Thursday, November 20, 2008

Have you ever flipped through a magazine, seen a recipe you liked, and wished you could have a copy?

I love magazines especially ones that have recipes. There are so many on the market that is almost impossible to subscribe to all of them. I would love to know your favorite ones.

I’m the first to admit that I have a pack-rat gene that I inherited from the Stewart side of my family that prevents me from throwing away things, including magazines. Therefore, to help cure this addiction, I subscribe to only a very few magazines.

Currently my favorite food magazine is Everyday Food. It’s great food fast from Martha Stewart. It’s small in size (7 ½" x 5 ¼") compared to Gourmet or Bon Appetit but it covers all of the subjects that the larger magazines do.
Have you ever been in the doctor’s office flipping through, as example, Southern Living and seen a recipe you’d like to have? It happens to me all of the time. Do you tear it out? Ask the person at the desk to make a copy for you? Or does the magazine just happen to find its way home with you? I sadly admit I’m guilty from time to time.

Well, feel guilty no more. Many of the recipes in magazines can be found on line on their web sites. It’s certainly true for Southern Living, Cooking Light, Cottage Living, Coastal Living, Martha Stewart and many others. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite magazine on-line search sites in the side bar of this blog. Write down the name of the recipe you want and go on-line. Give them a try before you tear something out of a magazine. I declare this solution as not guilty.


  1. I did that just today, tore out a recipe, but I didn't feel guilty. The magazine was one I had just brought to the doctor's office to recycle as I, too, am a magazine pack rat.
    I often recycle magazines at doctor offices, so I never feel guilty if I take one home with me.

  2. Glenda, what a great idea to recycle your old magazines at the doctors office. Very green, as they say. Thanks for the tip.


  3. Hi Sam, Happy Thanksgiving Day. I can only imagine what a feast you cooked today.

    I cooked Turkey dressing and all for my two sons. It was a joy be be able to do it. I don't think of myself as a cook, and I forget sometimes that I do love to cook for the ones I love.

  4. Nancy, glad you had a good Thanksgiving and enjoyed your family. That's what Thanksgiving is all about.

    We planned to have some friends over for dinner but encountered serious plumbing problems at our house and ended up with a "mobile feast." Thanks to the generosity of Martha, one of our guests, we took the turkey and the whole meal to her house and cooked it there. It's good to have a "can do" attitude when problems arise. She was kind enough to let us spend the night as well since nothing worked at our house.

    We are now very thankful for Joe the plumber who showed up at our house at 8:30 this morning and we are back up and running. We were more glad to see him than Santa Claus.

  5. Sam, Here I am back again. I just checked out LIGHT Cooking from your site and copied two salmon recipes. One of my sons is a vegetarian now but still eats salmon on special occasions. Thanks. I could spend all day on your site, but I have lots to do today.

  6. Nancy, I'm glad you tried the recipe search sites. I love Cooking Light magazine but didn't used to subscribe to it. Instead I looked at it at the Murphy Library. Wouldn't you know that someone had torn out the recipe I wanted. Then I discovered that you can find all of their recipes on-line.

    All of this made me continue my on-line research and that's when I discovered that there are oodles of recipes available free on the web. What a deal.

    I'm going to do some research for vegetarian recipes for you and see what I find.

  7. Nancy, I just put a new link in the recipe search: Vegetarian Times. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

    Our good friend Patti in the islands is a vegetarian. I'll check with her for more ideas so stay tuned.

    Anyone who knows more sources for vegetarian recipes, please let me know. Thanks, Sam

  8. I have to say that on a couple of occasions a magazine has found its way into my purse. But now that you can find virtually everything online my kleptomania has been cured.

    Just know that I did feel guilty ;o)


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