COOKING WEBSITE OF THE DAY

AUGUST 21, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - POPCORN CENTRAL - Popcorn recipes, crafts, party ideas...need I say more?  Oh yeah!  All these goodies and humorously written articles!  Definately a blog I will follow!  I know you'll enjoy it too!  Check out the article about book clubs!!! The url for this fun site is:  http://blog.popcorn.org/?page_id

AUGUST 20, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - NOTHING-IN-THE-HOUSE - RUN TO this site today!  You must read the article about the  Food LongHouse Scholars Program, a food media internship in Rensselaerville, NY....the whole article!!!  The photography and the recipes are incredible!  This is a blog about pies, both sweet and savory.  There are even songs about pies!!! For Elvis Presley fans there is even a recipe for Elvis' Pecan Pie! This website is a real winner!!!  Their main url is:   http://www.nothinginthehouse.com/

AUGUST 19, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - CAJUN DELIGHTS - This blog is for you hotties!!!  The recipes look and sound awesome!!!  This is a good, straightforward recipe blog.  No frills, no giveaways, just good recipes.  Their url:  http://cajundelights.blogspot.com/

AUGUST 18, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - ALL MONGOLIAN RECIPES - I went looking for something exotic for today's pick.  I never knew Mongolian Beef wasn't a Mongolian food.  That and having had a friend with a Mongolian Hot Pot in my younger days, was all I knew about Mongolia.  Today was definately a learning experience for me.  I had trouble finding a blog or website with authentic Mongolian recipes.  This one was a real find!  Learn about Mongolian food and try some of the recipes from this site.  I really want to try their recipe for Buuz, steamed pockets.  Their main url is:  http://www.mongolfood.info/en/

AUGUST 17, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - STEAMY KITCHEN - Despite being very commercial, this website offers many pluses such as great recipes and LOTS of giveaways!!!  I spent at least 15 minutes entering giveaways here. Jaden Hair, author of   The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook and the Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites, has included a link to her blog, and many video tutorials to this site.  I have a confession to make...because of her giveaways, I bookmarked this site!  Check out Jaden's recipe for Roast Beef with Miso Jus.  The main url is:  http://www.steamykitchen.com

AUGUST 16, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - STEFFEN'S DINNERS - RECIPES AND PHOTOS - A beautifully photographed website with many delicious sounding recipes.  The recipes lean towards the German cuisine.  An excellent website to visit today!  Check out Steffen's recipe for Marinated Tri-Roast in Caramelized Onion Sauce.  Tri-Tip Roasts are my favorite roasts!  Also check out Steffen's section about his favorite cookbooks!!!  The main url for this wonderful site is:  http://www.steffensdinners.com/

AUGUST 15. 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - GLORIOUS TREATS - Another RUN TO, don't walk to site!!!  Recipes, crafts, party ideas, it's all here at this beautifully put together website!  Check out the recipe for their Purple Ombre Mini Cakes!  I can't wait to try that recipe.  Cudos to Glory, the designer of this website!  Their main url is:  http://www.glorioustreats.com/

AUGUST 14, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - JOE PASTRY - History, science, techniques and recipes.  This reads like the definitive pastry blog of  all time!  The photos for the techniques are great and the recipes follow at the end of the techniques. This truly is a gem of a website and for all you bakers out there, it should not be missed!  The main url is:  http://www.joepastry.com/

AUGUST 13, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - GULLAH GULLAH CUISINE - This is more an article than a website or blog, but check it out!!!!  Recipes, videos, Gullah culture and history; there is so much to read, learn and drool over at this site.  It's another RUN don't walk site to checkout!  This is another RUN TO site!!!  Their url is:  http://habee.hubpages.com/hub/The-Cuisine-of-the-Gullah-Creoles

