Sunday, April 15, 2012

My AllRecipes Story

I have been kicking around the idea of filming my "AllRecipes Story" for my YouTube Channel the past few months. I have learned over time that we all have a story on AllRecipes. Some of us happened upon the website while doing a general internet search for a recipe, some have been referred here, and others simply came across it and found the great support network AllRecipes is known for.

I remember eating these delicious orange colored chocolate chip cookies during my childhood at a friend’s house. I can still remember the texture and taste and being amazed because they were so different than any chocolate chip cookie I ever had. I never knew what kind of cookie they were until I saw a package of soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in the deli section of a grocery store in downtown San Diego. I knew at once those were the cookies I never forgot and went home to do an internet search for a recipe!

I remember it was June of 2008 for me. I was sitting in my kitchen at the center island on my laptop. So there I was…sitting on my black barstool quickly typing in “pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.” was the first option that came up so I promptly clicked on the link for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III. I made the recipe and it was everything I hoped it would be!

I spent several weeks becoming familiar with the website before I submitted my first photo of the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I quickly became fascinated with the website. I found much joy in being able to read reviews of recipes and browse through the photos and started adding photos of my own.

While I always enjoyed baking, I credit for really propelling me deep into my baking adventure I have been on for the past four years. I never photographed anything I baked prior to finding AllRecipes and as of today I have 2,002 photos on the site making me the second highest photo submitter.

When I started using, I never created a recipe of my own and today I have many. I spent the first couple years making so many cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats using the recipes that I learned the basics of a recipe and became confident it branching out and creating something that was my own. I want to genuinely thank for the wonderful experience I had during our episode of "What's Cooking?" and every other opportunity they have afforded me. I look forward to continuing an active relationship with


  1. What a great story!!! I'm a fellow AR member and brand ambassador! I remember chatting with you many times on the AR site back in 2008! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you for the comment, I am now following your blog! Great to see your photos and hopefully we will meet in Seattle in July. Are you planning on going?


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