Did you know that you can collect, organize, and share our recipes using Yummly? In case you haven’t heard of Yummly, allow me to introduce you to this intuitive online recipe box.
You probably have noticed that, at the top and bottom of all of my posts, is a row of social share buttons. Among those buttons (on recipes only) is one that has a fancy, cursive letter Y like this:
That Y is the icon for the Yummly website. It’s the Yum button. Sometimes this button has a share count on it and sometimes (especially when the recipe is still new and hasn’t had many shares) it does not. Either way, that Yum button, when clicked, essentially “clips” the recipe to be stored in your own personal online recipe box.
How to Start Using Yummly
- Sign up and set up. Sign up for a Yummly account and set it up how you like. Your recipe box comes with a few pre-determined recipe categories, but you can add more if you like. You can also add details to your profile, such as your gender, cooking skill level, how many adults or children you cook for in your household, diets you’re on, allergies you have, ingredients you dislike, and what cuisines are your favorite.
- Add the bookmarklet or browser extension. If you want to be able to add ANY recipe on the entirety of inter-webs to your recipe box (those from our website and beyond), you’ll want either the bookmarklet or the browser extension. Or, if you’re on our website, just utilize the Yum button at the top or bottom of each recipe post.
- Start Yumming recipes. See a recipe on TJ’s Taste, another website, or on Yummly that you like? Click the Yum button and get it added to your recipe box! The more you Yum, the more Yummly picks up on what you like and the more relevant recipes it starts to recommend to you.
By now you’re probably thinking, “Wow, that sounds pretty much exactly like Pinterest.” And, yes, it kinda-sorta is. But, no, it absolutely is not.
Yummly is much more intuitive than Pinterest. For one thing (as I just mentioned), the more recipes you Yum, the more it learns about your food style, which means the better recipes it recommends. And, beyond that, Yummly is rich in features.
1. Unique Search Filters
Yummly has 8 unique search filters to help you narrow down recipes to exactly what you want.
- Ingredients. Search by which ingredients you want to use and which you do not want to use.
- Tastes. Decide if you want Less, Medium, or More Salty, Sweet, Bitter, Savory, Sour, or Spicy.
- Diets. Choose from a variety of special diets.
- Allergies. Toggle the allergens you need to avoid.
- Nutrition. Seek only the most healthy dishes.
- Techniques. Decide which techniques you are able or willing to do.
- Cuisines. Pick which cuisines you’re craving.
- Time. You decide the duration.
And, you don’t have to select any filters if you don’t wanna.
2. Suggested Recipes
Yummly uses your preferences and your “Yumming” pattern (based on what recipes you’ve Yummed) to recommend recipes you’ll love.
3. Collect, Organize, & Share
Collect, organize, and share your favorite recipes.
4. Yummly Mobile
Download the Yummly mobile app to browse, save, and share recipes and to create a shopping list with your mobile device.
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