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come across another recipe site which I had not seen
before, and being impressed by its sheer size and content,
I made contact with Linda Roth the founder of RecipeGoldmine.
Just call me nosey if you like but I love to hear the
story behind the website so I asked Linda to tell us
a little bit about herself and the site.
is what Linda wrote for us. She has also let me have
a number of recipes as an appetiser for what you will
find at RecipeGoldmine
and these you will find with the main recipe menus.
Don't forget to pay a visit to her website (click
here). Although some of her recipes have been featured
are only a small sample of a truly superb collection
retiring as an office systems manager for a major airline
and as a professional organist and pianist, I combined
my life-long love of collecting recipes and cooking
to launch my first web site. I had collected well over
seventeen thousand recipes, almost fifteen thousand
of which are currently on line.
daughter, Lisa, who has three children, is my partner,
and she has been working on a major re-design of the
website, as it has not changed since it went on line
in August 2000. It was our first attempt at HTML. Lisa
prefers to use raw HTML, but I prefer FrontPage. We
currently publish a newsletter four times weekly which
reaches about seventeen hundred people. Having just
changed servers, we are still working out a few bugs
here and there.
idea was to have a site which is simply loaded with
recipes and information. We have extensive craft sections
for children and adults, world (ethnic) recipes, Classy
Clones, kitchen charts (which includes substitution
charts, conversion charts, wine and cheese pairing,
etc.), gardening, children's recipes, home remedies,
household hints, recipes for pets, food preparation,
etc. - in effect, a total resource (with more coming)
for the average homemaker.
best part of the website for me is the very large Southwestern
section. Since moving from Chicago, Illinois to Phoenix,
Arizona in 1973, I have developed a deep appreciation
for both the Mexican and Native American foods of the
boasts a resident BBQ Guru, Kevin Taylor, whose Team
Double Smoke competes in grilling and smoking competition
throughout the Midwest. We also have a resident gardening
expert, Gary Beck, who is forever answering questions.
like for people to have fun at our site, which is why
we offer a message board where people can have their
own personal and signature icons if they desire. It's
a full time job archiving the wonderful recipes that
are posted there, but it is well worth it. This message
board also drives a lot of traffic to the site. Our
posters pretty much have free reign there, but an occasional
"bad apple" is zapped immediately.
plan to put a great store on-line sometime in July or
enjoy visiting other culinary sites, and I regularly
post on several other recipe message boards.
cannot tell anyone where I got my love of cooking. I
know Lisa got hers from me. My Mother always disliked
cooking, so we certainly didn't learn much from her.
Poor Mom - she cooks because she has to, not because
she wants to! When visiting relatives, I invariably
end up in the kitchen, cooking day and night. When I
visited my niece in Pensacola, Florida a couple years
ago, no one wanted to go out to eat - they wanted Linda's
home cooking - specifically Mexican food.
husband has only had one question - Why do you spend
fourteen to sixteen hours a day in front of the computer?
you would like to visit the RecipeGoldmine website