Cooking and Recipes
Allrecipes.com - Allrecipes, the world’s largest digital food brand, energizes home cooks around the world with confidence so they can accomplish their everyday cooking goals—no matter the size or scope. More than a million recipes later, Allrecipes is the world’s number one digital food brand with 18 websites, 16 mobile apps and 14 eBooks serving cooks in 23 countries and 12 languages. Home cooks trust that with Allrecipes they can discover and pass on their favorite food experiences, just like the site’s founders envisioned. Community members share recipes, photos, reviews, blogs and even recipe boxes.
BigOven - BigOven is a mobile and tablet leader with over 8 million downloads of our recipe, grocery list and menu planning apps. BigOven is all about solving this "what should we make tonight?" problem, in a personalized way, for you. It's a place for you to go to get unstuck for dinner. It's a social network that makes you a better cook.
Chow - "Don’t be fooled by the simple, user-friendly facade. Chow contains a wealth of recipes, articles, how-to guides, blogs, videos and restaurant listings and reviews, all while offering a community that lets members share recipes, discuss topics and share in a common love of food. With special attention given to member profiles that includes social-networking staples such as “favorites” listings, photos, posts and others features, Chow just might become a replacement to MySpace and Facebook for food and cooking enthusiasts." [Source]
Delish - With their easy weeknight dinner recipes, anyone could cook up a delicious home made meal any night of the week. You can cook for a family of 8 or a party of one. Delish offers up to date news in the food world with their blogs on recent diet and food trends, and recipes that are in for any occasion.
Eating Well - Eating Well has dozens of free recipes, free cookbooks and free meal plans you can download right from the site. Eating Well covers the healthy side of living. They have recipes for vegetarians, healthy desserts and healthy meal plans for any diet. They have an entire tab dedicated to diet and healthy eating with weight-loss and diet plans for everyone.
Epicurious - "Epicurious stands alone as the most well-rounded, complete online recipe and entertaining sites available. With a well-developed community, intuitive recipe categorization and search options, in-depth, informative resources and a community that goes beyond forums and into multimedia." [Source]
FoodGawker - a Pinterest-style site. Foodgawker is visual bookmarking all things food, and you can find food photos (that typically link to recipes) by category. If you are tired of everyone submitting their semi-homecooked cupcake recipes made out of box on Pinterest, Foodgawker is for you for finding truly stunning (and delicious) food. The site is moderated and only the best photography approved. [Source]
Genius Kitchen - This free site makes thumbing through pages of cookbooks searching for a recipe using the ingredients you have obsolete. Simply type in the ingredients you want a recipe for in (just ignore bothersome pop-up adds) and the search engine will do the work for you!
What Members Get
The Kitchn - The Kitchn is a blog and recipe website that offers it's visitors meal planning, recipes, blogging advice on food, baking and cooking how to lessons for free right on the site. You can login and keep your favorite blog posts, recipes, and meal planning all saved under your free account. The Kitchn is the ultimate guide for all things kitchen. You can find blogs on budgeting, setting up a kitchen, how to cook certain foods to perfection and so forth. The Kitchn is more than a recipe site, it's everything and the kitchen sink.
MyFridgeFood - MyFridgeFood allows you to use the ingredients you already have in your fridge to find a recipe that will work for you. On this site you will check the ingredients you want to use such as, chicken, pasta, and red bell peppers and the site will use an algorithm to find you a recipe that works with what you have in your fridge. This site is perfect for any college student looking for a quick recipe with the food in their fridge or a mom who needs to make something for a school party tomorrow. Use what you already have in your fridge to make yourself a delicious meal.
Pinterest Food & Drink - Take advantage of the huge number of shared resources on Pinterest - here's just the food and drink category. You'll find boards about breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will find recipes for snacks, party foods, and desserts. You and the community will be able to share recipes that worked, the ones that needed tweaking, and the ones that ended up being a Pinterest fail. With the ability to create boards and save pins, you can always have the recipe at hand to make in a hurry. To find out more about making a Pinterest board, saving pins, and starting your recipe boards, check out our Pinterest How-To Page for a step-by-step walk through of using Pinterest.
Tablespoon - This free recipe and blog site allows it's visitors to search for popular recipes, read about breaking new food trends, and learn how to cook in many exciting new ways. Visitors can select their favorite meals and store them for later in a virtual recipe book. Tablespoon also offers it's visitors coupons for popular food items and others to try.
Tasty: This is another website with thousands of free recipes ranging from very easy to challenging. These recipes each have a fun video for you to follow along with. They also have a store where you can buy cookbooks and cooking kits to get you started.
Yummly - Yummly is another great recipe website. With recipes for every occasion, you are bound to find the perfect meals for your family. Yummly has a great picture pin-like set up that Pinterest or FoodGawker has, which helps it's visitors find the perfect meal and pin-it to their account to use at a later time. Lastly, Yummly offers their visitors access to Yummly Dish, which collects the "yummliest food on the web" and puts it in an easy place to see and try for yourself.
Page last updated June 12, 2018