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Betty Crocker makes it easy to eat well.
June 20, 2002 9:00 AM   Subscribe

Betty Crocker makes it easy to eat well. On her website she has (among other things) a dinner planner, a page that figures out what groceries you need for a given set of recipes, and my favorite, a page where you input your ingredients, and she tells you what you can make with them! Everybody eats, and most of MeFi is just news or pop culture, so I think this is incredibly appropriate. What other uses do MeFites get out of the web, besides news, games, and their daily pr0n fix?
posted by taumeson (18 comments total)

 
Inspiration. Contact with like minded others. Some of the best wiriting I've seen in years. And the the ability to talk back to it all.
posted by jonmc at 9:11 AM on June 20, 2002


Recipesource is where I get my recipes from. I haven't found a recipe that I wanted and they don't have...
posted by Neb at 9:14 AM on June 20, 2002


Being immensely chuffed to see the site I did IA for and helped to build for 8 months get mad props on Metafilter. Ah, it's a good day.
posted by gsh at 9:15 AM on June 20, 2002


Music music music! -mainly via internet Radio, and yes, I buy the CD if I like the artist enough after hearing it.

Also being a Bay Area person, Craigslist is an invaluable resource for me. I found an apartment and bought and sold half my belongings on it.
posted by culberjo at 9:26 AM on June 20, 2002


Wow, several posts already and no one has flamed you yet for your dastardly implication that some people have poor eating habits, suffer the consequences thereof, and need a site like this. I'm amazed.
posted by rushmc at 9:28 AM on June 20, 2002


Humor.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 9:32 AM on June 20, 2002


What other uses do MeFites get out of the web, besides news, games, and their daily pr0n fix?

Arguments with fat people?




Oh man, I'm in deep trouble now.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:45 AM on June 20, 2002


rushmc:

No one is as surprised as myself.

jonmc:

Very succinct, and very intellectual. You must be a pundit.

Humor, buying and selling, music, community...I think that's about what I get out of the internet...it's slightly more than most people use the internet for (email, news, mp3s), and honestly, these 7 things probably sum up 90% of the worthwhile sites on the internet (I'm not counting vanity homepages like those found on Geocities). But that's just MHO.
posted by taumeson at 9:48 AM on June 20, 2002


You mean there's stuff on the web other than porn?

I'm going to have to look into that.
posted by insomnyuk at 9:49 AM on June 20, 2002


Nice link, by the way.
posted by insomnyuk at 9:50 AM on June 20, 2002


You must be a pundit.

Pundit, Eh?

[dream sequence]

Pictures self hosting Sunday Morning panel show with MeFite's replacing the McGlaughlin Group. Pictures MeFite's getting upset and flinging crap at eachother.

[/dream sequence]

...never play in Peoria :)
posted by jonmc at 10:04 AM on June 20, 2002


What I get from the web: Occasional interaction with good people. Inspiration. Music. Community. Poetry and art. Connection with distant friends.

Being immensely chuffed to see the site I did IA for and helped to build for 8 months get mad props on Metafilter. Ah, it's a good day.

I was gonna plug, hey, a MeFite worked her fingers to the bone on BettyCrocker.com -- props indeed, it turned out pretty darn good, gsh.
posted by Dreama at 10:50 AM on June 20, 2002


Dream sequence: We'd be flinging pancakes. :) With syrup.
posted by metrocake at 11:00 AM on June 20, 2002


What I get from the web: besides music, interaction, art, poetry, etc. etc., (as just about everyone has described so nicely), I also get views into how other people live. I'm pretty much smack-dab in the middle of white-bread suburbia (and that's geographic location, not state of mind), so it's good for me to see what others do elsewhere, from how they handle "life situations" to what they eat for breakfast. And, natch, if other people want to see what someone like me does and thinks (heaven help 'em), all they need do is find me. :)
posted by metrocake at 11:06 AM on June 20, 2002


Allrecipes.com does some of the same things that BC does, like the shopping list feature, but it also has a "Reviews" section on each recipe. I thought it was a pretty cool way for people to give feedback on the recipe and to note some of the variations that they have tried - which can be pretty helpful if you are picky or more creative than the actual recipe.
As for what I get from the web, aside from recipes, is more information on far, far too many topics than a person ever really needs to know, but is fun to have anyway.
posted by thatothrgirl at 11:29 AM on June 20, 2002


I really dig epicurious.com. Lots of good stuff to be found there...
posted by ph00dz at 11:40 AM on June 20, 2002


Neb -- thanks for that Recipesource link. I've been looking for a good Cincy chili recipe to replace the one my former roommate "borrowed" when she moved out. Now I've got tons to choose from. Woo hoo. (Now if it would just get cooler again so I could make some...)

THIS is the kind of thing I get out of the web -- little everyday joys. :)
posted by aine42 at 1:33 PM on June 20, 2002


MetaFilter. I get warmth, love, and lots of endorphins from interacting with you guys. (sniff) I love you, man! (sob)

Seriously. MeFi (and the Usual Suspects herein), have helped transform me from a mild-mannered geek with no outlet for my uber-capitalistic ravings into a...well, a more heavily-opinionated geek, but now with a web page. Other than that, the web has given me a hobby, quite literally. Before the web, my primary hobbies were mass-reading as many magazines & books as I could, and channel-surfing any news channel that was available (shudders to recall when CNN and Headline News were the only 24/7 news outlets). Now, however, I build websites, attempt to learn HTML and Flash, interact with blog-pals, learn about various technologies, download music, etc. Whee! And on the topic of Betty Crocker: yeah, I've browsed through some recipe sites too...but they always seem to require 27 different ingredients, only three of which I ever have on any given day.
posted by davidmsc at 7:37 PM on June 20, 2002


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