I watch Food Network. I have tons of cookbooks. I have utensils galore. Can I cook? Ask my family and they’ll tell you- NO! I make passable dinners, but nothing to write home about. So I continue my quest for more recipes, and more ideas to torture my family with. Here are some of my favorite food websites:
- Smitten Kitchen– Deb writes this food blog out of a 80 square foot kitchen she shares with her husband in Brooklyn. Great recipes. Check out the entry for May 22nd-30 ways to be a good guest. 30 recipes for great potluck dishes!
- I love Daisy Cooks! I started watching her on PBS because of all the FiestaWare in her TV kitchen, but I continue watching because her recipes are so easy.
- My friend SoulSpeak23 (SS23) turned me on to Desert Candy, and the month of ice cream making in August of 2007. I have yet to try any of the recipes, but it’s on my Bucket List!
- Of course, then there’s Pioneer Woman. Ree blogs some of the best recipes. I’ve personally tried the Pineapple Shrimp kabobs, and SS23 can attest to the yumminess of Marlboro Man’s favorite sandwich. I plan on trying the apple dumplings at Biggz graduation party.
- The Black Oven has some great dessert recipes. She’s dark, and I suspect she likes skulls.
- Spicy Ice Cream– absolutely yummy recipes that I’m dying to try.
- And of course you can use these websites with databases FULL of recipes: RecipeZaar, RecipeSource, CDKitchen, AllRecipes, Foodnetwork, Chef Matthew (I think you have to register to access his hundreds of recipes) and Epicurious. If you can’t find the recipe you’re looking for anywhere here, it doesn’t exist.
If you’re looking for a way to save all the recipes you find online, or finally sit and organize all your magazine clipped recipes or the recipes your aunt sends you, I suggest setting up a Google email account. One specifically for recipes. Now, when you find a recipe you like, you can email it to yourself. Once in your Inbox, you can archive the recipes based on food group- apps, desserts, etc. I bring my laptop into the kitchen and bring up the recipe I need- no more searching around on the Internet or in a recipe book!