Food on Fridays: How Do You Search for Food?

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Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—it doesn’t have to be a recipe. If you just want to post photos of food stains that haven’t come out of your clothes, that’ll do just fine.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post and join us through Mr. Linky.Here’s a Mr. Linky tutorial:

Write up a post, publish, then return here and click on Mr. Linky below. A screen will pop up where you can type in your blog name and paste in the url to your own Food on Fridays post (give us the exact link to your Food on Fridays page, not just the link to your blog).You can also visit other people’s posts by clicking on Mr. Linky and then clicking participants’ names–you should be taken straight to their posts.Please note: I’ll do my best to update this post by hand. In the meantime, please click on the Mister Linky logo to view the complete list.

Food on Fridays Participants

1. Aubree Cherie @ Living Free (Tangy Split Pea Soup)2. Laura @ Frugal Follies (Wild Rice w/ Caramelized Onions and Dried Cranberries)3. Kristen (banana cookies, cake & muffins)4. April@ The 21st Century Housewife (Slim and Delicious Pittas)5. Sara (pear cake with pine nuts)6. Jane@ Frugal Fine Living (Grilled Stir Fried Shrimp & Veggies)7. Self Sagacity – Dungeness Crab 8. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect (taco pasta casserole)9. Melodie (10 Essential Kitchen Tools for Breastfeeding Moms – w/ veg linky)10. Hostessing Cheaply- Penniless Parenting- Guests without Breaking the Bank11. Recipes for Moms (Oven Baked Ritz Chicken)12.Oystergirl@A Moderate Life- Hello, My name is Alex and I have Dairy Rage13. Odd Mom (Fat Free, Low- Cal Roasted Garlic Dip for Artichokes) 14. Marcia@ Frugalhomekeeping (Jalapeno Casserole)15. e- Mom (Fresh Mexican Salsa)16. The Prudent Homemaker ~ Hoegrown Roasted Asparagus17. The Prudent Homemaker ~ Hoegrown Roasted Asparagus18. Reflections from a Mother’s Soul (chicken quesadillas)19. Life with a Dairy Free Toddler (” Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti)20. Sharing & Creating21. Dina @ Known By Name22. Moms’ Magic (Allergy- friendly Chocolate!)23. Hemmed In (Vanilla Sugar)24. Alison @ Hospitality Haven (German Dessert)

Food on Fridays with AnnI’m curious about your online habits when it comes to searching for new recipes. Do you have a favorite food website? Do you visit one or two places for consistently great recipes?Rather that visiting one particular site, I often type key words (like “egg casserole”) or even just key ingredients (like “dry mustard, bread cubes, eggs”) into a search engine and explore the sites that it brings up, even if they’re obscure.Would you let me know your recipe-searching habits in the comments? Perhaps I can turn it into an interesting post next week!


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    1. I have so many food blogs in my blogroll/reader that I follow and I just can’t keep up! i almost always get new recipes from that source. I do google for a recipe if I have it in my head to make something specific, but I rarely find exactly what I’m looking for.

      But when it gets right down to it.. I look in my kitchen for inspiration and recipes!

      ~Aubree Cherie

    2. If there is something specific I want to make and I can’t find a recipe in one of the cookbooks I have at home, I will search for it by name on Google. As a food writer much of what I do involves inventing my own recipes – but making a recipe someone else has developed can be a lot of fun and is very relaxing as there is none of the worry about making sure the recipe is perfect – someone else has already done that for me. When I’m looking for other people’s recipes to cook I head for my favourite cookbooks or the huge collection of recipes I have saved when reading blogs or clipped out of magazines to try ‘someday’!

    3. Hi Ann, I look in my cook book a lot, because there’s only a few things that I would like to mirror from another recipe. Yep, it’s mostly in my head from traditional recipes.

    4. I would like to think that my blog/website, Recipes for Moms ( is a resource for some people. I even use it myself to go back and find recipes that my family liked. As far as search the internet, I usually just Google something generic like “pork recipes” but I do like to see if it comes up with another blog instead of a massive recipe site.

    5. Hi Ann, Melodie sent me your way! Thank you so much for having a food on fridays blog carnival and for sharing your space with us! I made an error and posted two links–please remove the first one as the title to the post is wrong. Thanks again and would love a visit from you at my spot!

    6. I also just use a search engine to find a recipe. I’ve found so many lovely sites that way!

    7. Hi Anne,

      Thanks for hosting again today. When it comes to searching for recipes, I usually do a general search in Google. I usually come up with 2-3 that look pretty good, and then pick one (or modify/meld them).

      One of my fav. cooking sites is Pioneer Woman. Wow, the giveaways! Great photography too.

      I signed up for regular emails from Epicurious… always something yummy to drool over.

      ~e-Mom @ Susannah’s {Kitchen} Aprons

    8. I browse through the menu plans on Monday over at first and then check or my blog to see if there are recipes that will fit in with what’s on sale that week.

    9. I think most of the times, its from all the hundreds of bookmarks i have around and new recipes i see while browsing ,all the blogs i follow:-)))

      AM super excited with the first eevr giveaway am having and here’s the link:-))

    10. I like to turn to my Grandmother’s and Great-Grandmother’s cookbooks. I have an embarrassing wealth of great resources they left for me – and the great info therein is worth it’s weight in gold.

      I *do* however tend to compare those results to whatever I might Google, find on Cooks Illustrated, Epicurious, or the like.

    11. I love, and I also really like the recipes in Real Simple magazine. :)

    12. If I don’t have a recipe in my cookbooks or already bookmarked on Delicious, I usually start with I will read through a few recipes and the comments. I will pick one if it looks really good, or sometimes I’ll take ideas from several recipes and combine them to make my own unique recipe. I tend to be a little of this little of that type of cook instead of strict measuring. I have found several great recipes on there that have become a part of my repertoire.


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