Q: Can I post your recipe on my site/Facebook page/blog?

A: All recipe photos found on SpendWithPennies.com are protected by copyright.  Photos can be shared with a link to the original recipe.  Please do not copy/paste entire recipes.  View my photo/recipe use policy here.

Q: Can I use your photo in a round up?

A: If you are a blogger creating a round up, I would love to be included!  Please feel free to use a photo with a link and I’m sure you already know this but… I kindly ask that you do not include ingredients/directions.

Q: Can you tell me how to start a blog or how to do {xyz} on my blog?

A:  I have recently started creating posts sharing some of the questions I have been asked!  Head on over here to find resources for bloggers! You can find helpful information on getting started with a new blog there, Pinterest tips and more!  If you have a specific question please feel free to send me an email and I will do my best to help you out!

Q: I left a comment on a recipe and I don’t see it.

A: I personally read and respond to every comment and question left on this blog. All comments are moderated for spam. I love hearing from you and knowing if you enjoyed a recipe or have a question.  Any rude or derogatory comments will not be posted.  Links will not be posted in comments.

Q:  Can I write a guest post for your site?

A:  I am not accepting guest posts on SpendWithPennies.com.

Q:  Do you work with brands or provide sponsored posts?

A:  Yes! I am always looking for awesome new products, ideas and yummy things to share with SpendWithPennies.com readers.  Only items that are a good fit for my readers will be considered!  I do not provide product reviews.

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Q:  How can I print your recipes?

A:  Each recipe has a print button located above the ingredients list.

Q: I tried your recipe and it didn’t work for me. Why?

A: Since I am not in your kitchen, I can’t say for sure why a particular recipe isn’t working for you. That being said, if recipe isn’t working for you there are a few steps you can take.

  • First, read over the recipe and ingredients to ensure nothing snuck past you.
  • Ensure you haven’t made substitutions of any sort the first time you try a new recipe.
  • Read through the reader comments as well as the full description in the post for tips regarding the recipe.
  • If you still aren’t sure, please leave me a comment directly on the recipe and I will do my best to trouble shoot and help you along. It’s best to post directly on the recipe because others may have the same question or suggestions on how to fix it!

Q: Can this recipe be made with {insert ingredient here} instead?

A: Recipes provided have been made only as written. There are literally hundreds of ingredients that can be swapped out, tested or tried. I cannot say for sure if your substitution will work or not if I haven’t personally tried it. I generally suggest trying the recipe as written the first time you make it and then adding in your own modifications.

Q: Why are ingredients like {insert ingredient here} included in recipes? Those aren’t healthy ingredients, they contain chemicals.

A: SpendWithPennies.com provides to all types of recipes for all levels of skill and lifestyles.  These recipes include a variety of ingredients including some boxed mixes, packaged items and canned items.  If these items don’t fit in with your personal lifestyle, there are several ‘from scratch recipes here too!  Visit the recipe index to find more recipes!

Q: Can you provide nutritional information?

A: Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used. Information is provided as an estimate only. Foods can vary by brand. No information on SpendWithPennies.com is to be taken as or considered medical information. There are many nutritional calculators online, my favorite is found at myfitnesspal.com as they’ve made it very easy.  Just copy the link in the address bar and add it to their calculator…  no need to add in the ingredients!  Easy right?