All browsers have a settings section (Tools/Internet Options in IE, Tools/Options in Firefox, The Wrench icon/Options in Chrome, etc.) From there you will need to navigate to the privacy settings and return that setting to it's default position.
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This site was designed around the idea of making recipes easy to customize and share. Many recipes that have been handed down through the generations don't offer information about servings or portion sizes. Furthermore, it is not uncommon to see the quantity of a particular ingredient given in a range, and/or optional ingredients listed. In addition, according to the FDA, food manufactures are allowed an error tolerance of 20% in some of their nutritional information labeling which means that large inaccuracies are possible if not inevitable. Members with special dietary requirements could easily be misled by this information, resulting in greater personal health risks. When considering these factors along with all of the flexibility built into this site, we felt that providing this questionable data to our members would be irresponsible.
When a user opens their Menu Planner for the first time we have created a favorites folder for each of your family members. Obviously you can change the names of these categories or delete them altogether. We also auto-populate your calendar with the birthdays of your family members. In addition, we may occasionally market to users that have children in a specific age range. For example: contained within emails to users with young children we may include ads or coupons for diapers, etc.
In My Preferences (link near top right corner) you can setup Recipe Items to Exclude from Shopping List. Many recipe sites that include some sort of shopping list feature include everything that the recipe calls for. So shopping lists end up containing "water" many times. Items that you always have on hand or that you don't want appearing on your shopping list can be added in this section to make your shopping list work better for you. We have auto-populated the list with salt, pepper, and water to help you get started. Other common items users add to this list are: ice, flour (if the user bakes a lot and buy flour in large quantities), and various spices.
If you would like your printed shopping list to display in the order you actually shop for items you can move different store sections up or down the list. Example: maybe you always shop for the frozen foods last, so that store section should be near the bottom of the list. This feature simply allows you to further customize the site and make it work best for you.
When you click the print button your shopping list is sent to your computer in a .pdf file. Most computers have the software already installed to view/print a .pdf file, however if you are having problems try downloading the latest version of Adobe Reader (be sure to select the operating system for your computer). Adobe Reader is free and this will allow you to view and print your shopping list. Once the shopping list is displayed within the PDF viewer you will either have to click a print icon or right-click and select 'print' to send the document to your printer.
On the shopping list page under My Recipes this Week uncheck all of the recipes you DON'T want to shop for. Click the refresh button at the bottom of the list of recipes and then print your list. Only the items/ingredients that are needed for the recipes WITH a check mark next to them will be included on the shopping list.
Yes. When entering the recipe select "Share with: Keep It Private". Once the recipe has been submitted, click on the recipes tab and choose My Recipes from the drop down list. Find the recipe you want to share with some friends and click "view details". Then at the bottom of the recipe click the "share with friends" button and choose which friends you want to share it with and click the submit button. The friends you shared it with will be notified that you shared a recipe with them.
Only ingredients that are on the drop-down list will be properly organized on your shopping list. However, several times per week we review all new ingredients that have been added and categorize them to the proper store section. So the good news is, by the time you print your list, chances are good that everything will be in the appropriate store section, otherwise it will be found in the store section "Other" on your shopping list.