Do you spend far to much time figuring out your grocery list and planing what to have for dinner? Does it seem like you’re always missing an ingredient or two when you go to make a recipe? Get.ZipList.com is a website and mobile app that work together to organize your meal planning, grocery shopping, and recipes, saving you time and making sure you always have what you need on hand. According to ZipList:
ZipList makes meal planning and grocery shopping a breeze. Create your weekly meal plan, organize your grocery list and get money-saving coupons, all while waiting for your kids to get off the school bus. Sync your list and recipes up with your cell phone and you’re off to the store in minutes… Search more than 300,000 recipes and add your favorites to your personal recipe box. Grab popular shopping checklists to be ready for camping trips, football parties and more. It’s never been easier to get in and out of the grocery store (and on with your life).
ZipList has partnered with over 100 popular food websites so you can use recipes from trusted sources. There are apps for Android and iPhone. ZipList also has a blog.
Do you like to stay on top of the most popular trends? Would you like to make dinner tonight using a recipe that is trending right now on the interwebs? Punchfork.com is a website that posts recipes from other sites that are the most popular online right now, according to the amount of likes and shares they receive on social media. According to Punchfork:
Punchfork makes it easier to find the best new recipes from popular sites like101 Cookbooks, The Pioneer Woman, Leite’s Culinaria, Serious Eats,Simply Recipes and The Kitchn. We use conversations on social networks to bring you high quality recipes that passionate cooks are talking about right now… Punchfork uses real-time data like tweets and Facebook shares to measure which recipes are grabbing the attention of users. We uncover the latent sentiment in sharing patterns on social networks… Our proprietary rating system assigns each recipe a popularity score from 1 to 100. The higher a recipe’s score, the more it has been talked about and shared on the web… Traditional recipe sites list page after page of search results in no discernible order. With Punchfork, you see only the highest quality recipes, presented in a beautiful magazine-like visual layout… Punchfork shows the latest posts from food blogs and recipe sites in one unified place. New recipes appear on our site usually just minutes after they’re published.
Recipes can be searched for by key word or key ingredient. Results can be narrowed down by blog results only or vegetarian only, and they can be sorted by trending, new, or top rated. All recipes have a link back to the website where they originated from. Punchfork also has a blog.
Now that your kids are on summer vacation are they starting to drive you up the walls? Could they use some fun new projects to occupy their time? MakeAndTakes.com is a blog that posts fun things you can do with your kids, including crafts, projects, recipes, and other things that you make or take. According to Make and Takes:
Make and Takes is a popular parenting site sharing kids crafts, home projects, easy recipes, parenting tips, and more. New content is posted Monday through Friday, sometimes Saturday. Everything posted is something to “make and take”. Whether it’s a holiday craft for kids, an easy way to spruce up your home decor, baking a delicious dessert, or a fun product giveaway… We hope our simple ideas and projects will help bring fun and learning into your home. So take a look around and I’m sure you’ll find something to Make and Take today!
Categories include: kids crafts, home projects, recipes, family time, fun favorites, and spotlight (submissions from Make and Takes’ readers). Make and Takes also has a monthly email newsletter.
Do you often browse multiple recipe websites looking for great recipes? Do you wish you could just search all of your favorite recipe sites from one place? Yummly.com is an online recipe search engine that covers just about every recipe on the web, and learns your tastes and dietary restrictions to bring you the most relevant search results. According to Yummly:
Yummly is the world’s largest and most powerful recipe search site. We bring together recipes from all over the web – making your life easier… Yummly understands the recipe – ingredients, diets, allergies, nutrition, taste, techniques & more – so we can connect you with the best recipes… ‘Yummly’ is yumminess to another level – yours. We learn what you think is delicious and bring you more of it.
Recipe searches can be filtered by ingredient, diet, allergy, nutrition, price, cuisine, time, taste, course, holiday, source, and more. Yummly also features a blog, Menus, TasteBuds (member profiles), Videos, and more.
Programing note: There will not be a Website of the Day on Monday and Tuesday of next week (July 4 and 5). Those of you in the United States have a great Independence Day and we’ll see everyone back on Wednesday the sixth.
Do you love to cook? Are you more confident making recipes from authors you know and trust? Do you wish you could find recipes from your favorite chefs all in one place? Cookstr.com is your online source for recipes you can trust from well-known chefs and cookbook authors. According to Cookstr:
Cookstr.com is a new cooking site dedicated to providing our users with great recipes from the best chefs and cookbook authors… We believe that real food is for everyone, and that good home cooking is within everyone’s reach… The recipes on Cookstr come entirely from cookbooks written by trusted chefs and cookbook authors, so you can cook knowing that the recipes are going to work. In addition, our powerful search engine will help you find the exact recipe you’re looking for—and help you discover new recipes you’ll love… We also try to represent the full diversity of foods and cultures, and to feature lots of recipes that are easy and inexpensive to prepare.
