There is something to be said about going out to eat at restaurants. There is the factor of being able to relax and have someone else do all the work. There is also the factor of getting excellent food (depending on where you go, of course) which you might not be able to make yourself. Then again, there is the cost to consider. Eating out regularly can very quickly drain your bank account.
It is thus no surprise that more and more people are turning to their own kitchens for food. Even those who may not be natural cooks are trying their hand at cooking. It has helped, of course, that spending some time in the kitchen has become a cool thing. Turn the TV on, and you will find countless cooking shows featuring just as many celebrity chefs. Go online and you will not be lacking for recipe web sites.
One of the newest of these web sites is Recipe Finder, a search engine that provides users with more than a million recipes. What this web site does is collate recipes from hundreds of other recipe web sites and makes sure that the presentation benefits the user.
Just like with Google, you only have to enter a word or a phrase to search for a recipe. What is great about Recipe Finder is that you can make your search as generic or as specific as you want. For example, you can simply enter the name of a dish. Alternatively, you can specify ingredients to include or exclude in your search. If you want to be even more specific, you can refine your search by specifying details such as calorie count, number of servings, and cook time.
You can also control the way you view your search results. First, you can view the results as text, with a small image and a short description of what to expect of the dish. Second, you can view the results as pure images – and you can base your choices on the presentation of the dish!
If you are a stickler for organization, Recipe Finder has the menu and calendar to offer. Using these features, you can plan your meals in advance. Using your Facebook account, you can log in and save your plans. And speaking of Facebook, Recipe Finder also provides options to share your favorite recipes. That way, you can share good food with those who matter. Of course, there is always the good old printing option if you want something tangible.
Are you looking to expand your cooking knowledge? Let Recipe Finder help you!
Originally posted on October 3, 2011 @ 8:09 pm