Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Review & Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to review a pretty awesome piece of software, Cook’n Recipe Organizer. Let me just say right off the bat, calling this software a ‘recipe organizer’ does not do it justice! It is way more than an organizer; it has the power to change the way you plan meals, cook, and shop. It’s also pretty handy for organizing recipes! See their YouTube promo here! Read ALL of this review before you jump to the Cook'n Recipe Organizer Review & Giveaway! You won't be disappointed and you NEED to know ALL about it!

Their website lists the following program features:
Recipe Computer Software
Recipe Organizer
Menu Planner
Meal Planning Software
Recipe Manager
Grocery Shopping List tool
Nutrition Calculator
Cookbook Publisher
Recipe Calculator
Family Cookbook creator

Cook’n Recipe Organizer is available for PC and Mac computer systems, and they are working on apps for mobile platforms. You can choose to download it from their website or order a CD. I downloaded the 164MB installation file, which took about 2 minutes. It installed on my Windows 7 (64bit) computer with no problems. This program has so many options that you may feel a little lost when you first fire it up. But don’t fret, there are plenty of help files and even videos that help explain all those features to ensure you use this program to its full potential! Of course, I didn’t read or watch the help files, but just jumped right in and started playing! and you know, if Grandma Juice can do it.... ANYBODY can do it.

My first objective was to organize my personal collection of recipes. I have lots of favorites that have been passed down through generations, carefully scribbled on scraps of paper. The program has a menu bar at the top with all the main functions listed. I clicked the “New Recipe” tab which opened a window and allowed me to enter ingredients, measurements, and instructions. It’s pretty self explanatory and I didn’t even need the help files! Then I figured out how to create my own recipe book, and saved it there. Viola! My Grandmother’s most awesome apple pie recipe is no longer just

floating around my kitchen cabinets on a scrap of paper!
 Not only do you have the ability to view your recipe on a very cool screen layout, but there are plenty of different options to print them. You can also look at the nutritional value of your recipe broken down by servings, and create a shopping list! This allows you to create a complete dinner menu with all ingredients needed, and it even lets you check off items that you already have on hand. These guys have thought of everything!

Other features include exporting recipes to text or HTML format, as well as backing up your entire recipe library. There are also other recipe books that you can import. The program even has a web search feature that allows you to search the Internet for recipes and import them right into the program! Final thoughts: If you do any kind of cooking that involves more than microwaving a frozen dinner or “cooking” something out of a box, you need this program! My friends over at Cook'n have been generous too! They are giving ALL Grandma Juice readers 50% off the purchase of a Cook'n Recipe Organizer!! That's right!! 1/2 off.... My suggestion, if you don't win, BUY IT! This coupon code is only good until 3/15 Go HERE to order today! Here's the code: mb-gmajuice And now... for the Cook'n Giveaway!! You know the drill. Fill out the easy peasy Rafflecopter form below. There's only 1 mandatory entry, the rest are optional. So PLEASE!!! - NO Cheating! Do NOT click that 'Enter' button if you didn't do the task! Big Brother Rafflecopter see's all, knows all and catches cheaters. Play Nice, Thanks!

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I have received a free product to facilitate this review. However, all opinions expressed regarding the product are those of Grandma Juice. We only endorse products we feel will benefit our readers.