About the Recipe Circus
There are literally thousands of food and recipe sites on the Internet,
and many of them are very well done. I've spent years surfing the
Web, assessing these and organizing them into dozens of categories so that
other "surfers" will have easy access to them, too.
Over the course of the last six years, since I set up Mimi's
Cyber Kitchen, I've heard from several thousand people about the things
they want and need to find on the Internet. Mostly, they are looking
for specific recipes, but some were also generous in sharing their own
special family heirloom recipes, and requested that I share them with others.
So we set up the Recipe Exchange
Board on MCK, which is divided into several boards. Besides the
recipe exchange, there are:
The Kitchen Table for chit chat
In Memoriam a place to share special feelings and
recipes which we associate with our dearly departed loved ones
The Book Forum for the discussion of cookbooks
Kitchen Hints to share those special tricks we've
learned to do things in a better way
The Cookie and Candy Exchange which was specifically
set up to help people during the holidays, but remains active throughout
Craft Corner because many of our active members
also share these interests
Internet---Help Me! which is a place where people
with general Internet problems can ask questions and get real answers without
fear of intimidation
Mimi's Cyber Kitchen started out as a site for me to put my own
recipes online to share and organize a few links to other foods sites.
Since then I've heard from many who need help in setting up their own recipe
websites. For some who may not be computer- or Internet-literate
, the task is daunting. First you need a place to store the recipes,
your own website. Next, you need software to put it together.
Then there are the various factors that go into actually building the site
so that it functions well without a cluttered appearance. And finally,
when it's all done, how do you get people to look at it?
You could hire someone to set all that up for you, but you're looking
at a serious investment in time and money. In fact, if you want something
beyond The Recipe Circus, we can do that for you. Please contact
us, but be warned that we will charge for that.
To start your own website you must register your own domain name.
That will cost you about $75 for two years and must be renewed after that
time. (If you let it lapse, people won't know where to find you again.)
Or you could set up a free site on Geocities or a similar site, but many
search engines refuse to accept links to some of these places because the
turnover rate is so high, leaving them (the search engines) with a constant
supply of dead links. Besides, they are very slow to load and have
these annoying pop-up ads. Either way you decide to go, all you get
is blank space...you still have to fill it in.
The Recipe Circus eliminates all the fuss and bother, the need for
lots of software and manuals, and expense of creating your own recipe site
because we've done the hard work for you by:
Setting up the domain
Creating a template which allows you to customize your own space
Allowing you to store ALL your recipes
Assigning you your own personal website address which INCLUDES your
And the best part of all, it's all free!