Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hooked on Web Helps!

What am I Hooked On this week?

I am hooked on a
couple of web sites that
have made my life easier
and less cluttered.

The first one is Biblegateway.com.
This site helps me almost weekly as
I design our church's service bulletin.

There are so many verse fragments floating
around my head and with this site I am able
to type in a search for either a word or
phrase and most of the time can find what
I am looking for easily...whether I want it
in the King James Version, NIV or others.

The other site that has become very valuable
at our home is allrecipes.com.
Take our Thursday Evening dinner for example.
The meal was to be chicken tacos, however,
the big problem that showed up after the chicken
was all cooked and shredded was that I discovered
we had no taco seasoning.

No problem!

A simple search for taco seasoning brought me
to this page.
Now I am wondering if there will ever be a reason to
purchase those little packets again.
The kids and a guest raved about dinner!

Other favorite recipes from this site are:


Amish White Bread I made this again last night to serve with spare ribs. It is one our family favorites since I made it several months ago.

Pizza Dough...a quick recipe if you are in a time crunch.

Chelsea made this Blueberry Cheesecake and it was great!


Pancakes...Now, out of habit,I usually use a mix for this. But during a sleepover with four of Chelsea's friends a week or so ago I found I was out of mix. A quick click on this site found this delightful and simple recipe. No more box mix for me...unless I am camping or something like that.

We just never know when we might be tapping into this
site for a last minute recipe or idea but we have not
been let down yet. I love reading the reviews.

Maybe you will get Hooked On this site too.

For More Posts featuring Favorite things just
stop by Julia's Hooked on Houses Blog.
She features the neatest things herself and
then there are all of her friends with diverse
interests.
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Note: Photos on this page are taken from Allrecipes.com.

10 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hey Becky! Ummm... that bread looks fantastic. :-)

I'll have to check out that recipe site, it's a new one for me. Anything that simplifies cooking is OK with me!
Cass

Ronda said...

Mornin Becky,

Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful recipe's with us.

I have been making my own taco seasoning for many years now, and I just luv it!!!!! It tastes much better than the packets, and I can control just how much salt goes into it.....LUV IT!!!

I just love the link to Julia's Hooked on Houses....it great.

Have a fabulous day sweetie.

Love & Prayers,
Ronda

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh yum! I am visiting via Hooked on Houses.

Please drop by and enter my giveaway.

Have a blessed weekend!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Becky, I can't wait to check out the recipe site. Thanks.

Barb :-)

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for the tips. I've used Bible gateway for years.

JD said...

Thanks for sharing the websites, I have been to both of them before, but forgot about them, especially the recipe one, since Jim does just about ALL the cooking now. But back in my cooking days, I used that site a lot...it's great!

Vee said...

Oh yes, I, too, am hooked on Biblegateway, but they were having troubles earlier in the week and I couldn't access them. Talk about a valuable resource. Why I had to haul down the Strong's! It's been so long since I had to do that. And recipes, yup, got that one bad as well.

Mrs.Rabe said...

I will check it out for a change in recipes - you know something new! I make most of my mixes for seasoning from scratch, including pancakes.
I learned in missions training and just have kept up with it all!

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Bible Gateway!! It is so helpful...I am like you with verse fragments floating around.

jAne said...

Thanks for the links for these particular recipes, Becky. I've found my way to allrecipes more than a few dozen times but hadn't come across the taco seasoning and pancake recipes. They're keepers! I've bookmarked the links and will print out the recipes later today after I buy a new ink cartridge for my printer. ;o)

jAne at tickleberry farm