Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Virtual Recipe Exchange: Email Option I

Is your recipe collection getting a little stale? We have the perfect idea to bring new flavors to your dinner table... A Virtual Recipe Exchange!

Here's the concept: Share your recipes with friends and family members and get a new collection in return... all from the comfort of your own home!

One of the most wonderful things about the Internet is that it connects us to friends and family and makes it so much easier (and cheaper!) to communicate. We have the perfect solutions to help you organize a recipe exchange with friends and family all over the world!

Today we will begin the Virtual Recipe Exchange series of posts with...

Email Recipe Exchange I: The More the Merrier
This option is slightly chainletter-ish but may allow for more variety in the exchange. Here are the directions: You will send the first email to ten friends inviting them to be part of your recipe exchange. (Include your yummiest recipe to seal the deal!)

Your friends will need to copy your invite and instructions (see bottom of post) into a new email and add this information to the very top of the message:

1. [Your email address]
2. [His/her email address]

Your friend will then send the message to 10 of his/her friends! Each person will send one of their favorite recipes to the email address listed in the #1 position and send the invite to 10 friends. And the chain continues....

What a great way to spice up your recipe folder! Here are some text directions to include in your email:

You've been invited to be part of a recipe exchange!
Please send one of your favorite recipes to the person who's name is listed as #1 at the top of this email. You may not know this person, but I do and the more recipes the better!
Next copy this letter into a new email and make my email address #1 and your email address #2. Only your email address and mine should appear at the top of your message. Send this email to 10 friends!

Once you have tested your new recipes, you may want to organize your collection by creating your own cookbook. That's where Secret Ingredients comes in handy!

Thank you to our
Secret Ingredients member, Edward of Johnson City, Tennessee, for sending us this recipe exchange idea!


At 2:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... what a neat idea to get some new recipes! And I always seem to get tired of my same old dishes during the summer. This is a great time to introduce some new, fresh tastes to my recipe box. I'm going to go pick out the ten best cooks in my address book, and get started!

At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the idea. I'm going to try it!


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