Even though December has been a busy month I was still able to feature a Website of the Month. For this month it was Ziplist. Since Ziplist has become quite the popular app/resource for many bloggers these days I knew I had to check it out!
Check out my review of Ziplist and the recipes I made below:
almost every recipe has a photo! However, the quality of the photos does vary due to the fact that recipes come from popular websites such as Food Network and Martha Stewart to bloggers. The recipes without photos are usually user submitted.
Prep Time, Cooking Time, and Number of Servings listed: Yes, on almost all recipes
Nutritional Information provided: No
Clear, easy to follow directions and ease of preparation:
While you see the full ingredient list of recipes on Ziplist, you have to click over to the source of the recipe to get full directions. With almost all of the recipes on Ziplist from popular recipe websites and bloggers I would say most of the directions should be easy to follow with ease of preparation varying.
Easily available ingredients and budget friendly: Yes and No
The recipes on Ziplist range from all abilities and capabilities, as well as dietary restraints and course, so the ingredients do vary.
Variety of recipes: All types of recipes!
This site is huge and has over 800,000 recipes. Great resource if you are looking for any type of recipe.
Meal Planning Feature: Yes!
The concept of Ziplist is to be able to “save” your favorite recipes to your recipe box from any site or blog that uses Ziplist plug in’s on their site. You can then go in and schedule your saved meals to a weekly meal plan, specifically assigning meals to a specific day. You can print a grocery list with your recipe ingredients and add additional ingredients as needed; see what is on sale at grocery stores in your area, and add your own recipe.
Source of recipes: The recipes on Ziplist are from talented bloggers; including Taste and Tell, Mel’s Kitchen Café, and Recipe Girl; just to name a few. As well as popular big name recipe websites such as Food Network, Martha Stewart, and Food.com.
Special feature: I am fairly new to using Ziplist but with so many of my favorite bloggers using this feature, I knew I had to check it out. I love that this is a free website with a meal planning feature that allows you to plan multiple meals weeks in advance. I also love that I can search so many of my favorite food websites and blogs to find different recipes in one central location. And it is pretty neat that if I am reading my favorite blog I can ‘save’ a recipe to my Ziplist recipe box directly while reading the blog.
In case you missed is, this is what I made:
Disclosure: Again I am not being paid to do these reviews, I just frequent
these sites a lot and wanted to feature some recipes I get from these sites and
sort of compare the different features these websites have to offer.