Where can I find a recipe for….? The World of Internet Recipes
I decided this weekend it is time to separate from some very dear friends. They have been with me for years and have been sorely neglected for the last 2 or 3. Yesterday I was looking for space to put my Ninja cooker which came home with us from camp. I realized that the only space available in the entire kitchen was the book shelf I use to hold my cookbooks. To an avid cooking enthusiast, cookbooks aren’t just books with recipes, they are great reference tools for finding just the right dessert or appetizer to take to a football party or an elegant dinner. But over the last few years I have noticed that I turn to the internet rather than pulling out a cookbook.
The internet is filled with internet recipes for anything you can think of. As much as I love my cookbooks, they have become almost obsolete in the internet age. I will still keep those specialty cookbooks like the ones you get at a vacation destination or from a church or school fundraiser, but the general cookbooks will all get donated to the library to be used by those who still like to have the paper in their hands. So…..where do I find my internet recipes? Almost anywhere. If I am looking for something to make with a particular ingredient, I usually do a Google search and put in “best recipe for ….”. I always put in best because most recipes are rated or reviewed and this will give you the most popular recipes. One of my favorite sites is Allrecipes.com. These are all recipes that have been posted by individuals for years. I actually have their app and turn to it quite often. The recipes are all reviewed by other members and can be searched by best rated. The members also add in changes they make to the recipe in their comments and reviews. It’s a great resource for almost any kind of recipe.
You can also go to the well-known TV network site, Food Network. They have a wealth of recipes but I find them to be a little more on the complex side so if you’re just beginning in the cooking arena, you may find them more difficult.
Another good source of recipes is the product sites. Manufacturers are all trying to promote their products and the best way to do that is providing internet recipes where the product is the highlight. Some of my favorites are:
Kraft – Kraft has many brands including: Jell-O, Cool Whip, Planters, Cracker Barrel, A1, Claussen, Grey Poupon, and Miracle Whip just to name a few. Check out their recipe website. It’s huge.
Philadelphia Cream Cheese – Philadelphia is really a Kraft brand but I love it so much I put it separately to highlight it.
King Arthur Flour – This site is great for all things baked
Betty Crocker – My tried and true cookbook also provides some great new recipes online
Hershey’s – need I say more?
Marzetti – I love their dressings and dips and this sites shows new ways to use them
Pampered Chef – I am a fan of Pampered Chef and if you don’t buy their products you have to make some adjustments to the recipes, but there are some great ones out there.
Hopefully, I have given you some places to start searching for your perfect recipe for any occasion. I hope you enjoy your journey through the internet and much as I do!