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Too Much Cheese!

Why so many cheese recipes. How about some for those of us who don't like cheese? Thank you!
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  • You are right, there are a lot of recipes on Cookstr that contain cheese. One way to filter out recipes with cheese is to refine your recipe search by eliminating recipes that contain lactose. The way to do this is by clicking on the "Dietary Consideration" header in the Refine Search sidebar (on the left side of the screen), then clicking the "Lactose Free" box. Your search results will immediately update to reflect this change in criteria.

    Hope this is helpful!

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    Sarah
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  • Ah, a non cheese-lover. We get that. We're adding new recipes all the time, and hopefully more of those will appeal. And you might try clicking the lactose-free button when you search, though of course it will eliminate all dairy recipes. We hope you keep searching and that you'll find recipes that are cheese-free and to your liking. Is there anything in particular you are looking for? We have lots of recipes in the pipeline, so if there's something your interested in, we might have it in waiting, and can make it go live for you, or search it out in our never-ending influx of new recipes.

    Thanks very much for writing.

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    Katie
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  • I’m confused
    Actually, the problem is that when you click on the "fall recipes" link on the front page the query automatically includes cheese (i.e. http://www.cookstr.com/searches/new?q.... This should be fixed.
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  • Hi Justin,

    An initial search of recipes by any category--Fall recipes, Italian recipes, fish recipes--will automatically include all recipes that meet those search criteria, including those recipes that contain cheese. From the results page you can begin to narrow down your results to find the exact recipes you're looking for. If you are cheese-free or dairy-free, check the "Lactose Free" box under the "Dietary Consideration" tab in the Refine Search bar on the left. Hopefully this will yield the recipes you want.

    Thanks for using the site, and please keep sending in your feedback so we can make the site more useful to you.

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    Sarah
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    • Hmmm...I think you're not getting it. The link from the front page of Cookstr.com clearly states, "Click HERE to Browse Fall Recipes". It does NOT say, "Click HERE to Browse Fall Recipes Featuring Cheese". However, the query string for this link includes a query explicitly for "cheese" (i.e. http://www.cookstr.com/searches/new?q.... This is the problem. Cheese by itself is pretty super. Searching for cheese-base recipes is even better. Assuming every user who clicks on the "Fall Recipes" link on the front page understands that the query includes ONLY recipes with cheese in them, is not so good.
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  • Hi Justin,

    Thank you so much for explaining this to me again...and my sincerest apologies for not understanding what you meant. This is absolutely a problem, and we will fix it as soon as possible, not only to get rid of the silly cheese search (I honestly have no idea how that happened!) but also to reflect the new season that's upon us.

    Again, thank you for your feedback, and for taking the time to explain the problem to me. And keep the feedback coming!

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