Friday, July 11, 2014

If you want a prize for yourself!

First off I want to thank everyone so much for making the "20 likes get a prize" contest on the MyFridgeFood facebook page so popular.  I've been getting  a lot of messages from folks looking for where to buy the prizes.  (If they didn't win one lol)  So I created this page for easy reference :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Recipes in a Cup...or Jar...

Sometimes all of your dishes are dirty :)  Here are a few quick and transportable recipes!

Pineapple Upside Down Jello Shot - Bottoms UP! - Recipe here!

Jello, Vodka, Butterscotch, Irish Cream

30 Sec Oatmeal in a Mug - Recipe here!

Oats, Egg, Fruit, Brown Sugar, Milk

Nutella Mousse - Recipe here!

Whipped Cream, Sugar, Nutella, Oreos, and Butter

Deep Dish Cookie for One - Recipe here!

Butter, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Egg Yolk, Flour, Chocolate Chip

30 Second Brownie for One - Recipe here!

Cocoa Powder, Flour, Brown Sugar, Water, Vegetable Oil, and a little Salt

Nutella Cheese Cake! - Recipe Here!

Oreos, Butter, Cream Cheese, Vanilla, Whipped Cream, and.... oh yeah, Nutella!

Coffee Cake in a Mug - 2 minute Recipe Here!

Butter, Sugar, Applesauce, Vanilla Extract, Flour, Baking Powder, Butter, Flour, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon

Peanut Butter Parfait - Whole Pie in a Glass, Recipe Here!

Peanut Butter, Graham Crackers, Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar, Whipped Topping, Chocolate Chips, Milk

Flour, Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Salt, Eggs, Milk, and a Couple of those Caramel Candies!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

U.S. to Metric Conversion Charts!

Hey everyone! - Just a quick update, I've been working on a Metric to "U.S." converter for the site.  Hopefully I'll have it ready soon, but until then here are some handy charts to help out, Thank you to Marie for sharing them with me :)


When measuring liquid, cooking measurements are quite straightforward:

MetricImperialUS cups
250ml8 fl oz1 cup
180ml6 fl oz3/4 cup
150ml5 fl oz2/3 cup
120ml4 fl oz1/2 cup
75ml2 1/2 fl oz1/3 cup
60ml2 fl oz1/4 cup
30ml1 fl oz1/8 cup
15ml1/2 fl oz1 tablespoon

Check this chart for basic imperial to metric conversions:

1/2 oz15g
1 oz30g
2 oz60g
3 oz90g
4 oz110g
5 oz140g
6 oz170g
7 oz200g
8 oz225g
9 oz255g
10 oz280g
11 oz310g
12 oz340g
13 oz370g
14 oz400g
15 oz425g
1 lb450g

Ever stop to wonder about teaspoons, dessertspoons and tablespoons? Here are their metric equivalents. But first:

1 dessertspoon = 2 teaspoons
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon5ml
2 teaspoons10ml
1 tablespoon15ml
2 tablespoons30ml
3 tablespoons45ml
4 tablespoons60ml
5 tablespoons75ml
6 tablespoons90ml
7 tablespoons105ml

Also know that tablespoons can be easily used to convert dry (and wet) ingredients to/from US cups. Here's a simple conversion chart:

Tablespoons to US cups
1 tablespoon1/16 cup
2 tablespoons1/8 cup
4 tablespoons1/4 cup
5 tablespoons1/3 cup
8 tablespoons1/2 cup
10 tablespoons2/3 cup
12 tablespoons3/4 cup
16 tablespoons1 cup
Weight of common ingredients

Found a recipe in US cups? Keep in mind a cup of butter weighs much more than a cup of flour! Use this chart to convert common ingredients between cups, metric and imperial:

Plain flour and icing sugar
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup15g1/2 oz
1/4 cup30g1 oz
1/3 cup40g1 1/2 oz
1/2 cup65g2 1/4 oz
2/3 cup85g3 oz
3/4 cup95g3 1/4 oz
1 cup125g4 1/2 oz

Porridge oats
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup10g1/3 oz
1/4 cup20g3/4 oz
1/3 cup30g1 oz
1/2 cup45g1 1/2 oz
3/4 cup60g2 1/4 oz
1 cup85g3 oz

Sugar (caster and granulated)
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup25g1 oz
1/4 cup50g1 3/4 oz
1/3 cup70g2 1/4 oz
1/2 cup100g3 1/2 oz
2/3 cup135g4 3/4 oz
3/4 cup150g5 1/4 oz
1 cup200g7 oz

