Welcome to Week 4 of Friday Foodies! If you enjoy looking up tasty recipes online, then our weekly feature will be just what the doctor ordered. Every week we will feature an awesome blogger to tell us about the three websites that they search for recipes online. We hope to be able to bring you several fresh new ideas of places to look for your next home-cooked meal! If you are interested in writing a guest post for this feature please email me (amanda at midwesternmoms dot com) for more information. Our week 4 post comes from Katie of the amazing blog Food, Wine and Mod Podge.
Katie is a wife and kitty-mama living in the heart of Chicago. She works a more-than-full-time job, and finds a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of her daily life in the kitchen. Lucky for her, her husband shares her passion for food, so together they explore new recipes and restaurants. She also is the author of the blog Food, Wine, and Mod Podge, where she blogs about her many kitchen adventures with a side of crafts and DIY projects.
I grew up in a home where casseroles and hamburger helper ruled the kitchen, so I never really understood the potential of food until I moved to the big city and got married. Chicago is so full of amazing food, up and coming chefs opening cutting-edge restaurants with unique techniques. I soon fell in love with the food more than I did the city, as did my husband, and we fell hard. Now, more than three years into our marriage, we subscribe to a ridiculous amount of food magazines, and consider a trip to Whole Foods and cooking at home one of the best date nights possible!
There are definitely some great sites out there, and there are some already featured in previous Friday Foodies posts that I just love. The Epicurious iPad app is absolutely wonderful, and I will always adore Pioneer Woman and all the stories that go with her fabulous pictures. But when I’m looking for some truly unique recipes to try in the kitchen, I go to these great sites:
Smitten Kitchen is a professional blog written by a woman with spectacular photography skills, and according to her posts, the smallest kitchen in the world. I love everything about her recipes because they are so wonderfully unique. From whole wheat raspberry ricotta scones to leek toasts with blue cheese, she’ll reinvent your cooking repertoire!
Tasty Kitchen is a cooking community created by the Pioneer Woman to allow her wonderfully-talented readers the chance to share their best. It’s like All Recipes with more creativity and amazing photography. This is a more traditional recipe site in that you can search for exactly what you’re looking for and get a myriad of new recipes to try as a result. The reason why I love it is that all the recipes are submitted by impassioned readers who love food and photography, just like PW, and want to share it with each other!
If you haven’t figured out yet, I love food photography almost as much as I love food. And it’s only fitting that I love a website devoted to the best food photography on the web, that all links to the blog posts about the food and the recipes. You can search by the latest submissions, most popular, and more, but I guarantee you that you won’t be able to peel your eyes away. These drool-inducing photos will draw you in and get you hooked, and you won’t be able to close the window without poring through dozens of recipe posts.
I hope you enjoy my suggestions and found some new sites for foodie inspiration!