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I downloaded it yesterdat for $1.99 from .xml. Will watch it tonight! emoticon

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Fantastic Fox was a cute movie.

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1/4/10 8:39 A

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It came out a couple of months ago - we saw it then and loved it - and now it's at the $1 theater. Your daughter might like it - it's based on a Roald Dahl book of the same name and has the voices of George Clooney (Mr. Fox) and Meryl Streep (Mrs. Fox). It's a stop action film and very cute.

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Hmmm... I've never heard of it. Is is new?

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I see! (we just got back from seeing Fantastic Mr. Fox for the second time - great kids movie!)

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I just joined your team!

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Hm I see... the link is the one given by SP (just doublechecked) but it is not linking through. I'll have to contact the tech staff on it. rats.

Yes, I do love Jari - there is a Ripped team for her that I am member of but it is not busy; which unfortunately, seems to be what happens to most of the teams on here. emoticon

I wonder if the same link will work if I just put it in a message?
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ETA - I've got it working in new posts now.

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I was just looking at your signature... I just bought the new Jari Love Extremely Ripped 1000. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I burned almost 700 calories doing that workout. I also tried to click the link to the Cardio team in your sig. I got a 404 error message.

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I'm not sure how the print option for the book works. I just do the printing off my own computer (and make it into cards as it has this option when printing).

I'll have to check into that...

Before Thanksgiving I went back and trimmed out a LOT of recipes I had not inputted yet. If they were ones I hadn't done, or had really unique ingredients or took a lot of time, I just threw them away. Around here it has to be simple, easy and quick to make and also meet a certain standard of taste.

It's amazing how many recipes simply don't work out and it's why I stopped myself from buying three other cookbooks over Christmas.

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I know what you mean. I have a TON of my own recipes... clippings, books and my own alterated recipes. I would love to put my own stuff into my own book also. So, how does that work with the software. Does the book actually get printed somewhere and shipped to you?

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On the recipe software, what I like best about it is that it is intuitive. I went to Food Network and copied and pasted some recipes into it and it automatically sought out the information from the database and made the recipe in it's software. If Sparkrecipes did that, I would stick to SR but I pick up way too many recipes from all over.

I also like that I can customize the database to my own cooking ingredients a bit easier then SR.

However, I do go back to Spark because of the option of sharing it here and into my counter. OTOH when I reach my weight and go into maintaining, I would rather just count offline with recipes I've been entering over the last 12-18 months. That is the longterm plan anyhow.

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That recipe software looks pretty cool LABYRINTH! Hmmm... I may get it. But, it is also pretty handy having all the recipes on SPARK. I can access the recipes from anywhere too. If I am at my SIL's I can get my recipes on spark and whip a dinner for everyone.
But I like that recipe software too... hmmm...

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I just recently subscribed to Clean Eating and I LOVE THE 5 INGRIDIENTS 5 DISHES thingy. Love! I'm going to try those out this week for lunches and snacks. I think it's such a great idea. I wish there were more. I'll go check their website.

I am note taker by nature. I have four notebooks I carry around in my purse everyday. I used to have a Palm and that was my holy grail, but now I use notebooks so I know about that love for paper.

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LOL! I love that glittered notecard and cookies ... hmmm cookies.... getting distracted...

The Living Cookbook has a 30 day trial you can download it and check it out. I looked at several cookbook software and this was the one I liked best; I do believe they have a print option for making cards (which is my favorite way to store).

We do have a laptop we use in the kitchen, mainly for looking up SparkRecipes but I still prefer the old-fashioned print offs.

In re: to cookbooks... most of them are more hype then worth it. I've found magazine recipes much better overall and the ones in Clean Eating you can find at their website.

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Hubby was saying I need some sort of software and he's been looking for a good one for me. I gave him the link you posted for him to check out. Thanks for linking to it!

My problem is that storing them on the computer is that I will need to print them out until I can get a mini laptop which I'm working on getting so when I'm in the kitchen I'll have it along with me. If I can keep them off of paper that's even better because I'll be lazy and not add it to my binder until I go looking for it and it's lost. Bleh!

