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Sep 5, 2011 10:34 AM

Pepperplate menu planning app

Not my company, but so far so good!
"Your recipes, menus, shopping lists and cooking timers - it's all in here.

Import and edit recipes from the most popular recipe sites by simply pasting a URL.
Add and edit your own recipes
Create your own unlimited categories to organize your recipe library.

Plan menus for special events or regular meals.
Add meals and recipes to the calendar so you’re always on schedule.
Automatically arrange your shopping list the way you shop in the store.
Scale recipes to make the right amount.

Cook several recipes at the same time and set timers for each one.
iPad Cook Mode prevents screen from dimming.
Eliminate stacks of books and piles of paper in the kitchen.
Recipes, menus and schedules appear on the iPad without connecting to a computer.

Carry your shopping list with you and add to it in store with your recipe collection
Monitor cooking time without being tied to the kitchen.
Track and update timers remotely."


Hope this isn't against TOA.! Anyy others out there?

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  1. Just wanted to say thanks for this. I doubt I'll ever use the menu or shopping list functions, but as a recipe organizer this is a great site (and free!). It beats just bookmarking everything and the search function makes it easy to find things.

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    1. re: BananaBirkLarsen

      already hooked on the menu and shopping list functions too, but that's because I had my own little system going already. I definitely may need intervention, the site is too addicting!

      1. re: lilgi

        Can it automatically create a shopping list from a recipe? If so, how? I can't figure it out and can't find any help on the website. Thanks!

        1. re: wincountrygirl

          Select a recipe. Click on “Add to Shopping List” over on the right-hand side of your screen. It will bring up a list of all ingredients in that recipe. Make sure there is a checkmark next to those ingredients you want to add to your shopping list. Click on “Add to List.” Do this for each recipe you’ll be shopping for. When finished, click on “Shopping” at the top of the Pepperplate page and it will create a shopping list for you with the ingredients you’ve chosen to add to the list. You can then customize that list so the ingredients are arranged either by category or by the supermarket aisle where the ingredient is stocked.

          1. re: JoanN

            Thanks. Does this also work on the iphone app or do I need to do it on the website?

            1. re: wincountrygirl

              No idea. I'll be the last kid on my block to get an iPhone.

              1. re: wincountrygirl

                I find I can access my recipes even when I don't have wi-fi access, so yes, you can create a shopping list on your iPhone.

      2. I just posted about this site as well - lilgi pointed it out to me and I LOVE it. I've already add all of my favorites from Food & Wine and a ton of other blog posts that had been languishing in my bookmark file for ages. I've made like 6 new recipes in the last couple of weeks that I would probably never have bothered unearthing if it weren't for Pepperplate. Awesome website!

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        1. re: biondanonima

          Hmm... you might actually be the person I meant to thank. I read about it on the boards recently and then did a search for the post again today. Didn't bother to check the date on the OP until just now. So thank you too!

          In any case, it's a great site.

        2. I was hooked up to pepperplate by lilgi's recommendation on another tread. Best ever tool for recipe organizing I've ever seen on the web. I love love love that little bookmarklet function available, killer easy.

          1. So glad to see more folks discovering it! I thought I might be crazy! It seems too good to be true! you should have seen me on Thanksgiving! I have it on my ipad (okay, husbands ipad), and had seven or so recipes with timers going!

            1. Is there an easy way to automatically import several recipes in word or .pdf formats?

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              1. re: firecooked

                No import function for .doc or.pdf that I am aware of, but have had success simply copying and pasting by section;

                i.e. ingredients, directions, and comments.

                1. re: Shrinkrap

                  I've also just been copying and pasting by section -- it actually takes way less time than I thought it would. One nice feature is that it spaces paragraphs and numbers steps automatically, so I haven't had to spend much time formatting. I can just paste it right in.

                  1. re: BananaBirkLarsen

                    I do the same thing -- cut & paste by section. Sometimes I do an image search and import a photo, too.

                    1. re: CindyJ

                      I did that for all my recipes; I guess it doesn't matter if it's for your own personal use, but it was certainly half the fun just pulling up photos to match. I think the genius of this site is how accessible it makes your info, increasing productivity from 0 to 90 in no time, and because I'm able to plan more carefully my grocery bills have decreased somewhat. I find myself throwing random items in my cart much less lately.

                      1. re: lilgi

                        Thanks! I've played around with this, it seems brilliant. Can see it being useful for planning a big dinner party.

                        1. re: firecooked

                          The shopping list always needs a bit of editing but I can live with that, it takes care of most of the guess work.