Cook'n Recipe Organizer is manufactured by DVO and is an excellent example of cookbook and recipe software. Because it offers some of the best features we have seen in a recipe program, such as the ability to capture recipes from almost any source, the ability to import cookbooks and its quick search options, it is no wonder that this recipe software is our TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award winner.
A recipe manager is the core of any cookbook and recipe software, and Cook'n Recipe Organizer does an excellent job. It comes with over 550 recipes to get you started with this recipe program; however, you can also download and import different cookbooks. DVO gives you one of these cookbooks when you register your software, and you can purchase others as well. In addition, if you have your own cookbooks, you can create files to hold your personal recipes as well.
Many of the recipes that come with this cookbook and recipe software include attractive and clear images of the prepared menu item. This feature also gives excellent examples for presentation ideas. With this recipe manager, you can also enter in items that you currently have on hand and this application will provide you a list of recipes that you can make without having to take a trip to the grocery store.
If you have a dinner party coming up and you just cannot seem to think of the perfect recipe to try out on everyone, Cook'n can help you there too. They offer a recipe browser feature that will allow you to look through pages of photos of completed recipes. Having this feature will give you ideas for meals as well as different ideas on presentation of your meal. Additionally, Cook'n has new recipes on their website that you can download each week.
Click on the menu planner to access recipes by book, chapter and category. Simply drag the recipe to the appropriate day and drop it. It is that easy to create a meal plan. Once you have completed your full menu, you can name your menu and save it for future use. This allows you to create full menu plans for each day as well as planning meals for parties and family gatherings.
This recipe program also offers an important feature for those who are interested in nutritional aspects of their meals. As long as the ingredients in your recipes are among the list of the 10,000 food labels in this application, Cook'n will give you the nutritional information of your meal. You can also use this feature if you have someone in your family with special dietary needs. By using one program, you can satisfy the needs and desires of the hungry mouths in your entire family.
When it is time to do your grocery shopping, the meal planner will compile a grocery list and group the foods according to where you will find them in the grocery store. It will take you a bit of time in the beginning, to setup your favorite store with this recipe program; however, it will be time well spent. Having a grocery list organized by aisle will save you time and energy from wandering down each aisle in the grocery store. It will also help you save money, since you can skip those aisles that encourage impulse buying.
We really like the fact that you can download and capture recipes from almost any source using the capture tool in Cook'n. It is simple to capture a recipe and import it into your recipe program. Once you find a recipe that you think your family will enjoy, just click Capture and this application will add the recipe into your recipe library. This gives you flexibility when searching for the perfect recipes for you and your family.
Another feature we really enjoyed with this cooking and recipe software is the ability to easily adjust the serving sizes according to the amount of people you are having for your meal. By simply adjusting the serving size of a recipe, you can see the entire recipe adjust the amounts of your ingredients. This is very helpful if you cook for a small group of people on a daily basis but also enjoy cooking for larger crowds.
With Cook'n Recipe Organizer, you also have the option to share your recipes with others in several different ways. Because most of us enjoy the benefits and simplicity of the internet, you can email your recipes to friends and family members. However, for those who are searching for a hard copy, you can also print 3 x 5 recipe cards, 4 x 6 recipe cards or even full-page recipes.
The manufacturer of Cook'n is dedicated to answering any questions or concerns you have with this recipe program as quickly as possible. We have contacted them on various occasions and have been pleased with the customer service they have offered as well as their quick response time. They offer an email address and fax number so you can reach the company quickly and easily. However, they also send out a newsletter that will have information on your software as well as cooking tips.
If you are searching for a cookbook and recipe organizer that will quickly become your best friend in the kitchen, Cook'n Recipe Organizer is an excellent choice. This application offers a host of features that will delight any cook, from weekend cook to the seasoned gourmet chef. While this recipe program comes with one free cookbook of your choice, you will have to purchase additional cookbooks from the company. However, you can always use the capture feature to import recipes from almost any source and add them to your personal cookbook.
Cook'n comes with many great features such as capture, which allows you to easily import recipes from almost any source.
One additional cookbook comes with this application for free, others must be purchased.
This is excellent software for someone looking for a lot of cooking features and options.