A Delicious Site

@SaintAnne (5453)
United States
October 30, 2008 2:03am CST
I love reading anything related to food and cooking. I have several cookbooks that I read through, make notes on and hope that someday I get to try them out. I also love going online and looking at food sites and I found delish.com and it's been a very enjoyable site so far. I haven't registered yet but I will soon. I also joined Epicurean.com a few months ago where I can exchange recipes with other members but I forgot my details. I also like the American Test Kitchen site and cupcakestakethe cake.com. I love reading restaurant reviews and party ideas. Do you have other sites that you like that you would recommend? Yesterday, I also got a recipe magazine from Kraftfoods.com in the mail. I forgot I signed up for this freebie and I was very elated to see it with my name on it. It's basically has a lot of advertising but they have quick and easy recipes that I could follow. I fell asleep last night holding on to the magazine.
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@rkrish (3003)
• India
31 Oct 08
I also love to cook new receipe but i get the ideas from my granny who really cooks well and on free times i just try to make some new receipe with help of my granny and its very useful when i am stay alone in home i can cook myself
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
31 Oct 08
rkrish, I think your source is even better. I wish I had a granny or aunt who can show me how to cook. I did have cousins and other relatives who I helped prep meals for when we get together but that was long ago. My mom doesn't cook, my dad isn't here... so it's me and my sister to work on it. Enjoy your time with the grandma. Thanks for sharing!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
6 Nov 08
God created woman to cook poison and man to consume it, clem. That is found in Revelations Part Two.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I think for a lot of men, women are good weight loss programs.
• India
31 Oct 08
I too love anything and everything to do with food…surfing the net for recipe sites is one of my favourite past-times and mood enhancers. I love experimenting and wish I had loads of money to buy and try out all the goodies. However, the end results are always not very encouraging! There are some recipes which have come out perfect while some others, I wont try again.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Hello sudipta... I do look at this cookbooks and online sites when I'm happy and when I need to be happy. Talk about mood enhancers. I haven't experimented just yet. I'm still one to follow the directions all the way but when I feel confident, I'll try is sometime, it doesn't matter whether it turns out terrible. I'll still have someone eat it. Hahah.
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• India
7 Nov 08
Well Anne, you seem to be as much a foodie as I am…hope our experiments turn out good enough…if nobody else touches my concoctions, at least I there for myself Thnx for the BR
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
7 Nov 08
You didn't give me a specific site but I can definitely see myself saying what you just posted, word for word. Thanks again, sudiptacallingu.
@rainnie (48)
• China
31 Oct 08
I admire somebody who can cook delicious food.I also have many cooking books at home,my father's.and now i am learning from them.what terrible food i had cook few months ago.Please not laugh at me,I was a begginer about cooking.Some delicious site i have been browsed,but i am only fond of browsing the picture of food.I thought it is difficult to learn for me.Maybe I will make an extra effort on it latter.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
31 Oct 08
It's okay rainnie if the food we make don't turn out as good as we want it to be. We can just keep trying and we'll definitely get to cooking yummy food. We always start somewhere so don't apologize. Welcome to myLot too!
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@foodieme (100)
• India
31 Oct 08
Cooking! I used to give it a cold attitude. But now that I'm married and that we have guests and colleagues coming in, I now understand how important it is to know at least the basics of cooking. And living away from my parents, it's absolutely these online sites and magazines that I can rely on. My husband loves chicken and seafood, and I recently caught hold of a site online that gives me good and easy recipes, with recipe videos. Last night i tried a Grilled fish recipe Get the recipe here http://www.ifood.tv/network/grilled_fish/recipes It came out well, thanks to the recipe video.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Thanks for the link, foodieme. I think from your avatar, it's obvious that you're a bit into food, aren't you? I'll check the link later on. I enjoy grilled fish and seafood too.
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• United States
30 Oct 08
I definitely do not need another recipe site!!! I have at least 100 cookbooks, a huge FAT - very very fat - folder full of recipes I have cut out of mags, and my computer holds a file of almost 1000 recipes I have found on the internet. I do not need more recipes. What I need is that kitchen we were talking about, with a big sprawling patio right off it, where I can begin testing those recipes!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
31 Oct 08
You mean the crew haven't reached you yet, zig? How far up in the mountains are you?
