Configure Recipe Index Page
First, you’ll want to create a new page by going to Pages > Add New. In the page editor, type in your page name and then select “Index Page” from the Template drop-down in the Page Attributes section. Once you hit publish, you will get the following notice: “The normal editor is disabled because you’re using a widgetized page template. You need to use widgets to edit this page.”
Now you can navigate to Appearance > Widgets and start adding your widgets to this page.