Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tasty Tuesday - Where Do You Find Your Recipes?

I have a few cookbooks sitting on a shelf above my microwave and I LOVE just thumbing through them to see what I can find, but quite honestly, I don't always have the time for that. I am so happy that several recipe websites have now added an option where you can choose to search for recipes by ingredients. Interpretation: You have 2 lbs of ground beef, some cheddar cheese, and rice on hand. You can plug in "ground beef, cheese, rice" into the search engine and it will bring up all the recipes that require those three ingredients. It's brilliant!

I personally use AllRecipes.com the most often when I search online for recipes (although our family tends to stick to what we know fairly often).

What do you use to find new recipes? A cookbook? The internet? Please share your ideas!


Miney said...

As you know (Heidi), I have a TON of cookbooks. Most of these were handed down from my grandma. I like sorting through those occasionally, but also like getting recipes from online or from magazines. My very favorite source of recipes is my stockpile of family favorites... Cooking is more fun when it brings back memories from time spent with family. :)

Shawn said...

All of the above, but I love to collect cookbooks.

Cheri said...

I love Allrecipes too, but the thing I find most amusing about the site is reading the reviews. Rarely do you find anyone who has not modified the recipe in at least one if not several ways:) It could be for pork stew and it can say well, I didn't have pork, so I added tofu and we don't like celery, so I used radishes - and then they proceed to rank it one star! Always makes me laugh!

daisygirl said...

I have several cookbooks and cooking magazines (from grandma) and I enjoy going through those and trying new ones every once in awhile. My favorites I keep in a photo album though. I keep them in alphabetical order so I don't have to decide where an appetizer recipe that is really a main dish for my family, will land.