We all have a collection of our favorite recipes. Whether they’re scribbled index cards inherited from our grandmother, or scraps of paper I pulled from my purse when a restaurant told me their recipe for coconut rice, or even collections of newspaper recipes torn out in preparation for the holidays. Without any sort of system, all of this can be one big mess. A new website called RecipeNut is striving to bring some order (and sharing) to our recipe chaos.
When it comes to finding and sharing recipes on the web, I need a site that is easy to navigate and use. I also like pictures – I’m a visual person so seeing food helps (while also unexpectedly making me hungry.) On the first visit to the RecipeNut website, I appreciated the clean design and layout. I loved that there was just one ad on the site; it made it less cluttered.
One thing I really like about RecipeNut is that it allows you to upload recipes from other websites. That means that as I’m surfing all of the different recipes online, I can load all of them into RecipeNut as my one-stop collection of all online recipes.
I loaded one of my favorite recipes – Chicken Mirabella. To share the recipe, I clicked on “Add a recipe” then pasted in the link and title of the recipe. The next screen allowed me to describe and tag the recipe according to ingredient, cuisine, occasion, and other criteria. It also has the functionality to upload pictures. After filling it out, you hit “Publish” and voila! recipe loaded.
From any recipe screen, you can post it to Facebook, Tweet it or email it to friends. If you want to see all of the recipes you’ve loaded or liked, you can click on the “My Recipe Box” to see the recipes you’ve saved.
I think that RecipeNut is a great new recipe site that will allow online recipe fans like myself, or even the traditional recipe collectors, to organize and share all of their favorite recipes.
RecipeNut Facebook Contest
RecipeNut is currently hosting a contest on their Facebook page – in search of some of our favorite family recipes. To enter, simply “like” the page, and then upload a picture of the recipe along with the story behind it. There will be 1 Grand Prize winner and 2 Runners up. You can check out their FB page for more details. If you have a treasured recipe, definitely check out their contest – I hear that there aren’t that many entries right now so you’ll have great odds!
The WiC Project RecipeNut Giveaway
One winner will receive a Hormel and RecipeNut gift pack that includes Hormel Chili, Hormel Bacon Bits, a RecipeNut oven mitt, Pepperoni Minis, Hormel Premium Chunkc Chicken Breast, and Hormel product coupons.
- Visit www.recipenut.com and leave a comment telling me what you like about the site and how you think you would use it.
- For a bonus entry, subscribe to The WiC Project via reader or via email and leave a comment letting me know that you have.
One winner will be selected at random for this prize.
Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST, October 20, 2010.
Visit our Giveaway Rules page for general giveaway rules that also apply to this giveaway.
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a RecipeNut gift pack from the manufacturer or representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.