Monday, November 16, 2009

Some favorite recipe links

I love to find good recipes so I thought I'd share both recipe links and favorite recipe sites today. Just so you know... I'm writing this ahead of time so I can work on the Recommendations list Monday. :)

Sally posted her favorite quiche recipe this week... here. I'm going to try it later this week.

Stephanie's yummy (and very British) Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe is near the end of this post. It would make a lovely Holiday dessert.

I actually liked it better cold the next day when she made it for all of us on our visit (I think because it tasted less sweet and since I can't eat a lot of sugar, I'm sensitive to the "very sweet" desserts). Regardless... this is delicious.

I've bookmarked two (long) posts at Old Fashioned Tips. One has lots of apple recipes and the other an amazing number of pumpkin recipes.

Apple recipes
Pumpkin recipes

Yum... I am old enough to remember when women collected recipes in their kitchens the way some people put money in the bank... one can never have too many good recipes to call upon (especially if they are easy to make from ingredients in the pantry).

My mother-in-law especially enjoyed the recipes that were the weekly winners in the Chicago Tribune. The Internet has replaced the newspaper in many ways and especially as a way to find great recipes. (We haven't had an actual Women's Pages section in the newspaper since I was a bride long ago.)

A few of my favorite recipe sites are...

The Pioneer Woman (nobody does it better)... I have her new cookbook on my Wish List! Just in case you are one of the few people on the planet who does not have Ree on your rss feed... you are missing a lot. The above link takes you to her cooking site.

Mennonite Girls Can Cook is another favorite. These ladies need to write a book, they are amazing. I have eighty-nine of their recipe posts saved on Bloglines.

The Cooks Next Door is a new recipe site but has already become a favorite. My friend, Heather, is one of the contributors.

I discovered Tea & Cookies on a link at a friend's blog. Contrary to what it sounds like, it is not a tea time blog. :) However, she has great recipes and I particularly like the way she cooks with fresh and seasonal ingredients.

Megans Cookin has lots of good recipes and a few I already have bookmarked to go back to this Holiday season... especially the cookies.

Of course, I could not forget Tracey's Frugal Luxuries Food site.

I reviewed Lynn's Queen of the Castle book a long time ago (and I still think it is one of the most practical homemaking books around). Her Queen of the Castle recipe blog is... here.

I know there are other recipe sites on my list of Favorites but this should give you some good ideas for the upcoming Season, which finds many of us in the kitchen.

Oh, and of course... there is my recipe blog which is much more an online cookbook. I have a few years worth of family favorite recipes there and I plan to add more soon. It can be found... here.

Added: Yes, if you have a favorite recipe site, do leave it in the comments. I know I'm always happy to find a new site. I peruse favorite decorating and recipe sites when I want to relax and I don't want to get caught up in a book right then. :)


Raquel said...

Might I suggest another fabulous recipe site? Written by a wonderful Mormon lady? Actually 2 sites, she has 2 blogs. A Year From Oak Cottage and The English Kitchen. Marie is an actual cook on an estate in Kent, England. Her recipes are fabulous. Some of them you have to convert from British measurements, but that is easy with an online converter and a pair of kitchen scales. Much love - Raquel XO

Heather L. said...

Hi Brenda -- thanks for all the links -- I didn't know about some of these blogs. And thanks for posting a link to TCND. I've recently started checking Pioneer Woman and hoping to win one of her giveaways. :) Ha ha ha -- when there are 37,000 others entering. Her food always looks good and the recipes I've tried are good too.

Linda Hibner said...

Wow! I love and appreciate you more with every post I read. Thank you so much for all the links to great recipe blogs. What a great girlfriend you are! I travel for my job with One by One Ministries, living in Ft. Worth with my husband two weeks out of the month and in San Antonio for the other two weeks. Your blog and the ones to whom you linked us today will be my virual cookbook collection while I'm in San Antonio. I often want to cook something for the girls in our office and just for myself and I don't have my cookbooks with me. Now I'll have some of the best from which to choose. How blessed am I! You are best!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous idea to share these sites for recipes!! THANKS...most of them I knew of and go to when I can.

Here are a couple others I like too:

and for some very unusual (to most of us) ideas...on fixing raw foods, go to:


Heather L. said...

Wow - I'm so excited about The English Kitchen!!!!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Thanks for the links Brenda!


Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee ♥

I recently lost all my recipes blogs that I bookmarked when we got another computer...ugh. But, I remembered this one, and she is great.

And thanks for your recipes and your links!

Maggie Ann said...

Oh boy, such a lot of good places to visit! Thank you...

Lynn said...

Thanks for all these links, Brenda. So many great recipes to try. And thanks for linking to my recipe blog, too. My lemon tree has lots of green fruit on it, so soon it will be time to make your Mamaw's Marvelous Lemon Pound Cake :) Yum.

Carol said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful sites for recipes! (MD)