9.24.2009

Tasty Kitchen


Tasty Kitchen is a brilliant site created by Ree Drummond, aka Pioneer Woman. Tasty Recipes from Real Kitchens. You can keep a recipe box of your own and/or other people's favourites in your profile. Recipes can be searches by category, ingredient or by name. There's also a chat wire, user feedback, a rating system, plus member profiles and links to their blogs. And it's free. There's photos of lots of delicious food. Think Ravelry for recipes. It's brilliant and wonderful. It's inspiring. Go check it out, you won't be sorry ~ you'll thank me ~ so will the people you cook for.

I've been spending a lot of time there. The recipes are printable. Categories and tags help you search for any recipe you could possibly want like chicken, chocolate, glutton-free, desserts, main courses, soups, salads, sides, canning. The list goes on and on and the data base is being updated constantly.

Every so often I find I've fallen into a culinary rut. Tasty Kitchen is a great resource to get me out of that. It's fun, it's free and maybe just a bit addictive.

Autumn sees the gourmand wanna be in me take a firm hold, happens every year. I spend more time in the kitchen cooking and baking. Like most people we barbecue less and eat heartier foods during cold weather. I've been checking out slow cooker recipes on TK, love those. Coming home after a long day at work in the fall or winter to a house that smells wonderful feels like walking into a favourite restaurant where I don't need to be the one doing the cooking. I'll often set the table for supper before I go to work so it's ready for us to just sit and dine at the end of the day. Tasty Kitchen is expanding our eating pleasures one recipe at a time.


It's been comfort type knitting on the couch while checking out the new season of tv for me. I'm not a tv watcher most of the year, but I'm hopeful of something I'll enjoy at the beginning of the new season that will hook me. Rowan Felted Tweed as Celeste's beautiful Wandering the Moor shawl is on my needles right now. On Rav you can find it here. I can hardly wait to get to the lace border. This pattern is going to be my Christmas knit gift of choice this year. Ssh, don't tell.



Be good and scoot yourself over to Tasty Kitchen!
Best,
Renee

11 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I'm jumping over right now and joining up. What is your member name so I can friend you?

emileeknits said...

That shawl will be so warm and toasty!

CelticCastOn said...

yummmm slow cooker recipes, I really need to get over there and find something new, I get sick of eating the same thing over and over.
Love that felted tweed, I have some in my stash for a sweater and I can't wait to use it.

Joansie said...

I love, love, love the shawl. I can see why you are anxious to get to the lace portion. I've added it to my list of "to do" projects.

Celestial said...

Oh I can't wait to see the shawl! That is my favorite color of Felted Tweed so I know I wont be able to not love your finished product!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

One of the first blogs I found years ago was the Pioneer Woman - and her chocolate sheet cake recipe. It looked fabulous and I printed the recipe, but somehow never got around to making it :( Thanks for reminding me of her site!

I *love* Rowan Felted tweed and have several wraps that I've knit with that yarn - it comes in such beautiful natural colors - it's a perfect choice for that shawl!

t does wool said...

Renee I have a feeling your shawl will be perfect.

Journeying Five said...

how in the world does ree/pioneer woman do it? sometimes i feel like i will never catch up! what am i doing wrong?

amanda said...

Oh how I love the Pioneer Woman site! Everything is just so 'vivid' over there. Marlborough Man is quite something too! :D

Sarah said...

I'm loving the Tasty Kitchen too. Also the recipes on Ree's site. She has some great ones.

Nicole said...

Oh, I will definitely have to check that out. I have to admit I have been running out of ideas for dinner and would love to try something new! thank you for sharing this with us.
Your shawl looks stunning, as all your knitting and sewing does. Wonderful job!

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