TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

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 earns our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award.

Recipe Manager
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9.4/10
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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. This recipe organizer offers a browser feature that allows 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 its website that you can download each week.

Feature Set
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10/10
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With this recipe program, you can download and capture recipes from almost any source using the capture tool in Cook'n. Once you find a recipe that you think your family will enjoy, just click the capture button and the recipe will be added into your recipe library. This gives you flexibility when searching for the perfect recipes for you and your family.

Cook'n has the ability to easily adjust the serving sizes so you can feed as many mouths as needed. By simply adjusting the serving size of a recipe, you can see the entire recipe adjust the amounts of your ingredients. This tool 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, if you want to share hard copies, you can also print 3 x 5 recipe cards, 4 x 6 recipe cards or even full-page recipes.

Menu Planner
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10/10
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This recipe program 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.

Additionally, the menu planner is easy to use, and you can access recipes by book, chapter and category. All you have to do to create a menu plan is to drag and drop the recipe to the appropriate day. Once you have completed your menu, you can name it 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.

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. However, it will take you a bit of time in the beginning, to setup your favorite store with this recipe program. 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.

Help & Support
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8.8/10
MasterCook
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If you run into any issues with the program, you can contact the developer via email or over the phone. You can also check out the website's FAQs page, where you can also find online tutorials to walk you through each process, step by step. Finally, Cook'n Recipe Organizer is available on Windows XP, Vista, & and 8. Unfortunately, this program does not offer a trial period before you make a purchase.

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Summary:
9.7/10

This program offers a host of features that make it an excellent kitchen companion, from weekend cook to the seasoned gourmet chef. The ability to import recipes from almost any source and add them to your personal cookbook is a welcome feature that makes building a large recipe collection easy. Overall, Cook'n Recipe Organizer is an excellent choice when it comes to recipe software.

 
 
 

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Pros
Cook'n Recipe Organizer has an easy to use menu planner that can help you schedule meals weeks in advance.

Cons
This program does not offer a free trial period.

The Verdict:
 9.65/10

Cook'n Recipe Organizer offers a number of features that make it an excellent cooking companion, such as offering nutritional values, adjustable serving sizes and a useful grocery list.