Where to Find Recipes Online

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 Thorisson

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

David Lebovitz

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

Bon Appétit

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

Smitten Kitchen

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. 

Half Baked Harvest

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.

Pinch of Yum

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

Simple Luxurious Life

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.

Love and Lemons

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

Chocolate and Zucchini

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!

Cookie and Kate

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

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. 

Budget Bytes

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

NYT Recipes

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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  1. I love your blog. I follow you on Instagram also. My granddaughters and I were planning a trip to Paris this summer, but our plans are on hold until 2021. I bought the masks from Everlane and I love the fit and colors. Keep posting the beautiful and interesting content. Have a great weekend.

    • Hi Betty,

      Thank you so much! I am sorry to hear your plans are on hold for Paris. Next Summer will be lovely and Paris will be well worth the wait.

      The Everlane masks are great, I am so happy you love them too!

      Stay safe and be well,

  2. This is so great! Several of these I know and love and several more are new to me. Excited to try them out. I also use and love:

    • Skinny Taste – for when I feel the need to eat a bit lighter
    • Joy the Baker – creative takes on all sorts of things
    • Lemon Stripes (although not a recipe blogger, I’ve probably made about 1/2 dozen of her recipes and they are always spot on and have made their way into my regular rotation.)
    • Thank you, Kristen! I can’t wait to check these out. I know I am always looking for a new recipe and resource.

      I hope you have a great weekend and happy baking!