Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 188

It depends on where you found the recipe.

1. If the recipe was published on a web site such as, you can follow the rules of citing a webpage on this previously answered question (link below).

2. If it's your own recipe, you have two options:

a. Upload it to a recipe website, and cite it as a web source.

b. You can also follow the rules of citing an "unpublished source" or manuscript.

3. If you got the recipe from a friend or family member, you can cite it as personal communication or interview.

a. For an example, access the below link to Purdue Owl's APA Guide.

b. The 1st heading, Interviews, Email & Other Personal Communication provides instructions and an example.

For more information, please visit the Cite APA Style LibGuide (link below).

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