Recipe Sites to Inspire You This Summer

By Lauren Caggiano on June, 30 2021
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Are you in a recipe rut? It happens to the best of us. If you’re in need of some inspiration in the kitchen, sometimes it helps to expand your horizons beyond your Pinterest feed. That said, here are a few websites/blogs to get you out of a culinary funk. We’ve broken them down by category/type for easy reference:

 For Breakfast

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these recipe sites will help you whip up something hearty.

 The Kitchn

The Kitchn never disappoints. From basic cinnamon rolls to more complex casseroles, you’re in good hands here.

 The Food Network

The Food Network packs a mean punch. Take your breakfast to the next level with their recipe library. Choose from homemade waffles, granola, corned beef hash, pancakes, omelets, or cinnamon buns.

 Country Living

Whether a special occasion or every day, Country Living will show you how to whip up breakfast magic. Avocado toast, anyone?

 For Weeknight Meals

Busy weeknights mean you don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen. No worries, these bloggers can show you how you can serve up flavor in no time at all.

 Pinch of Yum

This blogger offers quick and easy meals for all dietary preferences. From Pad Thai to homemade tomato soup, she’s got you covered!

 Food 52

Sophisticated but not intimidating, this blog features cuisines and ingredients from around the world. You can even search by ingredient if you want to work backward.

 Weeknight Bite

As the name suggests, this blog is your source for banishing weeknight meal indecision. The author is a holistic nutritionist, so all of the recipes are designed with health in mind.

 For Plant-Based Meals

 Maybe you’ve recently made the transition to a plant-based diet or you’re just trying to reduce your meat consumption. Either way, these sites are great fodder for meatless meals.

 Oh She Glows

Angela’s goal is to inspire you to embrace more plant-based foods in your diet without feeling the least bit deprived. And as a bonus, here recipes are great for meat-eaters and picky kids, too!

 Rabbit and Wolves

Sometimes you need vegan comfort food to turn a bad day around. This blogger is inspired every day by the beauty and artistry of foods — and it shows. Follow her to learn how to serve up flavorful dishes that don’t harm animals.

 Six Vegan Sisters

From breakfast to dessert, these ladies show you how to create Instagram-worthy dishes that are tasty as they are aesthetically pleasing. Yum!

 For Dessert

 Do you have a sweet tooth? It’s OK to indulge in it every now and then. These recipe sites

 Southern Living

The South is full of flavor and charm, so it’s no surprise this site offers both. Whether you’re in the mood for our classic Hummingbird Cake, easy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies or something new like our Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes, their collection of dessert recipes has a sweet treat for any occasion

 Taste of Home

From the classic Americana dish of apple pie to more exotic recipes like caramel flan, Taste of Home is your destination for everyday desserts or ones to make a special occasion.

Banana pudding, anyone? This is just one of the amazing recipes you’ll find at this corner of the internet.