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Old 07-23-2009, 05:38 PM   #31
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I've got a spot in my kitchen for my laptop that is out of harms way. If I'm feeling extra sloppy, I'll print out the recipe. Until an index card can make conversions and calculate nutritional data, I'm sticking with technology. Heck, an index card can't even . . . um . . . index =)
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:19 PM   #32
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I store mine in 2 versions, 1 softcopy and 1 hardcopy. Hardcopy is to use when I am cooking/baking, especially baking as the measurements of ingredients needs to be exact. For cooking, sometimes the measurement of ingredients does not need to be exact.

For hardcopy, I will just write them down, not filed in any way... as I could just print/make a copy from my softcopy whenever I need it.

For softcopy, I just put in down in a blog... and actually I am in the midst of cataloguing it now. The pros of putting the recipes in a blog (at least for me):

1) I do not need to think about what if my hard disk crashes, then all my hard work will be gone
2) I can easily incorporate the pictures of my efforts into my blog
3) Easily retrievable, as long as I have internet connection and well, internet is like a necessity now and no longer a luxury.
4) I can easily share my recipes with friends and familiy and improve on it with suggestions from them as I go along
5) I can easily catalogue them using tags or labels

Err... so far, I can't think of any cons of using a blog to catalogue my recipes..

Cheers!
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:58 PM   #33
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I have to agree with the blog comment. Its a great way to organize and distribute recipes and you have your recipes even when you're away from home.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:23 PM   #34
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I just purchased software called the "living cookbook" and it seems awesome so far. I got it because it breaks down my recipes into how many calories per serving, carbs, fats, sugars etc. and if you want to get real detailed, it even goes into the amount of zinc, magnesium and so forth! Perfect for planning meals for my mother who is diabetic and has heart issues.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:09 PM   #35
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I have Master Cook and don't use it except for calculating nutritional values.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:39 PM   #36
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notebooks.... boxes.....
trying to get all my tnt recipes on computer printed cards.....so they're nice and neat...

the ones I find online I save to my computer with separate folders similiar to a cookbook setup (ie: Appetizers, Desserts, Main Dishes....)

for those who don't write a blog.... I also save the online ones to a yahoo group I started. Was supposed to be a family oriented group, but so far, it's just me...

as our home computer just crashed and lost everything - I don't keep much on that one. My work computer backs up every night....
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:05 PM   #37
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I use macgourmet and I LOVE it! I have a safe place in my kitchen for my laptop, so no worries there. It's searchable, categorizable, does nutritional analysis, and synchs with my iPhone so I have my recipes on hand wherever I am.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:46 PM   #38
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I print out the ones I find online and use that first. If the recipe is a keeper, it gets copied onto a recipe card. If not, it just gets shredded.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:10 PM   #39
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I print out the ones I find online and use that first. If the recipe is a keeper, it gets copied onto a recipe card. If not, it just gets shredded.
My aunt introduced me to the concept of caring about what you eat and how food is prepared. I have her recipe box with hundreds of beautifully written, and annotated over the years, recipes on index cards. Worth way more to me than some sterile printout from a computer and probably more valuable as the annotations contain much wisdom and even humor. Some cards have notes about the occasions on which the recipe was prepared. Really good stuff - almost a history of a life of cooking. I think that's hard to do with a computer, a quickly penned note is pretty darned convenient. You can see the beautiful hand decline in the latter years but that's part of it too I suppose. Not replaceable.

You won't be sorry for putting them down on cards. Keep a pen handy when you have them out - you never know what you might be moved to write down.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:41 PM   #40
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I just write the recipe into a word document and save in categorized folders on the hard drive. I also take photos of many of the dishes I cook and save in relevant folder. As an online back-up I post all my photos onto photobucket and the recipes on my blog.
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