Lots to Learn
I never even knew how to turn on a computer until my daughter showed me a recipe on Allrecipes.com in April of 2008... I'm a 51 year old wife and mother of two daughters... so during the personal computer boom, I was busy being
a stay at home Mom. I never had much need for a computer! But that ALL changed as soon as I got a glimpse of this site! I was always very into cooking, so I was immediatley fasinated by what I saw on AR! It was such a thrill to be able to read comments on
recipes and to chat with other recipe obsessed cooks! But I had a huge handicap! I was not computer savvy! I finally figured out how to turn ON the computer but I didn't know how to cut & paste, or upload photos or do any other important computer stuff! But
all the wonderful ladies on the AR chatboard helped me with that! This blog is a shout out to them!
Lots of Helpers
was one of the first AR members I met. She helped me to not feel guilty about being on AR so much! You see my hubby was not happy about me spending so much time on the computer! Thats the day he got the name
Mr. Lillian on the AR chatboard! He has since gotten over my recipe site obession because of ALL the great food he's been eating! Thank you SunnyByrd!
was the member who taught me how to take better food photos with my inexspensive little Kodak Easy Share camera. She shared her secrets with me about using the close-up setting and told me to NOT use the flash, but to
use a lamp or natural lighting.
Thank you Cookies!
Cheesecakemama taught me how to make my computer run faster by tossing my cookies...or was it deleting cookies? Thank you Cheesecakemama!
Wanabechef taught me how to cut & paste, after she found out that I was trying to type every letter, number and symbol, from every URL address, that I was trying to go to. Cut & paste is soooo much easier because some URL addresses
have so many letters, numbers and symbols that don't make sense! But I forgot who the member was that taught me what a URL address was! Well anyway....Thank you Wanabechef!
Lots of Thanks...
Thank you to all the members that taught me how to make cute hearts and smiliey faces...and who taught me chatboard shorthand like DH (Dear Husband) and DD (Dear Daughter) and PITA ...which is what you sometimes see in the same
sentence with DH and DD.
Also, Thank you to all the fun members that I used to chat with daily...Lovetohost, Mykidsmom, Mrs. Williams, Keni, Virginiamom, Smitty, Sueb, Elle, Chicagocookie...and soooo many others!
And Thanks, Allrecipes.com, for starting me on a rode to meeting great cooks with AMAZING recipes from the U.S and all around the world!
P.S. - This is another first for me...my first blog ever! Thank you again Allrecipes, for helping me accomplish so many firsts!