AUGUST 12, 20013 PICK OF THE DAY - FINE COOKING - There is a wealth of information on this recipe website.  There are how-tos, recipes, menus and tools for creating your own recipes and menus.  What more could we ask for?  Check it out!!!  Their url is:  http://www.finecooking.com

AUGUST 11, 2013 PICK  OF THE DAY - SOMETHING SWANKY DESERTS AND DESIGNS - Decadently delicious receipes.  This site has some pretty amazing recipes.  I am not a dip lover.  But I copied down two of the decandent dip recipes from this website.  Lots of treats to explore!  The design part of the blog has tutorials for designing your own blogs.  Very nicely done blog.  Their main url is:  http://www.somethingswanky.com/

AUGUST 10, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - GIMME SOME OVEN - Giveaways, recipes and a simple well written blog.  I like the fact that as soon as I landed on their site, I was at their home page and it had a tutorial for making a lattice-work pie crust.  This site is a must for foodies of all levels.  Their url is:  http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/

AUGUST 9, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - OH NUTS!  SWEET AND CRUNCHY BLOG - RUN, do not walk, to this website.  The candy recipes look heavenly and I want to try each one of them!!!  The blog is attached to the OhNuts! retail store website.  Their prices don't look bad and the variety of products is great!  Their products are certified kosher.  The url for the blog and recipes is:  http://www.ohnuts.com/blog/category/recipe/

AUGUST 8, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - BROOKLYN SUPPER - I married a Brooklyn boy, what more can I say?  I had to vote for this beautifully written, warm, tender blog.  The recipes tend toward vegetarian, but even a veggie hater like me found many interesting recipes for veggies here!  This blog is highly recommended for all.  The main url is:  http://www.brooklynsupper.net/

AUGUST 7, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - DEWEY'S BLOG - In Dewey's own words:  The recipes on this site are a mixture of old and new, healthy and not so much."  This is a warm, friendly site with an emphasis on country cooking, US-style.  It is beautifully done and is a tribute site to his family recipes.  I highly recommend checking out the recipe for Fried Twinkies!  The main url for this delicious blog is:  http://www.deweysblog.com/

AUGUST 6, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - MY COLUMBIAN RECIPES - The recipes sound incredible!  There are so many I want to try from this website!  What impressed me most was Erica's section on INGREDIENTS.  She tells how to make your own substitutions of not readableily available ingredients.  This is a mark of a truly useful, great cooking website.  The main url is:  http://www.mycolombianrecipes.com/

AUGUST 5, 2013 PICK, OF THE DAY - QUIRKY COOKERY - Now this is my kind of food blog!  Creative and fun recipes.  WOW gamers there is even a deathwing recipe for us!  I love WOW inspired recipes!  There are great ideas for kids of all ages...even me!  Enjoy this site.  Their main url is:  http://www.quirkycookery.com/

AUGUST 4, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - FANTASTIC FOOD BLOG - This is a teen cooking blog that is a definite must visit for adults too.  I learned about a fruit that is new to me there today, Dragonfruit.  I also found some very interesting recipes.  I am VERY impressed with this website and I think you will be too.  Make sure to bookmark it for your teen cooks as well as for yourself.  The main url is:  http://teen-recipes.com/4.html

AUGUST 3, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - JUNE MEYER'S AUTHENTIC HUNGARIAN RECIPES - This is a nice collection of Hungarian recipes with antedotes.  The url for the recipes is:  http://homepage.interaccess.com/~june4/recipes.html

AUGUST 2, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - WORD OF MOUTH BLOG - Very detailed recipe instructions and beautiful photography!  Definately a site  to see!!!   I was won over by te recipe for Perfect Summer Rolls, the Vietnamese version of Spring Rolls.  I put the recipe in our FORUMS under ETHNIC under ASIAN, but for a more detailed version, check out their website!  The main url is:  http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth
AUGUST 1, 2013 PICK OF TH DAY - COOKING WITH FRIENDS - I think their home page quote says it all!!!  Do not miss this website!!! http://www.cookingwithfriendsclub.com/index.php?

