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SparkRecipes Enhancements: Better Search, Serving Sizes, Photos and More


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Monday, April 25, 2011


Have you visited www.SparkRecipes.com lately? If so, you've likely noticed several helpful changes to our free healthy recipes website. Here are some of the enhancements we've recently launched—many of these were suggested by our very own members!

Better Search Options
Our advanced recipe search has just gotten better! You can now search for recipes that meet specific nutrient guidelines including calories, fiber, protein, fat and carbs, in addition to searching based on dietary needs, keywords, cuisine and more! We hope this will make it even easier to find the recipes that meet your needs and taste preferences!

More Search Results
Previously, only 200 recipes came up when you did a recipe search. Now, the top 1,000 results show up (50 per page), and you can also see more member Cookbook results, too. In addition, when viewing a recipe, you'll see five more "related" recipes on the right side of the page, making it easier to find recipes that meet your needs.

Now Required: Serving Sizes
Although all of our recipes have always said how many servings they contain (2, 4, 8, etc), members often complained that a serving SIZE was not listed. To help clarify, all NEW shared recipes are required to list an estimated serving size (such as 1 cup).

Upload a Photo of Any Recipe
Now, anyone can upload a photo of any recipes they make on SparkRecipes! Previously, you had to be the "owner" (submitter) of a recipe to do so. We'd love your helping adding photos to our recipes to help other users of the website know what to expect when considering a recipe. So if you're a foodie who loves to photograph the food you make, please consider uploading photos of the recipes you make. Simply click the "Upload a Photo" link at the top right of any recipe.


We hope you will benefit from these upgrades to SparkRecipes.com. As always thank you for sharing your feedback and ideas for making our websites even better!
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ABRANDNEWSTART 4/26/2011 1:08PM

    Great idea, thanks

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AMYGIRL1972 4/26/2011 12:55PM

    Thats great emoticon

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KARENZIO 4/26/2011 12:50PM

    These are great, especially that we can have more pictures! I always find them very helpful. Thanks!

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EMPTRS 4/26/2011 11:59AM

    Love it-thanks!

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RUSSELLORAMA 4/26/2011 11:40AM

    Great changes!

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KIGGANSJ 4/26/2011 11:14AM

    Really glad the serving size will now be required.

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RITAROSE 4/26/2011 11:04AM

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SWEETMOMMY41 4/26/2011 10:57AM

  great enhancements! thanks so much!

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GINGERVISTA 4/26/2011 10:25AM

    I go to SparkRecipes all the time.......either to get a recipe with certain ingredients or to figure out nutrition figures for something I've made & don't have the calories, etc. I've even downloaded a couple pictures of a recipe I've made.
I emoticon these improvements!

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MISSFORTE 4/26/2011 10:06AM

    Thanks for the help and the enchancments

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SM-ARTGIRL 4/26/2011 10:02AM

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STRIVING4HEALTH 4/26/2011 9:55AM

    Yay!!!!

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TARANITUP 4/26/2011 9:01AM

    I love Sparkrecipes, glad that it is getting even better!

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JPDAMRON 4/26/2011 9:01AM

    I love Spark Recipes! This is great!

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PAMROPER 4/26/2011 8:45AM

    Yippee!

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RAGIONERE 4/26/2011 8:09AM

  Great enhancement, Thank you!

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SPINNER520 4/26/2011 7:27AM

    Great enhancements!

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MESEATURTLE 4/26/2011 7:26AM

    fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

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DENRNAJ 4/26/2011 7:00AM

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and thank you!

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~INDYGIRL 4/26/2011 6:46AM

    YAY!

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KIN59VARA 4/26/2011 6:35AM

    Thanks so much!

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THEIS58 4/26/2011 5:18AM

    Great improvements! emoticon

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SHRINKINGSHERI 4/26/2011 5:17AM

    I love trying new recipes from here. Thanks for the improvement to find the ones I want.

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JAZZIE28 4/26/2011 2:34AM

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This is very helpful!

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ZENMIND7 4/26/2011 2:34AM

    Great! Thanks!

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AUNTHELEN 4/26/2011 2:12AM

    Thank you so much! Serving size has been a guessing game sometimes. This makes it so much easier. emoticon

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ENUFF81020 4/26/2011 1:37AM

    Thank you for taking something that was already great and finding a way to make it even better. You are all so thoughtful.

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KHILLS5 4/26/2011 1:26AM

  thank you


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MAMABEARLICIOUS 4/25/2011 11:17PM

    thanks for always making it easier for us to get healthy !!

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GOING-STRONG 4/25/2011 11:15PM

    Nice enhancements... WTG!

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RENEEBROWN61 4/25/2011 10:58PM

    Thank you, that is going to be so helpful, emoticon

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WA2MCD 4/25/2011 10:45PM

  Thank you. The portion size is going to be most helpful. Sharon

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BESTDRIVER 4/25/2011 10:39PM

    emoticon THANK A LOT

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/25/2011 10:10PM

    Great changes! It's nice to know that our feedback is valued.

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LAGARRY82 4/25/2011 10:00PM

    These are awesome changes. Thank you for making it so much easier to cook nutritious food for my family.

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JULIAJEAN2 4/25/2011 9:45PM

    Fantastic. Thanks for all that you do.

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DEIMOS1 4/25/2011 9:37PM

  Wonderful improvements!

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AHICKEY1 4/25/2011 9:23PM

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LIVINHEALTHY9 4/25/2011 9:01PM

    As always; awesome upgrades.

Thanks!

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