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 3,000 original and adapted recipes.  Lori now spends her days developing recipes, photographing food and writing for companies, websites and publications, such as Gold Medal Flour, McCormickPepperidge FarmKraft, Sam’s Club, Betty Crocker, Quaker, Jimmy Dean, SmithfieldTabasco, Pacific Natural Foods, SOLO Cup, Sunkist, Nestle, Baileys, King’s Hawaiian, M&M’S, Eggland’s Best, 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 Journal, Oprah.com, Better Homes and Gardens 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.  She has appeared nationally on QVC and locally on San Diego Living (cooking segments), taken on a 30-interview national satellite media tour, 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 and 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off contests in 2013/14.  Lori and her 16 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 Scottsdale- Arizona, where she lives with her husband and son.  Travel is also a big interest for Lori- she ventures out around the globe a few times a year to share her experiences and hotel reviews with RecipeGirl readers.  The Recipe Girl Cookbook was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2013 and is available on Amazon.

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The Recipe Girl Cookbook is available on Amazon!

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: therecipegirl {at} gmail {dot} com.  I do not share press releases (auto-delete), I don’t share recipes from chefs (auto-delete), and I won’t share your product with my readers in exchange for getting a free sample.  I will only share cookbooks from authors that I know personally.  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 work with Mediavine, and they manage the ads on my site.

Will RecipeGirl do Product Reviews/Giveaways?
Possibly…  but only if it’s a very large scale giveaway and if it 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.  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.