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Old 10-18-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Cooking software?

Does anyone have a computer program disc that is designed for storing/retreiving recipes?

I need a recommendation, but please, make it for one you have actually used. I've taken advice from folks who "think" one might be good, and it usually is really a waste.

I don't know if it's out there, but I'm looking for one that:

- I can type in my own recipes
-I don't have to keep their pre-stored recipes
-I can do a search on one or more words
-I can search by type of food (casserole, roast, breads)
-recipes can be printed easily

Is there such a disc? Thank you so much!

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Old 10-18-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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My mom uses one. I'll have to find out from her what the program was called. I think it was MasterCook, but I might be mistaken. I need to get a copy of it, too. :)[/url]
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Here are some jkath, though I have never used them. This will give you some ideas.

http://www.alexa.com/browse/general?...p;mode=general
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:10 PM   #4
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jkath, how good are you at MS Word? You can easily do all that stuff, organize recipes in folders, and retreive items using the "search" function.
Plus, you're not starting with a bunch of recipes you want to throw out.
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Regi Dean is free recipe software you can download.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:16 PM   #6
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Well I can say that I have used it, but only a few times. Mastercook seems to be the one to go with. I do believe that it does everything you are looking for and more. I tried it for a short while, but found that I like using word.docs better and I would never use all the bells and whistles that Mastercook offers, but for those that would use it, it is a great (and pretty inexpensive) program.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:17 PM   #7
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My mom uses one. I'll have to find out from her what the program was called. I think it was MasterCook, but I might be mistaken. I need to get a copy of it, too. :)[/url]
You know what? I have mastercook 5, and it does have some good recipes, but it's unbelievably hard to print out - it prints in 3-4 different pieces! Also, I can't seem to program in my own stuff easy enough. Keep in mind I can make anything "pretty", whether it's a newsletter, card or flyer, but when it comes to "real" stuff...well, that's another story! ;)
(ps weeks, thanks for your postings - I really appreciate them!)

Mudbug - my MS Word hates me. Every time I use it, and then click out, I've apparently performed an illegal opperation. The computer guy who de-bugged my pc told me my computer has an attitude and is incorrigible.

(So I use print shop for most thingys, except charts and the like)
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Master cook costs $20. Regi Dean is free: http://www.homeplansoftware.com/recipe.htm
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Since MS Word is out (that would have gotten my vote hands down), ChoclateChef's freeware looks pretty interesting in the screen shots. And it's free.

My kinda gal, choclatechef!
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I love cheap, and I adore free!!!!!!!
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