I want to share some exciting news with you. I was recently asked to partner with Ziplist, a free online and mobile recipe box that includes a grocery list that will enable you to save your favorite recipes to a universal recipe box and/or a shopping list directly from my blog.
At the top of my blog, you will notice that there is a newly added category titled "Recipe Box". It's also on the right side of my blog until I determine the best location for it (see both locations circled below). When you click on "recipe box", it will enable you to create your own free Ziplist account. This will allow you to easily save recipes from my site as well as a host of others, such as Martha Stewart, Serious Eats, All Recipes, Epicurious, and Simply Recipes, just to name a few. You will also be able to save recipes from many of your other favorite blogs, as well. Think of it as sort of a central depository to house your favorite recipes as well as help you create shopping lists, assist you with meal planning and help you find grocery deals in your local stores.
Underneath my recent recipes, you will also notice a new blue "Save Recipe" button (see yesterday's chili recipe post for an example). It looks like this:
You simply click on that button when you see it at the end of a recipe, and a page will pop up. Click on "Add to Recipe Box" or "Add to Shopping List". Ziplist also has a smartphone app that will enable you to access your mobile shopping list while in the grocery store or on the go.
Some of you have asked me if you will still be able to access all the recipes on my blog like you used to. The answer to that question is YES! The only change is you will now also have the ability to save my recipes (as well as recipes from other partner sites and blogs) to your own "recipe box"; create a "shopping list", find local "grocery deals" as well as utilize their "meal planner". While I wish there was a more simple way to convert all my recipes to the Ziplist platform, it requires me to have to do them one at a time, and with over 600 posts it will take a little bit of time to get them all switched over. Please bear with me as I work behind the scenes to enable you to save all my recipes to your recipe box in the very near future. I hope you find this new feature helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy!