gourmet file: a cook's guide to the web

mega sites with 1000's of free online recipes

1000's of free online recipe

Mega recipe sites are great for their recipe finder search engines, in which you can simply type ingredients and get recipes from huge recipe databases. Perfect for when you need ideas for what to do with a particular ingredient.

epicurious - Thousands of free online recipes from Bon Appetite and Gourmet magazines in a searchable database where you can type ingredients and get free recipes for any occasion, whether you're cooking for a crowd or just need a simple dinner recipe.

good housekeeping - The Good Housekeeping Magazine Recipe Finder allows you to search thousands of well-tested free online recipes.

real simple - The Real Simple Magazine website offers a recipe search tool to find free, quick and easy recipes.

allrecipes - All Recipes features more than 40,000 free recipes - created, tested, and reviewed by home cooks worldwide. Simply enter ingredients and get recipes.

food and wine - Food & Wine, the cooking magazine, features a free searchable recipe and menu database.

martha stewart - Love her or hate her, Martha Stewart's well organized, free recipe finder is a useful source for reliable and tasty recipes.

my recipes - This site offers a searchable database of recipes from a number of popular cooking and lifestyle magazines including Cooking Light, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Health and Sunset Magazine.

the food network - Here you can look up Food Network TV recipes from favorite television chefs such as Paula Deen, Ina Garten and Giada DiLaurentis.

cook think - A website and recipe search tool helps you type in ingredients and find recipes from leading cookbook authors, test kitchens and food bloggers.

williams-sonoma recipe index - Here you can look up recipes and meal ideas (including kids recipes) featured in Williams-Sonoma cookbooks.

foodieview - A search engine just for recipes. Enter in ingredients or other keywords and this site will automatically sort through a variety of other recipe websites and show you the most relevant results.