about

Lori Lange is a former elementary school teacher who traded the classroom for the kitchen when she founded the blog RecipeGirl.com in 2006, which houses over 2,700 original and adapted recipes.  Lori now spends her days developing recipes and photographing food and writing for companies, websites and publications, such as Gold Medal Flour, McCormickPepperidge Farm, Kraft, Sam’s Club, Betty Crocker, Tabasco, Pacific Natural Foods, SunkistNestle, Baileys, Driscolls and Barilla, as well as creating original recipes and themed menus to add to RecipeGirl.com. She has contributed to the cookbooks Junior League of San Diego: California Sol Food, Blog Aid for Haiti, and GoodBite Weeknight Meals- Delicious Made Easy. Her work has also been featured online at Saveur’s Best of the Web, LA Times, Huffington Post, iVillage, Shape, Bon Appetit, Fox News Magazine, The Daily Meal, Ladies Home JournalOprah.com and Glamour. You may have also spotted RecipeGirl featured in print: Parade Magazine, Taste of Home Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and USA Today Weekend.  Lori is currently a weekly food content contributor to Parade Magazine‘s Food Blog, and she has partnered with General Mills to help promote their products and web content.  She has appeared nationally on QVC (selling her cookbook), locally on San Diego Living (cooking segments), and has been a featured speaker at  food conferences. She was a judge alongside Paula Deen in the Real Women of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cook Off in Savannah, GA in 2010 and she was a judge at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off in 2013.  Lori and her 12 year old food blogging son were hired to work together for McCormick’s Generation Fresh.  Creating and delivering recipes that inspire novices and veterans alike and making cooking in the kitchen fun is what Lori is all about.   She cooks from her kitchen in the mountains near Lake Tahoe, where she lives with her husband and son.  The Recipe Girl Cookbook was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2013 and is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble , Target, and bookstores everywhere.

Click below to play The Recipe Girl Cookbook Video Trailer:

The Recipe Girl Cookbook is available on Amazon and everywhere books are sold!

For PR: If you’re inquiring about a partnership with RecipeGirl and a brand, or if you’re inquiring about the possibility of RecipeGirl attending an event or trip sponsored by a brand, please contact Lori Lange via email to inquire: foodie {at} recipegirl {dot} com.  See the WORK WITH ME page for more information.

How is RecipeGirl.com different than other recipe sites?
Only RecipeGirl enters the recipes (her favorites.) Users aren’t allowed to submit recipes on their own (sorry), but you certainly can email Lori to tell her about something fabulous that you think she should know about. So you won’t find 25 apple pie recipes and 18 versions of chicken parmesan… Just the best ones (as viewed by RecipeGirl and her Readers) are posted.

Where do the recipes come from?
Recipes on the site are either original (created by Lori), family recipes,  or have been adapted from magazines, cookbooks, newspapers, and blogs.

Would you say that the recipes are on the more gourmet/complicated side?
No. Basic knowledge about cooking and ingredients is helpful, but other than that, Lori has had no culinary schooling and you shouldn’t need any either to prepare the recipes on the site.

Who takes the photographs on the site, and what type of equipment is used?
RecipeGirl is the chief food photographer and food stylist. The camera of the moment is a Canon EOS 7D.

Can I advertise on the site?
Not at this time- I prefer to use ad networks.  Text links are not considered & link exchanges are out of the question.

Can I send RecipeGirl a cookbook or food product to highlight and review on the site?
Sometimes, but it’s not typically something that is done on the site. Products and cookbooks will only be featured if RG feels like it’s something that the RecipeGirl readers will enjoy reading about.

Will RecipeGirl do Product Giveaways?
Possibly…  if the giveaway is something she thinks her readers would be excited about- a big ticket item or something really cool that RG feels good about standing behind, she’ll consider doing a giveaway. Contact to inquire foodie {at} recipegirl {dot} com.

I’d like to post RecipeGirl’s recipes on my own blog- is that okay?
Please don’t do that.  It takes hours upon hours to create content for a blog.  If it’s cut/pasted and placed on your site, you may think you’re paying a compliment but really you’re just violating copyright laws.  Here’s a solution:  It’s okay to post a photograph from the RecipeGirl site (or any other food blog), write about your experience with that recipe, and then just post a link directing your readers to the original recipe on the RecipeGirl site.  Or you can always edit the recipe itself to make it more your own.  Follow that proper protocol in the food blog world, and then you won’t ruffle anyone’s feathers.