Friday, October 12, 2012

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Review & Giveaway- ends 10/27


I recently tried out the Cook'n Recipe Organizer software, along with one of their add-on Fix & Forget It cookbooks.  Cook'n is an all-inclusive program that allows the user to buy recipe "books" from DVO, import recipes from websites, add your own personal recipes, and much more.  You can create menus, shopping lists, get nutritional information, print cookbooks, and customize the look and feel of the user interface.  You can access your recipes from any internet connected pc, android phone or tablet, or your iPhone.  That being said, according to their website, they have yet to get the sync interface to work and you may have to buy an app for that mobile device to be able to sync between your devices..

While you can add photos to recipes in the software, the photos that come with the software are very limited...there's only 116 recipes with photos out of 882 recipes that I have pre-loaded in the software.  It is very nice that you can add your own though so you can remind yourself exactly what the dish should look like or include them in your printed recipe book.


My favorite feature of this program is that you can scale recipes based upon your desired number of servings.  No more trying to calculate out what 2.5 times a recipe made for 2 means for the ingredient list.  The software does it for you!!!  Another really neat feature is that you can search for recipes based on ingredients you have on hand.  I like to do a pantry clearing month for my recipes, so this is a perfect fit for me.

The only thing I really had an issue with is the recipe search & capture feature that imports recipes you find on the web into your recipe book.  I can't see any way to type in a specific web address for when you know exactly where the recipe is that you want.  I was able to type in the web address in the "exact wording or phrase" search box and get the web page to come up.  Unfortunately, when I tried to capture the recipe, it didn't import anything other than the wrong title.  I was able to find a web page that it worked right on, but it seems hit and miss or it depends on how the website/blogger posted the recipe.  On other web recipes I kept getting an error message that the formatting is unknown or non-existent.
 

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You can check them out on Facebook or on Pinterest!  Or head to their website to take a look at more features of their program and all of the awesome cookbooks that you can purchase as an add-on for your Cook'n software.

I'd say this is a great piece of software for those who want to keep a permanent record of their recipes easily accessible, modifiable, and shareable.  They're constantly adding new cookbooks and software updates, so I am certain that this great software will be in the exceptional category in no time.

Want to try this out for yourself for FREE?  Enter this giveaway in the rafflecopter form below for your chance.  Contest ends 10/28 at 1201 EST.  OPEN TO US AND CANADA!

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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.

16 comments:

Amanda T said...

Wow, it sounds like great software - Thanks for the giveaway :)

Grandma Juice said...

We LOVE this!! Use it all the time!!

Kim Croisant said...

I've heard a lot about this from other bloggers. They seem to enjoy theirs. Thanks for sharing and you've got a great giveaway there.

Everything By Chelsea said...

That looks pretty neat! Thanks :)

jennifer zuna said...

This sounds like i could even use it...and im a disaster in the kitchen most days lol

jennifer zuna said...

This sounds like i could even use it...and im a disaster in the kitchen most days lol

Kelly R said...

it sounds real easy to use...

AmberFaith said...

I have Cook'n software, and I love it It's so easy to use. :)

Malia said...

this would be very useful!

crunchyfarmbaby said...

Does this software work on a Mac?

Jerla Oh lalala said...

interesting giveaway, hubby can use this for sure

Romina said...

I didn't know the software can calculate nutritional information...that's great.

Jerla Oh lalala said...

great giveaway, i joined good luck to all

http://www.afatherslifeonline.com/2012/09/150-gc-mixed-bag-giveaway.html

Kelly R said...

This is a great product, I love it..

beachdreaming said...

I really need a way to organize my recipes. My binder is over flowing and the drawer is a mess! This would be perfect!

CrazyNutsMom said...

What a great way to organize your recipes! Love it.