5 Places to get your Recipes

Posted on by Jennie

The web is full of great sites dedicated to all sorts of recipes – from gluten free, to Southern, to Indian, to paleo, you can get pretty much anything you want online. But figuring out which websites you can trust can be hard, so we’re here to tell you which we use on a regular basis so you know you’re getting a recipe you trust.

1. Pioneer Woman. Whenever we’re making anything, we pretty much check to see if the Pioneer Woman has a recipe. It’s not that we’ll always uses hers, or not cut any of the butter/cream/cheese, but it’s a good basis for what is actually in Spinach Artichoke Dip or how exactly you make Pulled Pork.

2. The Barefoot Contessa. On the FoodNetwork, you can find a plethora of Ina Garten’s recipes. We love her because she often explains what a dish is supposed to be – great for when you are making something you’ve never made. She’s also practical – she finds ways to put a menu together so you’re not dealing with cold mashed potatoes and not-quite-done chicken. Think of her like your really talented Aunt.

3. Elana’s Pantry. If I am looking for something gluten free or paleo, I check Elana’s blog. Her recipes are well organized, making it easy to find exactly what I am looking for, and her breadth of recipes is impressive – I can always count on her when I want to cook for my friends Ellen or Melissa!

4. King Arthur Flour. When I need to bake a cake, or a muffin, or a bread, I turn to King Arthur’s website. They really know flour, and I have been using them for years (my mom hooked me on King Arthur Flour from a young age) and I know I can trust their recipes to come out right, every time. Plus, it’s nice to see a “Quick and Easy” label by a hamburger bun, and know that something you never even thought to make yourself is easily obtainable!

5. My Baking Addiction. I need a cake for someone’s birthday, but I don’t know which one. Heading to My Baking Addiction, I know I will find what I need. She’s funny, and practical, and easy to follow, and she explains anything in her recipe that might seem fishy (like baking a bundt cake for an hour and forty minutes, then freezing it.) Since funny and practical is how we roll, we know we can trust her.

Where do you get your recipes from? 


 

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  1. Abbey

    Serious Eats–They’re tested, and there are generally descriptions of what the dish will taste like, or what problems you might come across. Also, I love that you can make a comment about the recipe and oftentimes the author will respond!

    Food52–Similarly, they’re tested, and I’ve found a bunch of tasty recipes submitted by readers that I wouldn’t have found elsewhere.

    Smitten Kitchen–Everything she makes is incredible. Try the shakshuka!

    Anything by Michael Symon on cookingchanneltv.com. I just love him, and everything he makes is flavorful.