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Recipe Hub Suggestion

  1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 3 years ago

    I don't know if this has been covered; I did a quick look, but didn't find anything.  I think it would be useful to allow us to include more than one 'ingredient' and 'instructions' capsules.  I just started my first recipe hub, but had to abandon it for now, because I can't add a second 'ingredient' capsule for the other part of the recipe.  It would be a lot less confusing to the reader, if I could break up the parts of the recipe, as they are made separately.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Oooohhh, I think I know the answer to this one!!
      I just added a new text capsule with the title "Instructions" then turned on the numbering. Voila!

      1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
        Anna Marie Bowmanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That will help with that, but to add the ingredients in a text capsule is a pain in the hind area.

        1. IslandBites profile image86
          IslandBitesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          PegCole is right. That's how I do most of my recipe hubs. It's not that hard.

          And you can post multiple recipes in one hub.
          Here's one of my hubs with multiple recipes capsules:
          http://islandbites.hubpages.com/hub/Isl … n-Tostadas

          1. PegCole17 profile image92
            PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I'm going to mark this day on my calendar! I'm right? whoo hoo!

            Oh, and BTW, IslandBites, that recipe looks mighty good.

            1. IslandBites profile image86
              IslandBitesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              LOL

              Thanks, Peg!

            2. snakeslane profile image81
              snakeslaneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              You go girl!

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image76
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Would the addition of a second Heading in the existing ingredient capsules address this issue?
      Would it make sense to support 3, 4, more?

      That way you could still have only one ingredient capsule per Hub, but it would support multiple subsections, like sauce, pasta, etc.

      1. PegCole17 profile image92
        PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Good idea Matthew. Some recipes do call for separate ingredients like sauces and toppings.

      2. IslandBites profile image86
        IslandBitesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's a great idea.

      3. Matthew Meyer profile image76
        Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        This seems like it makes sense for both the recipe ingredient and direction capsules.

      4. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
        Anna Marie Bowmanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That would work.  I have been thinking over this since I posted it, trying to make it work.  Thank you!!!

      5. CraftytotheCore profile image87
        CraftytotheCoreposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I agree that would be helpful for things like cake recipes where a second ingredient list is needed for frosting.

    3. Barbara Kay profile image88
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think it would be good if you could use the recipe capsules more than once. I have hubs where I have included several recipes.

    4. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I believe the reason for that limitation is that allowing multiple capsules (or especially multiple recipes on one page), breaks the recipe microformat.  Perhaps we could allow more flexibility and when it's not microformat compatible, just not use the microformat.   The feat is that doing that potentialy makes things more confusing and complicated for people that *do* want the advantage of the microformat.

      1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
        Anna Marie Bowmanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So, is it recommended that I take the recipes that I wrote in one Hub, and separate them into individual Hubs?

    5. Matthew Meyer profile image76
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      We discussed this in our community meeting.
      As Paul Deeds mentioned above, the primary issue is that the micro-format for recipes is somewhat limiting in what it will accept as a recipe.
      Any changes could affect a recipe actually showing up as such in search results.

      The best practice is to make a Hub that is just one recipe.
      For the case of sauce and other individual components, you could consider creating a recipe for the primary item and then another for the sauce.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The trouble with that approach, Matthew, is that a 'separate recipe' would need to be a separate hub...and then the two would not stay together as they needed to be, and would get widely torn asunder in search results...and the second component might not even draw any searches at all.

        I like your idea of perhaps at least creating sub-heads within the ingredients capsule...

 
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