I want to start by telling you all that I adore this site. Not only is it great for the beginning cook, but there are some handy tips that you can pick up as a more experienced one as well. Even if all you get out of this site is the recipes, you will still come out a winner.
There are three tabs at the top of the page: Recipes, Tips & Techniques and Food & Living. Along the bottom, there is a row of thumbnails. The ones marked with a “V” have a video attached to them. Each one leads to a tip, a recipe or a video. To watch the videos, you will need the QuickTime player, which you can get here for free. (I would select the option without iTunes. You can opt out of the newsletters as well).
Recipes – If you mouse over this tab, you will see a listing of recipes. Click the one you want to check out and you’ll be taken to it. Some of these have videos with them. I watched someone make English Muffin Pizzas and I’m starving now! Why, oh why did I follow it up with the Roasted Chicken video?!
Tips & Techniques – Again, mouse over this tab to get the listing for this section. Here you can learn all the tips and techniques you need for cooking. From how to separate eggs to cooking in a microwave to how to chop parsley, you will really find a lot of useful information here.
This section is also divided into categories to help you find what you need faster. Those are: around the kitchen, equipment, herbs and spices, fruits and vegetables, eggs, pasta, rice and breads, other and meat. I found that this section had lots of useful things for me. For example, if I wanted to check to make sure I pick out good eggs when I go to the grocery store, I could reference this site and know what I should be looking for.
Food & Living – This is where you will find interesting bits about both food and life. From how the author of the site met her husband to the food you might enjoy in London, you’ll read a delightful set of articles.
So, I’m ready to start cooking. How about you?!