Brown soft sugar
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup25g1 oz
1/4 cup55g2 oz
1/3 cup75g2 1/2 oz
1/2 cup110g4 oz
2/3 cup150g5 oz
3/4 cup170g6 oz
1 cup220g7 3/4 oz

Honey, treacle and syrup
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup45g1 1/2 oz
1/4 cup85g3 oz
1/3 cup110g4 oz
1/2 cup170g6 oz
2/3 cup225g8 oz
3/4 cup250g9 oz
1 cup340g12 oz

Butter and margarine
US cupsMetricImperial
1/8 cup25g1 oz
1/4 cup60g2 oz
1/3 cup75g3 oz
1/2 cup110g4 oz
2/3 cup150g5 1/4 oz
3/4 cup180g6 1/4 oz
1 cup225g8 oz

Sunday, June 30, 2013

MyFridgeFood and Ziplist!

Hello All!

I just wanted to take a moment and announce something I'm very excited about.  For a while I've been getting a lot of emails from all of you asking for a way to help with saving recipes, grocery lists, and an app.  Ziplist will address ALL of those!  

Ziplist is an online recipe box that will make accessing your favorite recipes quick and easy!  From anywhere on any device :)

On the recipe pages - You'll notice that (in addition to saving your recipes using your MyFridgeFood account) you can also save your recipes to your Ziplist account.  If you don't already have one you'll be prompted to create one, it's free, and you can use the functions on ANY site!

The "Bookmark" button will still save the recipes to your MyFF account if you find that easier.  It's up to you :)

Using Ziplist you will be able to save your favorite recipes and access them from anywhere (including your mobile with a handy app).  

This also allows you to create a "Meal Planner" to help organize your meals for the week.  If you don't have the ingredients in the kitchen, just click "add to shopping list" to add them to your grocery list :)

Ziplist also helps you with your grocery shopping by suggesting items you "may need" as well as providing coupons to help save you money at your local markets :)

Thank you all again for the wonderful suggestions and the support! I hope that MyFridgeFood and Ziplist will continue to help all of you in your daily lives :)  

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Easy way to get a Six Pack... of Soda :)

Easy way to get that six pack.... of soda :)


Easier storage and transport... it'll fit in a bag :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The New MyFridgeFood!

Hello Everyone,

I would like to take a few moments and discuss the New MyFridgeFood :)

First I'd like to thank all of you for the suggestions you've all had for me. They have not fallen on deaf ears, as I have incorporated a lot of your suggestions into the new site. I've been building MyFridgeFood for the last three years, and I am truly overwhelmed by the way everyone has taken to it. Everyone has been so supportive and helpful! The community that you've all built around MyFridgeFood has been amazing :)


Unfortunately, all of the new features aren't available on the new site as of yet - they will be shortly. I wanted the "New MyFF" to be at 100% before the site went live, but the "old MyFF" was hacked last week - usually I've been able to take care of it quickly, but this time it was a little more than I could handle :( I had to delete half the site to fix it... So I figured that I would just go ahead and release the "Half done" new site, in place of the "Half Down" old site. (if that makes sense)

All of the "new" features aren't there yet , but the "Main" features are better than ever! You can still save your ingredients, and search through the recipes nice and easy. It's easier to follow and much cleaner to read, especially on the "Printer Friendly" page (no green text on green background lol)

Once again everything will be back up to 100% shortly, and at 200% once finished.  I really appreciate everyone's patience and suggestions as the new MyFridgeFood moves forward.  I truly am overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm of everyone in the community.  Seriously, thank you so much - I obviously couldn't do this without you!  Thanks Again, I'll keep everyone posted on the new features and the app :)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

MyFridgeFood - Help with Pinterest

Hello Everyone - just wanted to address all the emails I've been getting... figured this would help :)

I had to take the site down for a couple hours to run security scans, however, this caused Pinterest to block MyFridgeFood from being pinned. The site is fine now, they're just being cautious (which I understand)

The issue should be resolved shortly, I just wanted to mention it since I've been getting a lot of emails about the Pins not working. I could sure use all the help I can get with to the site back up to full power, so if you use Pinterest (and have a few minutes to spare) - feel free to send them an email asking to unblock MyFridgeFood :)

Here's the link:  Pinterest - Help