Effective November 1st, we raised our minimum article requirement from 200 words to 250 words in the article body. (UPDATE: 3/1/2011 – Minimum article requirement raised from 250 words to 400 words)
Denise then asked, “Yes, but it’s really hard I’ve found to make a recipe more than 200 words. Would there be an exception for that or do you not want recipes?”
First, you’re right … it is hard to meet the new requirement if your recipes are short. We’re not a perfect venue for recipe articles but do have a handful of expert authors who submit recipes either by themselves or as a component to their articles.
My recommendation is to either combine (2) recipes into (1) article to meet the word minimum or to add 2 paragraphs about why the recipe is important, perhaps some history on it or give some variations of it depending on style of presentation or use.