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Old 02-13-2011, 09:52 AM   #11
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If you store your recipes on the computer, if it crashes, do you loose everything or are the recipes stored online?
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:57 AM   #12
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We back up and store on dvd.

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Old 02-13-2011, 10:47 AM   #13
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:50 AM   #14
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If you store your recipes on the computer, if it crashes, do you loose everything or are the recipes stored online?
I have all my computer recipes stored on my Gmail account. I like this because I can access it when I'm at my parents and cooking.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:00 AM   #15
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When it comes to my cookbooks, I'm like everyone else with the sticky notes, however I actually label mine. I also type the ones I use on a regular basis and store them on an external drive on my computer, on the food network website and soon on my own website...I really never fear about not knowing where my recipes are.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:35 PM   #16
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OK...I am not nearly as organized as the rest of you guys. But when I need to make something I generally remember which book it was in (at least it is narrowed down to two or three books), so in the front page of each book I write down my favorites and the page number it is on. My grandma used to do this too, and it is so fun to look at her old cookbooks and see what things she made the most for her family by looking at the very front page. By the way, my signature is from a plaque on the wall in her kitchen!
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:12 PM   #17
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Is there a search engine with the computer recipe program where you can search for a certain ingredient to make it easier to find a particular recipe? How do you find one recipe among all of them?
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:16 PM   #18
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Is there a search engine with the computer recipe program where you can search for a certain ingredient to make it easier to find a particular recipe? How do you find one recipe among all of them?

The recipes would be listed in alphabetical order...

You could sort them into folders by type-meats, veggies, Asian, Italian-whatever you prefer.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:18 PM   #19
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Is there a search engine with the computer recipe program where you can search for a certain ingredient to make it easier to find a particular recipe? How do you find one recipe among all of them?
Not sure if you are talking about the one I use, but if you are no there is no search engine... It is preloaded with recipes and then there is, what they call a basket, where you enter your own recipes...
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:28 PM   #20
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raindance, the simplest way to organize your recipes is to use theowrd processing software on your computer and type recipes into it in a standard format. You can create folders like sections of a cookbook for things like appetizers, soups, salads, stews, meats, etc. Then you file the recipes in their folders and they would automatically list in alphabetic order.

I keep almost all my recipes on my computer. All the ones I use regularly are there and ones I want to try as well but in separate folders.

If I use a recipe out of a cookbook I have and find I like it, I type it into the computer and save it there. That way I only ever have one place to look for a recipe.
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