(Closed) You are looking for a dinner recipe to impress – what's your go-to website?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hmm…I like skinnytaste.com and crockpot365.blogspot.com, but not sure they would meet your requirements.

I currently have an Emeals subscription and LOVE it.  They do have different options, including gluten-free, natural/organic, clean eating, Paleo…might be worth taking a look at some sample menus and deciding if it’s worth the cost.  For us, because I’m tired and pregnant, it is.  Between doing a year’s subscription and googling a coupon code, it came out to a dollar a week.  No brainer for me!

Post # 4
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Pinterest- but be warned, they are lots of either super comfort foods with cheese and carbs usually haha or very healthy quinoa patty-esque. If you sift through a bit there are some gems that I’ve made.

Post # 5
947 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


tons of recipes rated by their members

Post # 6
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Pinterest… My Mom has been on a kick and making lots of recipe’s from Pinterest. And they have all been delish!

Post # 7
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mstellah:  this, and also food.com!

I typicall don’t use processed ingredients either unless it’s like prepared mustard or boxed chicken stock, and I can almost always find something on those sites.  I’m also allergic to gluten and refuse to eat animal protein beyond chicken breasts or salmon, so it’s a wonder I can find anything anywhere but I like those sites. 

Also, simplyrecipes.com is my favorite cooking blog.

Side note, pinterest cracks me up because every recipe contains cream cheese, canned dough and/or condensed soup, and these recipes tend to be pinned right next to a fun “workout plan”…lol right, gross.

Post # 8
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Food.com and epicurious. 

Post # 9
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I also like allrecipes. Then if you have an idea of a recipe, you can go and find the BEST one (and even read the comments of how people tweaked it to make it better!) Pinterest is sooooo hit or miss (mostly miss. Lots of stuff that looks delicious, but no one bothers to make and just repins, lol…)

Post # 10
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


Post # 12
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I second epicurious, but I’ll also add Saveur and Food and Wine.

Post # 13
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Chowstalker.com…it’s almost all whole foods, so I don’t have to modify so much.

Post # 14
993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

EpicuriouS and chowhound

Post # 15
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

allrecipes.com.  I have not made a bad recipe from there yet and I always read the reviews, which contain suggestions from others.

Post # 16
4049 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I also ditto the PPs who have said allrecipes. It’s always my go-to if I am looking for something specific. The reviews are great!

I do also have a lot of recipes on Pinterest, but I generally only try things that have a lot of comments on the blog from people who have actually tried the recipe. So far I’ve had good luck! Only one dud from dozens of dishes I have made.

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