Help/FAQ - Recipe Page

Where do I sign in as an Allrecipes member?

Access your My Allrecipes account by clicking on Sign In the gray toolbar. Once you have signed in, you can add recipes to your Recipe Box and post ratings and reviews.

How do I print a recipe?

Printing directly from any recipe page is easy. Simply click on the Print button located in the row below the recipe photo. You will then be taken to a Print Preview Page where you can select your print preferences.

  1. Page size:
    • Full Page
    • 3x5 Card
    • 4x6 Card
  2. Text size:
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
    • X-Large
  3. More Options
    • Nutrition Info
    • Footnotes
    • Personal Notes
    • Recipe Photo
    NOTE: If you want to print in this format all the time, select Save as default settings.
  4. If you’re an Allrecipes Pro, you can also select Advanced Options for additional printing features. Learn more about the extra options of going Pro. Become an Allrecipes Pro now! Customize your printed recipes with the following:
    • Add a Custom Recipe Headline
    • Choose Reviews
    • Choose a Photo
    • Pick a Graphic Theme
    • Pick a Color
    • Pick a Font
  5. Select Print.

How do I upload a photo of the recipe after I have made it?

From the recipe page, click the camera symbol at the top of the recipe photo to see all photos. From there, you’ll be able to submit your own photo of the completed recipe by clicking on Add your own photo! You can also click Add a photo next to Rate This Recipe further down on the page.

  • Before you begin, make sure the photo you want to upload is already on your computer hard drive.
  • Select Choose File to find the photo on your computer.
  • Once you find the photo, select Continue to upload the photo.
  • Once your photo has been uploaded, you may crop the photo by selecting the area you would like to save using the tools in the cropping feature.

Please note that the photo:

  • must be in the format of either a jpg/jpeg, gif, or png
  • must not exceed 20 MB
  • must be no smaller than 960 pixels x 960 pixels

Once you have uploaded your photo and are happy with it, select Save and Add.

To add a title or notes or view your photo, select the My Allrecipes tab, and then select Photos from your My Allrecipes homepage.

How can I review and rate recipes?

Share your valuable opinion (and great sense of taste!) by rating and reviewing a recipe. The ratings and reviews on Allrecipes are a valuable resource to our community. Does the recipe get raves—or is it never 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 and rate a recipe. Here’s how:

  1. Find the Rate This Recipe box under the recipe directions. Select your star rating.
  2. Rate and 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.

How do I save a recipe to my Recipe Box?

Click the + Recipe Box button below the recipe photo on the recipe page. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to do so.

How do I Customize and save a recipe?

As an Allrecipes Pro, you have the ability to change recipes and save them as your own. If you aren’t a Pro, sign up now.

Once you’re an Allrecipes Pro, you have the exclusive power to add and change recipes—and save them as your own. It’s the perfect way to build your own recipe database, so you have all the tried-and-true (and loved!) recipes of your life.

Here’s how:

  • Next to Ingredients, click on Edit and Save.
  • Change the name, description, ingredients, prep time, directions, or cook time. Add a footnote if you want to! It’s your custom recipe. Save changes by selecting Preview and then select Save. Not happy with your recipe? Simply select Edit or Cancel from the preview page).

If you are signed in as an Allrecipes Pro but are unable to customize your recipe, it might be because your Pro term has expired. To find out if this is the case, go to your Billing Info page.

Get more information about your membership here.

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us at Customer Support.

How do I add a recipe to my shopping list?

Like saving a recipe to your Recipe Box, you can save a recipe to a specific shopping list.

  • From any page: Be sure you are logged into your Allrecipes account, and click on the Shopping Lists link in the gray toolbar. See your lists in the My Allrecipes Tools on the left of the page.
  • From the recipe page: Click on the + Shopping List button under the recipe photo. You can then go to the Shopping Lists page to manage and edit the recipes and ingredients.
  • From your Recipe Box: Hover over the recipe you’d like to add and you will see the Options menu appear. Click on Options and then on Add to Shopping List. You can select the list to which you’d like to add the recipe.

