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Recipe Roundup: Spring is here.


Ada here. There are some new Vrdnt vegetables trickling in which should certainly help inspire some newness in the kitchen. The threat of hard frosts is almost behind us completely(as far as statistics go), and it's hard to not feel hopeful and optimistic about the season ahead. Spring buds on my peach tree, and love, is in the air!

By the time you get this e-mail, I'll be just-married, hiding away in West Texas with my husband (whoah!) on a mini-moon. And in the spirit of ease, I'm not going to share specific recipes this week. Instead, I'm going to just share some of my go-to internet sources for recipes so you can do your own exploring and I can do my own honeymooning :).

Beware, some of these sites have paywalls or limits to the number of free recipes you can see per day. But the sites are some of my favorites, so I thought I'd share anyway in case you're looking to invest some moolah in recipe content. Another general warning when scouting the internet for recipes: not all food blogs are created equal. The recipes from some sites/blogs have undergone more testing than others. If you're okay with a gamble, give any ole' recipe a try! But if you're looking for a guaranteed home run, consider the number of reviews a recipe has or the testing it's undergone.


From highly produced Bon Appetit and Epicurious cooking videos to the random grandmaw in her cute kitchen, Youtube has cooking inspiration from around the globe. If you enjoy a particular type of cuisine and would like to learn more about it, chances are you can find an awesome Youtube channel that focuses on that type of food.

101 Cookbooks

The author of this site (and several cookbooks), Heidi Swanson, was the first person to deeply inspire me in the kitchen back when I discovered her blog in early college. Heidi gets a spot at the top of this list because her website and recipes are oh-so-nostalgic to me. They're all vegetarian, and so are a perfect resource for CSA Members.

Bon Appetit

This powerhouse of a website (and food magazine) is hip and popular for a reason. The recipes really are great... so creative, enjoyable to read, and usually very approachable. They just instituted a 5-recipe (or something) a day limit, which is a bummer. But also, maybe 5 recipes a day is plenty for you.


Epicurious actually just sorta merged with Bon Appetit. Both are owned by multi-media conglomerate Conde Nast, and while I don't fully understand the relationship between the two sites, I know that Epicurious also just started limiting the number of free recipes you could see a day. Boo. But they're still listed here because, like BA, they've got a HUGE catalog of incredible, tested, recipes.


A great catalog (of easily searchable) recipes, as well as plenty of content about how to clean almost any kitchen appliance, blender and toaster recs, and thoughtful food narratives. The kind of stuff you don't know you're interested in reading until you realize you've spent 10 minutes reading about the art of decluttering your pantry.

Cook's Illustrated

Another paywall, another print media company trying to figure out how to stay afloat. My late stepmom gave me a subscription to Cook's Illustrated years ago, and the publication will always remind me of her. Amazing recipes with a focus on the science of cooking - the kind of knowledge that truly empowers.

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