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Become the Family Chef With These 7 Recipe Sites

Joe KnowsIf you're anything like me, you're an awful cook. In fact, you're so terrible you somehow manage to set toast on fire. Don't worry, though. There are plenty of sites online that'll help you make dinners that are actually edible. Here are a few sites that'll help you become the family chef.

Get Your Day Started Right With MrBreakfast.com

Are you tired of just having a quick and easy breakfast? Use MrBreakfast.com to help you make waffle tacos this weekend. That's right, waffle tacos. There are more than 500 recipes for different breakfast meals, including a section that shows you how to make some holiday-themed breakfast meals.

If you somehow are still feeling hungry after learning that waffle tacos are a real thing, you can search for local restaurants that serve breakfast, along with ratings for each one. There are also reviews for each item at certain restaurants.

CookingLight.com Helps You Make a Healthy Lunch

If you're wanting to eat healthy at lunch, look no further than CookingLight. The site features healthy, light recipes for those who have to eat on the go. You'll learn how to make delicious soups, salads and sandwiches. There are even recipes for the perfect dessert, like an oatmeal or chocolate chip cookie. Quit spending several dollars a day to eat out at lunch and carry a healthy lunch instead.

AllRecipes.com Will Assist You With Dinner

AllRecipes.com will set you on the right path to quickly making a delicious meal. The site includes a shopping list function, a menu planner, and even videos that show you how to make the items. It also has a special holiday section with ideas and recipes to help you make some amazing themed items.

Each recipe has user reviews, so you can get feedback from people who have tried to make this dish already. Fortunately, the site is free, but that means it has to be supported by ads, so you'll see ads along the sidebar and at the bottom of the page. As far as recipe sites go, though, it's one of the best. 

BettyCrocker.com Helps With an After-Dinner Snack

After dinner comes dessert, right? At BettyCrocker.com, you'll find recipes for cakes, sundaes, pies, brownies, and everything in-between. If you're serving someone who has Celiac disease, there's an entire section for gluten-free desserts. You'll be thankful that you have a convertible laptop tablet sitting right by your workstation so you don't have to run back and forth to the computer to check the recipe. The best part about making desserts is that even if you screw up the recipe, whatever you end up with will probably still be delicious.

SkinnyTaste.com Will Help With Your Diet

If you're on a diet, you're likely eating plain vegetables; it doesn't have to be boring. Check out SkinnyTaste.com. The site includes photographs and instructions on how to make some amazing dishes, and they're all broken down by the type of meal that you're eating. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or just a side dish, SkinnyTaste has all of your needs covered.

VeggieNumNum.com Handles Your Vegetarian Needs

Anyone who has to cook for a vegetarian knows that it can be difficult to find a meal that meets their needs. Don't worry, VeggieNumNum.com has you covered. From simple recipes to more complicated dishes, this site has it all. You can also learn about what it means to be a vegetarian, why some people are, and tips for cooking vegetarian dishes.

GlutenFreeGirl.com Helps Those With Celiac Disease

If you or someone you know has Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, you know how difficult it can be to find food that doesn't have gluten in it. That's where this site comes in. Whether you're looking to make bread, cookies, cakes, or full meals, GlutenFreeGirl.com has you covered. Each recipe has a story behind it, and it includes recipes and pictures along with it.

If you suspect you may have Celiac disease, try some of these recipes and see if they make a difference. Even if you don't have Celiac disease, you may benefit from switching to a gluten-free diet.

Regardless if you're an experienced cook or just starting out, these recipe sites will hold your hand and walk you through all the steps to make sure you make a delicious meal for you and your family. Have you made a meal with the recipe from one of these sites? If so, which one did you attempt to make and how did it turn out?

nebraskadave
11/2/2013 7:16:12 AM

Joe, the Internet is a wonderful thing, isn't it. You made me belly laugh with your comment about torching toast. So true for this bachelor. It the ingredient list beyond two or has too many spices that I don't have, my interest wanes quickly. I am trying to overcome that but I'm just not a finicky eater so those cold left overs in the fridge are just as good as a gourmet dinner. I couple pieces of bologna on between bread slices and I'm good to go. I am trying to have at least one meal a day that has some skill involved which is starting to expand my repertoire. ***** Thanks for the list of sites to help me out of my dilemma. ***** Have a great day in the kitchen.