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Jul 7, 2010 12:44 PM

What is your favorite go-to recipe online recipe site?

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I have so many recipe sites that I count on. Two of my favorites are:
I love Hawaiian cooking and this has it all and then some.
I am in here so much during the holiday season for cookie suggestions and new ones to try.

Is there one that you find yourself going into just to recheck a recipe or look for a new one?

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  1. nobody has one, huh. < that's weird, oh well, so many out there.

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    1. re: iL Divo

      I really don't have one. I just do a Bing search for a particular dish or ingredient and then follow the links.

    2. For me, it's I have few favorites there, and most recipes have a lot of ratings. I do general searches, too, and check Ina Garten's site, where I also have a few faves.

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      1. re: mcf

        Epi's probably my top go-to, I'd have to say, also. But, I do jump around a bit, especially for ethnic recipes.

        1. re: Val

          if not mistaken, MB mentioned this on his show years ago and I do go in here when I need authentic Italian

          1. re: iL Divo

            ooh, thanks for that link, iL Divo....for Korean dishes, I've been going to and also love her videos...what I love about her videos is that she shows you the package of the ingredients she uses (most times) and this is so helpful to me before I go to Asian store to prepare.

            1. re: Val


              can you tell I like that link, that's why the caps, not yelling at you :+)

              1. re: iL Divo

                and she is SO cute!!! Pretty sure some nice person on this board clued me in to maangchi.

      2. I like Recipezaar because of the good participation of folks with recipe reviews. Most of the time, I just Google and work my way down the list.

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          1. re: KCrossland

            I will third the Recipezaar recommendation!

            I also really like foodgawker, because I look at the pictures, which narrows down which blogs I look at, and then I look at each to decide. It takes a little more time, but I find the results to be good usually.

          2. re: grampart

            I do that too, but there are so many sites out there to choose from, oh I forgot to mention this one.
            I could get lost reading all about the cheesecake recipes on here.
            the pina colada cheesecake from here made me want to fly into the sky, without a plane :+
            )the Oreo cheesecake had me climbing Mt. Everest
            the Peanut Butter Cup took me to new heights all together.

            1. re: iL Divo

              Oh my goodness, I think Flora's Hideout was the very very VERY first recipe website I found waaaaaayyyy back in high school in the first days of the internet in the early 90's. And, the cheesecakes were what really amazed me at the time, too. I remember thinking that the internet was going to be so great if you could just type in a recipe, and they all just appeared in front of you instantly. Thanks for the flashback!!

              1. re: sgogo

                well yep, it was a hundred years ago that I discovered it too. but we can't forget about the good ones :)

          3. Epicurious - my old standby

            Chowhound - a close 2nd to epicurious, I get many ideas and recipes here

            Facebook - my friends are great resources

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            1. re: lynnlato

              me too, first epicurious, then chowhound, but also google ingredients. and i have from there used a few Recipezaar recipes.

              1. re: lynnlato

                no facebook for me, can't figure it out and none of my friends are cooks, trust me :+(

              2. Allrecipes because there are so many reviews and I can search by ingredients

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                1. re: skoosha

                  or just plain old google if I can't find anything I am looking for on the other 3

                  1. re: skoosha

                    I used to know of a good recipe site where you did search by ingredients on hand but can't find it and have looked extensively over the last several weeks, maybe it's defunked

                      1. re: mcf

                        whoa!.....................................................who knew? thanks for sharing, now I see how it's done...................

                      2. re: iL Divo

                        Il Divo, you've probably seen this thread floating around, but lets you do the same thing, but pops up recipes in books you already own (membership required, $25 per year or $50 lifetime -- which may expire soon -- but has 30-day free trial if you want to see how it works for you). Kind of a fun way to remind yourself of the hidden treasures in the books on your shelves -- although my collection is nowhere near what many others here have. Great thread -- thanks.

                        1. re: mebby

                          well you're a doll, thank you mebby............
                          and no, didn't know about it, I think I mostly live under rocks sometimes ....hahahah