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Where Do You Find the Best Recipes?

My husband and I managed to make three healthy, home-cooked meals this week. On the other nights we ate leftovers from the night before. I tried one new recipe and I’m planning on making two new ones next week. I found all the recipes on foodtv.com.

I know this sounds crazy, but I hate to cook a recipe when I can’t see a picture of the food. For some reason the picture lures me into trying something new. If the meal looks tasty and easy to make then I’m apt to try it. If it looks too complex and fancy then I typically won’t attempt it.

In browsing the Internet I was surprised by the lack of photographs on recipe websites. The Internet is great for multi-media and I don’t know why more sites haven’t used the capabilities of the web. I’m so discouraged by my findings that I’m considering giving up on the web and heading to the local library instead.

I was wondering if any of you have a favorite food related website. A website with photographs would be preferable. I am excited to experiment in the kitchen this winter and I’d appreciate any suggestions.

jessie

Monday 24th of November 2008

Picture recipes can indeed make a good cook out of people who have just begun to learn cooking. But out of my own experience I too agree that its very difficult to find websites with such recipes. I’ll keep this thread on my watchlist to see if someone can come up with good ideas.

honugurl16

Wednesday 19th of November 2008

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/

I'm shocked no one's mentioned The Pioneer Woman. She's got a major following! I made her pot roast, mashed potatoes, Pastor Ryan's Mexican lasagna, apple dumplings, pico de gallo, guacamole... The woman is a genius, and her site is chock full of pictures.

Elizabeth

Tuesday 18th of November 2008

my favorite cooking blogs are:

smittenkitchen.com

www.101cookbooks.com

orangette.blogspot.com (though she has been posting less lately)

and glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com

:)

One Frugal Girl

Tuesday 18th of November 2008

I love all of these sites. I got lost again for hours. Now the hard part... picking the first recipe.

Ashley @ Wide Open Wallet

Monday 17th of November 2008

I'm just like you in that I have to have pictures for my recipes. Sometimes the directions are clear and I can see... "oh that's what they mean by 'sliced crosswise'."

I will have to check out all those links people recommended.

There is this blog... http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ that looks amazing. I've never made anything from his site, but his pics are fantastic.