Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How-Tuesday: How to Find a Killer Recipe Online

I have a secret. Shhhh... don't tell.... ready? I'm not actually a great cook, I'm a great Googler. I don't make up fabulous recipes, but I know how to find them. So my how-to for this week is how to use the internet to find an awesome recipe.

1. Step 1 is to find a good website. I prefer Allrecipes because it's widely used by normal people (as opposed to more skilled foodies, who may rate recipes differently than I would).
2. Once on Allrecipes, click on the right where it says "More Recipes."

3. Then click on a category and click on "Top 20."
4. Peruse the recipes! When a recipe is one of the Top 20 recipes on such a widely-used website, it's hard to go wrong. I've gotten some great recipes from this site, and there are tons of categories to choose from. You can also do a search for something specific, such as "caramel corn," but then you always want to click on "Rating" to have the recipes sorted by the most highly rated ones.

5. Or, another food site where you really can't go wrong is an old favorite of mine that I'm always mentioning, Our Best Bites. That link goes to their recipes index, where you can search for desserts, poultry dishes, appetizers, etc. I've never made anything from their site that I didn't love.

So there you go! Next time you need to impress with your cooking, turn to the World Wide Web. The collective wisdom of millions of internet users can't be wrong!

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Ramsey said...

When I read the title I immediately replied in my head, just go to Our Best Bites :)
I'll have to try out allrecipes now!

D said...

I love our Best Bites.
My other go-to website is My Kitchen Cafe- http://www.melskitchencafe.com. I usually check those two and maybe Pioneer Woman first and then go to All recipes.