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Changing password

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Changing email address

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Changing user name

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How do I submit a recipe for publication on Allrecipes?

Before submitting a recipe, we encourage you to take the time to search the site to see if an identical title or recipe is already listed. This can save you the
trouble of submitting a duplicate recipe.

Please note that recipes on the site may not contain the same title. You can personalise your recipe by adding your name, e.g. Sharon's Fried Rice. Or be more descriptive, e.g. Shrimp Fried Rice.

Once you have created an account and logged in, submit your recipe. You can choose to publish it immediately by clicking the 'Submit as public' button. Or else you can save it as a draft or for personal reference by clicking 'Save as private'.

Submitting a review or comment
You can review or comment on recipes by clicking on the 'Add review' link to the right of the recipe rating (stars). If you're not already logged in, you'll be prompted to do so before you can enter your review or comment.

Tweaks are any changes or adjustments that you made to a specific recipe. Perhaps you substituted ingredients, made it healthier, etc. You can share your tweaks by clicking on the 'Add tweak' link to the right of the recipe rating (stars). If you're not already logged in, you'll be prompted to do so before you can enter your tweak.

Searching for recipes
Allrecipes wants to make it as easy as possible for you to find what you are looking for, so we have created a couple of ways to search for recipes to ensure that you do! You can use the search field at the top of any page to perform any
of the searches listed below:

Recipe search: To conduct a general search, enter a title or keyword in the search box on the top navigation. Or click here.

Ingredient Search: Search for recipes that contain the ingredients you want via the Ingredient Search page.

What’s the difference between Recipe and Ingredient Search?: Recipe search allows you to find recipes for “Puff Pastry” from scratch, whereas the Ingredient Search will allow you to find recipes using ready-made puff pastry as an ingredient.

Browse filters: Once you have searched by an initial title, keyword or
ingredient, you may filter your results further using the links on the left hand side.

Recipe and cooking questions
For recipe questions, post a comment at the bottom of the recipe page. The
cook who posted the recipe can then respond via comment on that recipe.
For general cooking questions, you may send an email to Due to the volume of emails we receive, we apologise in advance if we are unable to answer your question.

Nutrition information
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