thing #2 of this series is a website: www.allrecipes.com
you’ve probably been there. anytime you google a recipe, this is one of the first sites to pop up. it’s the biggest cookbook ever written, and if you invest in the pro membership, you get to record any changes that you’ve made to the recipe, right in your recipe box. way tidier than scratching pen in the margins of a traditional cookbook. my sisters and i actually split the cost of the membership, so we have a group login and it works out really well.
one of the tricks for success with allrecipes, is using the sort tool to find the best rated recipes. if you have the time and don’t feel like taking risks with the meal, take some time to read the reviews. the most-helpful comments are right at the top of the list. also, don’t forget to save the recipe to your recipe box! it’s so frustrating to have an amazing meal and then be unable to find the recipe again.
another great feature of allrecipes, is the option to search for a recipe by ingredients. click on the “ingredients” link at the top of the page, and you’ll be given an opportunity to input the stuff you have on hand, and leave out stuff that you just can’t stomach (beans!).
there are a few things that i make and they’re sort of “joan trademarks” but really, i got the recipes from allrecipes.com. here they are!
- honey whole wheat bread
- cinnamon buns (better than cinnabon!)
- chicken wings
- funnel cake
- and also an entire collection of recipes for the slowcooker, since someone was asking for more of those!