JULY 31, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - HAMBURGER-RECIPES.COM - Great site all abou the art of making delicious hamburgers.  Perfect for summertime eating!  Look for the recipe for Carpetbaggers Hamburgers while you read the book, The Carpetbaggers.  The main url is:  http://www.hamburger-recipes.com/

JULY 30, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - BUDGET 101.COM  - Incredible website.  What drew me was their collection of home made condiments.  There are recipes for everything from mayo to mustard.  There are also money-saving rcipes and articles on how to garden, how to make your own mixes and on how to save money in general.  I strongly suggest visiting this website!!!  Their url is:  http://www.budget101.com

JULY 29, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY BUTTER BAKING - No, this is not Paul Deene's blog, but it has mouth-watering recipes.  I think that the recipe for Little Blueberry Tarts are the perfect summer treats!   This is an Austrailian website and has an excellent conversion section to convert recipes from Europeon to American.  Their main url is:   http://www.butterbaking.com

JULY 28 2013 PICK OF THE DAY CREATIVE CULINARY - My mouth is drooling over the recipe for the Omni Hotel's Short Rib Sandwich and two other recipes I found here today.  Besides, how can you go wrong at a website that has a tab entitled "Friday Cocktails?" I'm not a drinker but it out!  LOL This is a Go-To website!!!  Their main url is:   http://www.creative-culinary.com/

JULY 27, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - THE SPINNING PLATE - Wonderful recipes, but more importantly a  and honestly written blog.  Unfortunately, the blog is closed, but there are a lot of recipes to enjoy.  Get them while they are still around.  I especially liked the recipe for "Mom's Favorite Clams." Their mail url is:   http://thespinningplate.com/  I'm sorry they closed down.

JULY 26, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - MODERN MRS. CLEAVER - Warm, welcoming website with a homey feel to it is what makes today'e pick a real winner!  Great layout, great recipes and great giveaways!!!  Check out her "Pitch Hitter" section!!!  The main url is:   http://modernmrscleaver.com/home/

JULY 25, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - STRANGERS & PILGRAMS ON EARTH - Inspirational!  Gorgeous!  Blew me away!  This blog is the most beautifully designed blog I've come across to date!  The recipes are varied, food, medicine and beauty product recipes.  Biblical quotes.  I bookmarked it!  The url for their recipe box is:   http://strangersandpilgrimsonearth.blogspot.com/search/label/Recipe%20Box

JULY 24, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - LOVE + CUPCAKES - Great blog with great photography (I'm soooo jealous!), great recipes and great varieity of posts.  One negative, I couldn't find out the name of the blogger.  I wanted to know her name as she seems so sweet.  I wanted to adopt her!  LOL  Anyhow, their main url is:   http://loveandcupcakesblog.com/  BTW, this is where I found the recipe for S'Mores Ice Cream Sandwiches which I posted under FORUMS--->RECIPES TO GO WITH OUR CALENDAR.

JULY 23, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - KIM KUSHNER CUISINE - Some different delicious sounding Kosher recipes here!  The site is beautifully written and the photos are great!  This is definately a site I will return to often!  If you are into bread making, you must check out her challah recipes!  Their main url is:   http://kimkushner.com/blog/#sthash.V8hEEj9g.hnzt8J5y.dpbs

JULY 22, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - WEELICIOUS - No one recipe caught my eye.  The organization, topic, and everything about this website caught my eye.  The recipes sound awesome and I am jealous that I'm not a kid growing up....but you know me...I will definately want to make many of these recipes---kid or not!  This is the most FAMILY FRIENDLY cooking website I've seen so far.  I am impressed and think you will be too!  Their url:   http://weelicious.com/all-recipes/

JULY 21, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - BAKER BETTIE - Great blog, great recipes, great website!!!  Don't miss anything on this site..it's all great.  The main url:   http://bakerbettie.com

