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  1. #1
    Alexander Guest

    Default Recipe manager

    Some cooking websites make it possible to keep an online cookbook,
    which is quite handy. The thing is, I use several cooking sites and
    have several online cookbooks. This is a real pain.

    A while back, I heard that there are cookbook sites that work with all
    sites but no matter how much I've search all I've come up with is

    http://www.cupandahalf.com/

    Has anybody used it?
    Does anybody know of alternatives?

    Thank you all.

  2. #2
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Recipe manager

    Alexander wrote:
    > Some cooking websites make it possible to keep an online cookbook,
    > which is quite handy. The thing is, I use several cooking sites and
    > have several online cookbooks. This is a real pain.
    >
    > A while back, I heard that there are cookbook sites that work with all
    > sites but no matter how much I've search all I've come up with is
    >
    > http://www.cupandahalf.com/
    >
    > Has anybody used it?
    > Does anybody know of alternatives?
    >
    > Thank you all.


    I have been using Master Cook for about 15 years. I'm on my third
    version of it. The newer versions (8 and 9) have a feature that lets you
    capture an online recipe and automatically add it to your cookbook of
    choice in Master Cook but that feature only works with IE. I use Firefox
    and a fellow created an add on called Recipe Fox that does pretty much
    the same thing with about 30 or more specific recipe sites.

    The sites that don't work with the automatic copying programs will work
    with the "import assistant" within Master Cook that will allow you to
    copy a web-based recipe and paste it into your cookbook.

    I would much prefer managing my own cookbook on my own PC than on
    someone else's server.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    way-the-heck-south Texas
    spelling doesn't count
    but cooking does

  3. #3
    Alexander Guest

    Default Re: Recipe manager

    Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.

    I'm looking for something online and free (picky, I know). MasterCook
    is a software application and costs money.


    On Apr 16, 10:39*pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Alexander wrote:
    > > Some cooking websites make it possible to keep an online cookbook,
    > > which is quite handy. The thing is, I use several cooking sites and
    > > have several online cookbooks. This is a real pain.

    >
    > > A while back, I heard that there are cookbook sites that work with all
    > > sites but no matter how much I've search all I've come up with is

    >
    > >http://www.cupandahalf.com/

    >
    > > Has anybody used it?
    > > Does anybody know of alternatives?

    >
    > > Thank you all.

    >
    > I have been using Master Cook for about 15 years. I'm on my third
    > version of it. The newer versions (8 and 9) have a feature that lets you
    > capture an online recipe and automatically add it to your cookbook of
    > choice in Master Cook but that feature only works with IE. I use Firefox
    > and a fellow created an add on called Recipe Fox that does pretty much
    > the same thing with about 30 or more specific recipe sites.
    >
    > The sites that don't work with the automatic copying programs will work
    > with the "import assistant" within Master Cook that will allow you to
    > copy a web-based recipe and paste it into your cookbook.
    >
    > I would much prefer managing my own cookbook on my own PC than on
    > someone else's server.
    >
    > --
    > Janet Wilder
    > way-the-heck-south Texas
    > spelling doesn't count
    > but cooking does



  4. #4
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Recipe manager

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Alexander <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.
    >
    > I'm looking for something online and free (picky, I know). MasterCook
    > is a software application and costs money.


    You're not picky, you're cheap. Maybe you can find an old version of
    MasterCook somewhere that costs less than a newer version. (Is MC even
    being produced anymore?)
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "What you say about someone else says more
    about you than it does about the other person."

  5. #5
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Recipe manager

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Alexander <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.
    >>
    >> I'm looking for something online and free (picky, I know). MasterCook
    >> is a software application and costs money.

    >
    > You're not picky, you're cheap. Maybe you can find an old version of
    > MasterCook somewhere that costs less than a newer version. (Is MC even
    > being produced anymore?)


    I believe it is not. Value Soft, the manufacturer still supports it,
    after a fashion, as I understand from the Master Cook discussion group
    on Yahoo! Groups (excellent source of how to use the software, etc) That
    group strongly recommends that one does NOT purchase a downloaded
    version, but buys the disk set from Value Soft. Also Version 8.0 has
    some flaws that 9.0 corrects.

    I use version 7.0 and am more than happy with it. The only difference is
    that 8.0 and 9.0 have a button that is supposed to work on Internet
    Explorer to capture a recipe and export it to the program. Since I don't
    use IE, that feature isn't important to me. One of the people on the
    Yahoo! Group invented a program that does the same on Firefox and I just
    love it. It only works on specific sites, however, but the program
    itself has an 'import assistant" that lets you copy and paste things
    right into the recipe with ease.

    Check here for some good prices on the MasterCook software.

    http://tinyurl.com/ceoulo

    Don't get the Woman's Day one. The different types of the same version
    reflect the cookbooks packaged with it. I use Master Cook to keep my own
    cookbooks on, so I really don't care about the others. Also there are
    some complete cookbooks on the Internet that one can download directly
    to Master Cook (free) One of them is Alton Browns.
    http://www.madsrecipes.com/

    If you are considering purchasing Master Cook and have Vista, you have
    to join the Yahoo! group I mentioned as they have a tutorial on how to
    get the software to work with Vista.

    I don't have any ties to the company. I'm just a happy user on my 3rd
    (and probably final) version.
    --
    Janet Wilder
    way-the-heck-south Texas
    spelling doesn't count
    but cooking does

  6. #6
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Recipe manager

    On Sun 19 Apr 2009 05:27:25a, Melba's Jammin' told us...

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Alexander <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.
    >>
    >> I'm looking for something online and free (picky, I know). MasterCook
    >> is a software application and costs money.

    >
    > You're not picky, you're cheap. Maybe you can find an old version of
    > MasterCook somewhere that costs less than a newer version. (Is MC even
    > being produced anymore?)


    Yes, it's still being produced, and *boy* is he cheap! MasterCook 9 is
    only $19.95, and MasterCook 8 is also still available and is only $9.95.

    Both available from ValuSoft. The following is MasterCook 9.

    http://tinyurl.com/dbpj4l

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her
    watch. ~James Beard




  7. #7
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Recipe manager

    Wayne Boatwright said...

    > On Sun 19 Apr 2009 05:27:25a, Melba's Jammin' told us...
    >
    >> In article
    >> <[email protected]>,
    >> Alexander <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> I'm looking for something online and free (picky, I know). MasterCook
    >>> is a software application and costs money.

    >>
    >> You're not picky, you're cheap. Maybe you can find an old version of
    >> MasterCook somewhere that costs less than a newer version. (Is MC even
    >> being produced anymore?)

    >
    > Yes, it's still being produced, and *boy* is he cheap! MasterCook 9 is
    > only $19.95, and MasterCook 8 is also still available and is only $9.95.
    >
    > Both available from ValuSoft. The following is MasterCook 9.
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/dbpj4l



    Heck,

    I just have a folder of text file recipes on the 'puter (and iPhone, for
    when in motion).

    Including...

    Wayne's Skillet corn bread
    Wayne's Roast beef
    Wayne's Waffles

    Freeware, iirc?

    Andy
    --
    Eat first, talk later.

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