Wowzer! Here we come to the end of another month (I should
go back and count how many times I have said that), which means it is time to
wrap up and review another Website of the Month. This month I featured AllRecipes. All Recipes is probably one of the most popular recipe sites out
there. There isn’t a person I know that doesn’t know about this site and doesn’t
use it. It really is a top recipe resource for many.
I would say about 90-95% of all recipes have accompanying
photos, many with multiple photos. However, these photos are added by users who
are not professionals and therefore the quality of photo lacks greatly.
needs such as fat, sodium, calories, etc.
Yes and No
However, the recipes found on All Recipes are all submitted by the site users, so
some of the recipes may have information missing.
all of the recipes are from users (users just like you and me), I’d say all most
all of the ingredients are very easy to find and budget friendly.
and has tons of recipes.
while the basic menu planning feature is free, to really use it to its full capacity
you have to pay for a membership. What I did gather and see is that the menu
plan feature offers the ability to drag and drop recipes that are saved to your
recipe box to your meal plan by day. You can add unlimited recipes per day and
the menu plan feature will give you the nutritional data for the day based on
consuming one serving of each recipe posted on that day. They also have a
feature with menus already created with preselected recipes, for holidays,
budget friendly, under a certain number of calories per day, gluten free, etc.
These specialty menus, the ability to save your menus, and print off a grocery
list are all available with the purchase of a membership which is $17.50 per
tricky, because you never know the quality of the recipe you get. But almost
every recipe I have found on this site and used has been good if not better with
a few modifications. Be sure and read the user reviews, found on each recipe,
for a better idea of the results of the recipes.
and $17.50 per year to use the menu planning feature.
planning services are very elaborate. And the site offers a phone app, which
allows you to search by recipes by clicking first on the dish you want, then
the ingredients, and then the method you wish to prepare. You can also search
by ingredient or recipe title and click to filter by any dietary restrictions
you have. The actual website also has a magnitude of cooking tips, how-to and
informational articles, as well as helpful videos.