Monday, July 12, 2010

Five for Friday: Sharing great recipe sites

Five for Friday.  This is where I share five great sites that I've found on the internets and think they are good enough to share with you.



This week I want to share some recipe sites.  I have tried some recipes here and there but I've done more bookmarking than actual cooking.  Hopefully, for Hubz' sake, that will change.

1.  Recovered Recipes - I think this is one of the best ideas I have heard of and am actually upset that I didn't think of it myself because I have several boxes at home that contain recipes handwritten by my Mom and Granny.  Recovered Recipes is a "vintage recipe project". 

2.  Simple Mom's Guide to making a Del.icio.us Cookbook - This really isn't a recipe site but I used Simple Mom's instructions here on how to make an online cookbook with all my bookmarked recipes using del.icio.us tags.  Now anytime I find a recipe I want to try later on, I click the del.icio.us button on my toolbar and save the recipe there.  I use an overall tag of "cookbook" and then separate it down even further with meat and meal types like "chicken" or "dinner".  I can access these all directly from the del.icio.us site either from my work or home computer or my iPhone.  I now also use this online cookbook to do my menu planning which has really saved us some money and me some time.  If you have a ton of online recipes that you've been bookmarking and saving, I suggest trying this method. You can see a list of my latest bookmarks on the left-hand side of my blog.

3.  The Pioneer Woman Cooks - No recipe listing can be complete without The Pioneer Woman.  She shows you step by step how to do her recipes. She has just come out with a beautiful new cookbook as well.  She even has a recipe that is making me think about eating blue cheese.  Yeah, I know!

4.  My Wooden Spoon - This blog is written by A Cowboy's Wife.  On her main blog, she shares really great tips on blogging but I think her recipes are far, far better.  She is responsible for another big section of my bookmarked recipes.  Her Easy Crock-Pot Tater Soup is what's on the menu tonight at our house.


5.  Mommy's Kitchen - I have found a lot of recipes here that are very quick and simple.  And I love that she also breaks the steps down for you with pictures of the recipe as you're going along.  I've made her Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Ham and her Broccoli Beef Stir Fry.  Yummy!

What are your favorite recipe sites? Please share them with me in the comments section.
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