Wow! I can't believe it has been 10 years since I first found AllRecipes.com. I joined in May 2002 after my sister referred me to this great cooking site with tons of recipes. My AR profile name, Occasional Cooker, was accurate back then because I only
cooked maybe once or twice a month. However, when I did cook I wanted to make a nice meal and used the website to find some special recipes.
For most of the 10 years I was a casual user only, using the web site to search recipes to cook for dinner. I did not join in onine discussions or read articles. I just wanted to find a good recipe for dinner.
When I finally made a turkey burger recipe that my beef loving husband raved about, I thought this was something to share. So I decided to submit my first personal recipe for publication. A year went by and I completely forgot about it. Then about 1-1/2
years later I decided I wanted to make that recipe and I pulled it up and what? It was no longer a personal recipe. It was published! I didn't even know it had been published.
The recipe also had a bunch of users who had written reviews and took some fantastic pictures. They referred to something called the recipe group. I thought maybe it was some supper club, or recipe exchange group. However, these people were from all
different parts of the country and even some from Canada. I wanted to ask a question about what was this recipe group everyone referred to. I finally found the "buzz" on AR and asked the question. Then several nice ladies, Scotdog, Sassy, Baker Bee, Baking
Nana and others answered my question and introduced me to others online and invited me to participate on the buzz.
Each week on the Buzz, users or "buzzers" vote for a recipe category and then a specific recipe for everyone to make and/or photograph. The recipe has to have less than 10 reviews. These wonderful folks make the recipe, review it, and sometimes photograph
it to give it a "face." This helps a recipe get noticed.
It is also fun to participate on the buzz such as in the morning post of What's For Dinner? I usually find some great recipes on that post.
If you haven't tried the buzz, head on over and see what everyone is buzzing about.