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Hehehehe, no, they haven't reached me yet. I'm pretty far up in the mountain so that is obviously what is taking them so long! Last night I dreamed that there were big thick pink springy ropes strung from one mountain peak to the other and coming towards me on one of them was a delicate girl as easy as if she were walking on the ground, except for the bouncy part. There was also a couple performing incredible stunts off another one that had my stomach churning! I think my 'fear of heights' has been activated!!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
1 Nov 08
You fear something, zig? I didn't see that coming. Maybe we need to send the mouth search and rescue for the makeover crew.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
30 Oct 08
Sisi I love cooking as well but ony when there is people to eat and appreciate. I hardly cook nowadays but was big time into cooking previously. I love original recipes and Indian Chinese is just terrific! I love authentic Bengali food recipes as well. Indian cuisines have seen a big time degeneration currently. So, I am just writing down the original intricate details from my mom. Here are couple of links that you might find interesting: http://www.awesomecuisine.com/ http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/ Happy cooking
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Thank you, thank you, thank you Mou. I love Indian cuisine. Last Friday night, Boyfriend and I had Indian food takeout and I was in heaven (well, a lot of food makes me feel that way). We have one cookbook that has Indian recipes (it's actually Boyfriend's). Thank you for the sites. I've also bookmarked them. I'm especially excited to try making the chicken masala and one of my favorite drinks, mango lassi. I like the "know your ingredients" and "food quiz" sections in Sanjeev's site too. I haven't done some elaborate cooking lately. I'd like to get back on that track. Thanks so much!
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
31 Oct 08
Mango Lassi is just awesome! I like it both sweet and tangy. My grandma used have some original recipes with green mango as well. The pickles were mouth smacking. Chicken masala in y favorite as well. And I like Kebabs in all forms and sizes.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
31 Oct 08
The other night, I was very good at not ordering mango lassi when we had Indian takeout. I will save it for another day. But I am quite excited. I am working now so I have more money coming in meaning more ingredients to buy.
@rrowenaa (834)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
Hello! I would like to introduce to you my favorite food blog ISKAndals.com Try this, it's a very delicious site and i hope you'll be satisfied with different Filipino dishes and her edible experiments Iska(the cook) is offering on our table. Just looking at the food photos you'll get full already
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Thanks very much, rrowenaa. I really do enjoy it. At first, I was worried that the recipe would also be in Tagalog but it's not and I'm psyched! I understand Tagalog fluent but I'm more comfortable with English. That adobo sure looks yummy. I am bookmarking it. Thanks!
@rrowenaa (834)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
I'm glad you liked it! Happy Cooking!!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I haven't looked further into it, rrowenaa besides the initial peek but I know I will enjoy it some more when I have the time to really look at it. Thank you again.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
Hi SaintAnne! I love cooking, but I haven't check any cooking site! Its hard to get some of the ingredients here! At the moment I just stick and cook what I know and what ingredients I can get it from here, although I can get Spam, lol. Sorry friend I don't know any site.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Helloa again, CJay. Here's a site with Egyptian cuisine recipes in case you're interested: http://www.touregypt.net/recipes/ I haven't done a lot of cooking lately either and I mostly stick to what I know but I want to expand that part of my world! Spam is always, always good. Thanks!
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
Thanks for the link friend.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
30 Oct 08
You very welcome, CJay!
• United States
30 Oct 08
The Food Channel has a great website with tons of recipes. If you watch any of the shows in a given day, you can get the recipe on the site and not worry about writing down the ingredients while you are watching. You can also search by ingredient, such as a particular vegetable. Just type in broccoli, for example, and all recipes containing broccoli will come up. Each recipe is printable in a variety of sizes and recipes are also ranked as easy, meduim, difficult, etc. I really enjoy cooking too. I'm going to browse some of the sites on your list for something new. Thanks fo the tips!!
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Forgot to give you the address. www.foodnetwork.com
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Hello rockgroupie. I forgot to mention the food network site too. I always look up Giada's and Paula Deen's and Michael S---- (I can't remember his long last name) for dinner ideas. I used to watch a lot of the shows on Food Network every day but now we don't have it as part of our cable channels. Thanks for reminding me.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
5 Nov 08
[i]Hi Anne, LOL, must be studying a lot and reading a lot that magazine! LOL! ANyway, I love also eating but I don't cook much, I am trying to learn and try sometimes and I am hoping that someday with my effort and time, I will be a great cook in the family like my Mom and hubby! LOL![/i]
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I don't cook that much before and not lately too. But I'm trying to get back in the habit of wanting to learn and enjoy the art of cooking. Thanks, Che and I guess what's also keeping you from really trying it out is that you have two great cooks in your mom and husband so no need to worry!
@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
3 Nov 08
ohhh~ you should try out startcooking.com I find it very useful because I just suck at cooking. The only thing I can make is instant noodles, frying and egg, warming soup. So this website makes all the difficult recipes easier and the videos aren't 30-40 min long. It's about 3-4min each. I hope you will enjoy it ^_^ have fun
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Thank you, ladysakurax, for that wonderful site!!! I giggled as I watched the video on how to make chicken fajitas. It's like for people with ADD but I will definitely make use of this site. They make it look so easy!!! Thank you again and again and again. I know I will be enjoying this site for many more times to come.
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi saintanne! i also like cooking. i try new recipes for my son and hubby to taste. i want something delicious and healthy but not so expensive. I will try to browse the sites you mentioned. thank you for sharing it. take care. have fun
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
2 Nov 08
You could also check out the other sites recommended by the other responders. I was happy to find out about these other sites too. Take care, red_amethyst.
