Welcome to Week 2 of our Friday Foodies feature! Love looking for recipes online? Then this feature is for you! We will focus on selections from a different blogger each week and ask them to write about the 3 recipe sites and/or blogs that they visit for new recipe inspiration! This way maybe we can all find something yummy to make for the weekend! If you would be interesteed in writing a guest post for this feature please email me (amanda at midwesternmoms dot com) for more information. Our week 2 post comes from Julie.
Julie has been a part time contributor to this blog from the beginning. You may recognize some of her posts in our recipe section. She has written about her first experience making Pot Roast and given us the secret of how to make a Tastee Sandwich. Julie has been both a colleague and friend over the years and I always welcome her contributions with excitement. With that said, let’s see where Julie finds some great recipes online!!
Despite my lack of cooking skills, I love to try new, sometimes fancy, recipes. My husband is not so fond of this. Typically, the new recipes I try turn out pretty well and most I make a second or third time with the exception of one “healthy” recipe I tried for dinner one night. My husband still refers to it as the night I tried to feed him grass. Needless to say, in our house, it is essential that I try new recipes for get-togethers so he doesn’t feel as pressured to not only try the dish but also tell me it was good.
Here are three great recipe sources that have simple, tasty dishes for even the skeptical husbands.
I’m sure you have all attended a Pampered Chef party at one time or another. Most likely your sister-in-law, cousin, or a good friend sell these great products. I’m a sucker for Pampered Chef. I have purchased several of the cookbooks, but their site has so many excellent recipes at your fingertips. I usually turn to Pampered Chef when I am entertaining, as I love their appetizers and desserts. If your kitchen is full of their products, like mine, the recipes tell you exactly which tools to use to create a masterpiece. One of my favorite recipes is the Tuxedo Brownie Cups, a delightful, individual chocolate dessert. **Disclaimer: I’m not a Pampered Chef dealer, I really just love their products and recipes.
I was introduced to Bakerella about a year and a half ago. In the office, we were talking about cake balls and I didn’t believe anyone that they were a real thing. Then I saw Bakerella. This site features crafty sweet treats. From pies to cupcakes to cake balls, they’ve got everything. Cake balls are super easy to make and everyone loves them. Cake pops are a fun treat for a child’s party. All the recipes are much easier than they look and a lot of fun to make. Moms, your children will love to help mash up a whole cake to make cakes balls.
This is my favorite site for all sorts of recipes from appetizers to main dishes to desserts. I especially love that there is an iPhone app so when I’m at the store and have no clue what to make for dinner, I can pop Epicurious up on my phone, find a great dish, and get all my ingredients to go home and start cooking. Aside from just recipes, Epicurious offers tips, seasonal & healthy cuisine, and recipe ratings from peers.
When you are looking for something new to make this weekend, stop by one of these sites, try a new recipe, and let me know how you liked it. I would love to hear about some of your favorites.