Brand New Recipes Section: Search, Print, Email & Share!


Howdy, people. TGIAF! (Thank goodness it’s almost Friday!)

Wait, it’s only Wednesday, isn’t it? Ugh! I’ve been having day later syndrome this entire week! This always seems to happen when holidays are on the horizon. Hollar if you hear me!


Anyways, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been working on re-organizing the Recipes section of the blog to make recipes, how-tos and more, easy to search, print, email and share. Well…

It’s finally ready!

Check it out!

Features include:

  • Scrolling slideshow of hand-picked, seasonal/topical recipes. Right now I’m featuring warm, winter soup & stew recipes. Mmm!
  • The last 4 recent recipes that I’ve posted.


  • A search function for just recipes.
  • Ability to browse recipes by cooking method (saute, simmer, grill, etc.) course (entree, dessert, appetizer, etc.) or key ingredient (chicken, apples, chocolate, etc.)


  • Ability to browse recipes alphabetically.


Once you’ve found the recipe you’re looking for, you can choose to go back to the post it originally came from, print, email or text the recipe to yourself, friends, family, etc., and/or Pin, Tweet or Like the recipe on Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook!


I’m still going through some posts from 2009, but for the most part all of the complete recipes I’ve ever posted here on IGE are now available in this format. My next task is to go back to the individual posts and put a link to it’s new recipe page. Thinking I’ll save some fun for after the holidays. ;)

FYI: The FREE service I used to do this is called Recipage. I highly recommend the company for their quick responses to my questions, and overall great product. Food bloggers: check them out!

Happy (easier) recipe searching! :D

Month of Holiday Giveaways

Before I even get the chance to forget, the winner of the SodaStream Soda Maker Startup Kit (say that 5 times fast!) is…

Shannon: Ginger Ale!! What fun!! My hubby buys bubbly water like it’s going outta style. This would be awesome! :)

Whee! Email your full name, address and ph # to, Shannon!

Have a great night everyone!


Are you taking/get any time off for the holidays?

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  1. Sarah 12.21.2011

    Awesome!! Every time I make your recipes I have to have my lap top in the kitchen to look off of. This will be nice to quickly print them! Also, saw you and your mom last weekend in Costco- I should have said hi! :)

  2. Great resource for setting up a good recipe page, thanks for sharing!

  3. Lauren 12.21.2011

    Love the new recipe addition! Did you create this yourself or did you have someone do it for you? Is this a widget?

    • Iowa Girl Eats 12.22.2011

      Yep I did it myself! Basically you copy/paste your recipes into a form, and it feeds into the page you see here. SO easy – you’d love it!

  4. I recently got the Recipage as well, and damn. It took me a LONG time to get most of them logged in!

    • Iowa Girl Eats 12.22.2011

      I know, right? So glad to have that part of the project out of the way.

  5. Jess 12.21.2011

    I am a teacher, so after tomorrow, I have 11 days off!

  6. Jill 12.21.2011

    This is amazing! Thank you! I have read your blog since almost the beginning. I still check it every single day. I am 30, a career woman, a wife and a new mom. I really appreciate getting easy, healthy meal ideas!

  7. Kim 12.21.2011

    Amazing! I love the text will be life changing!

  8. This is fantastic! I love the new recipe page! Two more days!

  9. how awesome! I, too, have made many an IGE recipe with the laptop on the kitchen counter!

  10. Jessica 12.21.2011

    OMG! Recipage! I’m so happy!!! (Does cartwheels across the room) This program is so user friendly and wonderful that I tend not to even look up recipes from my fav websites that dont have it. Thank you!!

  11. Emily 12.21.2011

    Awesome! Making searches easier is always a good thing in my book :)

    Congrats on the new site design, it is adorable. I love the blue!

  12. Awesome! Now it will be easier for my husband to search for a recipe when I am near a computer! :)

  13. Ashley 12.21.2011

    ThE boyfriend and I are driving up to Ohio from Nashville right now as I’m typing this….Christmas music in our faces! 5 whole solid days off from work!! Yippeeee :) Merry Christmas!!

  14. Allison 12.21.2011

    SO awesome- makes things so much more convenient for us readers [and hopefully for you too]! Looks fab :D

  15. This is so great, thank you for putting this together! I love your recipes, so this is helpful :)

  16. Karla 12.21.2011

    Holla!! And LOVE the new features! Awesome work, Kristin :) Hope the rest of the week speeds by for you!

  17. Carrie 12.21.2011

    Have you considered putting out an Iowa Girl Eats Cookbook? I would buy it! And then extras to give as gifts. For Christmas this year I hand wrote a bunch of my favorite recipes, most of them yours, to give to a few friends – love IGE!

    • Iowa Girl Eats 12.22.2011

      You are too sweet! Well, having all my recipes in one place will certainly help if I ever get enough time to get something in the works! :)

  18. kellyo 12.21.2011

    So happy to see this! One question…I have tried the text feature several times with no luck. Any thoughts?

    • Iowa Girl Eats 12.22.2011

      Hmmm – what is your carrier? Also, try it with no dashes in the phone number and let me know if that works! Also, do you have a smart phone?

  19. Trisha 12.22.2011

    Wow. Super awesome addition to the already fab new layout! I too, thought it was Thursday all day today (though technically it IS Thursday now). Have to work for a few hours Christmas Eve but looking forward to Friday, Sunday & Monday off. :)

  20. Awesome! I can’t wait to start browsing and pinning a bunch of recipes. Love that you can text or email it to yourself too.

    My last day of work for the year was yesterday and I don’t go back until Jan 3rd! Beyond. Thrilled. :) Have a great Christmas!

  21. Kate 12.22.2011

    Love the recipe changes.
    I have been off a day all week too because I have tomorrow off. I’ll be headed to Mall of America to get my last gifts and to people watch! I’m surprised I haven’t been stressing out about not having my shopping done, but this year I’m just going with the flow. Have a Merry Christmas!

  22. Daisy 12.22.2011

    wow really nice work on the recipe page!! I hope you and ben have a merry Christmas

  23. sarah 12.22.2011

    I keep feeling the same way! It’s like my body knows its going to get a break so its a full day ahead!

  24. Elyse 12.22.2011

    What a cool way to share your great meals! Thank you! :-)
    We get tomorrow and next monday off and then next week I only work Tues-Wed and don’t come back until next year! That sounds so weird to say. 2012 totally snuck up on me.

  25. DAWN 12.22.2011

    That is a really cool new feature, you have really made your site content rich!!

    No plans, I am already pooped! I am gonna take the next 4 days off, work 2 and then off for 5 more! Wheee

    Bliss! No plans! Just work out on the eliptical like a maniac – too much sugar!

  26. Shelene 12.22.2011

    Merry Christmas to me! Thank you so much for doing this Kristen, that’s always been the biggest bummer about your site and now it’s practically perfect! Love the changes and the recipe function is over the top! Happy Holidays!

  27. Nancy 12.22.2011

    Hi, I’m off til Jan 2. Looking forward to seeing your grandma in Austintown New Year’s weekend — unless they have a bunch of snow up north.

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