Help/FAQ - My Allrecipes

What is Your Cook’s Profile?

Your Cook’s Profile helps make your Allrecipes experience personalized and useful:

  1. It displays content that is just for you—including Recipe Box, Reviews, Photos, and other items.
  2. It allows other members to learn about you (but you control what other members see).

Your Cook’s Profile allows you to add/change/review the following:

  • Photos
  • Recipe Box (see related FAQ for more detail)
  • Reviews
  • Blog (if you are an Allrecipes Pro, see related FAQ for more detail)
  • Recipe Requests (see related FAQ for more detail)
  • Favorite Recipe Collections
  • Submitted Recipes
  • Shopping Lists
  • Notes
  • Newsletters

How do I check my recipe’s submission status?

Once you’ve submitted a recipe for publication on the site (Kitchen Approved), you can check its submission status at any time online. Just log in to your account and click on the My Allrecipes tab. On the My Allrecipes page, click on the Submitted Recipes link in the My Links section located on the right side of the page. You’ll see an icon next to your recipe indicating its status. It will be one of the following:

  • Waiting for Review
  • Reviewed—Not Accepted
  • Accepted—Editing for Publication
  • Published

To view more information on the status of a particular recipe, just click on the icon.

Here’s the backstory on the submission process. When you enter a recipe and click the submit button, the recipe is not automatically posted to our site. We receive hundreds of recipe submissions every week and we review each one (first to make sure it’s not under copyright). Our food editors check for consistency and usability. And then we add nutrition information. Recipes are posted to the website based on seasonality, originality, and their ability to meet the Member Community’s needs. We value each recipe submission—and every recipe is stored in our database for possible future inclusion on the site.

How do I submit a recipe request?

You can search the more than 40,000 recipes on Allrecipes by using several different search methods. Please refer to the Finding Recipes FAQs for help on using the search tool.

But, if you can’t find the recipe you want, you can post a recipe request by clicking on the The Buzz menu at the top of any page. Click on the Request a Recipe link in the top right corner of the page and fill out the form and click Post.

To find out if your recipe request has been answered, view your request in the View Requests and Questions list.

How do I recommend a recipe?

Please share your opinion! Recipe recommendations are a valuable part of Allrecipes. To recommend a recipe, do the following:

  1. Click on the Recommend a Recipe link located at the bottom of every Recipe Request.
  2. Fill out the form and select the recipe you wish to recommend from your Recently Viewed recipes.
  3. Click Post.

How can I review and rate recipes?

Share your valuable opinion (and great sense of taste!) by rating and reviewing a recipe. The ratings/reviews on Allrecipes are a valuable resource to our community because they show how the members and their families feel about a recipe. Does the recipe get raves—or does it never get made again? Your opinion counts. Our staff monitors reviews on a daily basis. NOTE: You must be a registered Allrecipes member in order to review/rate a recipe. Here’s how:

  1. Find the Rate This Recipe box under the recipe directions. Select your star rating.
  2. Rate/review the recipe using the following guidelines:
    • Make and taste the recipe before you review or rate it.
    • Keep reviews focused on the cooking and eating experience.
    • Don’t add links to other sites.
    • Don’t add comments about other reviewers.
    • Be specific. Good reviews are great. And bad reviews are just as valuable. Just make sure you use appropriate language. If you encounter an inappropriate review, please report it to Community Support.

What are Favorite Recipe Collections?

On your My Allrecipes page you can view new or daily recipes from a list of popular recipes types, including chicken recipes, healthy cooking, and holidays and events. To add or change the collections:

  1. Find the Favorite Recipe Collections box on your My Allrecipes page.
  2. Click on the edit link.
  3. Select the collections you are interested in by checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes.
  4. Hit Save Favorites to save your changes.

How do I add or remove Cooks I Like?

The Cooks I Like feature is an easy way to keep track of other Allrecipes Members. You can add Members from any profile by clicking on the orange Add To Cooks I Like button at the top of the page.

  1. Navigate to My Allrecipes
  2. Click on the view all/change link
  3. Click on the Remove from list button for each member you would like to remove

How do I create a Shopping List?

With this useful feature, you’ll never be caught without soy sauce again (as long as you add it to your Shopping List). You can use the Shopping List feature in two easy ways:

  1. Be sure you are logged into your Allrecipes account. From the recipe page, you can Select the + Shopping List dropdown button and you will see a dropdown list of all of your shopping lists.
  2. Create a Shopping List from any page. Click on the Shopping Lists link in the gray toolbar. At the top of the page, click on the Options dropdown menu and then on Create New. You can then add recipes to this Shopping List.

How do I add or modify items on my Shopping List?

  • To add. Select a grocery aisle from the Add grocery item to list drop-down menu and select the desired items. Or, you can enter your own item to the list by typing in the desired item in the open text field and select Add to shopping list.
  • To modify. Select edit to delete, edit item, or to modify the recipe serving.
  • If you are in edit mode, once you are happy with your list select Save to save your shopping list.

How do I remove items from my Shopping List?

To delete items from a Shopping List, you can either delete a recipe, which will subsequently delete all associated ingredients from the list, or you can delete individual ingredients.

