breezermom with her son, Will
To cap off the year, we chose breezermom as December’s member of the month because of her tireless dedication to Food.com. As a “tag-a-holic” and host in our Photo Tag game, it is not surprising that she is one of our top contributors with 2490 photos and 2710 reviews.
Southern gal breezermom finds cooking relaxing and has no qualms firing up the grill anytime or preparing a two hour dinner after a long day at work. Read on to find out how she tested and tasted her way to a winning recipe in last month’s Ready, Set, Cook! recipe contest.
There are three important things you need to know about this month’s Member of the Month, mickeydownunder. One: She lives in Australia. Two: She is a huge fan of Mickey Mouse. And three: She is one of the (if not the most) positive people we’ve ever met!
A member since October 2002, Mickey is famous for her eternal optimism — just read any of her 679 recipe reviews where she always uses ALL CAPS to express her excitement and enthusiasm. Even a recipe that set off the smoke detector recently yields her signature phrase, “WHOO HOO!” (a nod to another of her loves, old steam trains).
lazyme and her husband, Don
For October we chatted with Seahawks fan and Cooking Games With Friends co-host lazyme. Self-described as a hopeless game addict, she help planned this year’s Zaar World Tour and Pick A Chef community events. When she’s not searching for recipes, she’s making friends with fellow home cooks. In fact, she has made some great friendships through Food.com and has met around 35 of those online friends in person since joining in March 2006!
Since becoming parents thirteen years ago, our family has put well over 100,000 miles on the family truckster taking trips to visit family and criss-crossing the good ‘ole U.S. of A. My husband and I firmly believe that road trips are one of the best things a family can do together. When you’re a foodie, where you eat is just as important as where you go. We’ve stumbled upon some of our best meals (and created our best memories) while on the road with the kids. Here are some of our tips for planning your own frugal foodie road trip and creating memories to last a lifetime.
Pot Scrubber with Asia forum co-host (and bestie) Leggy Peggy
This month we chatted with home cook Pot Scrubber about cooking meals for one and his cheap bachelor-friendly recipes. You may recognize him by his alter-ego Dame Edna or one of his 300+ fun reviews. A regular fixture on Food.com since 2004, Potsie hosts the community’s Asia and Pets forums.
This month home cook GiddyUpGo has taken on the impressive task of cooking one dish from every nation around the globe. From Abkhazia to Zimbabwe, she’s giving us a geography lesson with every bite. Read on to find out how this mother of four researches authentic recipes and sources unusual ingredients like yak and kangaroo from her small hometown of Rough and Ready, CA. Click here to see her recipes »
La Dilettante and her husband
For this month’s spotlight, we are thrilled to feature La Dilettante as our “Miss July.” Although she’s been (mostly) vegetarian for the last 16 years, she still occasionally hankers for fried chicken livers and often “cheats” with fish.
A member since 2009, La Dilettante has reviewed over 130 recipes! Salads, soups, crockpot recipes — she’s given many of them a healthy meatless makeover without complaint from her meat-loving household. To find out more about La Dilettante’s life in the kitchen, we chatted with her about her biggest cooking flop and her guilty pleasure food confession.
Zurie (Granny Z with her granddaughter)
For this month’s spotlight, we’re visiting with one of our international members — Zurie, who logs in every day from her house and farm in a small seaside town in South Africa.
A member since 2005, Zurie is one of our most active members and hosts three of our talk forums: Food Photos, African Cooking and Celebrity Chefs.
Over the years she has contributed 330-plus recipes, which range from her simple (and very popular) Microwave Magic Chocolate Mug Cake to more exotic South African dishes like her Hakuna Matata All-African Barbecue Sauce.
2Bleu (a.k.a. Buddha and Bird)
For this month’s spotlight, we’re featuring a double dose of greatness — husband-and-wife duo 2Bleu, known separately by their nicknames Buddha and Bird.
Members since 2007, this couple from Duncan, South Carolina, add, rate and photograph dozens of recipes each year. They dabble in every cuisine, creating inventive recipes that get glowing reviews.
Behind our yummy recipes, reviews and photos are creative cooks, crafters, photographers and food lovers. This month we’re spending time with Andi of Longmeadow Farm!
This Maryland family girl loves loading up her recipes with fresh ingredients straight from her farm, and is always spicing things up with habaneros and peppers!