For ease of recipe perusal, would it be possible for you to separate the member recipes from your own? i.e. as a subheading under your main categories:
Just my two cents: Personally, I liked it before you added the option of including member recipes, (although the hack option is very useful), because Chow wouldn't be the first place i'd seek member recipes from, I'd be more inclined to access i.e. allrecipes because of all the useful user feedback and tips provided) .
.. so no offense to member recipes, but they just get in the way of me finding Chow recipes.