Now that I’m not working full-time I’m making progress on a project that started several months ago – ditching the recipe books.
Thankfully I’m not an avid collector like my sister-in-law, but I have a half dozen recipe books plus a card box of family recipes and stuff I’ve collected over the years.
The truth, of course, is that I use no more than 6-8 recipes out of any single book and yet they’re taking up all this space in my cabinet.
(There is ONE exception and that is Mary Ostyn’s “Family Feasts for $75“. That book will remain because I use a TON of recipes from it and there are still more I want to try.)
In a nutshell these are my favorite features:
- Open it’s browser and go to your favorite recipe site, find the recipe you want and click one button and it downloads the entire recipe into the app.
- For blogs or other non-foody sites with a few extra clicks you can save a recipe.
- Make a weekly meal plan using your recipe collection and it automatically creates a grocery list that you can then edit to leave off items you already have.
- Email a recipe with one click.