I keep most of my recipes in my head, and you can’t get much softer than that! [:I]
Glad to be of service[:)]
redtressed, that was brilliant! Thank you so much!
For my purposes, Cookware Deluxe and Electronic Recipe Manager both look great. ERM has an intriguing add-on program that allows you to do Napster-like file sharing of recipes with anyone else who is online with the same program. That’s pretty creative!
Accuchef also looks good and it seems to have the functionality that seafarer john was looking for — the ability to enter in ingredients and get the program to recommend a recipe. BTW, Accuchef’s website is http://www.accuchef.com.
btw….all have downloadable trials of these on their site.[:)]
Maybe this will help some figure out what might be of interest to them:
CookWare Deluxe (formally known as CookWare 7.9) makes collecting and organizing your recipes really simple. Adding a recipe couldn’t� be easier, just drag and drop your recipe from a text file into CookWare Deluxe, categorize it and you’re finished!
One of the many great features of CookWare Deluxe is it’s ability to create a Shopping List. Imagine in just a few clicks you can have recipes and a shopping list ready to take to the market or maybe email it to your spouse for pick-up on the way home? Or send it to any email-ready handheld device.
With CookWare Deluxe, rather than searching for information, it comes to you with one click! Such as emailing, food pairing, quantity conversions, cooking temperatures and much more! Additionally, if you have Internet access, helpful Internet resources are available from within CookWare deluxe. The ability to find a recipe in CookWare Deluxe is second to none.
You can find a recipe by using any combination of recipe name, course, region, ingredient, rating and more. It’s simple and fast! � You can print single recipes or a menu, even a small index for quick reference. Maybe you’d like to put your recipes into a three-ring binder, CookWare Deluxe prints tab-like descriptions for each recipe so you can easily find them. You can add details to a recipe such as a photo, notes and much more. If you’d like to add recipes to CookWare Deluxe (unlimited number can be added) additional recipes can found with a couple clicks by using a built-in Web Resource Helper – spend your time cooking recipes not searching and typing them. If you need to convert serving sizes or ounces to liters you can use the built-in conversion helper. You can also send a recipe to your friends via e-mail with just a a click. The built-in help makes CookWare Deluxe even easier to use. Includes more than 700 handpicked, wonderful recipes. If you love good food, this will make a great addition to your kitchen. http://www.digitalfriedchicken.com/CookWare.html
AccuChef! is recipe software that allows you to collect
Has anyone tried Cooken or Cooken Pro? I’ve seen their ads in Fine Cooking Magazine a couple of times.
I’ve used a program called Mangia for years, and I’m very happy with it. It is fairly versatile and does everything that I need, although the vocabulary list, even though updatable, is a bit clunky. The only real problem is that it isn’t being produced or updated any more, so I have to keep two operating systems running on my Mac: OS 9 for Mangia and OS X for everything else.
By the way, it appears that Sierra isn’t producing MasterCook any more, either, so if any Roadfooders out there are interested in using that program, you’d better start looking for a copy now.
Like you said.i am definatly a big fan of Mastercook—been using it to file stuff for a couple of cookbooks that i am writing. Its extememly versital and has proven to do MORE then i expect it do all the time. Alot of online recipe swappers like it because its designed to import and export recipes easily and quickly–try it –i know youll like it and its not real pricey–think i paid $9,99 on sale and it was worth every penny and then some!
mmmmmmmm I’m a ‘puter geek and do a lot of beta testing and so on for companies. I have quite a few recipe and cooking programs: Mastercook, Accuchef, Living Cookbook, Cookware Deluxe, Kitchen Organizer and from my kitchen. All are good and I like them all for different reasons. Seafarer John, you can set up several of these applications I’ve just listed to do exactly that…[;)]
I don’t use any software because I eat out so much anyway. I guess I use what ever software makes a Big Mac!!!
I’ve always yearned for a "leftovers" recipe file that would be organized in such a way as to give ideas on how to use up all sorts of little bits and pieces of leftovers. Like: I’ve got some green beans, some rice, some chicken gravy, some beets, and roast pork. I’d like to be able to plug those items in and see what would come up.
In an unrelated thread, tiki heartily recommended MasterCook software. This got me wondering about what other software programs – if any – Roadfooders are using to manage their recipes.
So, what’s on your pantry’s PC? [:)] What do you like about it? What could be better?
What recipe software do you use?
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