Recipes in your recipe book are unpublished by default and only shared with the people you add as friends. However, you can share individual recipes via email, on Twitter, Facebook, or your own blog if it is a recipe that you have personally added.

Share Recipes on Social Networks

Click on the Facebook or Twitter buttons and you'll be redirected to that social network where you'll be prompted to log in and confirm your request.

Share Recipes via Email

Emailing a recipe will send a link to this recipe. 

If the recipient has a Plan to Eat account they will see the recipe as though they were viewing it in their Friends tab. If they don't have a Plan to Eat account they will see the recipe and asked if they would like to try Plan to Eat.

In both cases they will see the ingredients, but they will need to visit the original website to view the directions unless you are the original author of the recipe.

Share Recipes on your Blog

Use our search friendly recipe sharing tool

To share recipes on your blog, click the Share on Blog button. A window will popup with the HTML for your recipe that you can copy and paste to your blog post.

The HTML includes RDFa, and microformats (hRecipe) properties to allow for easy css styling for all recipes on your blog and automatic search indexing. The HTML also includes an optional Print button and a “Powered by Plan to Eat” that links to the this recipe‘s public page on and includes affiliate tracking if you are signed up for the Plan to Eat affiliate program.

You are free to edit any of the HTML code to suite your specific needs. However, we highly recommend editing your blog's CSS (style sheets) to make any visual changes to the recipe format, since it can apply to all recipes on your blog at one time.

The recipe can look something like this after styling the HTML with css:

Easily make your recipes on your blog compatible with our Recipe Clipper

If your primary goal is to make your recipes compatible with the Plan to Eat Recipe Clipper, and you don't want to add your recipes to Plan to Eat and use the HTML generated from our "Share on Blog", use unordered lists for the ingredients and numbered lists for the directions. If you use this method, keep in mind that our Recipe Clipper will assume all ordered and unordered lists in your blog article are associated with a recipe.

Here is an example of what that would look like:


  • 1/2 soup can of milk
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 4 cups hot cooked elbow macaroni, (about 2 cups/500 mL uncooked)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped


  1. Combine soup, milk and pepper in 1½ quart (1.5 L) baking dish
  2. Stir in macaroni, tomato and green onion. Mix bread crumbs with margarine and sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  3. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 20 minutes or until heated through.
Can I share recipes?