Was there ever an answer to this question? It's really annoying, especially since using the "print" link on the recipe itself should generate the proper format -- isn't that what it's for?
I also tried highlightling the recipe and using "print -- selection" but that had the same problem.
re: Ruth Lafler
If your software has a function called print set up, you can adjust the default borders.
First, use print preview to determine if you need to change the borders. I usually change by trial and error, i.e., change borders, preview, change again if necessary.
I usually like to save recipes. I will highlight or copy the recipe, then paste the recipe into a word document. Word is a microsoft word processing product. After pasting the recipe, I save the document, using save as: insert title of recipe.
Doesn't seem to work -- it's not that the print is running off the page, but it seems to be cutting off for some reason.
I just went ahead and copied it into a word file, but that doesn't change the fact that if there's a button that says "print" incorporated into the page, it should work properly.
When chowhound was an amateur site -- a true labor of love -- I could forgive its foibles, but I expect a certain level of professional competence from a site run by a major electronic media outlet, and this is just one more thing that should work and doesn't. We're not talking cutting edge features here -- "printer friendly" commands for heavily formatted webpages are pretty standard features on commercial sites where it is anticipated people will want to print out the content (like a recipe).