To delete an entire recipe:

  • Click on the Shopping Lists link in the gray toolbar of any page.
  • Click on the Shopping List you’d like to edit.
  • Click on the Edit link located next to the Recipes heading at the top of your Shopping List.
  • Click on the X next to a recipe to delete that recipe from your Shopping List.
  • Click on the Save button to save your changes.

To delete individual ingredients:

  • From your Shopping List, click on the Edit link next to the Grocery Items heading.
  • From here, you can decide which ingredients you would like to delete by clicking on the X next to each listed ingredient.
  • Click on the Save button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

How do I print my Shopping List?

  1. Click on the Shopping Lists link in the gray toolbar of any page.
  2. Click on View All Shopping Lists.
  3. Select the Shopping List you want to print from the My Allrecipes Tools menu on the left side of the page.
  4. Click on the Options menu at the top of the page.
  5. Click on Print. This will take you to a printer-friendly version of your list. Use your browser’s Print button to print out the list.

How do I email my Shopping List?

  1. Click on the Shopping Lists link in the gray toolbar of any page.
  2. Click on View All Shopping Lists.
  3. Select the Shopping List you want to email from the My Allrecipes Tools menu on the left side of the page.
  4. Click on the Options menu at the top of the page.
  5. Click on Email. Fill in the email address, add a personal message, and choose either a text or html format. You may also send a copy to yourself.
  6. Click on the Send Email button.

How do I get my own Allrecipes blog?

Become an Allrecipes Pro and you automatically get your own blog (plus other cool features)! Go Pro right now! To access your blog as an Allrecipes Pro:

  1. If you are signed in, click on your user name in the gray toolbar. If you are not signed in, click on Sign In to do so.
  2. Click on the My Allrecipes link in the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on the Add/Edit Blog Post link located in the My Blog section.
  4. Write your first post!

How do I edit or delete a blog post?

It’s really easy! Here’s how you do both:

  • Edit your post.
    1. If you are signed in, click on your user name in the gray toolbar. If you are not signed in, click on Sign In to do so.
    2. Click on the My Allrecipes link in the dropdown menu.
    3. Click on Add/Edit Blog Post in the My Blog section.
    4. You will see a list of your existing blog posts. Find the post you want to edit, and click the word edit next to the date your post was originally written. (You can also find the edit link on any blog post you’ve written on the site).
    5. You will see the write or edit a blog post page with your existing text. Edit away! Hit the Save Changes button to make your changes show up on the site.
  • Delete your post.
    If you would like to delete a post, go to your blog list page as indicated above or navigate to the individual post you want to delete. Click the link that says delete post next to the headline.

When you’re no longer an Allrecipes Pro, your blog will still be viewable but you won’t be able to edit any of your posts. However, you will always be able to delete a post regardless of your membership status.

For more information about what happens when you’re no longer Pro, click here.

How can I add or change tags or photos to my blogs?

Add tags to your blog so that other users can find you!

  1. Navigate to the write or edit a blog post page.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and find the narrow rectangular box labeled Tags.
  3. Click the arrow on the right side of the box and it will expand to show you options for tagging your blog. Click the checkboxes to have your post tagged with the options that make sense. If you would like to change a tag on a particular box, do so simply by unchecking the box.

Add photos to your blog to make each post more engaging.

  1. Find the Blog Photos box at the bottom of the page.
  2. Click on the arrow on the right hand side. It will expand to display an Add Photos button. Clicking on the button will take you through adding a photo. Once you’ve added photos, they will show up in this area and you will be able to edit the caption or remove the photo entirely.

How can I comment on a blog post?

Only members can comment on blog posts, so make sure you’re signed in or sign up right now for FREE membership.

  1. Once you’re signed in, browse to the blog post you’d like to comment on.
  2. At the post, scroll to the bottom and click on Add a Comment. Enter your comments in the window that appears.
  3. Hit the Post button or your comment will not show up.

NOTE: Our staff monitors comments on a daily basis, but please contact Customer Service if you see something you think is not appropriate.

Can I delete comments that appear on my blog post?

Yes, you can (after all, it’s your blog). You control whose comments appear.

  1. From the blog post page, you, the author, can delete a comment or ban a user from putting comments on that post.
  2. If you are signed in, you’ll see the options in the comments section. The Delete Comment link removes the comment from your blog post and the Ban User link makes sure that member can no longer comment.

How do I subscribe or unsubscribe to a blog?

Allrecipes Pros can write their own blogs—and dishing over cooking has never been more fun! So we’ve made it easy for you to follow a favorite blogger

Subscribe. When you subscribe to a blog on the site, it will show up the My Blog section of your My Allrecipes page.

  1. From the blog list or blog post page, click on the Subscribe To Blog button in the left column
  2. Start enjoying your favorite bloggers!
  3. Want to join in? If you want to have your own blog, go Pro.

Unsubscribe. If you no longer want to subscribe to a blog, you can simply unsubscribe.

  1. From the My Allrecipes page, scroll to the My Blog section and find the area called My Subscribed Blogs.
  2. Check the boxes for the blog or blogs you’d like to unsubscribe from.

Click on the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the page.

What are My Menus, and how do I get them?

My Menus are menus you have created or saved from Allrecipes’ created Menus. To learn more about Menus, please visit the Menus page. (Please note: Menu saving and creation are Allrecipes Pro. To learn more about becoming Pro click here.)

To access your menus, simply click on the My Menus link in the gray toolbar of any page.

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