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How do you search your own recipes?

xaipetexaipete Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
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Since MFP has never fixed it in the five years I've been asking... Does anyone have a way to find a specific recipe of your own that you need to edit? If I want to change a recipe rather than just log it, or even see the ingredients, I have -- at last count -- 24 screens of recipes to go through, so I have to allow at least half an hour just to see my own recipe. I think they're sort of arranged by the date I last changed the recipe, which is totally not helpful. To me it would be reasonable to have the list alphabetical, but MFP must not agree. And it drives me crazy!
Has anyone found a workaround?


  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,498 Member Member Posts: 1,498 Member
    If you’re using the iOS app you can certainly sort your recipes alphabetically or search using the name (or part thereof ). Navigate to the list of recipes and tap at the very top right, on the little menu bar icon. That should then allow you to change your sorting preference.

    If you’re not on the iOS app, hopefully someone else can help because iOS is the only platform I use for MFP.
  • Strudders67Strudders67 Member Posts: 910 Member Member Posts: 910 Member
    I agree, it's annoying. I'd like to be able to sort alphabetically or search, which you can do on the app (I've got android) but not the web version.

    To answer your question, I take a stab as to when I may have last used the recipe and perhaps jump to page 5 and work back from there if I think it was a while ago. Not ideal though.
    edited February 23
  • xaipetexaipete Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    Hmmm... I'm on a Macbook. My eyes aren't good enough for the tiny font on my phone (I'd never pick out the difference between 1/4 and 1/2!). It just doesn't seem like it should be hard for MFP to do!
  • penguinmama87penguinmama87 Member, Premium Posts: 383 Member Member, Premium Posts: 383 Member
    I have a lot of recipes and I end up just using ctrl+f on my laptop to find the name on the page. Still annoying because I have to go page by page, but it does save me a little time, at least! I don't know if the mobile app has a "find in page" feature, but a mobile browser should.
    edited March 4
  • ThelinbcThelinbc Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    I do not use my phone for MFP except to hunt a specific recipe. Find it on your phone go edit then save. It will go to the very top of your recipes on the web version. I also name all my recipes by type, salad , soup , casserole etc. Easier to find.
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