Top 5 Recipe Websites

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Hey everyone below are my top five favorite links to recipes extrordinaire. Hopefully, you will find at least one favorite to add to your recipe book. I also wanted to let you know that I will not be posting for the next couple of weeks as finals are here and I have to prepare for exams and write a plethora of papers. Below is the list of the zestiest websites online. Let me know what recipes you find tasteful and those that you would recommend avoiding!

1. http://www.foodnetwork.com

2. http://allrecipes.com

3. www.recipezaar.com

4. http://www.recipetrove.com

5. http://www.cooks.com

Recipe Substitutes

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Generally speaking, when people are trying to formulate a recipe for life success four year colleges are one of the primary ingredients. However, since the economic downturn in America it turns out that a number of people are substituting this ever important ingredient with vocational colleges in order to save money. In addition to this it also turns out that people who already have degrees in various areas from four year colleges are also going back to school to learn a trade in a market with more opportunities.

According to CNBC’s Rob Reuterman, “Many of America’s 17-plus million jobless are going back to school to learn new skills and improve their chances of rejoining the workforce when the economy rebounds” (file:///Volumes/FreeAgent%20Drive/).  There are a number of fields that will always be seeking employees that do not require four year degrees including, bartending, plumbing, cosmetology, mechanics, health care assistants, etc.

Many of the people that hold a number of the above positions are overqualified to be working in their positions as they have four year degrees that are not needed in order to do their jobs. It is not to say that going to college for four years is a waste of time, however, in so far as you are desiring to work in one of the above fields it is not necessary and very costly.

As a result of high unemployment levels in a struggling economy, more and more students are choosing to go to both trade schools and community colleges instead of four year universities in order to save some green. Reuteman also reports that ” Revenue at for-profit technical and trade schools has jumped by over 12% over the last 12 months, compared to average growth between 5% and 6% in 2006 and 2007, according to the financial analysis firm Sageworks” (file:///Volumes/FreeAgent%20Drive/).

Let’s hope that using substitutes will result in amazing discoveries for people in creating their recipe for success in life.

Smooth Drink

While I am sure that everyone is hoping that the economy smoothes out while we’re waiting why not enjoy a fabulous smoothie. Below is one of my favorite recipes for the classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Enjoy!

Ingredients

4 strawberries

1/2 banana

1 cup of yogurt

1/2 cup of organge juice

1/2 cup of milk

1/2 cup of icecream

1 teaspoon of choice vitamin supplement

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

1. Peel and cut fruit

2. Place all ingredients in a blender

3. Add ice if desired to thin it out

4. Blend at desired speed

5. Pour into glass and garnish with strawberry or whip cream

New Year’s Toast

  

 As this year comes to a close and the new one begins I am sure that we will all begin coneissuring champagnes in order to pick our favorite to drink while ringing in the new year with family and close friends. Just as we are deliberating food and drink choices, economic forecasters are trying to predict whether this new year’s taste will be sweet or bitter. Below are some of the predictions for what the new year will bring for America’s economy.

1. W-Shaped Recession Cake

   People are afraid that we will again have another fall before things pick up and get better again. This is as a result of a number of factors one of the primary being the lack in consumer spending. This past Black Friday sales were only up .5% from last year and, unfortunately, forecasts for purchasing are not promising. Unless, consumers gain more confidence consumer spending is not likely to increase.

2. Steaming Debt

   As our debt increases to higher levels than witnessed in previous years and the cost of borrowing is predicted to increase faster than bon bons consumed at holiday parties economists are now not only concerned with how America is going to pay off its present debt, but also, how it will finance future borrowing.

3. Increasing Unemployment

      Unemployment is expected to reach its peak at around 11% this incoming year and while it is always comforting to see bread rising in the oven witnessing higher unemployment is not such a comforting sight.

 A Sweet Spot in the Sour Patch

 I am sure that you all love the sweet taste in Sour Patch Kids candy as much as I do after undergoing the tangy kick. Luckily, America’s seemingly sour predictions do have a sweet spot. This past year the stock market and credit markets have been doing very well and economists hope that things will continue to steadily improve in at least one if not both of these areas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Let’s hope that America’s economy will experience a recovery as sweet as the first sip of our choice of new year’s drink!

Sorry

  I am so sorry that I did not post yesterday. I am yet again facing technological difficulties and will not have a computer for the next couple of weeks. I will try to be as consistent as possible in posting, however, do hope that you understand my dilemma.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Pets Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Quick Recipe Website

Hey everyone if you are looking for some last minute easy recipes for Thanksgiving I would recommend looking at Pillsbury’s website. The web address is http://recipes.pillsbury.com/?WT.mc_id=paid_search_100207_636117&WT.srch=1&esrc=14663.  Hopefully, you find something you like and please let me know if you are aware of other websites with last minute life savers. Thanks!