Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: Cook'n Recipe Organizer Review

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Review

If there is one thing that I love to do it is cook and bake. I love trying out new recipes (sometimes referred to as "experiments" by others in my house, and yes some of the times they don't turn out all that great).

But for those times when I find a winner of a recipe, I of course want to keep it. Unfortunately this has led to a bit of a hoarder type situation when it comes to saving them all. I tried printing them off and storing in a binder, but half the time they didn't make it into the binder or got taken out to use and then just stacked up in a cupboard.

In addition to getting rid of those printed recipes I would like to scale back my cookbook collection, you know the ones I have but really only use for 1 or 2 favorite recipes.

Finally I have found a solution that will help me make sense of all this mess. I have been trying out Cook'n Recipe Organizer and so far I am impressed.



The other night when I went to make tuna patties for dinner I had to search online for recipe as it had been awhile since making them. By searching through the Cook'n program I was then able to save the recipe in the program with a simple click of my mouse. Using the capture feature, cook'n will take all the info from the website and put it into a recipe page which you can save in the cookbook and section of your choice. So the next time we want tuna patties (my kids love these !) I can quickly and easily find the recipe..

There are many other great features to this program my favorites are:
* being able to scale recipes easily adjust serving sizes
* create shopping lists from your recipes
*download new cookbooks from right in Cook'n.
*calculate nutrition values for recipes
*type ingredients you have on hand for recipes
.

The program was easy to set up, after a quick download I discovered that it came with one cookbook already in place with a bunch of recipes that look great to try. I can't wait to continue to merge all my favourite recipes into this program.



To find out more about Cook'n check out their website or head over and like their Facebook page! I have been checking it out and just had to mention that they have posted links at times to download additional cookbooks for free, have recipe exchanges and monthly giveaways! 



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

6 comments :

  1. I have been meaning to check this out. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. I need this! I have so many recipes that just hang out in a drawer in my kitchen. I need to organize!

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  3. I really need this. I am always printing off recipes or writing them down. I could finally be organized. And my hubby wouldn't frown at all my piles of recipes. ;)

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  4. I copy recipes into Word, edit and reformat. Before I started getting so many recipes on the 'net, I had them indexed and filed in binders plus 2 handwritten notebooks from before. I had a handwritten 'favourite' notebooks where I copied the ones I made and wanted to make again. This worked well ... but now I have a 12" stack of pages of recipes that have NOT been indexed, put in binders or favs put in the special book.
    HELP!!!

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  5. This looks great! I've been collecting recipes in a binder, others in a handwritten notebook and yet others just as links. I think this would be a great help!

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  6. This is great to have. Great thing for all your recipes to be together instead of in a book

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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