I am constantly looking for new inspiration and recipes to cook at home. As the season’s change in Chicago, I am looking forward to growing a little in the garden and using it in my recipes for Summer. I put together a list of Where to Find Recipes online because there are days I am completely stumped on what to cook. This List is from the help of YOU! Thank you and I know this will help the whole community find new recipes to cook. I have my fair share of repeats but it is always fun to do something different. I will say, I have enjoyed cooking a lot these days and some meals compete with restaurants but I know exactly the amount of oil/butter/salt that is going into my food which makes me a lot more conscious about what I am eating.
Do you have a favorite online resource for recipes that isn’t on the list?
Mimi has an amazing database of recipes that are categorized by type of food. Just scroll down through and you will be delighted at the assortment of recipes. The photos are beautiful too! I was given one of her cookbooks as a gift a few years ago. It is so fun to flip through for inspiration for recipes and what to cook next.
Zucchini and Abergine Tart from Mimi Thorisson
I have met David through friends in Paris a few times. I was a fan of his blog but his adaptation during quarantine really sold me. David was on Facebook Live every single day making a cocktail from his book Drinking French (which I bought), he released his book right before the pandemic and he was able to pivot. I love his recipes and he is always sharing something new and inspiring me to cook.
David Lebovitz Citrus Risotto Recipe
You will never be at a loss for what to cook for dinner with the resource of Bon Appétit. Search for chicken, pasta, easy recipes, and more. I believe I am on their email list and I get inspiration sent to my inbox.
Bon Appétit Best Quiche Lorraine Recipe
Start with this Any Kind of Fruit Galette and go from there. I found 19 recipes for eggplant! Who knew? There are cookbooks to dig through too if you like to hold something in your hand. Search the whole list of recipes here.
I will admit, I hadn’t heard about Half Baked Harvest before 2020. This was the most mentioned recipe destination from readers. I am so happy I found her thanks to you! This Swirled Blueberry Lemon Thyme Cake looks incredible for breakfast.
I love that Pinch of Yum not only shares recipes but tips for bloggers. This is a really great resource. I heard about Pinch of Yum from friends at a dinner party when they heard I was a blogger. Pinch of Yum used to share how much money they made monthly/yearly blogging. Try this Couscous Summer Salad Recipe
I first learned about Shannon several years ago since we are both Francophiles. She shared about the blog very early on about blogs to follow and I found her beautiful blog. She has a great resource of French-inspired recipes including this one for eggs and soldiers.
You can purchase Shannon’s book here.
I first started following Jeanine on Instagram a few years ago. She lives in Chicago and I am sure our paths have crossed sometime in Lincoln Park but we have never met. I love all of her fun healthy recipes that always inspire me when I see her photos pop up on my Instagram feed. You can search her recipes here and she has not one but two cookbooks! Learn How to Cook Asparagus Here
I first discovered Saveur Magazine in the checkout line at Whole Foods. They had a whole French issue and I had to buy it. It is still on my bookshelf somewhere. The site isn’t the easiest to navigate, click on the left for the search button, and type in what you are looking for. I found Best French Food Recipes quickly and a whole bunch of others. If you are up for the challenge, try these Pain Au Chocolat.
Image via Todd Coleman for Saveur Magazine
Clotilde cooks from her Paris kitchen and writes as she is your Parisian penpal. I first connected with Clotilde when she launched her Tasting Paris cookbook. I was given an advanced copy to cook from and explore. I loved it and I hope you do too!
I couldn’t write a post on where to find recipes online without including Cookie and Kate. I found this site while looking for a granola recipe. This is the recipe I use weekly! When I passed on the recipe, friends mentioned they have been fans of the site for a while. It is new to me and I hope you find something you cook weekly from it too.
What’s Gaby Cooking has a huge following on Instagram. This is how I first found out about her and now she has a new cookbook. I haven’t made any of her recipes but they look incredible including this Watermelon, Kale, and Feta Salad for Summer.
Delicious recipes designed for small budgets. This website breaks down the cost of recipes. For someone on a budget, this is amazing!
Spinach Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche
I use the New York Times Recipes probably the most out of anything. It has been a great resource for recipes and cooking inspiration. Last year, I made the investment to pay for an online subscription for both the newspaper and a few additional dollars for the recipes. I use it so much and feel it is worth it.
Julia Gartland for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Michelle Gatton.
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