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    meteore Guest

    Default SUGGEST EASY RECIPE SITES SVP

    Hi,

    I am a novice cook and have limited skills when it comes to cooking,
    as I am newly widowed.

    I am looking for a site that can provide me with EASY and QUICK ways
    to cook chicken legs etc., with a minimum of effort.

    Some people have a low opinion of this site "cooks.com" and I am
    seeking an
    alternate site.

    Your input for better recipe sites would greatly be appreciated.

    Thamks.

    Meteore

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: SUGGEST EASY RECIPE SITES SVP

    meteore <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am a novice cook and have limited skills when it comes to cooking,
    > as I am newly widowed.
    >
    > I am looking for a site that can provide me with EASY and QUICK ways
    > to cook chicken legs etc., with a minimum of effort.
    >
    > Some people have a low opinion of this site "cooks.com" and I am
    > seeking an
    > alternate site.
    >
    > Your input for better recipe sites would greatly be appreciated.
    >
    > Thamks.
    >
    > Meteore



    I'd suggest www.allrecipes.com

    It's free, and as a registered user you can keep a recipe cookbook and
    shopping list.

    It also lets you read and/or post user reviews of others recipes. The
    five-star reviews being the best.

    Of course, you can also submit your recipes for inclusion to share with
    the world, including any photos you care to include.

    Search features are pretty good. Limited in that you can't search
    "todays/most recent" recipes but OK otherwise, by ingredients, etc., etc.

    Try it. You'll like it.

    Andy

  3. #3
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: SUGGEST EASY RECIPE SITES SVP

    In article
    <bd175396-c204-4e9f-b88b-e[email protected]>,
    meteore <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am a novice cook and have limited skills when it comes to cooking,
    > as I am newly widowed.
    >
    > I am looking for a site that can provide me with EASY and QUICK ways
    > to cook chicken legs etc., with a minimum of effort.
    >
    > Some people have a low opinion of this site "cooks.com" and I am
    > seeking an
    > alternate site.
    >
    > Your input for better recipe sites would greatly be appreciated.


    Sorry to be a bummer, but I have problems with most of the sites I have
    seen. As has been mentioned, *anybody* can submit recipes, and as far
    as I know, they are *all* accepted. Some of the recipes are very poor,
    and the descriptions sometimes are barely readable.

    For someone with considerable experience with recipes and cooking, you
    can learn a lot from these sites, and can easily ignore the bad recipes.
    That doesn't sound like what you are looking for. I've seen the advice
    many times on this group, to buy some good cookbooks. Of course,
    there's the money thing. So, go to the library and check out some
    cookbooks. If you like them, consider buying those that suit you best.

    Having said all that, here's a fairly new site:

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/c...ll-pw-recipes/

    The recipes are mostly simple, and both the pictures and written
    descriptions are very good.

    Another suggestion is to post a request to this group. Something like
    "Recipes Wanted" won't work, it's too general.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    Kent Guest

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    "meteore" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am a novice cook and have limited skills when it comes to cooking,
    > as I am newly widowed.
    >
    > I am looking for a site that can provide me with EASY and QUICK ways
    > to cook chicken legs etc., with a minimum of effort.
    >
    > Some people have a low opinion of this site "cooks.com" and I am
    > seeking an
    > alternate site.
    >
    > Your input for better recipe sites would greatly be appreciated.
    >
    > Thamks.
    >
    > Meteore
    >
    >

    Look at your local PBS station to see if it carries Jacques Pepin's "More
    Fast Food my Way". You can go on the station's internet site and download
    and print the current season's recipies, letting you watch the program with
    a printed recipe in hand. We think this is an excellent program. I'd
    recommend buying the book if the content appeals to you. The recipes are
    simple, clear, easy to execute, and virtually always excellent. Jacques is
    one of few "great" chefs around who are really great.

    Kent




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    aem Guest

    Default Re: SUGGEST EASY RECIPE SITES SVP

    On Jan 9, 7:10 am, meteore <bigro...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > .....
    > I am looking for a site that can provide me with EASY and QUICK ways
    > to cook chicken legs etc., with a minimum of effort.
    > [snip]

    Rather than look for easy recipes you need a site that gives enough
    detail for a novice to follow with minimum chances for errors, and
    from which you can learn reliable techniques over time. Try this one:
    www.cookingforengineers.com

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    heyjoe Guest

    Default Re: SUGGEST EASY RECIPE SITES SVP

    On Sat, 9 Jan 2010 07:10:44 -0800 (PST), meteore wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am a novice cook and have limited skills when it comes to cooking,
    > as I am newly widowed.
    >
    > I am looking for a site that can provide me with EASY and QUICK ways
    > to cook chicken legs etc., with a minimum of effort.
    >
    > Some people have a low opinion of this site "cooks.com" and I am
    > seeking an
    > alternate site.
    >
    > Your input for better recipe sites would greatly be appreciated.


    Rather than web sites, for the true beginner, a book might be better!

    Peruse the choices at your local library and check out a couple that look
    promising. Or head to your local book store and see what they've got. One
    place to start might be the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook, the Betty
    Crocker Cookbook or the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. Thay all do a pretty good
    job of starting at square one.


    --
    "I jotted down three names: Julia Child, Mr. Wizard and Monty Python"
    A. Brown

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    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: SUGGEST EASY RECIPE SITES SVP

    meteore <[email protected]> wrote in news:bd175396-c204-4e9f-b88b-
    [email protected] on Jan Sat 2010 09:10 am

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am a novice cook and have limited skills when it comes to cooking,
    > as I am newly widowed.
    >
    > I am looking for a site that can provide me with EASY and QUICK ways
    > to cook chicken legs etc., with a minimum of effort.
    >
    > Some people have a low opinion of this site "cooks.com" and I am
    > seeking an
    > alternate site.
    >
    > Your input for better recipe sites would greatly be appreciated.
    >
    > Thamks.
    >
    > Meteore


    better home and garden has a nice site, and thier cookbooks were widely used several decades
    ago...in fact I learned to cook from my mother's old better home and garden cookbook.

    http://www.bhg.com


    --
    Is that your nose, or are you eatting a banana? -Jimmy Durante



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