Also, a reminder that this is a relatively high-traffic community, so lj-cutting is deeply appreciated (see the Community Guidelines on the info page for more on lj-cutting).
Just a quick look through the tags reveals what an enormous treasure trove of recipes, tips, and recommendations we have here. It's quite incredible. The Recipe Index & FAQ contains an awful lot of information, too, and is well worth checking through. I'm always impressed by the collective creativity of this community, but looking through the archived posts - even very quickly - really brings it home.