Your recipe book is unpublished to the internet by default and only shared with people you add as Friends. However, you can share individual recipes via email, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, or your own blog if it's your original recipe. 

Share Recipes on Social Networks

  1. Open the recipe and scroll to the Share section.
  2. Click on the Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest button
  3. You'll be redirected to that social network where you'll be prompted to log in and confirm your request.

Share Recipes via Email

  1. Open the recipe and scroll to the Share section.
  2. Select the Email button.
  3. You'll be redirected to your email service to send the email.

Emailing a recipe will send a link to the 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 on it's own page and be 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

  1. Open the recipe and scroll to the Share section.
  2. Click the Share on Blog button.
  3. 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 suit 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.

Make the 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, but you don't want to add your recipes to Plan to Eat and then use the "Share on Blog" feature. 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?