Internet Recipes.
Are you addicted?




Those are my most recent recipe bookmarks. If I live to be 872 I might get halfway through them. Of course I’d also have to stop any other time consuming activities like sleeping and bathing, but still … with some good old fashioned crystal meth and a generous amount of deodorant it could be done.

Go ahead.  I know you want to go back to the photo to see what recipes I’ve bookmarked in the past month or so.  I’ll wait here.

Welcome back.

I, like you I’m sure, just keep adding and adding and adding to my recipe bookmarks. Some of the time it’s because I really like a recipe and I want to remember where to find it (warning … if you do this as well, if the website shuts down for some reason you’ll lose your recipe, so if it’s a REAL favourite copy and paste it into your email and mail it to yourself, or print out a copy) and sometimes it’s because something looks good, or someone recommended something and I want to remember it for later (432 years from now) use.

Now you’ll have to go back and look again to see if any of the recipes in the past month are ones you recommended.  I’ll wait here.

Welcome back.

So I thought it would be a fun experiment for you to send me your recipe bookmarks.  Or latest Pinterest Food page additions.  Whatever page or space you save your Internet recipes for.  If you consider yourself an addict (recipes not crystal meth .. no one wants to see meth mouth) all the better.  Just take a screen shot of them like I did here and mail the photo to me at

I’m curious (as I’m sure everyone else is because at heart we’re ALL nosey) about what recipes other people look up.

I’ll feature some or possibly all of the photos I get in a post in a week or so.

Again, email your photos to

Have a good weekend!









  1. Rondina says:

    Cooking with duck fat?

    • Mama Toto says:

      Without checking it out I’d say roasted potatoes for one !

    • Karen says:

      LOL. Yes! And Mama’s right. Roasted potatoes are supposed to be GREAT with duck fat. I used it for Yorkshire pudding but it’s most often used with potatoes. French fries, roasted potatoes etc. ~ karen!

      • Dede says:

        Really great for fried chicken, too. Oops. I hope I didn’t offend the chicks.

      • Lynne says:

        I’ve had potatoes done with duck fat – more than once. I’ve also saved the fat rendered from a goose I did for Christmas and used that. Mmmmmmm.

      • Kitten Caboodle says:

        Ooh! You must try popping popcorn in duck fat. We had this at wine bar – sprinkled with fresh thyme and salt. It was mind-blowingly good.

    • Leslie says:

      One of the things I love to do when I travel is go food shopping. I had always assumed Duck Fat was the big thing for high-temperature cooking in France, but in French grocery stores it is more Goose Fat, and I gather people hoard duck fat at home like we hoard bacon fat in the USA but don’t buy it in the stores. In England, people like to cook with beef fat for high-temperature stuff. Pork fat for Mexico. Ghee other places. I’ve still got a lot of places to visit to learn more …

  2. Mindy says:

    Woman, you asked for it. I’m more obsessed than ALL the people. I shall email you tomorrow. As soon as I figure out how to take a screenshot.

  3. Nicole says:

    I was/am like that with paper recipes. I’d clip and tear at my magazines and newspapers and there would be no way I’d ever try most if them. I’ve done a couple of culls but there is still a fat folder of untested recipes in my kitchen. The digital version of me doesn’t actually book mark a recipe until I have made it several times and am re-googling it again and again. So it’s a short list of two and they are both quite yummy.

  4. Cynthia Jones says:

    Apparently on a Macbook you go Command, Shift, 3. But then I dont know what to do with it or where it goes.

    I have two recipes bookmarked only. Hummingbird cake ( I do it with mango instead of banana) and Karen’s bacon wraps which are amazing.

    • JGL says:

      You have to paste it. Usually into a photo/image program.

      Cut it then paste it to get a usable image.

    • Sara Plaia says:

      command, shift 3 takes a picture of your whole screen. if you command, shift 4 you get a cursor and you pick what part of the screen to take a picture of….. both of them save to your desktop. and you can use it straight from there.

  5. JGL says:

    Sounds like you need Evernote Ms. Karen.

