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I don’t know about you, but I tend to cook the same recipes over and over which makes cooking not so much fun anymore. In addition to having a maid and personal chef (a girl can dream) I also wished I had easy access to recipes I’d actually use! Anyone else guilty of ripping out a recipe in a magazine, filing it away and never using it? Yup, that’s me. Or saving a ton of recipes in my recipebox on Allrecipes, never to be referenced again. Yup, that’s me. I’d love an easy way to find new delicious to make at home, recipes full of flavor and personality that will get me reinvigorated about cooking again! I’ve recently gotten Windows 8.1 and decided to use Bing’s Smart Search tool to find some yummy recipes for my family.
I’ll be honest – I hadn’t used Bing before and I was nervous. I’m a girl that likes her routine. I like going to the same grocery store because I know exactly where to find everything. Bing was like a new grocery store at first – I didn’t know where to begin! But thankfully Bing’s Smart Search wasn’t difficult to navigate. Bing’s Smart Search in the new Windows is a faster way to find what you’re looking for and get things done on your touch device. One search brings you information from across your device, the cloud, apps, and the web. Visual results designed specifically for touch make it easy to find what you need. There’s no need to open a browser—simply swipe and tap to start searching. Cool, right?
More accurate information at the tip of my fingers? As a busy Mom that is exactly the assistance I need to make my life a bit easier – especially during the busy holiday season. It’s easy and anyone with a PC or tablet with Windows 8.1 can use Bing’s Smart Search.
So what did I use Bing’s Smart Search for? To search for a yummy stick to your bones latin dish full of flavor and all around yumminess. For my search I opted to use “arroz con gandules recipe” and “pollo guisado” and boom I was connected with so many recipes to choose from accompanied by a hungry tummy!
Now you can find what you need with one search. Want to get the latest on your favorite band? With just one search you’ll see saved songs on your laptop, recent music videos from the web, and popular songs you can stream directly from Xbox Music. Take action right from the search results. Launch apps, open files, call a friend, change settings, and more, all with a single click. Web previews help you see at-a-glance what the web page looks like behind each search result. That means fewer clicks to find the right link.
My search to find the perfect recipe was fun and the end result was amaaaazing! My daughter and I both had seconds and have saved the recipe we found and we sure will be making this again. Dinner made easy with Bing’s Smart Search!
Have you used Bing’s Smart Search to help make your life easier?