Recipes can be searched by ingredient, chef, and recipe, or browsed by Main Ingredients, Cuisine, Holiday/Occasion, Meal/Course, Chef/Author, and Method. There is a Chefs & Authors section where you can find profiles of all the chefs featured on the site including links to their restaurants. MyCookstr which allows you to save recipes, notes and shopping lists is coming soon. Cookstr also has a blog and a free newsletter with ten great recipes each week.
Does it seem like every recipe you come across uses ingredients you don’t have on hand? Do you ever open your fridge door and stare blankly at its contents having no idea what to make with it all? MyFridgeFood.com is an online database of easy to make recipes that use only the ingredients you already have in your fridge or pantry. According to My Fridge Food:
My Fridge Food is a USEFUL recipe site. Recipes using what you ALREADY have in your kitchen… This site is for those of us who look into a freshly stocked fridge and end up eating string cheese because we don’t know what to do with the rest. A lot of people seem to have this issue and have been helping others through this site. All of the recipes on MyFridge have been submitted by users just like you!
Finding a recipe is as easy as clicking on the ingredients you have in your fridge and hitting search. If you sign up for an account My Fridge Food will remember what’s in your fridge for next time. There is also a grocery list feature and a blog that posts food related top ten lists. My Fridge Food is looking for more recipes, so if you have a good one send it in and share.
Does it seem like every time you go to cook something from a recipe there are a bunch of ingredients that you don’t have on hand? Supercook.com is a recipe search engine that finds recipes using only the ingredients you enter. According to Supercook:
Supercook returns recipes you can actually make right now with the ingredients you have… With Supercook, finding a great recipe is no longer a hassle, simply put in all the ingredients you have at home and Supercook will instantly provide you with hundreds of recipes that are all within your reach… Supercook wants to make life easier for everyone who cooks at home! Our mission is to enable smarter, quicker decisions about what recipes to make and what ingredients to use using advanced technology and all the recipe content on the web. Created in 2008 and based in New York, Supercook has a distinct focus on solving the practical problems of modern home cooks: how to waste less food, how to use up perishable or seasonal ingredients, how to keep track of everything in the kitchen, how to save time and money.
Recipes are categorized as Starters, Entrees, and Deserts. Signing up for a free account allows you to save your favorite recipes and your ingredients. Supercook also makes grocery shopping easier by suggesting ingredients that go well with the ingredients you already have.
Are you hosting or attending a Halloween party this year? Would you like to bring great homemade Halloween-themed food and treats that are both spooky and delicious? HungryHalloween.com is a blog that posts recipes for scary mouthwatering Halloween-themed food, plus Halloween decoration, game, and party ideas. According to Hungry Halloween:
Do you find it hard to get your kids to eat dinner before they get dressed in their costumes and go begging for candy? This Halloween fill your kids’ tummies with a bewitching meal before they fill their plastic pumpkins with sweet treats. A few simple techniques from the new cookbook, Hungry Halloween, will help you transform every-day recipes into fun food your kids will love.
In addition to Recipes there are also sections on: Crafts and Decor, Games, My Chocolates, Modeling Chocolate and Melting Info, and much more.
Do you love to cook? Do you love trying new things and international cuisine? Recipes.Wuzzle.org contains the World Hearth Recipe Collection, which is an international online recipe collection with over 3000 recipes from over 70 different countries around the world. According to the World Hearth Recipe Collection:
Welcome to the World Hearth Recipe Collection… This site is a collection of recipes from all over the world. There are over 3000 recipes in the database, and we intend to keep growing it. The database is sorted by cuisine, so you can easily find tasty Greek recipes all together (and a number of other cuisines)
Recipes can be browsed by country, browsed alphabetically, or searched by ingredient. Each recipe has an Amazon link for the original cookbook if applicable.
Previously we featured craftgawker.com as our Website of the Day. Today’s featured site is craftgawker’s sister site and it follows the same basic format with a focus on food rather then crafts. Foodgawker.com is a website that posts pictures of some of the most beautifully presented and delicious food found on the interwebs, all with links to blogs and other sites where you can find out more information and recipes. According to foodgawker: “foodgawker is a gallery where food bloggers can showcase their food and photography skills. It’s a place for you to discover new sites, dishes, recipes and ingredients to inspire your own cooking.”
The site includes a favorites section where you can save all your favorite posts so that you can easily find them again at a later time. Do you have a food blog or some great photos of food? Foodgawker accepts submissions from anyone as long as the link has some written content to go with the food photo.