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July 2003 Issue
CooksRecipes.com
by Ronda L. Halpin
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When Hope Pryor started a little recipe website in 1998, she never imagined that it would grow to include over 10,000 recipes from all over the world. This "little" website is truly an example of what makes the World Wide Web great. A simple website with cutesy graphics and an ultra-simple layout has appealed to so many people that it continually is mentioned as one of the top recipe websites on the web. This month, we take a look at what's got people talking.

When you visit the CooksRecipes.com homepage, you are greeted with an ample list of recipe categories, a featured recipe -- complete with photograph and quick description -- and a brief list of some example recipes -- some Patriotic recipes were being offered when this review was done. There's also a recipe search -- which is relatively quick and simple to use -- and a cooking tip which appears to change periodically. There are also quiet a few advertisements, but they are well-integrated into the website and tastefully displayed. Along the top of the page are links to:

  • Charts & Tips,
  • Dictionary,
  • Cook Corner Forum,
  • Links to Visit
  • Corner Market

But, really, what most everyone comes to this website for is the recipes. And what a collection it is! Unlike some recipe websites that focus on one or two special categories, this website is really trying to feed the masses. Here's the category list:

  • Appetizers
  • Bars
  • Beef Entrees
  • Beverages
  • Breads
  • Breakfast
  • Cakes
  • Candies
  • Cookies
  • Desserts
  • Diabetic Recipes
  • Ground Meats/Sausage
  • Holiday Recipes
  • International Cuisine
  • Meatless Entrees
  • Pet Food Recipes
  • Pies
  • Pork Entrees
  • Poultry Entrees
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Sauces & Such
  • Seafood/Fish
  • Side Dishes
  • Soup & Stews
  • Veal, Lamb, & Game

So, here's a site that can help you put together an entire meal, from drinks to entrees to dessert and feed Fido something gourmet too! All jokes aside, it's a great reference if you're at a loss for what to make for dinner. Try it out tonight.

Web Site Name: CooksRecipes.com

Web Site URL: http://www.cooksrecipes.com/

Seasoned Cooking Rating (5 = BEST): 4 STARS

Editor's Note: The web site reviewed in this article was chosen from among those included in Seasoned Cooking's automated list of related sites. Anyone can add links to their favorite site related to food, cooking, health, fitness or hobbies by visiting our related sites page and clicking on the "Add / Edit a Site" button. We welcome your additions. Who knows? Maybe your favorite site will be the next one reviewed!



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