I can't really afford to keep buying recipe books. I remember when we were looking to buy a house and we walked into this lady's kitchen (which was to die for) and she had two tall independent cabinets in her kitchen filled with cookbooks and magazines...I was like WOW! I knew she was into cooking big time from seeing that and the fact that she had four different types of cookies out on the tables for people who came to look at the house and a pretty little note with glitter that said...HELP YOURSELF!

I always keep the image in my mind because I'd like to get to that point where I can try diffrent recipes and just enjoy making different dishes.

OK enough about my lame dream...thanks everyone!!! This really helped me out!!! :)

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Well that's a good question....

I started out saving them in binders. I prefer to sort them out by what type of food they are (i.e. cookies vs. pork etc...) so ended up this fall putting them in separate binders so they size would be smaller (like a 2 inch) and more manageable.

I also get recipes from magazines, pick up cards, have printouts so I put them in different types of sleeves depending on their size. The sleeves I use are the ones for storing photos (and why I prefer 2x5 or 4x6 printouts) or the full 8 1/2 x 11 printouts.

I have a journal entry about it here
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Then I started putting them over at Spark recipes so I could get my own calorie calculation - I often do a lot of substitutions - even if the recipe is on Spark if I sub out a lot I revise it and put in amy version so I have an accurate calorie count.

I have more on paper then on SR because there are a lot of recipes that I don't use that often or just simply aren't that many calories (i.e. meat marinade).

My eventual goal though is to get them all stored eleectronically with the Living Cookbook software.
www.livingcookbook.com/

One thing I like about this cookbook software is that you can import from anything on the internet. Just copy and paste and it figures the recipe into the new format. It's not perfect but the times I've used it, it gets like 90 percent of the recipe correct.

Because I have so many recipes, I've started getting ruthless about them. If I don't try it within a year, I throw it away. If we tried it and didn't like it or it was so-so, I throw it away.

If we liked it and it was easy to put together, I put a red sticky dot on the recipe that lets me know that it is a favorite and the family likes it - this just helps me out when I am desperate for something for dinner.

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1/3/10 9:28 A

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same here, I started putting mine on Microsoft Word and have a lot in my email as well.

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HA! I have a HUGE binder. The spine must be at least 3 inches thick!

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emoticon my hd was just complaining about my piles of recipes. He wants me to put them on mircosoft word or something also. A lot of them I need to try first before I do that. I am not sure I will like them as much as I think. I plan to do the binder thing until I try them. I better get moving on it or my binder will be too full to find anything.

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Aside from my large library of books and mags...
I will (for example) take a recipe from I mag that I like, perhaps change it a bit, and enter it into spark using MY OWN ingredients.
I print it out and put it into a LARGE binder I have.
These recipes are ones I use most because I have them also entered into spark, and my tracker, and I have made them, enjoy them and use them often.
I also find that stacks of mags get too difficult to search through. I will actually CUT UP mags, and place in a clear sleeve in the front of my binder, until I get around to trying them...

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I keep my recipes in Microsoft Word and now in Spark.

But you could get a binder and those plastic sheets that you can insert two pages in. So, the papers are protected and you can just flip through a book.

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Thats is what I'm trying to do to. I've come to the conclution that IT WILL NEVER HAPPPEN ha ha ha

Ok so right now I'm trying to get all the copies into some notebooks. It's not easy to shuffle through them unless they are in a book. So that is were I'm at right now.


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Funny you should ask this question. I just dropped off the kids at their dads and came home to start cleaning off the bakers cabinet in my kitchen. It has numerous piles (at least they are neat) on it that contain recipes and I was just thinking how best to organize them. I don't have a scanner at home which would be ideal so I'm stuck on what to do. I also know that I have numerous other piles of recipes just waiting to have a home so I'm curious to see what kind on responses you get. In the meantime I will start tossing some that are too unclean - even for me - lol.






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OK so I'm interested in lots of recipes to try and since Hubby is able to come and go as he pleases (diabetic foot is all healed up finally) I don't have to do a lot of running around on the weekends because he can now. So, more time for me...

Anyways, how do you all keep your recipes? Did you buy a book, do you just keep magazines, books and printouts hanging around? I'm trying to come up with a way on how I can keep up with my recipes in a way I will keep it updated by adding new ones.

I think I want to sort them by protein, carbs and fats instead of game, beef, poultry, carrots, spinach bleh bleh bleh. I need help! I want details.

Thanks!

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