    They have a plugin for your browser that clips websites:

    Also, a separate Evernote Food app:
    (but the main/basic Evernote might suit your needs more)

  6. KarlawithaK says:

    I would have to send you several screenshots. I have my recipes divided into folders:
    Hors D’oeuvres
    Savoury with sub-folders Meats, Soups/Stews and Crockpot
    Sweet with Christmas and Holidays sub-folders
    I also have a Food Blogs folder
    I may have some OCD issues, but I’m too busy folding my fitted sheets into origami roses to find out.

    • Cat says:

      I do the exact same thing! (Go team OCD tendencies?) Although my folders (and sub-folders) are much less prettily described (Drinks, Appetizers, Breads, Breakfast, Soup and so on — it reads more like a diner menu…)

    • Ev Wilcox says:

      My recipes are in sections thus: Appetizers, Beverages, Breads, Casseroles, Chicken, Desserts, Fish, Fruit, Meat, Pasta, Sandwiches, Soup, Vegetables. and I have WAAAY too many! Oh, and Misc, for other stuff!

  7. dana says:

    Well Im not smart enough to take a screen shot. I can tell you that after writing down some of your recipes I started abbreviating it TAODS. A few Im planning on making soon is the recipe for your cob oven bread but Im doing it in the hot covered crock in the house oven (its the recipe on the net for crusty no knead bread), TAODS Curried Chicken Salad, TAODS Beet Salad which I have already made several times. We cheat by using canned beets, string cheese cut into chunks, and Bright Lights Swiss Chard from the yard, and candied almonds. Theres also a Copycat Recipe for Alice Springs Chicken from Outback Steakhouse (I wonder if you have those in Canada?), and a yummy sounding tomato sauce dish with a cracked egg cooked in the middle and crusty bread (hence the bread recipe of yours I will make in my oven), Campfire potatoes. I save all these recipes and its weird that some of them are similar to the others. Oh, and theres the Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with a killer sour cream sauce from

  8. Brandy says:

    I use to bookmark my recipes. You download a quick link (like pinterest’s pin button) and it automatically saves to your recipe book. Even more awesome if you pick the recipe in your ziplist account it will create a shopping list for you. I use it all the time 🙂

  9. Greer says:

    Hi, my name is Greer and I’m a recipe addict. Mine won’t fit in a screen shot! Here are the links to my (numerous) Pinterest boards on the subject:

    I add comments on the recipes I’ve used – but have far too long to go!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Greer, lol. I should have been more specific. I was just looking for the last 20 or so recipe, so whatever of the last ones you’d bookmarked that fit onto the screen. ~ karen!

  10. Jan says:

    Yes, I am an internet recipe addict – I don’t bookmark the recipes, though. I bookmarked the blogs I like, and check them daily. I have a recipes folder with many subfolders and hundreds of recipes that I’ve printed to pdf. I must admit that I’m getting a wee bit pickier now with which ones I save. I now recognize recipes that look really good but know I’ll never make them and don’t save them.

  11. Adrienne in Atlanta says:

    I wonder can I get a screenshot of my kitchen, file cabinet, bookshelves, magazine files, and oh, my computer which has thousands of bookmarks, pins, and recipes emailed to myself. I have more emails to myself in my inbox than from actual other people.

    I bought a scanner for the sole purpose of digitizing my ripped out/printed out recipe collection which I have moved to new homes a few times in secret, dragging bags of magazine pages into my closets like a hoarder.

    I am happy to say that I do use this collection of mine. Love nothing better than baking something new and divine.

    I think there are worse things to be addicted to. Right?

  12. Sally A says:

    I use They have a ton of stuff and I like that people rate them and add suggestions on tweeking them.

    • Su says:

      I use this too – they usually have a recipe that I’m looking for…. AND Pinterest… OMG I can spend hours looking at stuff there…. 🙂

      • Sally A says:

        Thanks alot, Su. You made me look at Pinterest and now I am spending hours too! Never looked at the food part of it before. OMG!! It is love at first sight! I love the internet. :o)

    • Elaine says:

      Hi Sally – I like too and like you said, I read the reviews and make adjustments if necessary. My recipes are under about 8 different categories on Pinterest but I still have mountains of cut-out ones (from magazines) under my bed! Some are real old – from my days as a young mother.

