Everyone has dreams (whether night or day!) about being a celebrity in his or her own right. We all have little princess inside screaming for attention, although we may manage to shut her up every now and then with a treat or two. You can’t deny, though, that when you plan a party, that little princess wakes up and won’t be shut up until she gets what she wants.
Every little detail is examined until she is sure that everything will be perfect. And of course, in order to ensure that perfection is achieved, the food needs to be fit for royalty. That, or at least seemingly fit for royalty. 😉
If you are planning one of your little parties and you want to make sure you have that celebrity status at the end of the night, here’s a little secret for you: Recipe Finder. This is a little known gem of a site – for now. It is actually a search engine that specializes in giving users access to the largest collection of recipes online.
The search engine presents millions of recipes from the most trustworthy recipe web sites, and makes them easy for home cooks to create the dishes right in their own kitchens. From appetizers to cocktails to drinks to main courses to desserts – you can find them all via Recipe Finder and impress your guests.
How do you use Recipe Finder to your advantage? Take another look at the home page image above. It is so simple to use – just type whatever it is that you want to serve, and you will get countless results to choose from. Alternatively, you can visit their blog where you can pick up even more great ideas. If you have more experience in the kitchen, and you want to make your search results more specific, the Advanced Search option will tickle you pink. Using details such as the number of servings, the amount of calories (celebrities need to watch their calories, after all!), and the cooking time, you can limit the amount of results that you have to choose from. This will certainly make your planning and cooking less of a hassle, which can only contribute to your looking great at the party itself!
Here’s the best way to make the most of Recipe Finder for your parties: sign in using your Facebook account and get access to the Menu and Calendar features. These features are perfect for the home cook who has to organize and plan meals on a regular basis, but they are also ultra useful for gatherings.
Imagine this. You have invited 30 people for Saturday evening. You don’t want to spend too much time on the food prep, so you tell them it starts at 8 pm. You know that probably 20 will come, and that most will arrive at 9 pm. You need party food – food that is easy to prepare and serve and still make a good impression on your guests. You wouldn’t want to serve nuts and pretzels! Here’s an idea: do a search for “cocktail”, the kind that you eat, not drink. This is a sample of what you will see.
Isn’t that a pretty (and useful) sight? You can even go more specific and search for “shrimp cocktail”, “prawn cocktail”, and so on.
Now for the drinks. You can always go for beer, but wouldn’t long drinks and cocktails (this time the kind that gives you a buzz) make for a better impression? (I have to admit that having good beer is always handy, though.) Let’s say your guests are margarita drinkers. Do a search for margarita, and you will have lots of variations to choose from!
Of course, you can’t serve just one or two things! You might have a lot in mind, and keeping track can be quite confusing. Here’s where Recipe Finder really helps. Pick the recipes that you want to use, create a menu, and add every other recipe that you find useful. Et voila, you have a reference that will ensure maximum efficiency!
Get the picture? Hosting a party has never been this easy!