I've been using this plugin for about 3 years for a private website. I absolutely love it. It has simply worked from day one.
I have evaluated many other recipe plugins, but I've continued to choose hRecipe. My site is heavily modded with a custom theme (Atahualpa) and all the other recipe plugins either don't work or don't look very good with my site's theme. hRecipe is a really slick implementation and I only wish the author was able to find time/funding/passion to continue its development.