I'm collecting recipes for local seasonal foods, and would like to store them in some way that is easily accessable, kind of like a cookbook. I'm not interested in selling or publishing it, just organizing it. Is there computer software that stores recipes and indexes them? I can continue to put them in Word perfect, but if there is a program that would do a bit more organizing it would be helpful. All the websites with advice on "writing a cookbook " have information on finding and collecting recipes and pitching them to publishers, but they never mention this. It seems like something it would be so easy to do with a computer, as it is just data storage and manipulation. Any ideas (i will post this on the computer site too)
i am not promoting or have use any of the above links... i am merely extending a helping hand.
personally i have bookmark or favorite on my computer that is categorized, alphabetize and divided into folders and sub folders that works for me... the reason why it is easy for me to help others on their research.
I had posted elsewhere that I am currently using Mastercook. The bothersome thing about any recipe program is the future upgrades. I've used one of the earlier ones, only to have it not continue to upgrade, and other programs would not read the recipes I had so tediously put in to it. I too will be glad to see the comments and comparisons.
Edens -- do you mean you couldn't upgrade from one version of Mastercook to the next? I've used it for years for Holiday recipes, and I've been reasonably satisfied -- enough so that I don' t look for a different brand, but not enough to be jumping up and down with delight. I don't remember having a problem upgrading.
No problems at this time upgrading, but always willing to look at other programs. Is anyone using Mastercook with Vista?
If so are there any glitches? Ive got Mastercook 9, but still using XP on our computers.
I'll pop in here and add, I have been using AccuChef for years. I love the ease of it, they have plenty of recipe books (I call them chapters) to download and the ease of making your own book and the printing is wonderful. You can pick a bunch of recipes, ie make a dinner list for a week or two and hit the grocery shop list and it will print out a grocery list for you. You can even imput a diagram of your favorite grocery store and the list will print in a "shop-able" order.
For Christmas a few years ago, I printed out a book of our family recipes and had it bound at FedX for $3. and gave it to my daughter. She was thrilled to finaly know what went into some of her favorites... and even offered to sell one of the recipes to a family friend who has been bugging us for years for a particular one. lol