Since I’ve been involved with the TBBs here on Wine Dine & Design, I’ve taken a renewed interest in putting delicious, prepared from scratch food on the table. And the appreciation from the other side of the table is genuine and appreciative!
I’ve never been one to plan my week’s meals in one shot, being much more of the daily 4pm “what’s for dinner?” type. Of course that is not always met with a smile from hubby, but after 31 years of marriage, I’m sure he’s almost used to it by now. But since this website has been live, I’ve been exposed to so many more delicious recipes (a huge thanks to my gal pals for this), and that has fueled my interest in preparing tasty dishes!
As I’ve mentioned in several of my recipe posts, I often turn to my iPad for recipe inspiration, and as a result have come to love a few special websites that never fail to disappoint!
Food 52 – I stumbled across this website while searching for a recipe and bookmarked it immediately! Not only is it a great site for recipes, it also has an associated web store called “Provision” where you can pick up nifty kitchen gadgets and pantry stuff! Excellent recipes! Now all they need is a smartphone app and my life will be complete :)!
AllRecipes.ca – whenever I google a dish or ingredient invariably a hit on AllRecipes comes up. I also use their iPad app frequently as you can search by ingredient, method and time (among others). The content is entered by readers and allows you to add reviews if you find a recipe exceptionally good (or not). I pulled a delicious garlic prime rib recipe from this site for our Christmas Eve dinner this year! It was one of the best meals I’ve made!
Food & Drink Mag – a favourite with many, this glossy mouth-watering magazine published by the LCBO is paired with an equally tempting website. Featuring recipes for Food, Drink and Mocktails which you can search by ingredient, there are also sections on decor and entertaining, with some awesome ideas for both! This is a favourite of mine – if only for the amazing pictures! I often pull drink recipes from this site when planning our summer BBQ!
I know there are many, many more sites out there, so let’s have them folks …. what are yours?
Mary Anne says:“I will be checking out these sites Donna, especially All Recipes where you can search by ingredient. Another great, and surprising, source of recipes online is Pinterest.”
Maureen says: “these sights are so handy. When we downsize, i’m going to be saying good bye to some of my cookbooks”