HOW TO MAKE PRINTABLE RECIPES FOR YOUR BLOG OR PERSONAL USE

I have had many e-mail asking me how I create printable recipe links for my blog. 

If you are reading this and don’t have a blog, don’t go away… this is also a WONDERFUL way to store recipes for yourself and to share with others!
So copy those old smeared and worn out recipe cards and get them in a program that will let you store, share and find them easily.  
I use a very basic and easy program in Google. There are many other programs to make a link for printable recipes, but found this one to be the most simple.
I am not a techie, so please keep that in mind. My terminology might be lacking. And ignore the poor images. I could not figure out how to copy whole pages to use in my posts. So I took pictures instead. And we all know how poor the quality of that is!!!!
I did however give very detailed instructions for all of us who are less than tech savvy!
I hope you find this helpful. 

How To Create Printable Recipes For Your Blog Or Personal Use

Pictures follow instructions
1. Go to Google 

                             

2. Find “more” at the top left selection bar and click on it
3. A drop down box will appear. Find “sites” and click on it

4.  Find “Create new site” and click on it (ignore the sites I have already established)
5. At the top of the page find “Choose A Template To Use” and under that click on “Blank template
6. In the box that says “ Name your site” choose a name and type it in the box.  I chose StoneGable Printable Recipes 2. * IMPORTANT~ it is a good idea to use your blog name in the name of your site. If you just choose “printable recipes” someone else might have already chosen it. 
7. As you type in the name for your printable recipes, the box underneath labeled  “Your site will be located at this URL” will automatically be filled in with your URL.
8.  The next box is “choose a theme“. If you click this it will give you lots of pretty page options. I did not click this  because I wanted my recipes to be easy for my readers to print out, without design or color. If you choose not to click on ” choose a theme” you will be using the “template default” which is a blank white page.
9. Do not click on “more options
10. Type in the “code” shown
11. Click on “Create Site” (not shown in my picture, sorry!)
12. You are now on your new home page.
13.  Find “Create a page” in the upper right hand corner and click on it.
14. Find “Select a template to use” click “web page“.
15. In the box labeled “Name” type the name of your recipe and click “Create Page“.

16. Here is where you will write your reicpe OR cut and paste your recipe from your blog. 
17. When you are satisfied with the content, click “Save” in the upper right hand corner.

18. From this page you can also click the “Edit” button in the upper right hand corner if you need to edit your recipe.
You now have a recipe ready to be linked into your blog post.
Or if you are using this for personal use you now have a saved recipe ready to print or share.
19.  You can add your printable recipe to your post by  using the “link” icon when you are working on a post and typing “printable recipe” (or what you want to appear in your post) in the box that says “text to appear”
20. In the box labeled “web address” copy the URL at the top of the site page ( where you have your printable recipe) and paste it into the web address box. Click “OK“.

                                      

21. “Printable Recipe” should appear on your post.

When you publish your post, you should be able to click on the words “Printable Recipe” and the link will take you to the printable version.
TAAAAA-DAAAAAA!
You did it! Wonderful!!!!! Your readers will be so happy!
Some Good To Know Information
~If you can’t find your recipe go to to your Google Sites Page (remember? Go back and do #’s 1-3) and  under “My sites” click on your Printable Recipe page.
This will take you to your “Home” page.
Click on “More actions” at the top right hand corner of your page. In the drop down box click on “Revision History“. 
Find “site content” on that page and either click on “recent site activity” or “pages“. Either one will give you a list of your recipes. 
There might be an easier way, but I have not found it yet!
~ To print a recipe from your new Site go to “More actions” in the upper right hand corner of your page and in the drop down box find “print“.
This is quite easy! Don’t let the amount of steps dissuade you from trying this. I gave VERY detailed instructions for all of my non techie readers and friend. who are just like me!
I hope this has been useful!!
STONEGABLE PESTO RECIPE
To see the original Pesto post (one of my very first ones) and get this scrumptious recipe, click HERE.
Don’t forget to share those wonderful recipes and ideas here at ON THE MENU MONDAY, my weekly menu planning meme!
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Comments

  1. says

    Thank you so much, Yvonne, I have been really wanting to get my recipes on the computer for my own use, as well as keeping them for my blog. Very very helpful. xo,

  2. says

    I am jumping up and down with pure joy!!! I could just hug you. I’ve been trying to figure out how you do that and been simply stumped. Thanks so much for sharing.. You have just made my day!!

    Oh and I saved your pesto recipe too.. thanks for sharing that with us..

    hugs hugs hugs.. marlis

  3. says

    Another cool gadget for me to play with on my blog! Thank you for the tutorial! You most certainly are the queen of tutorials! See?! I should be doing yard work and here I sit on the puter!

  4. says

    Fantastic tutorial Yvonne, especially for us computer challenged people. ‘m going to sit down tonight and get at this. Thanks for the great idea and instructions.

  5. says

    Yvonne,
    This is such a useful tool…and I think you’re “techie” enough if you could do this ….plus all the lovely posts on your blog!!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us…I saved mine to “favorites” for future resource!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  6. says

    Thank You Yvonne – Amazing! this was right under my finger-tips and I didn’t even know it existed – I now have my own printable recipes.
    You’ve made my day – Merci Beaucoup

  7. says

    I have also been wanting to do this Yvonne but have just been too busy to investigate-thanks so very much for sharing this information. You have just made life so much easier by taking one more thing off my to-do list!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.

