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Apr. 29, 2012 2:16 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2012 5:00 pm
A few years ago, after being a lurker on AR I had become part of "The Buzz".  Then one day, I think it was a Saturday Oh no!!! OMG!!! no AR.  what could have happened.  No one knew.  All day we all tried and tried to get on and couldn't.  What on earth were we all going to do.  We had plans, we had dinners to make and nowhere to go for our recipes.  We started e-mailing to each other, What is happening? people were saying, Where is AR.  Literally dozens of AR peeps, from all over the country,  were in contact trying to find out what on earth could be keeping us from our very favorite addiction.  People were surfing the "net" It didn't matter, who you were, what you did, where you lived,  if you were part of the 1% or the 99%, we needed our AllRecipes.  Then one person finally found a story.  There had been a fire in AR's building.  It wasn't too bad as I remember, but had closed down the building.  We all vowed that from now on we would print all of our recipes just in case.  I wonder how many of us have done that.  I know that I haven't.  1467 recipes would make a pretty big book.   Just hope that nothing like that ever happens again.  I am waaay more addicted now than I was then.
Apr. 29, 2012 3:26 pm
Oh, gosh, pelicangal, I remember that as clearly as if it were yesterday. Crazy, huh?! It was a July 4th weekend, wasn't it? Holiday, for sure, and everyone was panicked to get their meals ready. We needed those recipes! Addiction comes pretty strong!
Apr. 29, 2012 5:00 pm
yep, i remember jan! funny. i had to go back to a family came out fine, but i remember wanting to tweak one i had foud that sounded decent. ok...i'll be at the INTERNATIONAL airport ( lmao) before 10pm. sweetie...can't wait to see you!
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About Me
I am semi retired. My husband and I both retired at the same time and moved to Brookings to be near the ocean and my sil. I couldn't stand the thought of staying home and cleaning house all day so I got a part time job. I now work 3-4 days a week and it keeps me busy.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook all kinds of things. I try out new recipes all the time and I even cook lots of things that I don't personally like, for instance I do not like sweets but I bake cakes, cookies and breads for my friends and neighbors. I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador(a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on - Thoughts from my Kitchen. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of me, pelicangal aka Jan Elton
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always make beef wellington for Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Winning the Best in show and the Judges choice ribbons along with 11 other blue ribbons at the 2006 Curry County Fair. They were for canning. My pickle relish won Judges choice and my pineapple marmalade won best in show.
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to list here in only 1000 characters. But one is when my husband and I were first together, I stayed home from work to cook his favorite meal (spaghetti and meatballs). I had just tried to open a can of tomato sauce when the can exploded and I was covered with it. He came home at just that minute and he about burst an artery from laughing.
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