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Hello from Allrecipes.com! 
 
Apr. 7, 2009 3:55 pm 
Updated: Jun. 9, 2011 11:16 pm
Welcome to the new Allrecipes.com blog! Here we are and it’s totally exciting to have a way to share with everyone what’s happening at Allrecipes! We’re going to write a blog because we want to share news with you about what’s happening on Allrecipes and also hear from you.  There couldn’t be a better way to share what’s happening right now, what’s new and in the works, and to find out what you want to see, do, and share on Allrecipes. We’d really love to hear from you!  What ideas do you have? What do you like? What’s working—and yes, what’s not? We’re listening.
 
For starters, our community is waaaaaay out in front when it comes to environmental awareness!  For most of us, Earth Day comes every day. From a recent survey:
 
  • 85% of us are recycling!
  • 72 % of us are purchasing fewer disposable products (plastic plates and cups, Styrofoam cups, etc) than we did a year ago
  • 59% of us say we’re willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products
  • 65% of those who responded said they were growing their own produce at home
  • 71% use energy-saving florescent bulbs
Has shopping, cooking and eating in environmentally friendly ways been easy or hard for you? We’d love to hear stories, tips and suggestions about what you and your family are doing in the kitchen to make the world a better—and greener—place.
 
Comments
Apr. 7, 2009 4:14 pm
Nice to meet you/you all (Allrecipes.com). I would have to say I do like the surveys on here and I too participated with the "green" survey. Pertaining to making the world a greener place, my family and I are doing our 2nd year of gardening and first year of greenhouse gardening. We do all the above statistics too. Keep up the great work and I'll be looking forward to reading these blogs.
 
Apr. 7, 2009 4:24 pm
I just took the trash out today & told hubbie, "we have more in our recycling trashcan than the regular trashcan". Totally cool, esp for a family of 5 big eaters/cooks. Totally use all florescent bulbs. Have a small herb/hot sauce garden.
 
sueb 
Apr. 7, 2009 5:04 pm
We've switched to energy saving light bulbs. Our small garden gives an occasional treat. I'd like to know how to convince commercial canneries that we'd like to have jars that we as consumers could recycle with! If the jars are the kind we could can at home with, the tops aren't the kind that we can purchase home canning lids for!
 
Apr. 7, 2009 7:18 pm
Doing my part....saving the trees. I am sure I used at least 1 tree every 6 months to print off AR recipes. Now I have my very own "AR recipe box" and the trees are safer because of it.
 
Apr. 8, 2009 4:16 am
What a great place to post ideas!! Here in Ireland the Gov put a levy on Plastic Shopping bags that used to be free at the supermarkets, now EVERYBODY uses reuseable shopping bags, hardly anyone buys plastic shopping bags anymore!! Our plastic, paper waste is collected from the house free of charge and soon food/garden waste will be collected free also! We were the first country to introduce a NATIONAL smoking ban in ALL public places and work area, which many countries have since copied!! Recycling is an accepted way of life now!!
 
Apr. 8, 2009 10:45 am
Thanks everyone for your comments! It's terrific to hear from you. What smart recycling ideas you're sharing!
 
Apr. 8, 2009 1:10 pm
We do all of the things listed above except growning our own food. We love the idea of gardening, but we've managed to kill our house plants, so I think we've got to learn more before we try! We stopped buying bottled water and we try to buy things that use less packaging. We also compost in the backyard and buy from local farmers when we can (the market is close by).
 
Apr. 15, 2009 12:54 am
It is so nice to hear from you Allrecipes.com! Recycling is not done in Bahrain so I don't really have any stories to share other than I use my containers a couple of times before I through them out. O.T. question-where can we post suggestions for future blog entries from you? thanks :)
 
Oldfart 
May 23, 2009 3:32 pm
My wife is unable to eat a lot of foods - including all tomato products. We both enjoy pasta - particularly spaghetti. If there a receipe with Alfredo sauce that can be used on spaghetti? Yes, I do know of Alfredo recipes for other "noodles"...... Please advice & thanks..........
 
rebecca 
Jul. 19, 2009 1:15 pm
Does anyone know how to make spicy mustard? All I have in the house is regular.
 
Aug. 24, 2009 5:53 am
Hi rebecca, Try this one, it'll put hairs on your chest. he he and old Scottish saying for something that's really goooood. Scots men like things hot, this one leaves them speechless (quite a good thing). Wow, Hot & Spicy Mustard 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 (9-ounce) container prepared yellow mustard (try to find English, French will do, but it's a bit insipid) 2 plump cloves of garlic, minced. Not pureed. 1/4 teaspoon allspice Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate in airtight container for at least two days to let flavours blend. Store in small jelly jars. Serve with ham, sausages, add a tsp to your gravies for a little bit of a kick. Remember you did ask!!
 
Gloria 
Nov. 21, 2009 8:04 pm
Hello everyone, Can anyone tell me how to organize my saved recipes into folders in my recipe box? I loved this feature before the recent redesign and used it all the time, but now I can't figure out how to do it.
 
Gloria 
Nov. 21, 2009 8:08 pm
Hi Oldfart, How about spaghetti carbonnara II by SabrinaTee on this site?
 
Apr. 11, 2010 11:40 am
would like to see more treat recipes for animals, dogs especially, love the blogs, and spend at least an hour a day, checking recipes, try many from this site, only one failure, in almost 5 yrs, keep up the great work.
 
PhDUK 
Apr. 27, 2011 1:46 am
Wonderful website! I'm learning a lot!! Is anyone here from UK? Im a researcher and for my university I have to collect information about eating habits in UK. Wondering if you can help me... well if you are between 25-50 years old and you have 5 minutes, please fill in this survey. It will be very helpful. Thank you all in advance Mark https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8KMTPSP
 
patti 
Jun. 9, 2011 11:16 pm
hello, please help me I am trying to submit a great summer soup recipe. What are the instructions. thank you.
 
 
 
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