I am excited about some new software I just purchased called MasterCook. It is a recipe and nutrition manager. You can import recipes from the internet, compile your own favorite recipes in one place, complete with all your changes and notations, add photos and calculate the nutritional information. All of this for just under $20. It sounds like a food blogger’s best friend! This is going to be so much fun. I just got it loaded into my computer and am looking forward to playing with it.
Being able to figure out the nutritional information on recipes that I change and tweak is the feature I was most interested in. I have used the free on line sites for this purpose and found it to be a daunting task. Now I realize that having this software also means no more printing hard copies of my internet recipe finds. Hubby will be happy about this, as I go through a lot of ink and paper! It will also put a stop to the expanding collection of binders housing those hard copies on my cookbook shelves.
I have no intention of replacing my recipe file and the wonderful hand written recipe collection I have. These are a part of my past and they represent my culinary history! When I look through my recipe box I remember when I cooked certain recipes for the first time, who gave me that recipe, where we lived and who I served it to. You don’t get rid of your old friends when you make new ones!
How do you store your recipes?