Where do you get your cooking recipes?

United States
August 20, 2007 9:45am CST
So, when you cook, where do you get your recipes? Do you use a cookbook? Do you get recipes online? I have lots of cookbooks, but usually I go online. I like sites like www.recipezaar.com and www.allrecipes.com because they are easy to search for things. I also like that others rate and make comments. That really helps. It's so hard just picking out a recipe out of a book and not knowing if it will be good.
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
22 Aug 07
I like verybestbaking.com for desserts and other treats. They also have a point system where you can win prizes, and coupons you can print from online. It's a great site with their recipes, members can submit recipes, baking tips, etc. I also like the wholefoods.com website because it has a lot of recipes for specifically organic foods, and they tend to be based on fresh ingredients, rather than prepacked or frozen foods, so I like their site, too.
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• United States
23 Aug 07
thanks. that site sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out. I didn't realize Whole Foods had recipes on their site. Makes sense. I'll look at that too. thanks
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• United States
28 Aug 07
Most of my recipes are handed down from people in my family. I also like to make my own up. I rarely use a cook book or a website. I will also get some recipes off people on mylot. I didn't think I would get any good cooking tips, but a lot of the people here are actually very helpful.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
22 Aug 07
Hi there. My cooking recipes have come from my mom, my grandma and myself experimenting with different foods and tastes... There are certaint herbs, spices and sauces, I know there tastes off by heart, and I can usually tell whats going to match and whats not... So alot of my dishes comes from trying, mixing and matching, the only thing Ive ever used a cook book for would be for baking cakes and biscuits...
@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
21 Aug 07
I am an indian and found of Indian food mostly. So when I write just Indian food in search, it opens lot of websites with lots of recepies and all other informations about that recepy. It also gives chart of calories for each serving etc so you can be careful while cooking your food and at the same time to see that they are cooked healthy. The common websites that I use is www.bawarchi.com and www.khanakhazan.com. I will check your website too and see if I can find something interesting there.
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• Australia
21 Aug 07
Hi My all time favourite site is www.bestrecipes.com.au It's australian but i'm sure international visitors can join in. I get all my best recipes from there. They have a super easy pizza dough recipe thats always a hit for me, and also have a good recipe for yorkshire puddings that my other half loved!
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• India
21 Aug 07
in te recipe book (that was a joke)........
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
21 Aug 07
I have a few cook books and I do find recipes online sometimes but mostly I like to play around and make my own recipes LOL I love to cook and to make up new dishes and desserts - also I am too distracted most of the time to remember the correct recipes so I tend to improvise hehehe
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
21 Aug 07
I had a couple of old cookbooks, the Sunbeam Mixmaster cookbook, and the old Betty Crocker Cookbook that I first started with. I then got the new Betty Crocker Cookbook and the Good Housekeeping cookbook that I use for my basic recipes, plus a set of alphabetical cookbooks from Women's Day. I now use a set of cookbooks called 'Company's Coming" plus a couple that is from our Church that has all our favorite recipes, plus some I get from the internet, mostly from allrecipes.com. I find the Betty Crocker cookbooks the best with the Good Housekeeping a close second. I know some people also swear by the "Fanny Farmer Cookbook, but I have not gotten that one yet.
• United States
21 Aug 07
I like the allrecipes website and I also like the kraft foods website. I collect cook books and this is what I use mostly. I like to find older ones to try recipes that maybe my grandma used to make. I also like to try new and unusual dishes. I also trade recipes with one of my friends that gets different cook book magazines.
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• Philippines
20 Aug 07
i've recently discovered a site where they hold demonstrations of how to cook different recipes. check it out. www.videojug.com. it's so cool cause in less than a minute you'll be able to get an idea on how to make different kinds of food.
• United States
20 Aug 07
Hey, that's pretty cool. I had never heard of that site before. What a neat idea.
@kochmy (94)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 07
That website is cool.Thanks for sharing.
@edigital (2710)
• United States
20 Aug 07
Yep, those two sites are good and I visited now. Try more recipes from www.foodnetwork.com and www.recipe-buzz.com and www.Dealtime.com/kitchen and www.recipe.com all are good sites, I collect it and cook at home.
• United States
20 Aug 07
great. thanks. I'll check those out. I'm always looking for new ideas. thank you.
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Hi there Rachel Caron! When I cook, I usually ask my mother or grandmother, when she was still alive, for recipe. There are times when I also look for recipes online but I don't actually have a specific website where I always go.
@Anne18 (11036)
17 Nov 11
I do use cook books, but at the moment I find the best place to get recipes is either from the television as there are so many cooking shows on at the moment or if I miss the shows I come online and find them and print them out. I also like friends and family to give me recipes to try. I really like cooking and wish there was more time to cook nice cakes etc
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
25 Sep 11
I don't really cook, but on the rare occasion that I do (usually baking), I like to use allrecipes.com. I like that site because they have the feature of changing the serving size. That way, I don't have to sit there and try to figure it out for myself. I also like the different measurement options. I prefer to weigh the ingredients rather than say "one cup", 3 tablespoons", etc.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Most of the time I'll look it up online although I've run into a few times that the dish didn't turn out b/c the recipe was inaccurate. The best way I've found is to break out my Betty Crocker cookbooks and find the recipe in there. I've never had a dish fail using them. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
COOKS.COM is good also.. however i still prefer allrecipes.com... you can also find some dessert recipes from hersheys.com
• United States
5 Sep 07
I get recipes from cookbooks, online, and from friends. I like the ones from friends because they tell me if it's good or not. I also like the ones online where they tell you if it's good and what you could substitute it with. I also like watching food network and seeing how they make stuff and if I like how it looks then I'll go on their website and print off the recipe.
@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
21 Aug 07
I bought cookbooks at the bookstore and sometimes I get my recipes at the magazines, sometimes on tv while watching shows with cooking programs. There are also times that I tried my own recipe as an experiment and i've got a positive result too.
• United States
21 Aug 07
I have a few cookbooks that I SWEAR by--the Fix it and Forget it Series (feasting with your slow cooker). I am also in an online group on Yahoo and I get TONS of recipes there as well as crafting ideas. I also get some from my momma--she knows that I have kids, picky ones at that, that I try to find new recipes to try and if she finds one that fits me (cheap fast and easy LOL), she passes it on. I also do recipezaar as well :-) Like you I like feedback to know whats a good recipe and whats not.
• China
21 Aug 07
My boyfriend bought me a cookbook just because I can't cook.