Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Wednesday Website



Hi. I'm here again to share a favorite website with you, and I'd love it if you'd share one with me. You could leave it in a comment, or you could take my blog button (which is actually a photo of my lap top), post on your blog, and leave the link in a comment so I can visit you.


This week, I want to tell you about AllRecipes. There are tons of food and recipe sites out there, but this is the one I go back to time and time again. Why? First, it's not sponsored by only one particular food brand so there is a greater variety of recipes (including the category I like to use: quick and easy). And since they are recipes from real people who aren't professional chefs, the recipes are easy to follow.

Membership is free, and you can create your own recipe box. You can categorize your recipes by type of dish. In addition, once you try a recipe, you can go back and rate it and/or write a review. The reviews are helpful because sometimes people tell their variation on a recipe or what didn't work for them so you can make adjustments.

The nutritional content is listed for every recipe and most of them include a photo. Also, if you have a recipe for 8, but you only need to serve 4, AllRecipes does the calculation for you. Of course, they have a printer friendly version of each recipe. If you're daring enough, you can submit your own recipe to their database making it available to other users. (My friend at 3 Sides of Crazy , Always Eat on the Good China, and Our Crazy Kitchen could submit tons of recipes! And she's a great cook! I often turn to one of her blogs for recipe ideas. Maybe she will check this out and design a way to use it in conjunction with her food blog.)

The site is easy to navigate. Some other features of the site include blogs, contests, reviews, cooking tips, and fun & games. Check out AllRecipes! I think you'll like it.

In case you missed it, here is last week's Wednesday Website! What's your Wednesday Website?

3 comments:

Myya said...

I love that site, I've used it a few times. Another one that I think is really neat is http://www.recipematcher.com/ What makes it so unique is that you type in ingredients that you might already have & then it finds recipes that you could use for those ingredients. Great way to clean out your pantry for sure! :)

stacybuckeye said...

I was just looking for a great recipe site yesterday. Thanks for the heads up :)

Lindsay-ann said...

I came over from Myya's blog to say "hello". You sent her some lovely swap goodies. Swaps are so much fun. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog today. A11Recipes sounds great. I will check it out.
Lindsay

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