It is kind of annoying that it works that way. What I recommend is when you are looking at a list of recipes, right click to open in a new window or tab. Doing that will allow your list to stay in the current window or tab, but still be able to switch over to the recipe you want to look for and you don't lose your place in your list.
Hope that helps,
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford