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Top 5 Reasons to Be an Allrecipes Supporting Member! 
Jun. 24, 2009 5:50 pm 
Updated: Aug. 4, 2011 6:13 am
Hi Everyone!

I’m Natalie R. in the membership marketing department at Allrecipes and I’m excited to tell you about some of our new features.

We spend a lot of time listening to what our community tells us are important additions to Allrecipes and do our best to bring those features to the site. Our newest features are part of what’s called Supporting Membership, which was designed with our community in mind. This is just the beginning!

Here are the Top 5 Reasons to be an Allrecipes Supporting Member:

#5 Blog About It  Who doesn’t like to be heard? We created this feature, specifically because we know we have talented cooks, writers, Mom’s, Dad’s, Grandparents – you name it! People who generally like to share their knowledge, experiences and often--humor! Now you can write your own blog on Allrecipes for everyone to read.

#4 Become a Star!  Our Supporting Members are at the heart of our community and keep the spirit of Allrecipes strong – which is why we identify Supporting Members throughout the site with a blue star and jazzed up profile.

#3 Special Print Options  One of my favorites – this feature lets you choose a graphic style and background for the recipe cards you print (including fonts and colors). It also lets you choose the photos and reviews you want with the recipes. It’s kind of like recipe card scrapbooking. We’ve heard of some great ways to use this. Right here in our office, many employees print recipe cards with their creative touch to share with food gifts, display at parties or just for their personal files.

#2 Get a personal web address for your profile This comes in a close second as my personal favorite feature. Make it whatever you want and share it with friends, family or anyone you have in mind to follow your cooking adventures. You can even post it on your Facebook, Twitter or MySpace page! For example, if you love to bake, you could have a personal web address that reads:

And last but, not least…the #1 feature!

#1 Save Your Recipe Changes  If you like to add your own spin on recipes or make changes to fit your lifestyle or diet – this is for you! Replace the butter with olive oil. Add garlic salt. Less cinnamon. Bake for 25 minutes, instead of 30 minutes if your oven is hot. You can customize any recipe and then save it to your recipe box with any name you want. Knowing how much we all change recipes to fit our individual or family’s taste – this is a real time saver. It’s your recipe, so make it all yours!

We hope you enjoy all that being a Supporting Member has to offer. We’d love to hear your comments and feedback. Tell us what else you’d like to find. Write us here!
Jun. 24, 2009 6:55 pm
Natalie, thank for reminding us of all we enjoy already at AR. As a senior and admitted computer dork. hear my heatfelt plea....When someone in the exchange gives us another web address (with soooo many letters, numbers, symbols, etc) I'd like to be able to "click" on it and get to that site. Even if I can't just click at other site to come back to'd still be easier than writing down that looooong addres (and usually getting it wrong). I'm sure there's a different way already BUT I wanna "CLICK" (end of request). Thanks for listening
Jun. 24, 2009 6:56 pm
P.S. I've NEVER lost my way getting BACK to AR, but getting elsewhere is a real drag!
Jun. 25, 2009 9:53 am
Hi Patricia! Thanks for the suggestion - I'll make a note of it! Deborah: The nutrition information won't recalculate for custom recipes - the nutrition information is compiled by our site operations team, and so it isn't an automated feature. :) And we're working on the search function for NG and everyone else having problems. Thanks so much for your comments!!
Jun. 25, 2009 8:36 pm
Yep. The site's wonky again tonight. Pics aren't showing up. Oh well. I know one thing a lot of us would like to see is a chat area?!?! That's really been a hot topic again and again.
Jun. 26, 2009 9:56 am
Another great benefit is TAAA DAAA "YOU BECOME BLUE" Thanks for everything that you do.
Jun. 29, 2009 2:14 pm
Hi, Everyone! This is Judith writing. Look at all the blue stars lighting up this page. We love it! And about a chat area, the closest thing we have is the Recipe Exchange, but a live area has been discussed. We'll keep you posted.
Jun. 29, 2009 9:12 pm
It would make a number of people happy if you could corral the voting for the pictures. I have heard people who post terrific pictures say they may not continue because of the "fraudulent" voting activity. This would be a shame, a few times the picture has drawn me to a recipe I probably would have passed up.
Jul. 13, 2009 9:28 am
These recipes on this site are the greatest!!!!
Aug. 4, 2011 6:13 am
I would enjoy resuming my membership but I cannot afford the double the price that I originally paid. I miss my benefits but they cost too much with this economy.
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