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How I found And Why I'll Never Leave 
May 2, 2012 10:45 am 
Updated: May 28, 2012 2:56 pm
   Food is a glue that binds a family. No matter how busy you are, you have to eat. As fast paced as our world has become, we find ourselves eating fast food and carrying on to the next task for the day. When I was a little girl my life was still as fast pased, but we always tried to find time for family dinner. We would come home, do our homework, help Mom with chores around the house, and when we were done my father would be home and Mom would have food on the table. There were times the
food would get burned or Mom just didn't want to cook so we would go to the Mexican restaurant that was by our house. No matter what we had going on that day, we always tried to eat together. We would tell each other about our day and thank Mom for all of the wonderful food. Sharing a home with someone is a lot of work and a bond developes while sharing that home. My family means the world to me and so does the glue that holds it together, food. Ever get a call from a family member or
friend asking you to dinner to catch up? What do you do at a family reunion? You talk and eat!Maybe I live through my emotions or maybe food is a treat for the soul. Either way, I feel closer to those I love through food.

   Now that I have a family of my own, I realize how much work it took my mom to make dinner every night for 6 people and I highly respect her for that. I carry on our tradition and make sure our family has time to talk and catch up over dinner every night no matter if we are home or away. My children have now developed a huge interest in joining me while I prepare dinner (which I LOVE!). They have taught me that the pan is your canvas and you spatula is the brush. Cooking has become a pastime in our home and because of that, we are trying to broaden our horizons and learn more about the diverse world of food. I turned to the internet for help and found an archive of information, support, and diverse recipes all on one site,

   I got to the point where I was on every free chance I got. A year went by and it was still my go to site for dinner inspiration. I logged on at least 3 times a week so I finally paid to become a member and I am so thankful I did! My food knowledge has grown exponentially and now I am an Allrecipes AllStar receiving new ideas for meals and checking out new brands that I have never used before. My girls (both 4) have learned how to measure ingredients and are learning how to read recipes all while having fun. I was searching for help to make the kitchen fun and AllRecipes turned my kitchen into a family playground. We are more aware of what we are eating and how much we should eat thanks to all the member benefits. is an amazing tool and I am so very glad that we have it.

From my kitchen to yours...

May 2, 2012 3:05 pm
Hi MommySmith - Love the "pan is your canvas and your spatula is the brush". Good one!
May 28, 2012 2:56 pm
Hi ~ its good to meet you.
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Mom that enjoys avoiding the microwave
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buttermilk biscuits, Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, Squash, breakfast or sandwich breads, Desserts of any kinds especially ones that are mostly unheard of, pancakes, and cookies
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Quiche and crepes. Trust me they were horrible!
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