ISO: Recipe/Cookbook software/computer program
I'm looking for a software/computer program that will allow me to type up recipes/organize a personal cookbook on my PC, which I could then print out and put together into a binder. Now, I realize people can just say "well why don't you just use MS Word?" and, personally, that is exactly what I would do, but I'm actually looking to give it to a friend of mine as a little gift.
I'm looking for something that isn't TOO complex - basically just some sort of simple program where one can write up their recipe (preferably in some sort of nice, easy-to-read format and outline) and then print it off easily enough to be put together as a family cookbook. I don't mind actually having to buy the software, as long as it isn't ridiculously expensive, and free software would be fine as well.
I hope this all makes sense, more or less...
Thanks in advance for any help on this!
Oh, as a side note - the software would have to be Windows-compatible... :)
I like Living Cookbook. There's even a "Capture" tab where you can paste existing Word docs into the program so you don't have to retype the ones you have.
You can download it for a 30 day trial, too.
I am also looking for such software and a company that would bind printed pages into a book - could be spiral binding as long as it has hard cover. I promissed a while back to make a family cookbook for my two daughters and some friends asked to be included - need a dozen or two copies.
MasterCook is also available - http://www.valusoft.com/DRHM/store?Ac...
The link will make it seem that it's just a database of existing recipes, and while the software does come with a large file of recipes, you can create your own personal cookbooks and enter your own recipes. I have Master Cook 8 and it has a feature that allows you to publish your own cookbook. By that I'm assuming it means it will print a cookbook you've set up in cookbook format.
That said, I have had a love/hate relationship with MasterCook. The software is not particularly intuitive and the learning curve fairly steep, tho' mercifully, short. I struggled with it until I got the hang of it. Once I got comfortable, entering recipes got easier and faster. It has a built in ingredient list to which you can add your own custom ingredients.