Originally Posted by Little Italy
I am using mayfield heavy cream
The little shaker kroger brand parm cheese,not enough money to buy the real stuff. (college kid)
and country crocker margarine out of a tub
Hey LI I remember the college days my friends and I did alot of cooking on budget ... somtimes things are tight still... but when you try alfredo again do yourself a favor and get some real cheese it dosent have to be expensive import parmigano reggiano just get a simple block domestic parmesan (supermarket brand is fine) and grate it yourself with the big hole part of the grater... or buy the pre grated kind that is larger pieces and sold in the little plastic containers.
Parmigano Reggiano is very expensive and amazingly tasty but for cooking you may actually be better of with a slightly softer domestic parmesan anyway becuase it will integrate better.
I generally cook with the softer stuff and reserve the Reggiano for appetisers on special occassions it is precious like gold.
Also use real BUTTER in place of the marg.... again regular supermarket butter is absolutley fine.
I think your texture and taste will improve.