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Hello Seattle! Celebrating Allrecipes.com's 15th Anniversary 
Aug. 1, 2012 2:25 pm 
Updated: Aug. 14, 2012 5:59 am
Seattle:  Home to the famous Pike Place Market, incredible restaurants, eclectic people, and truly amazing sights.  Most importantly, it's home to Allrecipes!  As you can see in my profile picture, I've been celebrating for awhile, but I was fortunate to have been invited with the other Allstar Brand Ambassadors to Seattle for the birthday bash.  This company is truly one-of-a kind, and if you love this site, you'll love them.  Humble, quirky, creative, caring, and fun are some of the words that instantly come to mind when I think of the employees I met during my time there this past week.  Some I know a bit better than others, but they were all genuinely great!

Here is a video sampling some of the snapshots of the employees, Allstars, and sites I captured during this time.  I hope it makes you feel like you were there with me, and that it's somewhere you'd want to visit in the future.

Here's to 15 fabulous years, and a lifetime more!  I'm so proud to call Allrecipes.com my favorite site!

I love being a Seattle Tourist!
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Mt. Rainier, Seattle WA
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At Pike and Pine
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Panzanella at The Pink Door
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Pike Place Market
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Pork Belly Banh Mi at Matt's in the Market
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Aug. 1, 2012 2:31 pm
Very nice! I love your pictures and your video. You captured the essence of our gathering well.
Aug. 1, 2012 2:34 pm
Fabulous stills, great montage! Thanks for keeping the memories bright!
Aug. 1, 2012 3:02 pm
Thanks Baking Nana & Bibi! It was so nice meeting you face to face!
Aug. 1, 2012 4:00 pm
I love the video! The Panzanella salad was so delicious. I want some now! Great pics. It was great getting the chance to meet you :)
Aug. 1, 2012 4:55 pm
Thanks Rae!
Aug. 1, 2012 6:47 pm
Wow...that video captured Seattle and it's magic. Nicely done. And you know,I don't know if you remember or not, but several years ago when your husband published his book, I bought one from you and he so graciously autographed it. That book was a gift for my book hound daughter that lives in Seattle and works a block away from AR headquarters. I wished I would have known you were going.
Aug. 1, 2012 7:20 pm
Of course I remember you Avon! I should've mentioned it on the Recipe Buzz I guess--it would have been neat to try and meet her! Hope you and your family are doing well--thanks for the feedback on my video, I'm so happy with it.
Aug. 1, 2012 10:48 pm
I love your video. Good job !!
Aug. 2, 2012 5:13 am
What a great video. Thank you for sharing it with everyone.
Aug. 2, 2012 6:15 am
WOW! That was such a cool video! It was great seeing some of my favorite faces and putting names with faces! It was a neat tour of Seattle and AllRecipes. Great job!!
Aug. 2, 2012 7:27 am
JR-I love the photo with the balloons. What an opportunity and looks like a good time was had by all.
Aug. 2, 2012 7:50 am
Is there a better word than "awesome" to describe your Video? Great job jrbaker.
Aug. 2, 2012 4:22 pm
Thanks so much everyone! Love seeing you here ; )
Aug. 2, 2012 5:30 pm
Great video; thanks for sharing! It was lovely to meet you (and I now read everything you post in *your* voice in my head)!
Aug. 3, 2012 5:57 pm
Ha LTH! I do the same thing with our British friends now. Too funny!
Aug. 3, 2012 7:43 pm
Nice job JR!
Aug. 5, 2012 4:08 pm
Thanks Magnolia Blossom! You should keep that shirt, by the way, it was pretty ; )
Aug. 8, 2012 7:00 pm
Great job Jennifer! Enjoyed every bit of it!
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I LOVE ALLRECIPES! Cooking is one of my passions, and the way I express appreciation and love for my family & friends. They all know me as "the cook" in our circle--if anyone needs a recipe, I'm the one they ask. I've traveled all over the country and love sampling regional foods. I tend to stay away from chain restaurants in favor of local ones, and enjoy the delicious variety each part of the country offers. Food photography is another favorite hobby of mine. I have 2 beautiful girls who like being in the kitchen with their Mama. Please find more of me and what I'm about on my blog: http://houseoffrolicandmirth.blogspot.com/
My favorite things to cook
My absolute favorite recipes are clones from restaurants--it's so much fun to have people ask "did you really make this?" I also enjoy pastas, vegetable dishes, and creating lower fat, healthier recipes from those that aren't so healthy. Packing my two girls' lunchboxes every day is also a fun challenge--we like healthy and fun meals that focus on nutrition.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year for my daughters' birthdays, they get their favorite cake or cupcakes (it changes every year). We almost always have their parties at home. At Christmas, I love baking biscotti for gifts and myself; ).
My cooking triumphs
Each Christmas I host dinner for my family, and it's the one time during the year that I get to cook everything for them! I plan the menu for weeks-having a successful meal is the highlight of my year. Also, almost every New Year's Eve, I host a dinner for friends, and they get so excited about being invited--it's great to know that I can cook something they enjoy so much. Lastly, I have coworkers and a boss who LOVE to sample my latest creations! (They'll eat anything......)
My cooking tragedies
I can't make a good gravy. And I'm Southern! Also, I once froze bagged salad that was buy one get one free. I was only 20, and not very savvy about lettuce storage! I learned very quickly that you can't freeze lettuce.......
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