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Old 11-23-2006, 08:26 PM   #1
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Question Recipe Site for the main ingredient you want to cook?

I'm sure a lot of you are like me. You are at a grocery store and something is ultra cheap so you buy a ton of it. Over a period of a year your freezer (even if you have a deep freeze) gets fuller and fuller and fuller until you tell yourself that you HAVE to use some of the stuff that you have in the freezer. This is where my question comes in. Is there a good recipe site that you guys can recommend that you can search for recipes by the main ingrediant you want to use up? Say you couple of briskets, or a skirt steak, or a pork loin or whatever. I definitly need a good site like this to help me dwindle the supply in my freezer :).

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Old 11-23-2006, 09:38 PM   #2
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I used to do it all the time when I was raising kids. I was pretty good at rotating things in the freezer, though, and darned good at making a meal out of what I had on hand.

In answer to your question about a web site, just Google "brisket recipes", or what have you. You'll come up with more recipes than you can shake a stick at.
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:41 PM   #3
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Or you could try the search function here. This IS a recipe site.
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:21 PM   #4
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AllRecipes.com is the 1st place I would go. They have an ingredient search. What I like most about their site is the recipe reviews/ratings. Look for a recipe with 4 or 5 stars & then read the reviews - people who review the recipes have a lot of great ideas on how to make the recipe even better!
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:11 AM   #5
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Recipe search by ingredient

I also use cdkitchen.com They rate a lot of their recipes too.
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:14 AM   #6
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I google first, then use the search facilities on DC, and other food sites if available.

Like Constance says - you'll be busy for a week searching through all the resources!!
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:24 AM   #7
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I would suggest that you first try the search function in DC first, after all this is what you have signed up for, failing which, post your question in the forum for the members to assist you. If you do not get any fruitful result, proceed to google for the appropriate websites.
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Old 11-24-2006, 07:36 AM   #8
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Yep, ncage, we got a new fridge and put the old one in the basement, and now both are full.

Anyway, I agree with boufa. Give us a try. Here there are a number of professional chefs and cooks, many talented amateurs and a few hacks like me, whom, I am sure, would love a chance to toss in some ideas.

Give us an ingredient or two and see how we do.

Everyone will have some fun and who knows, you might find it productive.

Take care.
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Old 11-24-2006, 07:54 AM   #9
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DC is a huge source of information and people here are extremely generous with their recipes. But I have to admit that sometimes when I'm just looking for vague inspiration rather than a recipe, I have a look at the BBC site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:19 AM   #10
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Most recipe sites have a search function where you can enter an ingredient and get a list of all the recipes referencing that ingredient. We have that here, give it a try.

The trick is not to be too restrictive. If you get too many responses, you can always pare them down.
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