To make it more organized and easier to find stuff, could all the recipe categories be put together
Food > Recipes >
Main dish recipes
Side dish recipes
Quick and easy recipes
Also, what is "Cooking Ingredients" for?
And, what about adding Salad Recipes (chicken salad, fruit salad, etc.) and Salad Dressing Recipes.
Also instead of main dish and side dish recipes, why not have Meat Recipes; Casserole Recipes; Appetizer Recipes; Jams, Jellies, and Preserve Recipes; and Bread Recipes.
Thanks for your suggestions. I really appreciate all your feedback about the categories! :-)
I think that there are many ways to organize Food and recipes so I can understand your view.
We did originally try to keep Food focused on recipes but we found there were many topics that came up such as Food Safety and Ethics and Traditions which broke the recipe-only viewpoint.
We might in the future reorganize the food category but for now, it's probably best not to disrupt the existing categories too much.
I like your idea of "Casseroles". I've added that as a category to Main Dishes & Side Dishes
"Cooking Ingredients" is the catch-all for the topics that didn't quite fit into Main Dishes or Starters. If you have any suggestions for names for this category, I am open. With 585 hubs written in Cooking Ingredients, we don't have too many options in reorganizing it.
Larry, I personally love the cooking ingredients category and have several sitting on my desktop right now that I'm working on, please leave it in. Cooking ingredients to me means particular peppers, variations of like but different ingredients, etc. Thanks for helping to give all of us such a terrific venue!
hi, these suggestions of yours are okay, I am planning to write hubs about food, good job!
Is somebody hungry this morning? lol
Seriously, it's a good idea.
Not really. Just had a few ideas that fell into the food category, so I was trying to find where to put them when setting them up.
I don't mean to focus food on recipes only. I was more meaning add a sub category for recipes within the Food category, and move those recipe categories that are already there into that sub-category.
Have all the other subcategories that you have- food safety, kids and food, etc. Just add a recipe parent category with the beverage recipes, breakfast recipes, etc as children categories, so to speak.
Why not rename it to 'Miscellaneous recipes' instead of 'cooking ingredients' if it's for the recipes that don't quite fit in to the categories as is.
I just hope I can help. I like the category idea, although it did get some getting used to.
Don't take away cooking ingredients, it's my main category.
I'm not saying take it away but just rename it. Unless I'm the only one who wasn't sure what the category was meant for. It's just not a clearly titled category.
No, you're not the only one LOL I don't get much traffic.
But, most of the hubs I write are about ingredients we cook with.
Maybe I should put them in a different category? They don't have recipes.
It's possible. When I saw the category, my first thought was 'Huh?' Larry says it's for recipes that dont' go in the other categories, but I could see where you could write about herbs and stuff in that category. *Shrugs* It's not really titled appropriately if the intent was for miscellaneous recipes that don't have a place in the other recipe sections.
Overall I think there could be more organization to the 'Food' category in general, especially by grouping all the recipe sub-categories under a main category 'Recipes' and of course still have all the others as main categories in the 'Food' secion.
Well what about adding condiments to the cooking ingredient category..
I have a new hub on mayonnaise recipes and it doesn't fit anywhere that I can figure out.
I'm also working on one for salad dressing recipes. Both could technically go there I guess, but where? I don't see a good category for either.
Thanks for your suggestions.
I added a "Condiments" category to "Cooking Ingredients"
I moved "Pizza" to "Main Dishes"
What about soy products and beverages. Not necessarily recipes, but in general?
Or would you put hubs that show pros/cons of eating/drinking these food/drink items be better in health.
What about beverages that aren't recipes. My new soda hub is in the soda category under beverage recipes, but it's not a hub for how to make soda.
Hm... Why? Because they're not recipes on how to make drinks.
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