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September 2000 Issue
by Ronda L. Halpin
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With a name that's sure to inspire a few smiles along the way, is a web site that offers more than a laugh. With over 5,000 recipes in its online database and the ability to maintain your own cookbook, its a resource for food lovers (and, yes, geeks) everywhere.

In addition to a great selection of recipes that have been submitted by food geeks the world over, a clean list of resources ranging from conversion charts to household tips is also available. But, when it comes down to it, the main draw of are the recipes. With a new recipe theme focus every month, visitors are offered special recipes and menus to enjoy that use seasonal ingredients, celebrate special occasions or suggest special techniques or equipment that are associated with a certain season.

With everything from breakfast to dessert covered, the choices that face a visitor to could be daunting. However, with a clean interface and thoughtful categorization, the large amounts of information available are organized into a manageable format that's easy to browse or search. When looking at a list of recipes found via browsing or searching, a visitor has the option to organize the results alphabetically or even according to the ratings given to each recipe by other visitors. Most of the recipes are also listed with preparation times given.

For the advanced web surfer, the site also allows for a more advanced search that can limit which categories to search as well as the ability to search for keywords as ingredients or as part of a recipe title. If a visitor knows what he or she is looking for, finding the right recipe can take less than a minute using this simple search capability.

While is not as glitzy as many of the food-related web sites available online, it does offer a clean and simple interface and an extensive database of recipes worth using. The lack of extra graphics and programs makes the site load quickly and a visitor can easily move from one page to another. offers a great resource to those souls weary of web pages that offer little more than eye candy ... it offers practical content.

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Seasoned Cooking Rating (5 = BEST): 4 STARS

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