Capitalize all words except prepositions of fewer than five letters and conjunctions.
Always capitalize the first word of the second and subsequent lines unless the designer calls for
lowercase, for example in a title treatment.
With Sour Cream Frosting
Use the following guidelines in deciding whether to hyphenate a title:
Hyphenate when there are two ingredients combining to make an item (instead of using “and”).
Banana-Orange Frozen Yogurt
Hyphenate when there’s some action to the second word.
Spinach-Stuffed Fish Rolls
Always hyphenate with “style.”
Don’t hyphenate when the first word describes the second rather than being an equal part of the recipe.
Greek Meatball Sandwich
Gingered Orange Refresher
California Chicken Stir-Fry
Caramel Apple Tart
Don’t use a hyphen if it would be overwhelming.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Keep recipe titles as simple as possible. Use “and” only when necessary for clarity.
Beef and Red Onion Bake
Wild Rice and Bulgur Pilaf
Artichoke and Dried Tomato Pesto
| Turkey and Shrimp Jambalaya
Chicken and Pasta Salad
Beef-Red Onion Bake
Wild Rice-Bulgur Pilaf
In some cases, keep the “and” and the hyphens for clarity.
Do not use ampersands in recipe names. (Exception: PB&J) (Added 7/20/22)
Where applicable, substitute “with” for “and.”
Oven-Fried Chicken with Potato Salad NOT Oven-Fried Chicken and Potato Salad
Don’t hyphenate common terms.
There may be some close calls; but use the “and” criteria for help.
Lemon Pudding Cake
Turkey Waldorf Salad
Chili Vegetable Platter
(In these examples, the first word is describing the last two).