How do I add the recipe to a menu?

Allrecipes Pros get to create Menus. If you are not a Pro, click here for more info.

  • If you are an Allrecipes Pro, click the + Menu button under the recipe photo.
  • To add the recipe to an existing menu, click on the down arrow and click Add.
  • To add the recipe to a new menu, click on the down arrow and click New.

How do I add personal notes to a recipe?

To add, view, or edit personal notes for a saved recipe, simply log in to your account and locate the recipe in your Recipe Box. Then click on the blue link (it will read Add Notes or View Notes) under the My Notes column at the far right.

Your recipe note will always be available to view from this spot in your Recipe Box.

Can I adjust the number of servings a recipe will make?

The recipe scaling tool is above the ingredient list on the recipe page. To access the scaling tool, click on Change Servings next to the recipe yield. Simply enter the number of servings you want to make and click Adjust Recipe. Please note changing the number of servings changes only the amounts in the ingredient list; it does not change anything in the recipe directions. For more information, please click here.

How do I change the recipe to show metric measurements?

The metric conversion tool is next to the recipe scaling tool. To access the metric conversion tool, click on Change Servings next to the recipe yield. Simply select Metric and click Adjust Recipe. Please note converting to metric measurements changes only the amounts in the ingredient list; it does not change anything in the directions.

How do I find nutrition information?

Nutrition information is below the recipe reviews. Select See More below the Nutritional Information to expand the nutrition information and read more detailed nutrition info. Please keep in mind nutrition information is per serving, and is not recalculated once you customize a recipe.

What is the difference between a Kitchen-Approved, Personal Recipe, and Custom Recipe?

All recipes are great recipes!

Kitchen-Approved recipes are recipes from our members that have passed through our editorial process; they have been put into our format and database and their nutrition information has been calculated by our cooking experts.

Personal Recipes are recipes from members which have not gone through the Allrecipes editorial process. In many cases, they have not been reviewed by Allrecipes staff.

Custom Recipes are customized versions of Kitchen-Approved recipes, which have been altered and saved by an Allrecipes Pro.

How do I email a recipe?

Click on the Email button above the ingredients. You can email Kitchen-Approved, custom, or private recipes.

Input your friend’s email, your name as you would like it to appear, and your email address, as well as a personal note.

The email address you enter will not be stored, and will be used only to send the recipe email. For more information regarding our privacy policy, click here.

How do I share a recipe on Facebook?

Click the Like Facebook icon next to the recipe photo. Be sure to include a comment so your friends will know how much you loved the recipe!

How do I share a recipe on Pinterest?

Click the Pin Pinterest icon to pin the recipe to your pin board on Pinterest.

How do I share a recipe on Google Plus?

Click the +1 icon to share the recipe on Google Plus.

How do I share a recipe on Twitter?

Click the Tweet button at the top of the recipe page.

How do I view all of the member reviews?

Select Reviews at the top of the recipe page, or read the most helpful positive reviews or the most helpful critical reviews at the bottom of the page. When you select more to read the whole review, you have the option click See all reviews.

How do I sort reviews?

Once you have clicked through to the page of all reviews, you have the option of sorting the reviews. They can be sorted by most helpful (which is the default way they are sorted), most recent or oldest, or highest rating. From the review pane, you can also choose to view the most helpful reviews, the most positive reviews, the least positive reviews, or the newest reviews.

What are ‘Related Menus’?

Related Menus are menus which might contain the recipe you are viewing, or contain similar recipes or suggested sides to go with the recipe you are viewing. (Please note: Related Menus are only clickable by Allrecipes Pros.)

How do I have my version of the recipe appear as Customized Versions of this recipe?

As an Allrecipes Pro, you are able to customize recipes and save them as your own! (Not Pro? Click here to learn more!) Once you have customized a recipe, be sure to select Share when saving the recipe. Then your version of the recipe will appear in the section of members who have customized the recipe. These are rotated, so each time a member customizes a recipe, the newest version of the recipe appears at the top.

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