Archive for September, 2009

America’s Most Wanted Recipes: Secret Recipes from Your Family’s Favorite Restaurants by Ron Douglas

September 14, 2009

This week I will review America’s Most Wanted Recipes: Secret Recipes from Your Family’s Favorite Restaurants by Ron Douglas.

As part of a promotion, we were asked to pick one recipe from this book, make the dish and compare it with the “real” restaurant’s dish. As I went through the many recipes, I found Panera Bread’s broccoli cheese soup – my favorite!

The recipe was very easy to follow and inexpensive to make. My wonderful husband helped as I’m still on the mend from some surgery I had on my hand earlier this week.

When the soup was done, we sat down and had our taste test between Panera Bread’s soup and our home made batch.

We had three people take part in the taste test – My husband, our friend Pete, and I. Pete actually believed the recipe in the book was better. He liked the recipe from Ron Douglas’ book because it had more of a kick and felt that the broccoli taste was not as overwhelming. My husband Andy and I thought that it might have been better to precook the broccoli before adding to the soup and use a milder cheddar instead of the sharp cheddar.

America's Most Wanted Recipes