  13. Danielle says:

    lately my favorite thing to make is from the cookbook “Well Fed” by Melissa Joulwan ~ Zucchini Noodles

    Here is basically the recipe:

    But what that link doesn’t tell you is that the secret to firm zucchini noodles is to place them in a colander with salt for 20 minutes, rinse well and pat dry…then put in the pan. This step is very important because it draws out the moisture. If you don’t have almond flour, just grind up raw almonds in a food processor/grinder. Soooo good!

    Otherwise Pinterest is my addiction!

  14. Louise says:

    I’m sorry, but if it has more than 3 ingredients and takes more than 2 steps, I’m not going to make it. I get exhausted just ripping the Lean Cuisine boxes open!

  15. Ember says:

    I just copy and paste the recipes into a word document. I have really snazzy names for them like “recipes”, “more recipes”, etc. Yes, I am exciting like that!

    • Ron says:

      So do I, sorted into subfolders by major ingredient & including a subfolder for cookbooks and another for household hints. Currently have total of 3,032 items, totalling 2.1 GB.

  16. Danni says:

    Ok, don’t judge me but… I have no computer at home. I sit in front of one all day and refuse to waste the rest of my time the same way. I only look online if I have a food item that I need to get rid of, like an abundance of kale, or tomatoes, etc…
    I have a Betty Crocker cookbook, over 40 years old, we lovingly call it the Idiot Cookbook, it literally tells you how to boil water, but then there will be 50 recipes that NEED boiling water. Inside the front cover it’s packed with bits and pieces of paper, old school “clip and paste”… mom’s recipes, nana’s recipes, tried and true stuff that have become signature recipes.
    When I die there will be no one who wants my furniture, but they will FIGHT over the cookbook.

    • Marsha Moser says:

      I don’t think you could receive a greater compliment!
      You can buy furniture anywhere, but a road-tested cookbook is worth its weight in gold! I have a mainly handwritten one that two of my great aunts, my gram, and my mom contributed to. Now that she’s gone, it’s mine.

  17. Beckie says:

    I just print them out (or jot it down on a piece of paper…yes, from the computer screen)

    Want a picture of the folder I have them all in? lol

  18. Susan says:

    Never save recipe links because the recipe itself is just a guide for me. My mother said, “Don’t ever ask Susan for a recipe because what you get will be nothing like what you’re eating!” I always start with good intentions but substitute like crazy because I never have all the ingredients. It makes life much more interesting.

  19. Christine says:

    Oh my gosh, I thought I was the only one who did this!!!!!! Good to know I’m not the only one, thanks Karen!

  20. Christina Contri says:

    I don’t even bother with bookmarks anymore. I have everything on Pinterest boards… 25 of them. They all start with NOMS. As I gather enough of a certain type of food, I create a new board for it. Cheesecake and cupcakes were once on the Cake board, but now each have their own. Etc. I even have one for recipes I have actually (gasp) made! I just move them over after attempting and change the notes to reflect substitutions or thoughts.

  21. ~JackieVB says:

    I don’t bookmark the recipes, I either save them to a word doc on my computer or it’s from a blog I visit regularly. I used to be incredibly addicted to all these online recipes but lately I have decided to make a concentrated effort at cooking through my cookbooks. I have some really good ones and I read them like novels, so I figure why not put them to use? I still like to look at pictures of food online though – you may have mentioned this site before ( I can’t remember where I first heard of it) but for pure eye candy for foodies check out, fabulous photography and the recipes are good too.

  22. DFW says:

    I put most of my recipes, after Pinning of course, in a Word file that I email a copy to myself about once a week. I think I have over 300 thus far!

  23. Aaron says:

    You should try evernote. I use Evernote web clipper to save my recipes to my Evernote account. The benefit of this is that you’ve saved it if the link dies, but also, you can search in Evernote.

    If you only got 7 ingredients in the fridge, you can search your recipe notebook to find a recipe that happens to call for those 7 things.

  24. Kristin says:

    I thought I was the only one! My “Food” bookmark category is sooooo long. I always tend to do the same ones though haha

  25. Tigersmom says:

    I emailed you my Pinterest recipe board and tried to email you my private clean eating board but there appears to be no option to do that. Don’t ask me why its private. It just is.

