But before we move on to our new featured website for the month of May, let's wrap up and review the food site, My Recipes.
Here's what My Recipes is all about:
Pictures: Most recipes
Half of the recipes on My Recipes are submitted by community users just like you and me. Most of these user recipes do not have photos. The other half of the recipes on this site are from popular food magazines like Cooking Light, Southern Living and All You. Almost all of these recipes, from the food magazines, have good magazine quality photos to accompany them.
Prep Time, Cooking Time, and Number of Servings listed: Yes and No
Some of the recipes have this information provided but not all. This is a bit frustrating that this information is not consistently provided since this can be a determining factor for many if they make a particular recipe of not.
Nutritional Information provided: Yes and No
Again this is not consistently provided on all recipes.
Clear, easy to follow directions and ease of preparation: Yes and No
Of course the recipes from the food magazines have clear and easy to follow directions but might be a little more labor intensive depending on the recipe. While the user submitted recipes can be less intensive, they may not be written as well as the professional recipes.
Easily available ingredients and budget friendly: yes
I would say overall most of the recipes are pretty budget friendly. But if you are extremely budget conscience they have a whole collection specifically of budget friendly recipes.
Variety of recipes: All types of recipes
This site is huge and has tons of recipes. I mean like thousands. So anything you are looking for.
Meal Planning Feature: Yes
My Recipes has a selection of 'menus' for different occasions with suggested recipes. There is also the capability to add recipes to a menu and save that menu and recipes or print, you can also add additional ingredients to your shopping list (which is broken down by grocery department).
Source of recipes: Recipes are from popular food magazines, such as Cooking Light, Food and Wine, Southern Living, and others as well as submitted by members
You can view all recipes whither you have a My Recipes account or not but cannot add recipes or create a menu without setting up an account. With a membership you can also rate and review recipes, leave comments or personal notes, save and organize your favorite recipes, and create a menu.
Special feature: There is so much to this recipe site, and I have only begun to scratch the surface of everything. One feature I love is that when you register for this site you are asked for your zip code. This is because once you register and submit your zip code the site will show you ingredients for each recipe that are on sale at various stores in your area. This is very helpful to save money and plan your weekly shopping trip. They also have an uber cool feature, where you can type in ingredients in your panty and then the site will pull up recipes that use these ingredients, so no more excuse as to 'what can I make for dinner'!
In case you missed it here are the recipes I made:
Disclosure: I am not compensated for this review. They are just my thoughts and opinions about a site I love and use!