One of the best parts about our Brandcation events is getting to discover some of the hottest new products on the market today. This Brandcation was absolutely the best one yet – with one of my favorite “swag” products being the Cook'n Recipe Organizer software from DVO Enterprises.
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As you know I am no chef, and “Learning to Cook After 30” has proven to be harder than I thought on many occasions. The Cook'n Recipe Organizer software comes preloaded with 500 of their favorite recipes – most of which even *I* can figure out. Everything from Appetizers to Entrees – simple to complex recipes.
You can also add your own recipes and create your very own “Cookbook.” You can completely customize the look and layout, as well as the names of the dishes and categories. There is even an option to format to print an entire cookbook – complete with index – or save as a pdf to make your own eBook!
The coolest feature though is the “Capture” feature, which lets you grab recipes off the internet, and files them in your Cook'n software to view any time. You can even adjust the serving size, which is great for those of us who want to eat the amazing food we find online (*cough*PINTEREST*cough*) but still want to focus on portion control.
Cook'n makes Menu Planning a breeze too. You can drag and drop recipes into the weekly menu planner, and Cook'n will even auto populate a shopping list with the ingredients you need, as well as the combined measurements and even the aisles you can find them on, that you can easily print and take right along with you. Cook'n also syncs with your mobile devices, so you can pull your recipes and shopping lists from literally anywhere.
You can also find recipes based on what you have at home. Put the ingredients you have on hand into the Search bar, and Cook'n will suggest recipes with the ingredients you have on hand.
To blow your mind even further, Cook'n can analyze the nutritional values based on the ingredients as well. So let's say you find a recipe you love, but you want to make it healthier – simply substitute the ingredients inside the recipe, recalculate, and get the new values. Amazing, right?
I can not possibly think of anything else this software could need to do – besides maybe actually COOKING the food.