    Your inbox is going to burst, by the way.

    I usually print out recipes that I am going to try so that I am not referring back to them on my computer with messy cooking hands. I have to refer back often and a lot due to having the short term memory of a goldfish. And I’m a big improviser and I rarely make a dish the same way twice. Of course, I never make note of any changes I make so that when something turns out really well, the odds of me duplicated my success are about nil.

  26. Maria says:

    Watermelon salad with onions mint olives and basaltic vinegar

  27. Lynne says:

    Hello. My name is Carswell and I am a recipe addict of epic proportions.

    I recently downloaded an app for my iPad called Paprika so that I could do away with those long bookmarked lists of recipe links and organize them in some sort of fashion. The app lets you edit recipes that you take from various sites as well – a nice feature if you’ve used the recipe and made some tweaks. In fact, one of the reasons I finally broke down and bought an iPad was to use it in the kitchen and be able to use all those bookmarked recipes rather than printing them out. LOL. I do use it for other things – but it does have its own little stand that sits on my kitchen island and it often takes pride of place during my cookfests.

    I have a zillion recipes collated and organized on one of my favourite foodie sites as well – Food52. I regularly haunt Tastespotting for inspiration. Oddly enough I don’t use Pinterest for recipe collection.

  28. Foggy Minded says:

    I use the premium version of Chef Tap. It’s an app that imports the recipes to your device and you can also sync with the web site. It’s been working great for me. The free version is limited. Over a thousand recipes imported and my bookmark folders have many more.

  29. Sheri says:

    Well I don’t have recipes bookmarked, maybe a few, but I am a cookbook hoarder. I love the feel of a book, the beautiful and yummy pictures, call me old fashion. I just did a bit cull of cookbooks and took 1 large bag to Value Village and still have 78 on the book shelves. My latest favourite is The Flavour Principle by Lucy Waverman, it pairs food and cocktails. Having a family dinner on Saturday and I am going to try a few recipes and cocktails from it. I have made at least one recipe from all my cook books and love them all.

  30. susan w says:

    I had a mass of recipe bookmarks until I added Evernote (I noticed someone else mentioned it). It’s on computer (all platforms), iPad & phone. I like it because it’s searchable, because I can tag recipes (breakfast, vegetarian, cookies, etc) and more usable than scrolling through bookmarks. It’s good for more than food things as well. Anything you want to clip (can install extension for automatic clipper).
    I tried Evernote Food but stopped because I was duplicating efforts.
    Perhaps it’s worth exploring.
    Free for certain amount of storage.
    45$ for more

  31. susan w says:

    I tried to paste screen shot of my Evernote tags but I don’t have website, and I can’t can’t drop images into comments. Under FOOD alone I have about 13 tags covering (currently) 0ver 1100 recipes. Ha ha ha

    Another thing about clipping them, the entries can be edited. I’ve added comments or changes to a recipe used. They can be shared easily as well.

  32. Ruth says:

    I only have 6 Pinterest boards dedicated to food… 6 because I like organisation…. Raw Snacks & Smoothies, Vegan Desserts, Baking with Yeast, Savoury Eats, ‘Healthified’ Additives, and a tiny Miscellaneous category for food-related info that doesn’t qualify as a recipe. Six screenshots coming right up….

    (My Pinterest account is connected to my now-abandoned blog….. I think I lack the ‘blogging gene’)

  33. Stefanie Barrett says:

    Great, now I’m googling your bookmarks so I can add them to my extraordinarily long list. I think that makes you a bookmark pusher but I love you any way.

  34. Leslie says:

    I really try to avoid this situation. But … googling recipes with specific ingredients, or googling “World’s Best ___” works really well for me in a pinch. I think most recipes are about technique more than specific times and measures. It was a BIG job to get rid of all the cook books in my mother’s house after she died.

