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Old 09-14-2013, 08:01 AM   #21
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I use Pepperplate. I like it because it also has a meal planner and it's easy to grab recipes from the internet. Sine the data is stored in the "cloud" I can access them from multiple devices and share the account with family members.

For use in the kitchen, I run the "app" on a 10" tablet that sits under one of the cabinets. The "cook now" function formats the recipe into larger easy to read format and allows you to set multiple timers. When it's time to cook a meal from the planner, all of the recipes for that meal are displayed in a tabbed format in the cook now view making it easy to switch between them.

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Old 09-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #22
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I have a 3 ring binder with sheet protectors. The only recipes that are sheet protector worthy are tried and true recipes. Recipes yet to try are in the front and back pockets. This is my quick reference for every day stuff. Some of the pages were printed with my old Packard Bell computer with my first inkjet printer 20 years ago! I built a cookbook for my brother's second wife, she had no family recipes and was learning to cook, so I typed up ours and put them in a binder, I also included a bunch of empty page protectors for her new recipe discoveries.

My archive or where I put un-printed recipes is Google Drive. I like that I have access to my recipes anywhere I go. It really comes in handy when you want to share a recipe with a friend, I can pull up the app and quickly send it to their email. Everything in the binder is also on google drive.

My perfect solution would be a 9 or 10 inch tablet that lives in the kitchen, I may keep an eye out this christmas to see if I can find a decent one cheap for this purpose. I had an old laptop set up in the kitchen but it just wasn't practical in a small kitchen.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:49 AM   #23
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I use Pepperplate. I like it because it also has a meal planner and it's easy to grab recipes from the internet. Sine the data is stored in the "cloud" I can access them from multiple devices and share the account with family members.

For use in the kitchen, I run the "app" on a 10" tablet that sits under one of the cabinets. The "cook now" function formats the recipe into larger easy to read format and allows you to set multiple timers. When it's time to cook a meal from the planner, all of the recipes for that meal are displayed in a tabbed format in the cook now view making it easy to switch between them.

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Oooh, that sounds cool. I'm downloading it now. I like the idea of having access to all my recipes when I'm not home, like when I'm visiting my M-I-L.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:53 AM   #24
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I'm mired in the 20th century. If I want my recipes to travel with me (without a computer or tablet) I'd use a USB drive.
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I'm mired in the 20th century. If I want my recipes to travel with me (without a computer or tablet) I'd use a USB drive.
That would work. But, I would have to remember to keep it up to date.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:50 PM   #26
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I have all my recipes on my home office computer, my work computer, my Netbook computer (which I keep on the kitchen counter), and on a flash drive I carry in my briefcase so I can keep all sources up-to-date.
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That would work. But, I would have to remember to keep it up to date.
I wouldn't try to keep it updated. There aren't many occasions when I need my recipes offsite that I don't have my computer with me. I'd load my recipe files onto the USB drive then just delete them when I get home. If I needed it again a few months later, I'd just reload from the primary file.
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I wouldn't try to keep it updated. There aren't many occasions when I need my recipes offsite that I don't have my computer with me. I'd load my recipe files onto the USB drive then just delete them when I get home. If I needed it again a few months later, I'd just reload from the primary file.
Yeah, that works when you remember to bring it.

Sometimes it's handy to have a recipe when you really weren't expecitng to need any. I have had occasions when I was at a friend's house and a chocolate cake would have been great. I don't usually cook at my M-I-L's house, but once in a while she asks me for a recipe. Then, if the recipes were available on my phone, I would be able to use it.
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Yeah, that works when you remember to bring it.
I have a trip packing list I print out, four per page. Want a copy?
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I have a trip packing list I print out, four per page. Want a copy?
Thanks, but I have the Pepperplate app now. Actually, it's mostly for those times that it would never occur to me that I might need a recipe and then it turns out that it would be handy to look one up.
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