How Do You Find The Perfect Dinner Recipes? Where Do You Search For Your Food Ideas?

Let’s talk about finding recipes, simple recipes. Have you ever tried searching for dinner recipes online? Well let me be the first to tell you, there are too many recipe websites online. There are recipe websites for products. There are sites for dinner menus. There are sites for food manufacturers. There are sites for individual ingredients. There are even websites for multiple ethnicities. In fact there are so many recipe sites out there that there are actually recipe websites for recipe websites. Huh? Yep, it’s true there are recipe websites that let you search for recipes, let’s say “Beef lo Mein” for easy reference. You go to one of these sites, type in “Beef lo Mein” and you will get recipes from all over the web from different websites for “Beef lo Mein”. It is has a serious neat factor to it. The only real benefit that I can see for using a site like Recipe-Finder.com (Note the hyphenated title if you want to navigate to it) is to get a quick pick for a recipe. These sites are great if you need a recipe fast, especially in a small scale kitchen environment.

Sometimes the reason you navigate to a cooking website is not always for the recipe. Sometimes you navigate there for food ideas, or needed information before you decide to roll up your sleeves, crank the heat up, and throw down your sauté pan.

Here’s an example of what I mean, maybe you are looking for vegan or vegetarian food ideas. Wouldn’t like to know more about dietary concerns before you decide to jump in with both feet and get cooking?

If you search the internet for recipe website lists, it is the same, there are lists of lists. There are actually hundreds of links for recipe websites on some of these lists. How do you find the recipe you are looking for and sites you want to use?

What I realized was this; the bottom line is there is no perfect golden list of recipe websites. I want a list of ingredient rich and information rich websites. Currently, there only recipe website lists of lists, a sea of searchable sites, and recipe websites that search for recipes on other websites. So, as you have probably inferred by now, I have been bookmarking every site that I find is useful. It is small list now, and may change a bit in the future. I have developed my list based on usefulness and content. My advice for you is to do the same.

Get creative with your bookmarking [Shortcut on pc is to hold down ctrl+d], name your bookmark folder your “recipe-box”. Divide your “recipe-box” folder into sub folders named “Asian”, or “nuts”, or “vegetables”. Use your computer to solve your problem. The next time one of your friends is having trouble looking for dinner menu ideas, save them some time and email them your book mark list. You will be their hero.

Why We Need Easy Dinner Recipes For The Family

It seems we are always running. In our family there is, more often than not, too much to do and not enough time to do it. When the parents get home from work, the last thing anyone really wants to do is to spend hours in the kitchen. When we have easy dinner recipes for the family to supplement out cooking ideas, we can realize a savings of time and money.

I don’t know about other families, but in our family, saving time and more is important. The kitchen is one area where having some quick and easy recipes for dinner impacts both the budget and the clock.
There are two ways to look at easy dinner recipes. You can go store bought, or you can go with simple ingredients. Things like “Skillet Sensations” ® certainly may taste good, and they qualify as fast, but in the long run, they aren’t going to be the most economical. When it comes right down to it, they aren’t necessarily any faster than cooking with your own ingredients.

Along with this, when you do it yourself, not only can you have easy dinner recipes for the family, but you can also have easy dinner recipes with the family. In other words, you can do some cooking with kids when you use easy recipes for dinner. We can call our house and with a few simple instructions, my teenage kids can put a scrumptious dinner on the table. That provides an additional benefit, because in cooking with kids, you are cooking for kids. They will cook what they like to eat.

With this in mind, we put together our cooking ideas in advance. We buy what we need for quick and easy recipes that we know the kids will enjoy.

Our other option is that we will put dinner together at breakfast time before we walk out the door. We either do some crock pot cooking, or we put dinner together and put it in the oven and set the oven to start cooking at a certain time. Either way, supper is ready when we walk in the door.

The main thing required for this kind of easy cooking is planning. Know your recipes. Know your schedule. Plan your meals. Healthy easy recipes for cooking with kids is definitely a doable goal. The one thing we dislike in regard to supper is having to walk through the door at five pm and then wonder what to cook for dinner. The more you plan in advance, the more time and money you save on a day to day basis.

Why do we need easy dinner recipes for the family? To save time. To save money. To have time with our children and our family. I’m good with all of that!

Easy Dinner Recipes to Give Your Family the Meals They Deserve

Easy dinner recipes really are lifesavers! If you are anything like me, after a tough day at work you do not have the energy or the inclination to make something creative. Until about a year ago I had got sick and tired of having to think of something original and exciting for my family to eat. Because I have zero time to think about ingredients, shopping and variety of dishes I became stuck in a rut of making the same few meals week after week.

My family was bored long ago with my cooking and I as much as I hated disappointing them with the same food over and again, I was always too exhausted to do something different. In the end we used to eat out up to 2 times a week spending hundreds of dollars a year on visiting restaurants. Although my family got something they actually enjoyed eating this was costing us way too much. Something had to be done.

Then a lightbulb moment came! A friend of mine had recently bought a book of copycat recipes which solved her what-to-cook? dilemmas. This book contained tens of recipes for the food her family loved to eat in their favourite restaurants.

My family loves the Olive Garden ® and when I tried a couple of the Olive Garden ® recipes out my kids went crazy for them and I was convinced this was the way forward.

Copycat recipes really are easy dinner recipes! Copycat recipes are basically reverse engineered recipes of the dishes you love to eat out. By following these recipes you not only learn how to cook restaurant quality food but you get to recreate some of the nation’s favourite dishes! Think how much your family will love the meals you give them when they are basically the very same dishes they love to eat when they go out. Your easy dinner recipes will mean they have a “treat” meal any night of the week you want.

I now rely on these easy dinner recipes to give my family the food they love and to save hundreds of dollars a year. Read onto the next page to discover how easy dinner recipes can help you give your family the meals they deserve.