You guys. I think I may be late to the party here, but are you using Yummly? If you like to try new recipes, keep your online recipes organized, or even if you just sometimes realize it’s dinner time and you’ve put off that grocery store trip one day too many, you will LOVE it! It’s a little like Pinterest, but just for recipes, and it has some amazing search functionality and features. Plus, the app is amazing if you want to use it on a phone or tablet!
To use Yummly, you go to the site and start browsing or searching for recipes! It’s not required, but if you create an account (by entering your email address + a password, or through Facebook) you get a nifty visual recipe box where you can easily save recipes by “yumming” them (clicking the orange “Yum” button on each picture).
What I love about the search options is that you can search for recipes with or without specific ingredients (perfect for when you’re starting with a less-than-stocked fridge), or filter by diet or allergy preferences, how much time a recipe takes, and even nutrition facts! (Yummly provides the nutrition facts for each recipe based on the ingredients and quantities in the recipe – pretty cool! Also occasionally alarming.) You can also visit your favorite recipe publisher’s page to see all their recipes in one place – for instance, you might like this one. ;o)
Lots of ways to filter a search for “chicken”.
The picture at the top of the post is a snapshot from the app. You can tap on the tabs at the bottom to quickly view the ingredients and nutrition facts, and the directions tab takes you to the actual post so you can see how the recipe comes together. You can also add ingredients directly to a shopping list in the app. (And if you have leftover Easter ham, that ham, potato, & corn chowder is a great way to use it!)
I like Yummly so much that I added a Yum button to the blog, so with one click you can save a recipe to your Yummly recipe box for future reference. It’s at the bottom of each post, underneath the recipe (you can also share to Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest with the other buttons).
Just click the orange Y to yum a recipe.
You’ll have to let me know if you give it a try! It’s fun just to play around with setting your taste preferences and searching different ways. And it’s especially fun to yum your favorite Bet On Dinner recipes! ;o)0
This is fabulous when you’re making a meal for someone with a gluten or dairy, etc. allergy… Especially if it’s a different dietary need from your family and you’re not as familiar with recipes that fit the perimeters. Thanks for telling me about it!!
Yes! I love those options too!