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Working with Us

How can I work with you/learn more?

There are plenty of ways that we can work together! To learn more about everything we do, and other ways to join our community visit our About Us page.
 

How do I Use My Recipe Box?

Our Recipe Box is a neat tool that allows you to save your favorite recipes from Cookstr.com and store them in one organized place. Our easy how-to guide will help you get started.


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General Community

 


What are eCookbooks and how do I download them?

Cookstr's library of eCookbooks are loaded with recipes for all occasions and completely free to download! These eBook PDFs can be saved to your computer, and/or printed out for easy reference while cooking. You can find our latest collection of eBooks here.

You will need Adobe Reader to access our eBooks. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader from the Adobe website. For help downloading any of our eBooks, see our eBook Guide. You will also find links to recipes, how-to articles and other resources in our eBooks. If a link in an eBook does not work, type the recipe name into the search box on our website to locate the recipe and please contact us.
 

How do I enter a giveaway?

The Cookstr editorial team loves giving away free cooking products to our readers! Every week, we feature new contests where you can enter to win a prize. Our products are reviewed by our testing team prior to the giveaway. You can enter any contest via the entry form on the contest page. See all current and upcoming giveaways here.

Our giveaways range from one week to a month in length. Winners are notified by email, and they have two weeks to send back their shipping address in order to claim the prize.

For more specific rules regarding a giveaway, please see the Rules link at the bottom of any contest page.
 

What are some other recipe resources?

Video Channels

 

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Newsletters and Emails

What is the Cookstr newsletter?

Cookstr is a FREE email recipe newsletter published by the editors of Cookstr.com. We publish Cookstr seven times per week! Each standard issue revolves around a cooking theme, such as Famous Chef Recipes, Famous Restaurant Recipes, or Vintage Recipes. The editors also publish a separate Recipe of the Day newsletter.

Many of our standard issues include:

  • Original recipes from well-known cookbooks
  • Popular famous chef recipes 
  • Cookbook and product giveaways
  • Free, downloadable eBooks
  • Cooking and Baking Tips
     

How do I subscribe/unsubscribe to the free newsletter?

To subscribe to Cookstr, just go to our Newsletter Subscriber Page and fill in your information. You can also click Subscribe at the bottom of any page on Cookstr to get to this sign-up form.

We support the hassle-free unsubscribe at Cookstr. To unsubscribe from the email newsletter, you can simply click the “Hassle-Free Unsubscribe” image at the bottom of any issue of Quick and Easy Recipes or click the Unsubscribe link also provided at the bottom of each mailing. You can also unsubscribe at the website here.

We also offer a weekly edition of our newsletters. If you would prefer to get just the weekly newsletter, instead of our daily newsletter, click the “unsubscribe” button in any email from us. Once there, you will see a section titled “Can We Convince You To Stay?” Under this section, click the “Weekly mailings work for me (1x a week)” option, and click “Update My Preferences.” From here on out, you’ll only receive one email a week from that newsletter.
 

How do I change my email address?

Please visit the following link in order to change your email address for newsletter subscriptions: http://www.Cookstr.com/section/update-email

If you also have a site account for a recipe box, you will need to log in and change your email address under “My Account.”


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Site and Tech Support

Why do I see a pop-down screen when I visit Cookstr.com?

When you visit Cookstr.com for the first time, a pop-down screen asks you to enter your email address to join our FREE recipe community. If you have cookies enabled on your browser, you will only see the pop-down on your first visit. Many websites like Yahoo and CNN use cookies to enhance the visitor's experience. Studies show that 99.3% of all users have cookies enabled. Here is how to enable cookies on your browser:

Firefox
1. Click the hamburger/horizontal lines/application menu on upper righthand corner of browser
2. Select Settings.
3. Click the Privacy and Security tab.
4. Scroll to Cookies and Site Data.
5. Click the Manage Exceptions button.
6. Type “[SITE NAME]” and hit Enter on your keyboard to search.
7. Ensure “Allow” shows up next to the site’s name. If not, click the “Allow” button.

Google Chrome
1. Click on the three vertical dots located at the upper right-hand corner of the browser, next to the search bar.
2. Click the Privacy and Security tab.
3. Click the Cookies and Other Site Data button
4. Select ‘Allow all cookies’ (or ‘Block third-party cookies in incognito; opinions?’) 
5. Remove; no more ‘done’ button.

Microsoft Edge
1. Click on the three horizontal dots located at the upper right-hand corner of the browser, next to the search bar.
2. Click ‘Settings.’
3. Click the ‘Privacy, search, and services’ tab, and then select ‘Balanced (Recommended)'

Safari
1. Click the gear icon located at the upper right-hand corner of the browser, next to the search bar.
2. Select Preferences.
3. Click the Privacy tab.
4. In the ‘Block Cookies’ section, select ‘Never.’

*If you have cookies enabled but use certain features such as SafeSearch, you may also need to allow third-party cookies such as those from Cookstr.

Why Can’t I Log In to Cookstr?

If you receive a message when trying to log in that says “We could not log you in. Please check your email and password,” first ensure that the email you used is entered correctly. When you’re positive it’s correct, try hitting “Sign In” again. If you receive the same message, try clicking the “Forgot Password?” link under the “Sign In” button, re-enter your email address, and click “Send Me My Password.” Be sure to check all of your inboxes, including your spam folder, for the email.
 
Should you never receive your email, please contact customer service so we can help you get back into your account.

Why Am I Seeing Advertisements on Cookstr?

Like most websites, radio and television stations, we are supported by advertising. Advertising on our site and in our newsletters are typically placed by a national network such as Google, AOL/Verizon, or OpenX, among others. Often the ads you see are personalized based on your browsing habits. If you have any specific comments, questions, or concerns about a particular advertiser on FaveCrafts, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


How do I Whitelist Emails from Cookstr?

To ensure that the email we send you ends up in your inbox, and isn't mistakenly sent to the junk folder, please whitelist our email address, which is mail@Cookstr.com. For instructions on how to do so, click here.

 

How do I get email from Cookstr in my Gmail primary inbox?

To ensure that the email we send you ends up in your Gmail primary inbox instead of the promotions tab, please follow these simple instructions
 


How do I Allow or Block Browser Push Notifications?

If you want to set up or disable browser notifications, please visit this link to learn how.
 

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Updated December 16, 2022

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