This is terrific for ideas for using up leftover odds and ends from other recipes. Make selections from one or all of the following categories:
- main ingredient
- dietary consideration
- dish type
- season or occasion
and a ticker at the bottom tells you how many recipes there are that meet your criteria. You can also enter keywords to narrow your search to a specific type of food. For example, I have a half-used tub of ricotta in my fridge right now and I want to do something more interesting with it than a baked pasta dish so I entered "cheese" for the main ingredient, "breakfast" for the meal and "ricotta" for the keyword and got back 9 recipes to choose from. As a result, I'll be making citrus-ricotta pancakes and also a Mediterranean veggie tart this week!
(of course you can always visit epicurious.com and take advantage of the same recipe matching technology from your computer too, but I really get a kick out the touch-screen.)