I am a Pinterest FANATIC. Seriously… ask my family, ask my friends! I’m constantly pinning new recipes, home decor ideas, crafts, homeschool projects, etc. I just love it! I love it so much that I JUMPED at the opportunity to review this software called Cook’n 11. This program is AWESOME! It’s like a pinterest for your recipes, but better!
Cook’n is the Only Recipe Software that lets you:
• Easily Enter your Personal Recipes
• Get Ideas for What to Make for Dinner
• See a Visual Menu Planner
• Auto-Generate Shopping Lists
• Capture Recipes From Favorite Websites
• Calculate Nutrition of Your Recipes
• Capture & Sync Pinterest Recipes
• Scan Printed Recipes
• Discover New Recipes w/Live Feed
• Print Themed Recipes – Demo
• Use Snip-It to Capture Blog Recipes
• Import recipes from Word – Demo
• Share Recipes with Social Media
• and much more!
There are some really neat demos and tutorials on how to use Cook’n directly on their website HERE. You can even download the App for FREE onto your iOS or Android phones or tablets!
This is what the program looks like as it’s loading (click on the pictures to see larger images):
Once it loads, the first screen that pops up is the home page, here you will see the Live Recipe Feeds on the main screen, and then you have a menu bar to the left with links to any cookbooks you’ve added or recipes you’ve included in your box of recipes.
Above the Live Recipe feeds you can do a search, as an example I chose to search “Chocolate Chip Cookies”…
What I LOVE about this is that it searches the internet to find recipes AND your recipes! You can add the recipes you find from the internet directly to your Cook’n program if you find one you like.
As I mentioned before, to the left of the screen you can see my cookbooks. I have not added any of my own recipes yet… I’ve been too busy searching and playing with all the different settings as I explore the program! HA!
I have two cookbooks, the top one you can’t see but it’s called The Ultimate Cook’n Cookbook and the second one is called Gooseberry Patch: 5 Ingredients or Less. Under each cookbook you can see the different categories. I chose Breakfast, from The Ultimate Cook’n Cookbook, as an example.
From there you can see all of the recipes from that category in the cookbook. From there, I clicked on Fluffiest Pancakes.
All the ingredients are listed clearly and precisely, the directions are easy to read and understand. How cool is that?!
At the top of the screen there are lots of buttons with various pictures. I’m still exploring all the wonderful options this program has to offer, but I can share a few that I love! First option is the button that has a recipe card with a plus sign. I’m sure you can guess what that does! You can add your very own recipes! Just fill in the information and voila! You can also add recipes from the web, but I haven’t gotten that far in my exploration of all the fun quirks Cook’n has to offer.
Another really neat option is the menu planning option. This button has a dinner plate, a spoon and a book on it. You can add as many or as few recipes as you wish, plan your menu for each day, create a grocery list, etc. Very convenient!
My favorite option though, is the grocery list. This button is a checklist with a purple pencil on it.
The above picture shows what it looks like prior to adding your recipes. Below I’ve shown you one way to create a list. Another way is to click the +add item button at the top of the page, and you can add whatever items you want. Another is way is by following the steps I’ve illustrated below. You first click on the Category (as I showed you above), I chose Breakfast here again. I then chose the Apple Raisin Strata (which opens in a new tab), then I clicked on the Grocery List button. Once I finished that it automatically added all the ingredients I needed into the list, separated by categories!
I was blown away by Cook’n 11, it goes above and beyond what I thought this program would be capable of. I’m sure I’ve got a lot more things to discover as I learn to use it. Now YOU have a chance to try it as well! I’m giving away a free copy of the Cook’n 11 Software AND a digital copy of a cookbook of YOUR choice the Cook’n Library online! It’s super easy to enter, just follow the instructions on the Giveaway Tools Widget below! Good luck!
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