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Introducing Myself 
 
Feb. 18, 2012 8:51 am 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2012 5:59 pm
I probably won't be a regular blog contributor but I wanted to introduce myself.  I chose Reluctant Cook as my blog name because that is what I am.  I love homecooked food, particularly my own, but I don't like to be in the kitchen too long.  I have other interests and cooking is not my top priority.  With that said and as I already mentioned, I love my own cooking and my family does too.  And I love Allrecipes.com.  It has been my lifesaver.  I don't even need to own cookbooks anymore.  I can find nearly everything here and it has actually made me more excited about cooking.   I find such wonderful recipes on here especially ones that save me time in the kitchen.  It is such a great collaboration of all cooks from different backgrounds sharing their recipes and knowledge.  Thanks, Allrecipes.com!
 
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Feb. 18, 2012 11:29 am
Don't be too reluctant... Share with us , as we love to welcome new cooks and bloggers to the fold! I love this site also... the best food site on the net!
 
Feb. 18, 2012 12:09 pm
Welcome, Kristin! I still use cookbooks even though AR keeps me full of ideas. A lot of great tips come from those cooks that rather not be in the kitchen so stay with us, OK?
 
Feb. 19, 2012 6:33 am
Welcome! You will have fun here, especially on the "Buzz"!! It's a great place to share and gather wonderful recipes, information and friends!! Thanks for your blog and hope you will continue!!
 
Feb. 19, 2012 10:57 pm
Glad to hear that you've joined the "group!" What I found when I began blogging, is that there's a WHOLE BUNCH of great folks out there who'll become friends over time, there's a WHOLE BUNCH of advice and answers to those pesky questions... I blog about all kinds of stuff, not always about food! This is a whole COMMUNITY of great people, so stay and keep us company! WELCOME to AllRecipes...
 
Feb. 21, 2012 5:59 pm
Thanks everyone for the kind welcome. Since I wrote my first blog entry, I have actually cooked dinner at home for four days in a row. What an accomplishment for me! That used to be the norm for me but once my kids grew up, my hubby and I started going out to eat alot. I began noticing that my weight would go up when we ate out alot and then when I cooked at home for several days in a row, my weight would go down. That's pretty good incentive to cook at home every night. Saving money is another good incentive, especially with gas prices going up. Today I made Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya in honor of Mardi Gras. It turned out wonderful. I don't think I've ever had Jambalaya and of course I don't know how authentic that version was but I don't care as long as I and my family like it. I did all the prep work last night so all I had to do was throw everything in the slow cooker this morning and had my son add the shrimp right before I got home.
 
 
 
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Kristin Johnson

Home Town
Newport News, Virginia, USA
Living In
Yorktown, Virginia, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2007

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Quilting, Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music

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