The site just went live about a week ago, so it's still in early stages of gathering followers and building its arsenal of recipes. Even so, it seems to be off to an impressive start!
Much of this is thanks to the community that has grown from and around Ree's blog, Pioneer Woman. Unlike other similar social networking sites that start from scratch, this one actually already had a following - they just needed a place to live. Plus, fellow celebrity bloggers like Bakarella, Jaden from Steamy Kitchen, and Joy the Baker are lending their weight to the site by contributing content and bringing in their own readers.
Tasty Kitchen is designed with Ree's signature blend of modern style, country sweetness, and upbeat sass. It feels easy to navigate and inviting to use. The recipes are broken down into categories (which are always visible on the left of the screen) or are searchable by keyword. You don't have to be a member to peruse these recipes, but you do need to sign up to add your own recipes, rate other people's recipes, or use the Live Chat feature on the site.
Have you had a chance to spend time on the site? What are your first impressions?
(Image: Screen Grab from Tasty Kitchen)