This is the year 2013, after all. We have a plethora of sites and apps at our fingertips — often right in our kitchen. So why not put the technology the internet has given us to good use and plan your Holiday menus online this year?
The web provides a wealth of ways in which to make planning a Holiday menu or finding unique seasonal DIY decorations easier. For instance, you don’t have to look far for healthier versions of your favorite seasonal dishes. We have a collection of family-friendly recipes right here, in ZisBoomBah’s Ultimate Food Guide for Parents.
Social networks like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter allow you to pose cooking questions, browse posted recipes, follow culinary experts and even view specific how-to videos and technique tutorials. None, however, possess quite the Thanksgiving-centric punch as Pinterest.
Don’t even bother drudging up those dusty recipe cards this holiday season! Pinterest is the digital cookbook of your dreams. Food is the fastest-growing category on the site, which also happens to be the fastest-growing social media network in history.
On Pinterest, you can create boards organized by occasion and meal-type, such as “Thanksgiving Ideas” and “Quick Weeknight Dinners.” You can then pin any recipes you find on the web or food blogs, and you can also re-pin others posted on the site. Then, when the time comes to plan a menu, or you’re just looking for inspiration, you can click back through all of your pins.
ZisBoomBah has a Pinterest profile, and holiday-specific boards to make it even easier for you.