 pounds at a go). I asked the owner how much for a box (3 pounds) and he gave me a good price, even though he said he was making a small amount on the sale, and the price was better than Philly at the grocery store. SOLD!

He made a funny comment about the sale being dependent upon getting a slice.

I made the cheesecake and it really was much better than the previous ones. I have always believed you might not make good food with good ingredients but you won't make it with bad ingredients.

I took the nice man his slice of cheese cake yesterday and made sure there was enough for him to share with his wife. I went back today to get my morning bagel and after being told how much she liked it she asked if she could have the recipe.

It really is a nice feeling when people want to know how you made something because they enjoyed it so much. I did find it interesting that she was worried it was a secret recipe and might not want to share it. There's nothing secret about it and I see no reason (other than commercial secrets) to not share a good recipe with other people.

Just a nice feeling at breakfast time.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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That is a great feeling. You are getting confirmation form an independent source that what you do is really good!

I always share recipes when asked. In your case, I'd give them the recipe with the proviso that if they make it to sell for a profit, they have to pay you.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
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Hadn't really thought of that. The wife said she used to make cheese cake for everything, it was what she was known for in the social circles. I think she is more into having another good recipe and way of making them, and not selling them. It is a bagel shop and really, just a bagel shop. Its all they do and they do it really well.

It is nice to have someone with no real vested interest confirming you have good taste though. Sometimes you wonder if family tells you it is good just so you keep cooking and they don't have to.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:38 PM   #4
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It is nice to have someone with no real vested interest confirming you have good taste though. Sometimes you wonder if family tells you it is good just so you keep cooking and they don't have to.
How true that is! I know for a fact, in my family there are many who hate to cook and depend on me for meals when we all get together. I spend my entire vacation rushing from meal to meal...cooking it that is. My Dad even waited for me to fix oatmeal.

Nice to know about the Smithfield Amish Cream Cheese, I'll be looking for an outlet...I love making cheesecake.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:43 PM   #5
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If you ever need an impartial taste tester Frank, I'm your girl.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:26 PM   #6
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If you ever need an impartial taste tester Frank, I'm your girl.

Sure thing Alix, though I generally fix the partial ones say the things I want to hear.
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I love cheesecake but theres nothing better than a freshly baked bagel mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:30 AM   #8
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I have always credit the people who gave me a recipe,
If you willing to give a recipe out you deserve the credit.

Years ago, I was working at family own busines, and we had a party, I made my peaches and cream cheese cake, (which I think I have already posted on here. If not will gladly do it) Everyone loved it and there wasn't a crumb left.
My bosses wife asked for the recipe and I brought to her the next work day. Months later during a summer clambake where we all attended thank to the boss. were sitting eating , this couple came up and spoke to the bosses wife complimenting her on the dessert she brought to thier function. The lady asked for the recipe, she stated oh I can't --the family would kill me if i gave it out the family speciality.
The women understood and then said that was the best cheescake, what was it call peaches and cream. She said yes. I didn't say a thing and the boss's wife never asked me for a recipe again. LOL She probably figure i wouldn't give her the full recipe, but I would never do that even for what she did. That was a lesson I learned early when given a recipe give credit where credit is do!!!!!
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That is a great feeling. You are getting confirmation form an independent source that what you do is really good!

I always share recipes when asked. In your case, I'd give them the recipe with the proviso that if they make it to sell for a profit, they have to pay you.
I agree with both statements above. We have a carry-in every month at work and it feels good when people don't just say the food I bring is yummy, but that they actually want the recipe.

And yeah, my first thought was... these people already have a venue to sell whatever they want. They could be positioning themselves to sell some cheesecakes for carry-out. Something to think about for sure!
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Oh... and are you going to share the cheesecake recipe here?
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