I was super excited when I received my copy of Cook’n Recipe Organizer software. I love to cook and use to have books and books worth of recipes. The problem came that as my family grew, my house did not. I was soon facing issues with having more recipe books than I had room for. I eventually had to give many of them away. But there is nothing worse than wanting a recipe that I knew was in one of those books and them not having it anymore.
The same can be said about when I find a recipe online. I find so many good recipes and then when I want them again I can not find them.
Cook’n software with the perfect tool for this. With Cook’n Recipe Organizer software I can type in my own recipes that I have laying around or from my favorite recipe books. There is a place to enter any additional info like if I wanted to add the book it is in and the page number. Adding the recipe is really easy because the software starts to fill in the words as I type, ex: I type v and it shows vanilla, if instead I wanted vanilla yogurt, I can keep typing, or look in the list that was generated. I also have the ability to change the size of the columns if I need. I can even take a picture of the dish after I have made it, and add it to the entry.
Another great feature is that I can search online, using the Cook’n search bar and find recipes for things I want that are posted online. I enter the type of recipe I want into the search bar and click search. If I know I have certain ingredients I want to use, such as chicken, celery and carrots, I can type that in to find recipes that have those ingredients. Once I find one that I want, I click the capture button. The software imports the photo, if there was one, all the ingredients and instructions. It leave a link back to the website in case I would need it in the future. Then I can save it into the default recipe cookbook that comes with the software, or I can add it to my own cookbook.
Once it is added, then I can edit the recipe, use the software to change the number of servings, so if the recipe is an 6 serving recipe, but I need 8, I can have it converted to serve 12 and all the calculations are done for me. I can print the recipe, in any size I need. I can create a shopping list. I can, also, see the nutritional content in the recipe per serving, which as I am working hard on losing weight right now, is a great thing to be able to see at a glance. Once I have created my own cookbook, I can change the way it looks using the themes. I can make it completely costumed to me.
I think one of my all time favorite things is the menu planning. I am a big menu planner, but sometimes I get lazy and things just don’t get done. Or the worst is I am not lazy, I go through all the work, then that night I am looking frantically for a recipe I had for that night. Now I am lost because I don’t have the recipe and now have to take the time to find a new one that I have everything for. With the Cook’n software, I can create my menu right in the program. It is as easy as click and drag. I can make the menu for as long as I like, and then just save.
I have to say I am completely thrilled with this software and I plan to buy one for my “computer illiterate” mother. The program is easy enough that I know she will be able to use it without the frustration she has when she looks online for a recipe.
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