  8. says

    OMG Ivonne!!! This look amazing I always wanna make this!!! I will read again because Im a little tired is night, night here but really appreciate your help my dera, huggs, gloria

    You are awesome! LOL

  9. says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! Now my life will be alot easier! I think you are pretty TECHIE, I never would have figured this out!!!! Have a GREAT weekend!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  10. says

    Thank you sooo very much for the great tutorial! I had no idea how to do this, but am excited to try it:).

    I am off to check out your delicious pesto recipe:)!!

    ~Julia

  11. says

    Yvonne Thanks so much I have wondered how to do this for some time and could never find as clear directions as you have just given. Will be trying to do just this next week when I have a couple of recipes to post.

  12. says

    Yvonne, thank you so much! I love how you use pictures AND words in your steps making it so much easier to follow!!! I hate it when the instructions use terminology or explain in such a way that they ‘think’ you know what they are talking about and so, obviously, it should be easy enough to follow, right?…NOT!!!
    Thank you so much for those of us who are visual learners…from the bottom of my heart!!!

  13. says

    Yvonne,
    Thank you so much for sharing this. I am fairly new to blogging and I was wondering how to do this. I have posted a few recipes, and I actually had someone to ask if I had a printable recipe for them. Well, thanks to you, I will soon!

  14. says

    Finally I done!!! Im so happy, thanks dear Yvonne Im not so smart than you but I really can made with your method!!! thanks, thanks
    You are so sweet sharing this… gloria

  15. says

    It’s been on my mind to ask someone for directions on how to have printable recipes and low and behold—I just found your post!! Thanks so much – now I’ll just have to find the time to set it up. God sometimes answers before we even ask. Thanks for all you do. Pat

  16. says

    Thank you for posting this! Your step by step instructions were super easy to follow. I have been wanting to do this on my cooking blog for such a long time and was intimidated by it. Yay! Now I’m gonna get it done. :)

  17. says

    Thank you so much for this tip. I just started blogging again and want to include recipes and this is perfect if they want to print it out. Easy to follow and worked like a charm!!! Have a great day and thank you again!

    Jenn

  18. says

    Oh my Stars! I am SO happy to have come across your blog and this info, in particular is EXACTLY something I was looking for! THANKS!!!

    robin,
    bellish boutique

  19. says

    This is great information, I did everything you said, so I think, and have misc on the left side of the page. I noticed with yours there is no site name or buttons. If you have some time could you please take a look, and let me know what I did wrong, or did not do? Thank you for sharing, and your time.

    http://yourlife7.blogspot.com/p/recipes.html

  20. Anonymous says

    What great information you have posted here. A bit over my head-but I
    will see if my daughter can help me understand all of this.

    I would love to be able to find my recipes without going through so many
    folders filled with recipes.

    Thanks again.

    Denise Lamb

  21. says

    Thank you for that help! I’m now able to add recipes to my new blog! By the way, the way to do the screen shots from your computer, it’s really easy! click in your start button and in the search for programs area search for snipping tool. The little tool with let you capture an image of anything that’s up on your screen at the time and then insert it into your document!

  22. says

    Hi there. What a beautiful blog. I just followed your tutorial on adding the printable feature to my blog. I want to thank you so very much for sharing this! I had been looking for ways to incorporate a PRINT THIS RECIPE feature – with little luck. You explained it so very well and it was a piece of cake to follow! Thank you so much! You have a new reader here! Blessings!

  23. says

    Thanks so much Yvonne, after spending some time trying to figure out how to do printable recipes from a recommended “so easy, just download and plug-in application and getting very frustrated, I remembered reading recently that you had a tutorial on this. Your directions are so explicit and it was so easy to follow, I had several recipes linked and done in no time! You are so wonderful to share all your valuable tips and knowledge, you make Martha Stewart look like a slacker!
    Thanks again,
    Jenna

  24. says

    Hi! I just used this tutorial that I found through Google search and it worked perfectly! Thank you SO much for sharing your knowledge. Have a great week.

  25. says

    Thank you so much for your instructions! Id id a Google search which led me to your page and I was able to figure it out in no time at all with your help. Thanks for walking us through with all the baby steps!

  26. says

    I’ve come across this before elsewhere, but you made it seem easier and I’m so excited. Now, I have nearly 8 years of recipes on-site, so I’m not TOO excited, but excited nonetheless :) Thank you!

  27. Anonymous says

    Thank you very much, first for taking the time to do it step by step … second because it was just what I wanted .. thank you!

  28. says

    Thanks Yvonne, for this tutorial. I am doing my first ever recipe on my blog. My attempt at a PDF for folks to print failed. This is much more “my speed” computer-wise. I knew to click on your blog on the list when I googled a “how to” on this subject.

  29. says

    Thanks for the tutorial. I wanted to see how it looks, so I clicked through to your original pesto post, and followed the link to the printable recipe – it is giving an error message on the google page. :)

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