For many years I used the BBC Food domain as my default site for looking up recipes, cooking techniques and ideas for dishes along with videos. They have a great section that allows you to look up recipes from your favourite chefs. However I have recently discovered Shine from Yahoo which comes with a great section called the "cheat sheet" which offers simple and straight forward tips to prepare your food to perfection. There's also another section for those of you with food allergies that offers you the chance to prepare your favourite dishes while avoiding certain health hazards you may have.
You can search recipes by style, they offer a range of different types including:
*Low preparation time
*Christmas and thanksgiving (particularly helpful - the holiday season will soon be here!)
I could go on forever, but I think you get the idea. This is a great site for finding quick, easy recipes tailored to your requirements which is particularly student friendly - yes, been there, done that, no longer do you have to eat out of a can! They of course have a wide variety of dessert recipes which come highly recommended by me!