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1/10/11 12:33 P

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Glad you like it! emoticon

~Laura

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1/10/11 11:54 A

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I just downloaded the free trial of the Living Cookbook software from their site. They have videos so you can see what you can do. I created my first two recipes in it as well. All I can say is "WOW". There are so many things you can do with it, including creating actual print cookbooks.

I will definately be buying after the 30 days.

I will NEVER give up. It is not my destiny or your destiny to live the life of a fat person. That fat person is not who I am meant to be and I have the power to change it. Anything in my power I will do. ANYTHING. I will not give up until I get to goal.


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1/8/11 6:40 P

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emoticon for explaining.

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1/8/11 1:56 P

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Also, if (God forbid) we lose our internet connection!!! emoticon

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1/8/11 9:57 A

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It is simply for organization -- instead of trying to figure out what site a recipe is on (which I do often) it is all put into one central place. Here is the description of the software:

* Manage your recipe collection: Living Cookbook makes it easy to enter new recipes, copy them from the Internet, or even scan them from cookbooks and magazines. Want to share your recipes with others? You can export or e-mail your recipes in a variety of formats, including FDXZ, FDX, HTML, Meal-Master, MasterCook and more.
* Plan meals: Just drag and drop recipes, ingredients and menus onto your meal plan. Plan a single meal, a day, a week, a month or more. Ready to shop for your meals? Just add your meal plan (or any part of it) to a grocery list.
* Calculate nutrition for any recipe, menu or meal: Living Cookbook's nutrition display is completely customizable. Want to see nutrition facts just like you are used to seeing them on product packaging? We can do that. Want to see more than 150 different nutrients, including Weight Watchers Points, trans fat, net carbs, vitamins, minerals, lycopene, beta carotene, caffeine and more? We can do that, too.
* Create grocery lists: Living Cookbook makes it easy to create a shopping list from scratch or from recipes, ingredients, menus and meal plans. The software will combine like items, organize them by your store's grocery aisles, and calculate the cost of each item and the cost of the entire grocery list.
* Publish and print cookbooks: Want to create your own cookbook as a Christmas gift, for retail sale, or for a church or school fundraiser? Living Cookbook can help you do it. You can print a cookbook with a cover page, table of contents, recipes and index directly from the software with just three clicks. Or you can export your cookbook to Microsoft Word and customize it to your heart's content.

It is for us type a's who need the organization and a place for everything and don't want to have to spend time looking for it, lol!!! Make sense?

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1/8/11 9:48 A

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Ok older lady here, not really computer savvy. We/I take most of the recipes I will make again and organize them into files on my computer.

What is the advantage of using this software that I cannot get on Allrecipes or SP?

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1/7/11 10:43 P

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Yeah. Well worth it. The huge mess of recipes I have all over the place! lol
Well worth it.

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1/7/11 10:13 P

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It (in my opinion) isn't pricey, I paid $35 and I have Amazon prime so I don't pay extra for shipping. I think it will be worth every penny! We'll see, I'll let you know what I think of it when Iget it.

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1/7/11 9:35 P

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So is this software expensive? I don't have a huge binder, just a folder with plastic sleeves, and then the recipes I save here. I do have to go back to websites a lot like the GF crockpot one to find things I want to make again...but if it is expensive I can just use sparkrecipes. I use recipes more for inspiration than exact measurements anyway.

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1/7/11 3:20 P

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HA! That's on my "to do" list too. Get rid of the BIG BINDER! lol

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1/7/11 1:47 P

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My binder... sheesh! Its embarassing! Holy cow!! I ordered the Living Cookbook this morning from amazon.com. I am excited to get it just if anything to contain all of my recipes! I'll let you all know what I think!!

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1/6/11 10:08 P

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I've got a HUGE, overflowing binder (not including my collection of books); pages fly out all over the floor everytime I take it down off of my fridge.
I may give some of my books away. Since I'm no longer eating wheat or gluten, books like "Good to the Grain" are most likely not gonna get used much. I also need more shelf space for my new GF cookbooks. lol

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1/6/11 8:48 P

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I have never considered using software for recipes, what a great idea. I have scraps of paper shoved into a book that I pull out and refer to.
I am going to have to look all of this up and check out the software available. Just one more way to organize life. LOL

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1/6/11 4:48 P

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OK. Cool. I ALMOST bought the other one. lol

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1/6/11 4:00 P

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I looked at it but it looks like Living Cookbook is a bit more intuitive and it was rated a lot better on Amazon.com

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1/6/11 3:58 P

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It looks like it works in conjunction WITH Living Cookbook. Maybe I'm wrong...
have you checked out MasterCook? Here I go again... lol

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1/6/11 3:57 P

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OOOOH! Recipe Fox? OK... here I go. lol

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1/6/11 3:45 P

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Laura, you're so funny! For someone as anal as me, I think I would like it as well. I was reading the Amazon reviews and also watched the videos on importing from the internet it looks like if I download Recipefox that is an addon for Firefox it is a VERY easy process. I think that this is the way to go!

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1/6/11 3:32 P

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I have Living Cookbook software. I haven't had a chance to really use it much, but I did toy around with it. It comes with a bunch of free recipes and it also figures out nutrtional info, etc.
It has a lot of nice features like being able to look up recipes by ingredient or type, etc. But, of course when you input the recipes it is also fairly involved. I like it and I like details. Maybe it's too much for others but it's perfect for a tigh @ss like me. lol

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1/6/11 2:48 P

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Hi everyone! I am in need of some feedback -- we just purchased a new laptop (woot!) to replace our netbook and I am really, really wanting to purchase a recipe program and am curious what everyone else uses? I am considering the Living Cookbook software -- I want something that I can import recipes from the internet (like Food Network, Cooking Channel, Allrecipes etc) into along with adding my own recipes in hopes of being able to greatly downsize my cookbooks. I am curious what everyone else has?

This is the link for what I was considering:

www.amazon.com/Living-Cookbook-2011/
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/B00493WILI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1R>294342815&sr=8-1


Any feedback/comments/suggestions???

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