We’re so glad you’re here.

Whether you discovered us while searching the internet for a recipe, know us from Instagram or Pinterest, or stumbled onto this page by accident, we’re so glad you’re here! Our mission at The Candid Cooks is to empower others to become better home chefs while spreading joy through good food. If you want to expand your cooking skills – or simply try some delicious and unique restaurant quality recipes – you’re in the right place.

Keep reading for a breakdown of how to navigate our site and more information on the types of recipes you’ll find. If you’re interested in learning more about our cooking journey, you can read about it here!

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How To Find The Perfect Recipe

We believe that the special moments in life should be celebrated over good food. But the simple moments also deserve recognition, whether that’s indulging in a cheesy midnight snack or doing everyday meal prep. We’ve organized our recipes into the categories below so that you can easily find the perfect dish for anything life throws at you.


Look no further when it comes to packing lunches, whipping up snacks, or grilling in the backyard! Our easy everyday recipes will become your go-to for meal prep, busy weekdays, and all the little moments in between.

Oh, and we’re not gonna lie – we like to indulge in comfort food more than we probably should. But that’s good news for you, if you’re in the mood for something hearty, decadent, and delicious! We have recipes for every craving, and they’re all totally worth the calories. We promise.


Need a recipe for a specific occasion? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re trying to feed a crowd on game day or cooking to impress on date night, you’ll find the perfect recipe here. Browse these categories to find your new favorite meal for special occasions:

All Recipes

If you’re still not sure where to start, don’t worry! You can browse all of our recipes here and explore by meal type, cuisine, protein, season, or method. Check out some of our most popular categories below:

“Of The Month” Series

Each year, we choose one special food to feature and share a new recipe every month – for 12 awesomely unique takes on our favorite things to eat! In 2021, we shared some unique burger ideas. In 2022, we served up a whole lot of fun twists on a classic: the pizza. In 2023, we tackled tacos. And in 2024, we’re taking on a brand new challenge: pasta!

Check out our collections below:

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Inspiration for your home and kitchen, from gift guides to recipe roundups, how-to’s, and more. Click here to explore.

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Kitchen tools to help you succeed at every recipe you tackle, including appliances, cookware, bar essentials, food storage, and cookbooks. Visit the shop here.

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