I am a self proclaimed recipe hound. I sniff them out as happily as any dog points out a bird in the field. I am more likely to use a recipe as to create a recipe. You are never going to see me winning the Pillsbury Bake off or even the Philadelphia cream
cheese contest. You will see me however try many of those recipes. I guess I am the reason why recipes are written.
Over the years I have collected many many cook books and made a few as well with all my cut out recipes from newspapers and magazines. In the last 3 years I have discovered recipe web sites. Goodness so many recipes so little time. I enjoy all
the web sites I have joined, each and every one of them gives me something different and fun.
I joined my first club about 3 years ago or so and while I was having a blast on that sight joining discussions and getting to know the men and women that submitted all the very good recipes I was reading as well as sampling. I still couldn't help
but notice that when in the discussions people would ask for a recipe,like does any one know a good recipe for Banana cream pie for instance, there would alway be some one who would reply I found this recipe on Allrecipe.com and it was so good and there would
be a link to follow or a name to look up. No matter how common or rare or how exotic the ingredient a recipe could be found on Allrecipe .com.
So as I became more familiar with the computer I found my self typing in the search bar Allrecipe. I didn't join up right at first. To be honest I found Allrecipe hard to use. I could not figure out how to easily navigate around this site. This is mostly
due to limited computer skills and the knowledge to look on the right sections of the page to find what you seek. I kept returning no matter that it frustrated me and at times I did indeed feel like the dumbest kid in class,because each time I returned I learned
a little more and saw the pot of gold waiting for me at the end of the rainbow in the form of what looked like endless recipes.
I have become much much better at navigating around this site and have learned that my pot of gold contained much more then recipes, The contest, the Buzz(I Love reading the buzz),Blogging,and so much more. I know I sound like a commercial but it is
true there is so much to see and do in this web site.
When I found the brand recipes not just member submitted recipes I knew I was home and I would always think of Allrecipe as My Allrecipe. I still struggle here and there figuring things out in this web site,I just think of that as a bonus because as
I figure out how to do this and that not only do I find great dishes to prepare I learn a little more about how to use and what I can do with my computer.