Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Review

For the past few weeks, I have been checking out the Cook’n Recipe Organizer. Cook’n is a program that lets you organize your recipes into your own cookbook. You can input your own recipes or capture them from the internet, then export the entire collection out to where you need it. It also has a built-in menu planner, shipping list organizer and nutrition guide.

The program only took a few minutes to install. It comes with one cookbook already setup with recipes, the Cookbook. It has a great selection of recipes and I’, eager to try them out over the coming months. I decided to create my own cookbook and start capturing the recipes off the Internet that I frequently use.

To create the cookbook, all you have to do is click the ‘New Cookbook’ icon, the green + sign, and then type in a name. You can add in chapters as you go. I separated mine out by cuisine type. You can also pick out a theme to decorate your pages. Capturing is also very easy. First, you run a search in the ‘Search’ tab of the recipe that you’re looking for. You can also paste in the url as well. When the recipe comes up, click the ‘Capture’ button and the recipe will automatically be entered onto a new recipe page/card. I’ve noticed that on the Mr. Food recipes it doesn’t get the directions all the time, but all you have to do is copy and paste them in.

The grocery list is pretty neat too. You click on the recipe to open it up, and then click the ‘List’ button. The list will be generated automatically and you can add or remove stuff as needed. It also includes prices, giving you a rough estimate of how much everything will cost. The menu generator also connects to the list, and will give you a complete list for all your planned meals. You can also print your recipes out onto cards or export them into HTML files and email. They are currently working on a sync feature that will allow you to send your cookbook to your iPhone, Android, tablet and more.

Overall, this is one of the best programs ever. I can get all my online recipes in one place and easily pull them up whenever I need them. All the extra features are just icing on the cake. The program costs $79.97 and can be used on most systems. The sync feature will cost extra since you have to purchase the app for which ever device you are going to put it on. The cost for the main program is worth it since you will get many years of use out of it. For more information, you can visit the Cook’nwebsite, or check out their Facebook page

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rantings from an Army Mom

So I see all of the news about saving PBS, lets save Big Bird.  I see so many posts from people so upset at the thought of not having PBS anymore. Do you people even watch the news? Do you not know what is really going on with the war? Well WAKE UP!!! There are more important things going on than losing PBS!!!!!!!! about lets save our Troops and bring them home. Should this not be the number 1 topic of us American's? Who cares about PBS at this point. Have we not lost enough of our troops? Do we not have enough of our troops injured, who have lost limbs? Come on people what is truly wrong with you all. 

I may not know some of the injured soldiers personally but I do have my own son who came back from a year in Afghanistan who is suffering PTSD and not a day goes by that I don't worry about him. I pray every single day that God will give my son the strength to get through these difficult times. My son went into the Army with a career in mind but after serving just 1 year in Afghanistan he is already having different thoughts about his career choice. 

So instead of worrying about what is going to happen to Big Bird lets worry about bringing all of our troops home safe and sound - right where they belong - with their loved ones.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blog Make-Over Giveaway!

My Creative Zone is hosting a giveaway for a blog makeover!! If you are looking to revamp your site, this is a great giveaway!
The Prize:
Blog Design customization with up to 3 revisions (worth over $150)
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- For self-hosted WordPress and Blogger platforms only. Blogs using will not be accepted.
Contest will end on October 10th. Enter here.