How to Use Our Recipe Cards

Please test the free versions of the recipe cards before buying. The free downloads work the same as the paid versions. They only include a watermark.


Our recipe cards measure 4 inches tall by 6 inches wide. They include editable fields for the following:

  • Recipe title
  • Servings
  • Prep time
  • From the kitchen of
  • Ingredients
  • Instructions

Required Software

We recommend using Adobe Reader for opening and editing the recipe cards. Other programs may cause problems such as corrupting the editable fields or displaying fonts incorrectly.

The cards have not been tested with PDF apps on mobile devices. We recommend using a desktop or laptop to edit and print the cards.

We are unable to provide support if you use any program other than Adobe Reader or use them on a phone or tablet.

Editing Recipe Cards

The recipe cards include fields that can be edited using Adobe Reader. Note that the edits are limited to the contents of the field. Things like fonts, colors, size, etc. can't be changed. The labels for the editable fields are part of the design and aren't editable. Read our article about editing PDF files for more detailed instructions.

Writing on Recipe Cards

It is possible to write on recipe cards by hand instead of editing them with Adobe Reader. Just print out the PDF and write your recipe. Note that the blue highlighting won't print.

Printing Tips

  • Make sure you print at full size so the cards will be printed at the correct size (4x6). In Adobe Reader, this option is under the Page Sizing & Handling heading. Select the option labeled Actual Size. Note that you may see different wording depending on the version of Adobe Reader you use.
  • While the recipe cards can be printed on standard printer paper, card stock will give better results in terms of durability.

Cutting Out Recipe Cards

Use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut along the edge of each card.


  • The recipe cards aren't designed to print double-sided.
  • Text in the editable fields can be changed, but the fonts, sizes, positioning, colors, etc. aren't editable.
  • The cards are 4x6 and aren't designed to print at other sizes such as 3x5.


Below are a few ideas for organizing your recipe cards and making them more durable: