Reporter Find Recipe on

Reporter Find Recipe on

Recently,  Anne Braly, a reporter with the Chattanooga Times Free Press was writing an article for the newspaper entitled “A deal on beef brisket helps feed a crowd” about buying brisket because it can be an affordable cut of beef. She remembered a special brisket recipe a friend served her and that is what she wanted to use.

Lucky for Anne, her friend and former co-worker, Karin Glendenning, had contributed the simple five ingredient recipe to a family cookbook on and Anne was able to find it and use it in her article. contributors and editors have submitted more than 2.5 million recipes over the past 18 year since this site was founded. Many of those recipes are not marked private and are shared with others outside your cookbook.

When you add a recipe, there is an option to make your recipe private at the bottom of the page. If you check this box just above the save button, your recipe will only be available to those individuals who are logged into your online cookbook. However, if you want to be able to access your recipe simply by entering your name and the recipe name into Google and to be eligible for having your recipe selected for one of the Family Cookbook Project’s “Best of” cookbooks, leave this box unchecked.


Bill Rice is Co-Publisher of the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website that helps families and individuals collect, preserve and share food memories by creating their own printed personal cookbooks. He is the author of The Wellfleet Oyster Cookbook (Available on Amazon) and the Cape Cod Cocktail Cookbook, both created using He is also editor of the Donovan Family Cookbook, now it’s third printing.

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