Searching the YumYum Diva Recipe Box

By Arlene Marshall (TwinLakesChef) on July 15, 2010

Don't be intimidated by the word Database . . . it's just a "Recipe Box". Where do you keep YOUR recipes? Hmmm . . . I'm going to make banana bread today. Now where is that recipe? Do you find it in the glovebox of your car? How about under your bed? Or maybe it's in the Ice Box. . .

No!  You look in your recipe box whether it is a real recipe box, a ring binder or a file on your computer.  Our previous experience was having our recipes buried in chat threads . . . not too easy to find when 8 years later we are looking for Donna's Banana Bread recipe.

For those of you that aren't quite ready to try the Database, we have categories listed in the right sidebar of the YumYum Divas home page.  You can click on them and it will take you to a listing of recipes for that category and you can still browse through our recipes.

YumYum Recipe database is "user friendly"! 

We'll take you through it step by step.

Left ~ Go to the YumYumDivas Home Page. Click on DataBase

Right ~ Here are your choices. Click on Browse All the Entries

Left ~ Here you can browse through the alphabetical list of recipes. You can click through the list by clicking on the page numbers to view the titles. Or you can click on a letter of the alphabet if you have a particular recipe in mind.

Right ~ Now let's try using the simple search box. I know Zany doesn't cook to much but she DID enter a recipe here. I simply typed her name in the box and clicked on the black SEARCH button.

And here it is . . . Zany's "Toasted Bread". I was so amused at her recipe I had to print it out to show a friend.

How to Print a Recipe

From the menu, choose "File" "Print" "Print" . . .Wrong. . . If you do that you will waste reams of paper! You want only the recipe . . . right? Many of you have probably already learned the hard way to get around this at various websites. In some cases when you try to highlight what you really want to print it doesn't work so well. Then you have to copy what you can get and paste it into a Word document and proceed to delete all the garbage you didn't want so you can print a clean copy of what you did want.

Our Dave has us covered. I can't explain to you how Dave made it work so good here when it doesn't work at other websites.

Left ~ Position your cursor in the left hand uppermost corner where the recipe title is . . . click and hold the left mouse button and drag across the text of just the recipe.

Right ~ When you let up on the mouse button, this is what you will see; everything highlighted will be printed out for you and nothing more. Next you need to click on 'File" 'Print" "Selection" "Print".

This is the way it looks printed out on a nice 8 1/2" X 11" page ready to hole punch and put in a 3 ring binder

Advanced Searches

This is where the real fun is.  Watch out!  It's addictive!

Again, thanks to Dave, this is much easier than it may look at first glance.  This is such a powerful search engine he has built for us.

Left ~ Go to the YumYum Recipe Database and this time choose Advanced Search. You'll see lots of empty boxes and check boxes which may feel overwhelming at first.


Right ~ I only typed in one word . . . . katg! Now I have to find the Search button. Where is it? You have to scroll WAY to the bottom of the screen . . Yes, just ignore all those other boxes.  We just want to find any recipes connected with her name.

Left ~ And there it is! Press it!

Right ~ And you have your favorite Diva's recipes collected all in one place for you to read through at your leisure!

What about all those other boxes in the Advanced Search list?  Possibilities are endless.  Go try it!  Read all the checkbox choices and choose just one that interests you.  Slide down to the bottom and press the Search button and see what magically appears.

We don't have much more than a thousand recipes at this moment but 10 years from now . . . you won't be looking under your bed for a recipe.  A few key strokes  . . print it out . . it's in your hand!

Upcoming article . . . How to input a Recipe . . Easy as  1 - 2 - 3!

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You make it so easy vic Jul 17, 2010 1:08 PM 1

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