Some of my posts include Amazon affiliate links, which means if you click through and buy one of the items I recommend, I will get a small cut. Basically a little change to pay for web-hosting and the pounds of chocolate I go through developing recipes (and in general). This is at no extra cost to you–you are presented with Amazon’s current price, affiliate link or otherwise.
These are products I use myself and want to recommend to others. There are plenty of alternative buying sources if you don’t wish to use Amazon (and with good reason).
I also participate in referral programs that allow me to receive non-monetary ‘points’ if someone purchases an item I recommend. I’ve learned about so many great companies, organizations, and products from others, and if any of the ones I share resonate with you, great!