Welcome to More Than Meat and Potatoes! We’re so glad you’re here!

If you’re new to More Than Meat and Potatoes, our Start Here page will give you a quick overview of how the site works. It shows the best way to navigate our website, how to save recipes so they’re easy to find later, and how to easily locate our recipes on search engines and social media.

Top down view of a pan of chicken piccata with text overlay.

Things to know as you check out our site.

1. Words that are bold, underlined, and in color are clickable. If you click on one of those words or phrases, it will take you to a different page on our site or a different site.

2. The recipe card, including the full recipe ingredients and instructions, is located near the bottom of each post. It’s about ⅔ to ¾ of the way down the page. It includes a “Print” option.

3. There is a “Skip to Recipe” link at the top of each recipe post which allows you scroll past the content.

4. We have an email signup that is placed at different locations throughout the site. We’d love if you’d subscribe to receive our weekly emails.

5. Many of our posts include a “How to Make” section which gives a brief rundown of how to prepare the recipe. Sometimes we’ll list the ingredients with substitutions. There are tips to ensure you have a great outcome, storage recommendations, and frequently asked questions with answers to help answer any questions that may come up. We frequently evaluate each of these sections based on reader feedback. If a section isn’t performing well, we’ll may remove it. If you really like something we’re adding to a post or a recipe, please let us know!

6. You will NOT find our life story! That’s boring and no one wants to see it. If you decide use the “Skip to Recipe” button, you’ll be skipping over everything listed in #5.

Top down view of a batch of hot chocolate cupcakes with text overlay.


We have over 450 hundred family-friendly recipes on this site ranging from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. If you’re looking for something specific or just want to browse, here’s the best way to check out all of those great recipes!

1. Recipe Index – a list of all the recipes by category, ingredient, course, and holiday so you can search based on interest.

2. Search Box – place a recipe name or ingredient in the search box (chicken, banana, baked flounder, etc.). Spelling is important here. A recipe may not show up in the search if a recipe name or ingredient is misspelled.

3. Recommended Content – photos and/or highlighted, clickable text in the post that lists similar recipes that may be of interest to you.

Top down view of a pan of pasta with text overlay.


We would LOVE it if you’d share our recipes with your friends and family! Here are the best ways to share our content directly from this site to ensure you’ll always have the correct link to get back to your favorite recipes every time.

1. Social Sharing Bar/Buttons – These buttons are bright in color and are located at the top or bottom each post on a desktop computer and mobile device. Click the button to share the recipe post to the social media platform (currently we’re offering Pinterest).

2. Pin It Button – Hover over photos in the posts and if the photo is able to be pinned on Pinterest, a red oval button with the word “Save” will appear in top corner. Click that button to save the recipe to Pinterest.

3. Print Button – There is a white “Print” button on the recipe card. Click that button to save a copy of the recipe card to your computer.

Top down view of glasses of pink drink with text overlay.

Search for Us

Our recipes are available on many of the large search engines and social media platforms. Due to frequently changing algorithms, sometimes we can be difficult to find. Here are the best ways to search for our content.

1. Google, Bing, Yahoo – If you are looking for a specific recipe and you know you saw it on our site, search for the name of the recipe and the words “More Than Meat and Potatoes.” It would look something like this: “More Than Meat and Potatoes pumpkin oatmeal muffins.” Bing is going to work better for this than Google. As of September 2023, the search results for Google have been a little less than stellar.

2. Pinterest – Much like Google, Pinterest is a search engine. Search for More Than Meat and Potatoes and include the recipe. A number of our pins should show up along with our account. As with Facebook, double check to ensure the pin brings you back to this site when you click instead of some spammy site.

Don’t forget to learn more about John and me on our “About Us” page. We’re so glad you stopped by and look forward to hearing from you soon!