JULY 20, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - SODAPIC.COM - This is not the type of site I normally would recommend as it's not bloggy.  But you MUST visit this site for their Kitchen Cheat Sheet Guides!!!  Then, for fun, explore this wonderful website.  The url for their guides is  http://sodapic.com/22-kitchen-cheat-sheet-guide-basic-cooking-techniques/

JULY 19, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - LICK THE BOWL GOOD- Chocolate and Peanut Butter Moouse Pie and lots of other goodies with photos and well written posts.  The think this site deserves to be a winner today, Don't you?  You must visit the website even just to check out the cutest title banner ever!  The main url is:   http://lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com/

JULY 18, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - TASTY KITCHEN - How does Buttermilk Cinnamon Bread fresh from the oven sound to you this morning?  I love cinnamon and can just taste this bread!  Is this the reason I picked this website today?  No.  It is because you can find some of the best sounding fish recipes on the web!  Kudos ladies!!!  The other reason I picked this website is for their unique communication feature, being able to Instant Message other members.  Great idea, ladies!!!  I am impressed!  The url for this wonderful website is:  http://tastykitchen.com/ 

JULY 17, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - NOSH ON IT - Don't miss this great website.  The tips are incredible and they were what really caught my eye as I'm always interested in learning new tricks.  However, Their  url:   http://noshon.it/

JULY 16, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - COOKIES & CUPS - Want to gain weight and enjoy every moment of it?  This site is definately for you!  Sweets, sweets, sweets...I'm in heaven!!!  This is a very cute, nice website with great recipes.  The Homemade Payday Bars recipe caught my eye.  Their url is:   http://cookiesandcups.com/about-me/

JULY 15, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - MAN TESTED RECIPES - NOT FOR MEN ONLY!!!  This is the most fabulous of fabulous websites!  Kudos to the owner!  There are so many recipes, how-tos and other features for cooks of all levels and recipes are marked for level of difficulty.  But what blew me away was their feature on meeting other cooks in your area to team up with!  GREAT idea!!!  Being that I must still be in a Greek mood, the recipe for Grilled Greek Lamb Chops caught my attention.  Wonder if  hubby will make them for me?  Hmmm...anyhow their url is:   http://mantestedrecipes.com/recipes/recipe-search.aspx

JULY 14, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - NPR - NO MORE FAKELORE:  REVEALING THE REAL PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CUISINE - For a great article with great comments, I suggest going to this National Public Radio Blog.  URL:   http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/05/02/180586518/no-more-fakelore-revealing-the-real-pennsylvania-dutch-cuisine

JULY 13, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - SLOW LIKE HONEY - Wonderful recipe for a Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cake.  It's my favorite flavor combination!  There are many other wonderful sounding goodies with gorgeous photos to go along with them.  This is a very easy to read blog and I'm glad I found it!  For the recipe and home page for Slow Like Honey go to  http://slowlikehoney.net/ and make this cake to celebrate Ice Cream month which is July.  Enjoy the coolness of the ice cream!

JULY 12, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - SHE SIMMERS - THAI HOME COOKING - Explore the food of Thailand at this remarkable website that will make your mouth water.  I think this may be one of my new "hangouts!" Try the recipe for Tres Leche Cake with Thai Tea.  The main url is:   http://shesimmers.com/

JULY 11, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - GREAT CHICAGO ITALIAN RECIPES - There are tons of great recipes at this website, including Baked Mussels appetizers.  You can also find an Italian Food Glossary, coupons and contests here:   http://www.great-chicago-italian-recipes.com/

JULY 10, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - A SHIKSA IN THE KITCHEN and THE HISTORY KITCHEN - These are two different websites but they are connected.  First I found A Shiksa In The Kitchen (who could you miss with a website title like that?) and there was a tab for The History Kitchen there.  Being a foodie, I am naturally drawn to the history of food.  What a great site!  It was here I found a recipe for one of my summertime favorites, Funnel Cakes.  They are very easy to make.  I made them only once, where I don't know.  And that time I made them from a mix I bought in Ohio's Amish Community.  Go to :   http://thehistorykitchen.com/ for The History Kitchen and go to:    http://theshiksa.com/

