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Frequently Asked Questions

You can find most common questions and answers right below, as well as step by step guides on how to use and navigate our website.

Membership


What are the different levels of membership?


There are two membership levels. Free membership allows you the ablility to add recipes, invite family members to share their recipes, and save your favorite recipes. A premium membership also gives you an ad-free browsing experience, opportunities to win monthly prizes, as well as the ability to create your own blog.


How do I change my profile information (e-mail address, photo, etc.)?


From the dashboard, click Settings. From there, you'll have access to make any changes you need.

How do i invite my family members to join me?


From your Dashboard, click the "Add New Member" icon. Fill out the form, and your family member will be emailed a link to join.

How may I contact the RecipeScraps Team?


 
At the bottom of every page is a Contact Us link. Click there and fill out the form, and we'll respond as soon as possible.

How do i invite my family for a Cooking Event?


From your Dashboard, click the "Add event" under the events banner.

What is "Upload your paper recipe here" feature available in my account?


Every month, your free account gives you the ability to send us up to 3 recipes as scans or photos, and we'll do the work of adding them to your recipes. A premium account gives you up to 10 uploads a month.
 

Recipes


How do i save my recipes as private? Or just share with family?


At the bottom of the Add Recipe page, you will have the option to make your recipe public, private, or share it with your family. Click the radio button to make your choice.
 

Can I post a recipe that I didn't create... like from a cookbook or a friend?


We prefer you post recipes that are original. According to US law;
Copyright law does not protect recipes that are mere listings of ingredients. Nor does it protect other mere listings of ingredients such as those found in formulas, compounds, or prescriptions. Copyright protection may, however, extend to substantial literary expression—a description, explanation, or illustration, for example—that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook.
 But why not invite them to join Recipescraps instead?
 

Are there any limitations on the number of recipes I can post?


There is no limit to the number of recipes you post. We hope that you see Recipescraps as an online library for all of your family's favorite recipes.

How do I find a new recipe?


You can use the search bar at the top of the screen to search all the recipes on the site.  Or browse through your family's recipes.

How do i rate other people recipes?


On each recipe page there is a rating. Just click the appropriate number of stars to lock in your opinion.
 

Recipe Box


What is the purpose of Recipe Box?


The recipe box is a place you can save your favorite recipes from the site.

Why do i need categories and labels?


Categories and labels allow you to make your recipes easy to find on our site, just like your recipe box at home.
 

Blog


How do i set up my Blog?


Premium subscribers will have the option to create their blog from their dashboard. Choose a name for your blog, enter your paypal information, and you're ready to start writing.

How do i post blog articles?


Once a blog is created, you can create articles from the dashboard. Type your entry and add any photos you like, and you're on your way.

How do i make money on my blog articles?


Recipescraps will share the money made from any ads run on your blog.

When do i get paid?


When you reach $50, we will deposit money in your Paypal account.

What blog articles do you accept?


Anything food related. Restaurant reviews, reviews of new food, different cooking techniques, your options are almost limitless.

What happens to my blog if i cancel Premium membership?


Your content stays on the website, but you will not receive any payment after your membership has elapsed. You also agree to give us publishing rights to the content you have posted on recipescraps.com. 

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