  35. Margaret K. says:

    Can’t send a list of bookmarks, because if I want it I won’t risk the webpage being taken down, so I save them. Of course, I already have a lot of excellent cookbooks, so it’s mostly odder things I look for on the web – like the red rice package a guest left here that had no instructions on the package.
    I am curious about why you email the recipes to yourself. Why not just save the web page into the file folder you want the recipe in? You can save it “complete” if it has technique images you want, or save it as “html only” if you only need the text. Or if there is a little, short recipe in a huge amount of STUFF on the webpage, select the text you want and paste it into a text or document file [I actually use Wordpad, not the text program Notepad on my PC, because Wordpad wraps the lines which Notepad may not, and Wordpad is faster and makes a smaller file than Word].
    There ARE a few webpages that are locked so that you cannot save them, but I don’t think many recipes are that way. Not sure you can email those pages, either, though.
    Bon appetite!

    • Karen says:

      Um … I’ve just always found copying and pasting the whole recipe into my email easy enough. Then I drop it into my “recipes” email folder. It’s just the method I use. 🙂 ~ karen

  36. Kari says:

    Hahaha I have so many recipes. Funny, I have those exact Hellmanns recipes. They lie, lol. Hellmanns is some kind of delicious witchery.

  37. Rosiland Ball says:

    Yes, I’m addicted. But I copy and paste to my email and then I print them out! I have so many xmas cookie recipes, it would take a year full time baking to bake them all! And I have duplicates! Printed it out 2 years ago and I see it again and think that looks good and I print it again. Never having made it the first time around.
    You are not alone!

  38. Kitten Caboodle says:

    Since I was a teen I’ve subscribed to various cooking magazines. I’d clip recipes and keep them organized in a photo album (3-ring binder format) with tabs organized by category. I was up to 3 photo albums and had several hundred more recipes in file folders waiting to be added when I decided I needed a better system. I still do. Ideally, I’d cull through them, group the similar ones together, make a “master” version of the recipe and scan them with a character recognition software. Then I’d just have one massive library with no categories (oh, who am I kidding, there would still be categories) but I’d never have to remember if I put my teriyaki chicken recipe under “chicken” or “Asian” and I could search for a specific ingredient(s).

    But this is a job for someone who doesn’t already have one. I only subscribe to 2 cooking magazine now and one uses a digital watermarking app so I don’t clip much anymore.

    When I find a new recipe online I don’t bookmark it. I copy it into Word, save, print and try it. Then I make notes and revise the recipe in Word and repeat until it’s perfect. Ok, truth be told, it’s never perfect; there’s always a new ingredient or technique to try. I just keep all versions so that I can go back if I find it’s gone too far off-track. Sometimes they become their own new recipe entirely.

  39. Ofelia, from Mexico City says:

    I pinterest-ed recipies that I like and found all over the internet. My board is called deserts cakes and something else… Basically, can keep any kind of recipe salty or suchary and the most recent is bread, cinamon rolls with a twist by Joy the baker. That involve pistachos and peaches. Why Im ready to give a any recipe a try then I printed… Sometimes I take pictures to preserve the moment… LOL. Basically Im a recipe horder. NOt a desperate case but sort of…

  40. Stephanie Hobson says:

    I prefer Pinterest to bookmarks but would love it better if it were possible to sort the individual pins on the board. Whatever… I still just cook the same things over and over. lol

  41. Bobbi says:

    I have bookmarked dozens and dozens of recipes. Don’t know how to sort them. Couldn’t figure out Evernote. So I scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and might find the recipe I am looking for. Maybe not. It is a miracle that I can post on this blog. Seriously.

  42. Debbie says:

    I have over 200 cookbooks. Collecting them is a bit of an addiction for me. No, I’m not hoarding and they are all nicely on bookshelves in order of type of book. Of course, I have my standards and some of my favorites are from the Barnes & Noble sale tables.

    As to internet recipes, I love collecting them as well. I don’t usually like the format and I want everything on one page. I cut and paste the recipe into Word, then play with the margins, fonts, font size, picture size and more. I save it when I am happy with the result. My recipe folder under documents is divided into at least twenty categories.

    Oh, and I do use many of the recipes, though I am a recipe grazer. I’ll find three or four recipes for what I’m interested in making and then close the books and cook. It is fun! The major problem is that when my family likes a dish, I can’t remember how to make it again the same way!

