Walkthrough

Hi, my name is Helena, I am a food blogger and recipe creator. Welcome to HelenaRecipes.com – one stop for hearty recipes where love is the main ingredient. Apart from this website, you may find my recipes on the following social media platforms:

I will give you a quick overview of the main features and tools of the website that will make your browsing experience a breeze. Before we begin, please subscribe to Yummies! to receive occasional recipes and food-related stories straight into your email box:

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Mobile and desktop versions of the website vary, so I’ve included a quick guide for both. Please choose the one that matches your device:

Mobile

Where to find the most recent recipes?

The homepage will always include the most recent recipes. In addition, there is a direct link to the newest recipes – this one. So you may want to bookmark it if you like to come back for the recent recipes. Both will be updated every time I post a new recipe.

How to browse recipes by categories?

To browse recipes by categories, the best place to start is here. The Categories page has all the recipes filtered by category, so you can find what you’d like to cook quick’n’easy.

The best way to get to it is by tapping the hamburger menu and tapping again on What’s Cooking menu:

How to Open What's Cooking page on mobile by using a hamburger menu
How to Open What's Cooking page from the main mobile menu

Alternatively, you may bookmark this page to use it later.

BTW, do you have a YouTube channel?

I have a YT channel that I upload new recipe videos to. It is easy to subscribe and to get notifications whenever a new video is up – just tap the Subscribe button and then the Bell button to get notifications:

Subscribing to Helena Recipes YouTube channel by clicking the red button

Please note that the Bell button will appear only after you have tapped the Subscribe button:

Subscribing to notifications from the Helena Recipes YouTube channel by clicking the bell button

Subscribed and turned the notifications on? Thank you and well done! ❤️

What is the structure of each recipe page?

The Structure

You will notice that all recipes have the same structure to make your browsing experience easy and convenient:

Top Section

Each recipe starts with an overview: cooking time, amount of servings and difficulty level (the positioning may vary as I am improving the website regularly). You may also share the recipe using the option “Share”.

As you start scrolling, you will notice that all information is divided into blocks:

Blocks

  • recipe images
  • ingredients
  • nutrition*

*Please note that I am not a nutritionist. The nutrition information above is for reference purposes only and cannot be used without consulting your doctor. The nutrition is calculated using one of the calculators available online. For example, this one.

  • quick links to help you jump to various sections
  • a fun quiz
  • a quick intro to the recipe
  • a recipe video
  • detailed steps with images and timing
  • previous and next recipes
  • related recipes
  • comments section

A Few Tips and Tricks

Steps & Ingredients

Both ingredients and steps can be ticked off. So every time complete a recipe step or use an ingredient, you may click on them, and they will fade or get crossed over. This will help you visualize what has been already done or used.

Each ingredient has a tappable “Info” sign next to it with more information. And the ingredient itelf is tappable, too, so you can find more recipes that use it.

Search

To search something specific, tap the “magnifying glass” icon at the top of the browser and start typing. Search results will appear live as you type. Once ready, hit the “search” button on your keyboard to see all results. Try it out!

What is the best way to get in touch?

If you wish to contact me, you can do it through the Contacts page. If you have some feedback about the recipe, please leave it in the Comments section. There is one under each recipe. Alternatively, you may find me on social media and get in touch there. And you can read more about me and my story on the About page.

Desktop

Where to find the most recent recipes?

The homepage will always include the most recent recipes. In addition, there is a direct link to the newest recipes – this one. So you may want to bookmark it if you like to come back for the recent recipes. Both will be updated every time I post a new recipe.

How to browse recipes by categories?

To browse recipes by categories, the best place to start is here. The Categories page has all the recipes filtered by category, so you can find what you’d like to cook quick’n’easy.

How to Open What's Cooking page using a desktop menu

Another way to access your favorite category is in the sidebar to the right, visible on desktops only.

How to Open What's Cooking page using a desktop sidebar menu
BTW, do you have a YouTube channel?

I have a YT channel that I upload new recipe videos to. It is easy to subscribe and to get notifications whenever a new video is up – just click the Subscribe button and then the Bell button to get notifications:

Subscribing to Helena Recipes YouTube channel by clicking the red button

Please note that the Bell button will appear only after you have clicked the Subscribe button:

Subscribing to notifications from the Helena Recipes YouTube channel by clicking the bell button

Subscribed and turned thenotifications on? Thank you and well done! ❤️

What is the structure of each recipe page?

The Structure

You will notice that all recipes have the same structure to make your browsing experience easy and convenient:

Top Section

Each recipe starts with an overview: cooking time, amount of servings and difficulty level (the positioning may vary as I am improving the website regularly). You may also share the recipe using the option “Share”.

Top information in the recipe structure

As you start scrolling, you will notice that all information is divided into two sections – on the left and on the right.

Left Section

The left section of the recipe page includes:

  • recipe images
  • ingredients
  • nutrition
  • other info
Recipe images in the recipe structure
Ingredients in the recipe structure
Nutrition in the Recipe Structure

Please note that I am not a nutritionist. The nutrition information above is for reference purposes only and cannot be used without consulting your doctor. The nutrition is calculated using one of the calculators available online. For example, this one.

Right Section

The right section of the recipe page includes:

  • quick links to help you jump to various sections
  • a fun quiz
  • a quick intro to the recipe
  • a recipe video
  • detailed steps with images and timing

Bottom Section

In the very bottom of the page you will find related recipes and a comment form. Please feel free to use it to leave me your feedback on each of the recipes – I will be really happy to hear from you.

A Few Tips and Tricks

Steps & Ingredients

Both ingredients and steps can be ticked off. So every time complete a recipe step or use an ingredient, you may click on them, and they will fade or get crossed over. This will help you visualize what has been already done or used.

Each ingredient has a tappable “Info” sign next to it for more information. And the ingredient itelf is tappable, too, so you can find more recipes that use it.

Font Size & Help Bar

If the font seems small to you, you may use a bar to the very right of the recipe to increase the size of the text. Just click the A button. Each click will increase the font. You can increase it up by up to 4 times.

The bar with the font size button also allows you to email the recipe link to your friends, print the recipe or share it on social media. I will really appreciate if you do that because it really helps my website grow.

Previous, Next & Search

Each recipe has Next and Previous recipe buttons on the sides that you can use to free-browse the website.

Lastly, you have a magnifying glass icon that allows you to search the entire website for a particular recipe. Try it out!

What is the best way to get in touch?

If you wish to contact me, you can do it through my Contacts page. If you have some feedback about the recipe, please leave it in the Comments section. There is one under each recipe. Alternatively, you may find me on social media and get in touch there. And you can read more about me and my story on the About page.

If you have an idea on how to improve the website experience or some feedback of what’s not working for you, please send me a message.

I hope that you will enjoy cooking at home as much as I do and will come back for new recipes. Please bookmark the website to do it quick’n’easy.

Smachnoho*!