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creator, Hope Pryor:
Officially launched in June of 1999, CooksRecipes.com
has since evolved into one of the busiest and largest
cooking and recipe sites on the Internet.
Hope Pryor, the web site's webmaster, administrator
and owner is the wife of a very supporting husband,
mother of four adult children and the grandmother of
a three-year-old grandson, with another grandchild happily
anticipated this coming Fall.
Married right out of high school, Mrs. Pryor became
a first-time mother just two days before the first wedding
anniversary of her first marriage. After completing
one year of college courses as an English major in Southern
California, she made the decision to stay at home and
focus on the job of motherhood, choosing a "career"
as a stay-at-home mom, making meal times special and
keeping the cookie jar filled. Skilled in cookery, she's
been cooking complete meals since the age of 12 years,
teaching her own mother that a green salad can be prepared
with more than just iceberg lettuce and tomatoes! Among
family and friends her cooking skills are legendary
. . . an invitation to sit at one of her feast laden-tables
is considered a highly prized event.
Mrs. Pryor purchased her first computer in 1998 having
absolutely no experience with the Internet. Without
the benefit of attending computer classes, or blessed
with having a computer geek for a friend, Mrs. Pryor
taught herself how to build a web page by reading every
"how-to" article she could find on the subject
of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), the basic building
blocks of web page construction. She credits Joe of
J & J's Place HTML Tutorial with helping her learn
the very basics of HTML.
With a desire to apply her new computer skill in a way
that others would find interesting, Mrs. Pryor decided
to combine her life-long love and practice in the art
of cooking with her new-found ability by constructing
a quality cooking and recipe site that visitors would
find comfortable to visit and easy to use.
Nearly two years after its initial debut, CooksRecipes.com
enjoyed, during the month of December 2000, an average
of 180,000 user sessions and over 855,000 hits, with
the average user spending over 90 minutes per session.
Promotion has been through major search engines, indexes,
link exchanges, and word-of-mouth. Quite an achievement
for one woman who
feels out of place in a business office atmosphere,
yet is right at home . . . in her home office where
she runs the web site alone. "The Helping Hands"
at CooksRecipes.com belong to Mrs. Pryor.
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