  43. kathy says:

    I started with a “favorite” named food. Come across a goodie and add it to food, again and ……Made a new favorite named recipes and when that got big and fat I made a new favorite named cooking and as I got a bit selective the next favorite was named try this, as it was suppose to be for something I would really make very soon. So just last week, I set about organizing this complete mess that cannot really be seen but has a weight to it, and then I will cull my cookbooks. I collect all this because the food ideas are amazing and I won’t be able to resist going to the sites mentioned here. It feels like finding treasure. I told myself, no more clicking to the try this folder until you have damn well tried something. From now on, when I add to my favorites this group will come to mind. I’d share the whole mess but I am unable to do screen shots. Love seeing your list, thanks for the great topic.

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  46. Grammy says:

    I don’t have any recipes bookmarked. I have a lot of cookbooks, some of which I still regularly pull out and use, and one little yellow leatherbound book with “Favorite Recipes” printed on the front in which I’ve lovingly entered by hand the recipes that friends have given me over the years (started in about 1972), and a folder titled Recipes on my computer.

    For the Recipes folder I cut and paste actual recipes I intend to make (or have made) into Pages (Apple’s word processing app) then export from pages to PDF to keep the file size small, and file them away for later use.

    But most often nowadays I either search for a recipe on my favorite cooking site, Skinnytaste, because that’s the single place I’ve found I use and like more recipes than any other, or I Google ‘Recipe X’ where X=the name of the dish or ingredient I want to find. In the Google results, I know which cooking sites I’ve had good luck with, so I scroll down till I see one of those and click on that recipe.

    And yet, mostly I just make things from memory or make something up to use whatever I’ve got on hand. I’ve been cooking now for 58 years, so some things just come easy, or I force them to be easy because I’ve got a lazy streak. I did really enjoy reading your list of bookmarks and look forward to seeing what everyone else likes enough to bookmark.

  47. LazySusan says:

    Before computers, I cut out recipes and saved them. I made a small percentage, so saved those and threw out the rest, before one of my many moves. I had a ton of cookbooks. I used only a few of them, so donated the rest. If I find a recipe that I think has a good chance of getting made, I copy/paste it to a searchable database, because I know I’ll never find it in a bookmark. I know I can search bookmarks, I just will never think of doing that. Anyway, I can’t print a list of the titles in the database, and the list itself is too long for a single screen capture, but I will tell you that two items on the list are Karen’s Pizza Dough, and Karen’s Pesto! I know where the rest of your recipes can be found, though most of them can’t be used in our house, because saturated fat is kept under 15g per day, here, for my husband’s health after his stroke. Were it not for that, there are many I would have made and tried already!

  48. sherrylynne mitchell says:

    what a delightful surprise to realize how many recipe addicts there are; I am not alone. I have folders of recipes, copied from the net, and notebooks of hand copied recipes an folders of printed recipes and stacks of recipe books. I have no way to take a picture of any/all of this, so you will have to just imagine it all. actually, I found it to be relief to discover that I am not alone in this ……addiction. I have discovered several enticing recipes on YOUR site and have copied them to try. How many of the collection have I actually made……..oh,dear……….maybe 1%….or 0.1% might be more accurate.

    I have bookmarked your site so I can return and enjoy it again.
    peace and harmony to all

  49. Olga says:

    Me! Me! ME! I spend hours on the Internet looking through everyone’s recipes. Pinterest, blogs, I search your website, I fallow people who involve with food on Instagram. I’m addicted. It’s just as bad as my sugar addiction. If I find recipe I like or it looks good, I make it within 48 hrs. I make shopping trips just because I want to make something I saw on the Internet. I tell my kids to be quiet while I’m reading the recipe…I’m totally addicted. I’m addicted to the food photography as well. Not my own of course, I just love beautiful staged photos of food. I’m going to email you a recipe that I found on Pinterest, and I have made it several times, it’s easy and pretty good.

  50. Kate S. says:

    I never thought I would be sad that I recently completely cleaned out my recipe folder! I spent hours doing it over a weekend, revisiting every recipe to see if I was still interested, and deleting or saving it to PlantoEat. I think I have ten total recipes bookmarked now and they are only there because they are things I plan to make this week. I’m oddly sad I can’t easily share a list of bookmarks!

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