This year witnessed the launch of our new and improved Recipe Finder, but that doesn’t mean old favorites were forgotten. Here’s a list of our 10 most-viewed online recipes of 2013:
Flaky Cream Cheese Pie Crust. We keep returning to Rose Levy Beranbaum’s pastry recipe for new pies, include Joe Yonan’s Cranberry Apricot Pie.
World’s Best Lasagna (Tweaked). An adaptation of a recipe originally posted by John Chandler on Allrecipes.com, where it became their most-viewed recipe of all time, proved a hit on our site as well.
The Washington Post | (January 1, 2014)
Another great cooking app for your iOS device is Allrecipes Dinner Spinner (Free). The primary focus of this cooking app is the Dinner Spinner, which gives you a slot-machine-style interface to help you search for–or just stumble upon–new meal possibilities by rotating horizontal spinners to choose a recipe by meal type, ingredient, or cook time. But in addition to the main gimmick, you can search through thousands of recipes and browse by category to find just about anything you want to try.
C|NET | (December 17, 2013)
TODAY Americans will gorge themselves silly in celebration of Thanksgiving. Though each on average will ingest some 3,000 calories at dinner, the plates around the country–brimming with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and pies–will actually look quite different. Based on over 200m page views from last November on Allrecipes.com, a website that crowdsources and rates recipes, different regions have diverse tastes.
The Economist | (November 28, 2013)
[John Chandler] is the creator of the World’s Best Lasagna, an artery-clogging tower of sweet Italian sausage, ground beef and ricotta cheese that has reigned as the most popular recipe on Allrecipes.com for more than a decade. It has earned 10,423 ratings and been “pinned” to Pinterest more than 25,000 times. Allrecipes estimates that 12 million people viewed it in the past five years alone… Given the wild popularity of Allrecipes.com, it’s entirely possible that Chandler’s lasagna is the most popular recipe on the English-speaking Internet.
The Washington Post | (September 11, 2013)
AllRecipes.com has a huge repository of recipes on their website, which they could easily translate into a mobile website. But people who are checking Allrecipes on their mobile phone aren’t trying to read recipes, they are trying to make a meal. With this in mind, Allrecipes.com created the Dinner Spinner app, which helps you do just that with a shopping list builder, intuitive recipe finder and “kitchen friendly”/ad-free view. It optimizes the content to appeal to the real scenario at hand.
Localytics | (May 2, 2013)
It’s a universal question; “What should I make for dinner?” Apps and websites are already helping to make that a little easier — people are turning to technology to search for recipes and inspiration.
Mashable | (April 12, 2013)
Allrecipes surveyed home cooks in the 13 largest of its 18 communities worldwide, and confirmed that cooks everywhere are embracing digital technologies at record rates for meal planning and cooking inspiration.
Mobile Marketer | (April 1, 2013)
Tired of the same chicken dish? The spinner makes searching through AllRecipes’ 40,000 options fun and easy by letting users pick a type of dish, ingredients to include or exclude (so you can use what you already have) and filter by categories like vegan and low-fat.
Houston Chronicle | (March 20, 2013)
Allrecipes Video Cookbook: a free application that provides you with fun recipes and video tips. Directions are synched with videos for easy viewing.
iPad AppFinders | (March 4, 2013)
One of the major parts of Allrecipe’s mobile strategy is to develop a seamless experience across all screens. The company’s mobile strategy was originally heavy in mobile apps. When Allrecipes.com realized that it also needed a mobile Web site, the company turned to its consumers to ask what was most important.
Mobile Commerce Daily | (February 27, 2013)