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Pampered Chef: Recipes not in the cookbooks

  1. mypamperedmoocow

    mypamperedmoocow Member

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    For my show on Sat., I made the Garden Ranch Pizza and the Spiced Pumpkin Pie Dip--neither of these recipes are in any of our cookbooks other than the Seasons Best. I had no idea and when someone asked which cookbook they came out of, I kind of felt foolish--I didn't know they weren't in any of our cookbooks other than past season Season's Best cookbooks. The Garden Ranch Pizza isn't in this season's book, but it has been in everyone one since I was introduced to PC in 2002. The Spiced Pumpkin Pie Dip isn't in any cookbook other than the Fall/Winter 2004 Season's Best. Talk about a disappointment! The customer was kind of upset, and I felt like fool. I always thought that PC highlighted certain recipes in their Season's Best from their regular cookbooks, as a way to get customers to purchase the regular cookbooks if they liked the Season's Best recipes and wanted more. Go figure that my show Saturday was already "weird" to begin with, and then to throw this on top of it..... :eek:
     
  2. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    Send the customer a copy of the recipe...or send them all one. I do this. Just make a photocopy and send it to her. You might say, "that recipe you loved is no longer in any of our cookbooks. But, because you loved it so much, I have made you a copy for your recipe collection".

    Shawnna
     
    Oct 24, 2005
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  3. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    When ever I make a recipe that is in a past cookbook and not available now, I make recipe cards. I take these to the show and am then able to hand them out to the guests. I always have some recipe for my guests to leave with! If the recipe is available in a cookbook, then I do not make cards...I instead use a celebrations recipe card.
     
    Oct 24, 2005
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  4. I have one last copy of that season's best '04. Would you like me to send it to you?

    I know that would make her happy and all you need to do is put your info on it. I usually put a label on my sb's.
     
    Oct 24, 2005
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  5. PCAbby

    PCAbby Member

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    Another idea

    :p You could also Email the recipes ( another great way to get contact info) You can email Season's Best recipes right from consultants corner. Its a ncie way to do non invasive MAC without the C!
    "Dear Ann, I hope you had fun last night, here is the recipe for....blah blah blah"
     
    Oct 24, 2005
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  6. mypamperedmoocow

    mypamperedmoocow Member

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    Abby,

    Unfortunately this guest has no computer, so I can't do that... :( Great idea though! I didn't even think of that...

    Rebecca, I just sent you a PM. Thanks!
     
  7. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    How 'bout: "I'll have this recipe posted on my website for # weeks. Since it's no longer available, you'll have a secret recipe to serve at your next entertaining event!"
    Something along those lines anyway. This will encourage folks to visit your website and get nosy!
     
    Oct 25, 2005
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  8. mypamperedmoocow

    mypamperedmoocow Member

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    Rebecca--Thank you so much! I'll be looking for it in the mail.

    Rita--great idea! Although I've had my website since I started with PC in June/July, I'm still trying to get the hang of using it to my advantage. I'm always poking around and looking at other consultant's websites to get ideas. Thank you!
     
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