Why The Recipe Bandit?
Why EXACTLY do I refer to myself as the Recipe Bandit? Well, it’s pretty simple, really. I LOVE recipes but I just can’t seem to make them as they are written. Usually this is because I just don’t have the exact ingredients.
I do my best to meal plan and have an idea of what I am going to feed my family every day but the reality is that I have limited time, hungry kids, whatever is in the fridge and I just have to go with what I’ve got.
This results in a recipe that looks something like this when I am done:
The Trouble With Recipes
I absolutely LOVE cooking magazines. Every time I open one I find inspiration. Unfortunately, having all of the necessary ingredients to make all of these wonderful looking creations doesn’t always happen.
I used to think that if I didn’t have the listed items then I obviously had to make something else. Right?! Not true! Where is it written that you can’t swap out for what you have? A lot of substitutions can be made and no one notices!
All of these recipes turned out differently than they started because I made them work for me. People do it all the time. I am not afraid to switch things up and you shouldn’t be either.
This blog is about sharing delicious recipes that have been customized to reduce special grocery store or upscale market trips. These recipes came around as a result of substitutions with things you probably already have in the house.
The Truth About Me – The Recipe Bandit
I’m a Mom. I’m a Wife. I work full time. I have two teenagers that are always hungry and always seem to have to be somewhere. A lot of the time, their hungry friends are here too and as a Mom I LOVE IT and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I love to cook and to try new things but I don’t always have the time to get a comprehensive list together of everything special that every recipe calls for. So I improvise.
The recipes I share here on this blog are tried and true in my house. This is stuff that we eat all the time. There’s nothing fancy. Just delicious recipes using everyday ingredients!
Go ahead, swap out an ingredient or two. Make it your own, make it work with what you have. Comment and let me and all the other readers know what worked for you! Visit often and feel free to share your own substitutions. There is no shame in being a Recipe Bandit! 🙂
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