I was never that much into cooking until this past year or two. Honestly I’ve either found recipes in a cookbook, used family recipes, or just sort of winged it. I know, crazy right? Especially in this digital age . . . it only makes sense to go online for recipes. I’ve been a bit more health conscious in the last few years which has motivated me to get more creative with cooking and baking in general. There are so many brilliant food artists (I mean, seriously, there’s some real talent) out there that it’s really easy to find deliciousness in just a few clicks. And while there are a lot of places out there you can find recipes online, I have one destination in particular that I really like . . . Yummly.
And now you’re probably asking yourself “why should I visit Yummly over any other site?”
And I’ll tell you, there’s a lot of reasons. Here are mine:
- It’s JUST recipes. Sometimes I don’t want to sort through crafts, quotes, or the best exercise moves like I do on Pinterest to find what I want. Not that there’s anything wrong with Pinterest (I love it). But when I want to make a food dish, I honestly just want to look at food.
- I can categorize my recipes. I can use the pre-determined categories or create my own. VERY awesome.
- There’s a bookmarklet. When I find a recipe I like, it’s added to Yummly in one click. Easy!
- I can find my favorite food blogs on Yummly. DIY Candy is on Yummly too! I love being able to visit my favorite food bloggers there and see all of their recipes in one screen shot . . . and in one place.
- The recipes are rated. I don’t have to rely on comments (if they even exist) to find out if a recipe is going to work. The more ratings, the better, obviously! I enjoy getting in there and rating recipes – and the more people that get on Yummly and rate, the more the system will work.
- It’s not overly curated. Sites like Foodgawker are great, but why eliminate a delicious recipe because it doesn’t look like a professional food photographer took the photo? Let ME decide what I want to make. I know a lot of bloggers who have had AMAZING recipes (with great photos!) not accepted by some other curation sites . . . but I personally want as many choices as possible.
- It’s super-duper easy to browse. Yummly is just really intuitive for my searching style. I can find recipes in minutes and it’s not overly complicated. #winning! (PS – they also have an app for your phone which makes it even easier, and you can browse in waiting rooms. Double #winning!)
My favorite recipe that I’ve tried so far is this Garlic Parmesan Broccoli and Potatoes in Foil side dish. I’ve made it once and plan to make it again tomorrow. Seriously delicious!
If you’re looking for great recipe recommendations, sign up for Yummly today – and if you’re a blogger – get on their ASAP and let’s share!
*Note: I did not receive compensation to write this post. I honestly love Yummly, use it regularly, and wanted to share. Come visit me there!