I also responded to your email about this, but you did submit your recipe correctly that you had entered. This recipe is only listed in your recipe box (which is okay to do for recipes from another source), it is not in the shared database.
As long as you enter your recipe and DON'T check the box to share the recipe, then that is okay for you to do. The box is automatically not checked, so you want to make sure not to check that before saving your recipe.
Just so you know though, if you go to your recipe box, you can see the shared/not shared status right next to each recipe that you have submitted. If you want to edit or delete your recipe, just go to your recipe box and click on the appropriate button next to your recipe.
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