|The dozens of recipe request I
received daily prompted me to share my searching methods with you.
Over 75% of the recipe requests I receive
are found by a simple
Follow my search tips and, if the recipe you are looking for is on
the Internet, you will find it.
First and foremost, search my site just in case you didn't see
what you were looking for.
Always start your search with what you are looking for: the word
Be specific. The most helpful search term I use
is a phrase in quotes (see example below).
This is perfect for the name of a dish or the restaurant name (if
it is a copycat recipe).
Spell words correctly. Some search engines correct your
search if they detect a misspelling.
If you have search words in quotes, the search engine cannot
correct spelling errors.
The more words you use, the fewer results you will receive,
but they should be closer to
what you are looking for. I start with the most search terms, then
if I'm not finding what
I want, I start searching without the specifics.
If you still aren't confident about searching properly, please use
Google's Advanced Search page.
A Note About Restaurant & Brand Name
|Please understand that most
copycat recipes that have been requested of me are not in existence
outside of their originating establishment. Many food manufacturers
use artificial flavors and additives that simply can't be imitated
in the home kitchen (a great example is the scampi flavored powder
Red Lobster is said to use in their Shrimp Scampi Butter and also in
the Garlic Cheddar Biscuits). Many other requests are for dishes new
to restaurants; it takes time for people to develop copycat recipes
and for those recipes to show up on search engines.
Your best bet for finding out the ingredients
to these recipes is to ask your sever at the restaurant, explaining
you have food allergies and need to know what's in it; the rest is
up to you.
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