JULY 9, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - CAN YOU STAY FOR DINNER - How do Petite Lasagnas sound to you?  Well they sounded good to me!  But when I saw the picture of them I was sold on this website.  The collection of recipes is very good at this website and there is a lot to keep someone like me busy reading and copying recipes to try!  The url is: http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/  

JULY 8, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - CREAM PUFFS IN VENICE- Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous step-by-step recipes.  The first word I saw when I visited this site were "Gnocchi.   Words unnecessary." Gnocchi is my favorite Italian food!  In fact, I had some for dinner this evening!...No kidding!  Then I found Ivonne's recipe for Coconut Cream Cake...a heavenly website!  The Home Page url is:  http://creampuffsinvenice.ca/

JULY 7, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - RASA MALAYSIA EASY ASIAN RECIPES - A treasure chest of wonderful sounding Asian cuisine recipes.  You will also find giveaways and Bee also leads cuisine tours of Penang!  Gorgeous photos, easy to follow recipes.  See Bee's recipe for Sugar Cane Shrimp under our Asian Cooking and Baking forum.  Click here to get to Rasa Malaysia Easy Asian Recipes!  Don't miss it! 

JULY 6, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - EVIL SHENANAGANS - Very interesting recipes can be found at Evil Shenanagans.  You can also find giveaways!  The recipe for Chocolate Chip Cardamon Oat Brownies peaked my interest!  The main url is:   http://www.evilshenanigans.com/  

JULY 5, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - QUICK DISH - There is a great article on How to Throw A Beach Picnic at this wonderful website.

JULY 4, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - RECIPE GIRL - Most foodies who have been around food blogs for a while are sure to be familiar with the Recipe Girl, her blog and her cookbooks.  Howevver, I chose this website for it's 100 Red, White and Blue Recipes post that you can find at  http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/05/27/100-red-white-and-blue-recipes/

JULY 3, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - HALF BAKED - THE CAKE BLOG - These recipes sound soooo goooood!  I have to try making the Creamsicle Cupcakes!  Doesn't that sound like a great!

JULY 2, 2013 PICK OF THE  DAY - MR. FOOD - I love Mr. Food.  He is humorous, his recipes are simple and delicious.  I miss seeing him on TV!  There are so many recipes and free...yes, I said, FREE ebooks at this site.  Here is the link for the ebooks!   http://www.mrfood.com/index.php/hct/Free-Mr-Food-Holiday-eCookbooks

JULY 1, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - EAT GREEK - A very impressive well-thought out blog about Greek food.  The photographs are incredible!  I have to try the  Kotopitakia (Chicken Pie Rolls)!  This is a very easy recipe that sounds delicious!  The measurements are Europeon.  Check this website out at   http://eatgreek.net/ .

JUNE 30, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - ZIPLIST - I thought I would add a recipe box to this website, then I came across Ziplist.com which allows you to download a button to your bookmark tool bar to copy recipes from all websites.  It also allows you to plan menus, create shopping lists and other checklist.  Go to http://www.ziplist.com and read all about it.  The first recipe I copies was for an American Flag Cake from one of my all-time favorite recipe sites, http://www.allrecipes.com. 

JUNE 29, 2013 PICK OF THE DAY - CLOSET COOKING - Great recipes for closet-sized kitchens.  Kevin Lynch is the creator of this website located at  http://www.closetcooking.com/ .  You will find easy, healthy recipes here.  I can't wait to try his Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries...now that sounds like my kind of vegetable!!!  Besides recipes, Kevin's website includes a recipe box to keep your favorite recipes together.  There is also a email list that you can subscribe to.