Hello, My name is Carol, lead member of our LuvMyRecipe.com team. Let me tell you a little about us and how LuvMyRecipe.com went from a small idea we consistently longed for to a reality we could only hope for.
When it came to cooking, I’ve always developed a sort of “trial and error” approach to whatever recipe I was trying to make, duplicate, or create. Sometimes, this would continue for years. It would continue until I had my version of the recipe perfected.
Maybe I would tweak ingredients here.. adding some cooking time there.. and eventually, I would arrive at a final version of the recipe that I would absolutely “LUV”.
I would then want to share my recipe with family and friends. Sooo… I set up a website and started to share my recipes. This had the added benefit of letting anyone else make and try what I had made as well.
I started thinking, wouldn’t it be great if everyone could share their own “perfected” recipes. Perfected recipes that they themselves have tweaked and adjusted… for years sometimes. Recipes that THEY also absolutely “LUV“.
However, it didn’t stop there.. I wasn’t just thinking of a place to share recipes. I was imagining a place where people could create their own little “Recipe Box” corner of the internet. Their own corner they could share from… where they could then create their own online social group for others that were interested in the same cooking style, recipes, or cuisine as they themselves were. LuvMyRecipe.com was born!
I had some friends that believed as I did
This web project started with a few friends who wanted to share their recipes with one another. It was that simple. There didn’t seem to be a good place online where a person could build their own little culinary hole in the web… and then share their culinary creations with friends and family and their own little community.
That is, not without setting up a blog or utilizing tools from some social networks using their formats and their ideas (ie: their templates) for their limited presentation of the content. Someone could take pictures of their food and post online to their favorite social media site but that’s not exactly what we were looking for.
There’s a place for blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook to be sure, but I was looking for a place online where people’s personalities and cooking styles would shine through in their recipes.. together as a community. Some websites have tried somewhat but would always lack in one way or fail completely in another. Nothing seem to fit. We wanted a place where someone could connect friends and family to their “Culinary Home Page” using whatever preferred social media outlet they desired. Design their own online digital culinary corner of the internet.
Equally important, we wanted all this for our community but needed it all to remain behind the scenes and prevent it all from getting too heavy in tech and complications for the casual web visitor. Essentially we wanted user friendliness for all these ideas and features, that NOBODY online was providing very well.
A community where each member felt the same as the other does… included. After all, who doesn’t like tweaking and sharing a recipe with others? A place where you can even share your other online accounts that you may have somewhere else. This could be your own blog, website, or of course Pinterest, Facebook, etc..
Auntie Bea’s Biscuits
For instance, let’s talk about Auntie Bea’s Biscuits. We’ll stipulate that there are plenty of websites where you can get a recipe to make biscuits. Some darn good ones too. We’ll even agree there are message boards that will give you advice and give you their secret ingredient to make your biscuits really kickin’ instead of limpin’.
However, anyone who knows biscuits knows that Auntie Bea’s biscuits aren’t any “old run of the mill”, “same ole same ole”, “common cloned” biscuit recipe from the side of a box. Maybe it started out that way, but Auntie Bea tweaks, tests, and has honed that recipe to perfection over the years.
What is Bea’s secret ingredient? What’s her process that makes them fluffier than the dense hockey puck recipes you get off the side of some flour package (or the internet)?
To further that thought a second; why isn’t there a place where Auntie Bea can share that recipe or cooking secret with her friends and family (or anyone else for that matter) from her own little cooking corner of the internet.
Maybe… just maybe… there are people out there who want to know how to make their biscuits fluffier,, just like Auntie Bea’s.
Doesn’t everyone have a “Recipe Box”?
Let’s further that point. Why can’t Auntie Bea also have her very own online digital box of recipes? A place where all her favorite recipes can be in one place just like her own “Recipe Box” at home on her kitchen counter but this one is digital and online.
A place where she can print these recipes or view them on her phone, desktop, tablet or any device for that matter… whenever she wants to. Auntie Bea’s own personal online “Recipe Box”, where she can link her favorite recipes, link her favorite chefs, restaurants and of course her favorite food websites from around the world.
Join us in our journey!
We feel we’re on the path towards those goals here at LuvMyRecipe.com. We are a growing community. If you’d like to become part of our community.. you too can share recipes from around the world. We welcome you.
Register here and begin to create your own little “culinary cooking corner” on the internet right here at LuvMyRecipe.com !
Check out our Blog to follow our progress forward (or lack thereof), as well as more update information regarding the LuvMyRecipe website.
Thank you for your interest.
Carol and the LuvMyRecipe Project Team.