• United States
2 Nov 08
I used to go to Epicurious.com quite a bit. I get ideas from Mother Earth News, Food Network and other places. However, I rarely follow recipes; I usually just use them for inspiration.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
2 Nov 08
So you're one of them "natural" cooks. I envy you. I wish I was that way too but alas, I'm not. I'm good at following directions but I can't seem to figure out what else I should add if something seems amiss. Thanks, wilsongoddard.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I love reading all of the different cooking and food magazines too. I really like finding easy and quick recipes. Have you ever been on Allrecipes.com? They have so many recipes for any kind of food you could possibly want to eat. I also love the cookbooks from Taste of Home.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Hello Shar19. Yes, I have visited Allrecipes.com. I should visit it again. Another myLotter told me about Taste of Home and I already bookmarked it. Take care!
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
31 Oct 08
My favorite site for recipes (although there are many good ones) is www.recipezaar.com I use that one all the time, because so far there isn't anything I haven't been able to find there. I'm really disappointed that MyLot does not have a recipe section. With our wonderful global community, it would be great to be able to exchange recipes. MyLot, apparently, will even remove posts if they are recipes. That's a shame.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Yes, that's what I read in the FAQs. I'd love to share recipes too but I guess the admin is thinking about the length of the post once everyone just started posting recipes and such. I have been to recipezaar.com. I haven't been there for a while so thanks for reminding me, catdla. Thanks!
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@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
30 Oct 08
If you are interested in Chinese food, u can visit http://chinesefood.about.come/ There are lots of delicious Chinese food.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
30 Oct 08
There's only one other thing that's better than this. Actually going into the kitchen and trying out the different recipes. I love trying out new recipes and even if they don't work out I do learn from them. Cooking is experimenting and when you do that you discover the real joys of cooking.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Hello Bluepatch. I agree with you. I do try out these recipes when I can but lately, I just haven't gotten to it. But I am really looking forward to be able to test the kitchen again real soon. So I decided it would be better if I start with the easier ones again and then work my way up. Thanks!
• United States
30 Oct 08
I love sites like: notmartha.org - has lots of recipes, reviews on products and different gadgets, and crafts. She also links to other great cooking blogs. myaimistrue.com - has a lot of vegan cooking on there, all of which looks delicious. slashfood.com - more of a little bit of everything related to food, it's still one of my favorites.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Hello chelliebean. Thanks for the three sites. I enjoyed Slashfood.com the most and I especially found the growing your own mushrooms very interesting. Thanks again.
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Hi dear. It's nice that you're fond of cooking and of course food. I guess we're in the same team then. I just love good food and I just love to cook! It's just sad that I don't cook much right now because relocation and budgeting is stopping me from buying cooking stuff. Anyways, I love surfing the net for recipes too but I don't really surf much on international cuisine. I'm more on Filipino dishes and I already downloaded lots of recipes from Del Monte Kitchenomics website @ http://www2.kitchenomics.com/. Yummy! these food just make my mouth water! Hehehe!
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
30 Oct 08
That is so sweet! I used to do that with my sewing magazines. Delish is a pretty good site. I likje the article they have called Top 5 Energy Drinks: Convenient Pick-Me-Ups or Health Hazards? I don't think enough people realize how hazardous guzzling all that sugar and caffeine can be.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I read that article too. I've never had any energy drink. My addiction is to coffee but I haven't had one lately too. Boyfriend actually just offered to make me another one of his frozen coffee drinks at midnight but this time, I said no. Do you still sew, drannhh? I'd like to be able to but I don't think I have the patience and the ideas to make new patterns. In high school (in the Philippines), we had Home Economics and I always didn't like that the girls had to be the ones learning how to cook or make weekly menus, do the cleaning and the sewing. I made an apron! The guys were out gardening.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Yes, today I wanted to get started on a project sewing fabric shade covers for some of my hydroponic planters. When in school I greatly resented the fact that the boys were allowed to take "agriculture" and "woodworking" classes while the girls were forced to take "home economics." The school bought a washer and dryer and we were supposed to learn to do the laundry, but they school told the home economics teacher not to use it in our classes, and she did not show it to us even once. Instead, she washed the boy's gym towels in it like a laundry woman for the basketball team. I guess she thought she had to do that to keep her job. Probably she was right, too, because later I learned that my favorite teacher got fired because the star basketball playing boy failed her class and she wouldn't change his grade to passing just so he could stay on the team. Grrrrr. But I resolved not to stay mad, but to get even.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Boys wear blue, girls wear pink. I guess it's that kind of understanding. I'm impressed that your favorite teacher stood up for what she believed in. I think this practice of letting school athletes "pass" is still rampant and then they go on and do professional sports and make millions and millions of money. Enjoy making that fabric for your hydroponic thingie. Sewing and gardening, I think you're enjoying yourself there.