Do you use recipe software?

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Weaver's picture
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Yes
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Yes, and it calculates nutrition
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Yes, and it allows for yield changes
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Yes, and it does nutrition and yield changes
10% (1 vote)
No, but wish I had a good one
10% (1 vote)
No, I keep them in a drawer, my head, cookbook, binder, etc.
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I use a program called Cook'n, and I wouldn't know what to do without it.  I often have a laptop on my countertop, but more often, I print the recipes for the day and use a magnet to hold them up on something.  

I often have things going on where I need to cook for a group of up to 6 or 8 for an entire week - breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus in-between snacks.  I am able to plan a menu for the group, tell it how many people are in the party, and click to print a shopping list, as well as adjust all of the recipes from a servings perspective.  And off to the market I go.  Often, I only get once shot at provisioning before we shove off as there may not be any grocery stores along the way.

I have created the yacht's own cookbook and Cook'n lets me publish the cookbook, if I want to, complete with photos if I've added them.  It also has the ability to calculate my grocery bill based upon national average prices of food goods.

The other feature I like is that when I create a menu for a particular party for a day or a week, I can name that menu (the customer's name), and next time they return, I can recreate that menu if they want it again, or consult it to make sure the next menu is completely new.  

I've been using this program for about 8 years now.  Love it!

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Thanks for sharing your Cook'n info! I've been looking for a good program to print my own cookbook so it looks more professional and this program looks great. It's always great to get personal feedback!

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I just find recipes online and then print them as PDFs in an online hosted folder.  This way I can put them into subfolders (casseroles, desserts, sides, fruit, etc) and access them from home or the Inn whenever I need them.  My PDF program allows me to write on or change information on the PDF so I can make my own notes about changed items, quantities or comments on results. 

 

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I use SpringPad, it can take a recipe from the net and let you adjust it. And it's available on my PC, my tablet and my phone.

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I get some recipes from the Internet and I used to have a software program but it is not compatible with the newst operating system - actually stopped being compatible about 2 upgrades ago.

Weaver's picture
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I had intented on using MS Access since it is a program I have used for many other business applications.

But the need to calculate (at least for my desire) nutritional information has lead me to more sophisticated recipe specific software. 

 

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