Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved to try new recipes. When she found a recipe she wanted to try, she longed to keep it somewhere that she could find it easily and it wouldn’t be forgotten. She had cookbooks with dog-eared pages, pages torn from magazines, photo copies from cookbooks and handwritten recipes on cards or scrap pieces of paper. She tried to put the loose ones in binders with sections marked with tabs. But most of the time she just stuck them in a folder hoping to find time to organize them later…which never happened! This is the only true fairy tale you’ll ever hear with an even happier ending.
Thank God those days are over!
Just having the Internet alone makes access to recipes easier. But finding the easiest and best way to organize them without having to print them and organize them myself has been an adventure.
Yes, there are websites that enable you to save and organize your recipes. Even create shopping lists for you from the recipe of your choosing. The only downside is that you’re pretty much stuck with choosing from the recipes on that specific site.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like being tied to one small pool of recipes. So, I would end up finding and saving recipes from various sites and flip back and forth between them all. This was not ideal either.
Then seriously on the verge of just giving up and settling into the fact that my ideal recipe website or app just hasn’t come along yet, I found…
This is the absolute be the best way that I’ve found to keep and organize recipes!
Yummly lets you search every recipe from all of your favorite recipe sites in one place and gives you recommendations based on your personal profile. You can save the recipes that you find to your recipe box and even upload and share your own!
And of course they have a shopping list. One that you can take wherever you go. Yummly has the #1 iPhone, iPad and Android apps. Just take your phone to the store and voilà! Insta-grocery list!
The absolute best thing about Yummly is that you can just click the Yum button in any of my recipe cards to save my recipes to your personal recipe box. Check out my Yummly page here and Yum all of your Instinctive Eats faves.
For those of you that aren’t feeling that adventurous, don’t throw your hands up just yet. Within each recipe card there is also a print button.
…and they all lived happily ever after.