Hi folks! I’m just stopping by to highlight something about my frequent cooking and recipe posts–there are printable links to all my recipes at the bottom of the post. They look something like this:

Click here for printer-friendly version: Parmesan Orzo with Asparagus

When you click on the recipe name, it will open a Word document with the simple text of the recipe–no pictures, no falderals, and absolutely no silly rhymes. Not one.

Sometimes they take a minute or so to open, and I think there may be a better way to handle things in order to quicken the download speed (through Google docs?) but, being a creature of habit, I am simply robotically repeating my lil’ method here until something better comes along and hits me on the head with a lead pipe. Or a small thermonuclear device. Only then will I change my stolid ways.

I’ve been providing these lovely links almost since the inception of my blog (and all my recipes have them, though some are .doc files and some .docx), but in the past few weeks 3 different people have told me that they completely missed the fact, and were instead (bless their souls) copying and pasting from the text between the pictures. Which is frequently rife with tangents, rabbit-trails, and general nonsensity.

So in conclusion: print away, my darling friends! I love you all, every one, and I want to make sure the pathways you tramp through my blog are user-friendly, saturated in organization and common sense, and festooned with garlands.

I also want to welcome suggestions from you all! Anyone who has anything to say regarding improvements I could make in terms of the organization, user-friendliness and presentation of the blogging content, Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Now is the time to speak forth! Or forever keep it to yourself.

At least until you boot up your computer tomorrow morning.

And now for something completely different:

My youngest sister Heidi in a toothpaste costume.

You can thank me later for satisfying the urge you never knew you had–the urge to look upon a Human Toothpaste Tube and say you lived to see another day.

Thus endeth today’s public service announcement.

Cheerio, McFeerio!

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13 Responses to Printy-print-print

  1. Kimby says:

    I wish all technical “how to’s” were as friendly to read and understand. Thanks for enlightening the masses. :)

  2. Wendi says:

    Jenna, I upload my printable version as pdf files here in WordPress. I think they tend to open pretty quickly for users. Then again, I could be completely wrong ; )

  3. How do you do that? Make it printer-friendly? Obviously, I’m a doofus.

    ps: awesome costume, Heidi!

    • Jenna says:

      I create a Word doc with the recipe, upload it to wordpress (into the ‘media center’), copy the ‘address’ to the file, and then link the text to the document. =) Does that make sense?

  4. Vicki DeArmeyv says:

    I just did the Orzo with asparagus recipe for my family the other night and served it with baked salmon…a good side dish, yes indeed. This is the second time I’ve done this recipe and everyone loved it!

  5. Erica says:

    Hahahahahah!!!! I remember that costume. Genius. I may use it someday on unsuspecting progeny. Hee hee. Didn’t she have to carry around a giant toothbrush, too?

  6. Veronica says:

    I remember having that problem early-on, copying in between the pics to create my own recipe printable! LOL! I was so happy when you pointed out the printable link–that’s what I use now. If you put a printable recipe link right below the title when you initially list the ingredients for a recipe, that would probably be more obvious to people/easier to find. Did that make sense how I put that? Hope so. Like “Recipe Title” then “Printable recipe” link, then “recipe ingredients” below that. OK, I think that’s clear what I mean now.

  7. Julie M. says:

    Ha! Love the human tube of toothpaste. I so wasn’t expecting that to pop out at me.

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