No ImageBig news! Simply Recipes joins Fexy Media (and what this means for you)

  1. Lyn

    Miss the original simply recipes site. Weekly or monthly recipes by guest chefs are a disappointment. No one cooks like that and especially anyone with children. After three months, all the recipes are repeat meals of to many combined ingredients with a different name There is nothing simply about them. I do use many original simply recipes that have become favorites. I’ve not been tempted to try one new “chef of the week” recipe. Making copies of old favorites as I see writing on the wall. It was a wonderful site while it lasted. Am sure the new arrangement is easier for you.

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Lyn! Thanks so much for your feedback! I’m curious what recipes you’re seeing repeated? We do occasionally refresh our old recipes and bring them back to the top of the site (because we love them so and they deserve another round of attention with our newer readers!), but the vast majority of our recipes each month are brand new. We also have a pretty regular team of contributors, all of whom are home cooks and most of whom have been sharing recipes on the site for over two years now. We don’t typically publish chef or restaurant recipes, though we have occasionally shared favorite cookbook recipes. We would love to hear more of your feedback! Feel free to comment here, or email Elise and myself directly (Elise @ and Emma @ Thanks!

  2. Chani Waterhouse

    Congratulations Elise! Remember me? Playing cards with the Stowell brothers? I have loved your site for years. My favorite part is how you curate the recipes. They are always tasty, always simple, never featuring too many ingredients or complicated techniques. I hope you will keep curating! A smaller number of trustworthy recipes is a gift in the era of over-abundance. Thanks for all the great meals. :)

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Chani, wow, that was a long time ago! I’m so glad that you’ve enjoyed the site all these years! Thank you for your kind words Chani.

  3. Merwin M

    Congratulations! So excited for you!

  4. Susan

    Congratulations on your new/old venture! before I saw the announcement (now!) I’d noticed a change, but thought perhaps you were traveling and were featuring guest hosts. Well, this has gone on for some time and so I went looking and found this announcement.
    I’ve often wondered how long a food blogger could sustain a recipe site. I sure haven’t been as prolific in my cooking experience as you all seem to , and I’ve been at it longer than you have (age does that!) That said, this collaboration makes sense for you, Fexy and for your fans. This site has provided me with many recipes that have become family favorites so I would have been sorry to see it come to an end. Now I don’t have to! Thanks for all you’ve done and do!

    • Elise Bauer

      Thanks so much Susan! Yes, I’m delighted to be able to collaborate with wonderful contributors, several of whom are good friends. This way the site can continue to grow and thrive, even as I slow down. :-)

  5. CD

    Glad things are working out for you. Only change I can see right now is the amount of ads now on all the web pages. Sad for us but good for you. Enjoyed your recipes for many years and will continue to do so if the ads do not get overly obnoxious.

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi CD, thanks! FYI, the number of ads haven’t changed in two years. I can’t stand obnoxious ads and I use the site more than anyone I know, so hopefully, we’ll keep the level of obnoxiousness to a minimum.

  6. Jack Johnson

    Congrats! Sounds like a great site is going to get even better. I visit often and appreciate your efforts that make this site so useful and appealing! :)

  7. Samaneh

    Congrats Elise. This is by far the best new i could possibely recieve from you. i’ve been knowing you for three years now and since then cooking has changed for me so that i am more confidence than before. Thanks for all u have done. Wish u the best

  8. Regina

    Congratulations! I regularly visit your blog when I’m looking to use ingredients out of my garden. Delicious recipes that work every time! Thanks!

  9. Elizabeth O.

    Congratulations, Elise! You are my favorite recipe blogger, and almost all of my crowd pleasing favorites come from you. I’m delighted to know that you’ll still be running the show! Hope this is a wonderful step for you and your lovely blog.

  10. B.A. Bernatzky

    Congratulations Elise! When I found your site I had just moved into my new home, and did not cook. You inspired me to try and over these 10 years I have made and revisited so many of your wonderful recipes! You deserve every good thing, and I look forward to your next chapter. Love you!

  11. Espahan

    I’m a long time lover and visiter of this site. Although I consider myself an experienced cook I always find something new here and exciting to try. You have helped me out a number of times when I wondered what to cook tonight or for friends, holidays etc. I hope this new venture is successful and hope your special culinary talents will still shine through.

  12. Natasha @ Salt and Lavender

    Congrats, Elise!! This is BIG news :) I’ve been coming to your site for years and I am sure I will continue to do so. Looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for Simply Recipes!

  13. Natasha of

    Such exciting news Elise!! I’m so happy for you and am so excited to watch the changes unfold on your site. :)

  14. Eva V Fry

    Congrats Elise! That is awesome news! I’ve been following you for years and have been sharing your recipes with my readers over at SuperSafeway for weekly meal ideas based on sales and they are a hit!

  15. Kathy Sheehan

    So happy for you Elise. I love your site and refer to it all of the time for new recipes and cooking tips. Your pictures and comments are wonderful. Since I live near you, I also appreciate the seasonal recipes and menu ideas.
    I have never had a bad experience or failure with any of your recipes, they are always tasty and as described. I tend to follow a recipe exactly the first time that I make it and find that I don’t want to make many changes to your recipes. Thank you for your great site and all of your hard work.

  16. Kelley H.

    Elise – Congratulations! If you’re happy, I’m happy for you. Your website is one of the few that I trust implicitly. If you make something and say it’s delicious, I believe you because you aren’t trying to sell me something. I hope this is a very successful venture for you!

  17. Forrest @ Kitchen Widgetry

    Congrats Elise, I wish you well. Excited to see what you have planned.

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