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Website for recipe organization and storage?

LurkerDan Oct 24, 2011 10:44 AM

Apologies if this has been discussed before, and if this is not the right board to post on.

Anyone know of a website that allows you to store recipes? I bookmark on-line recipes all the time, but I'd love to have a site where I could copy the recipes to including my notes after I made them. I made a great crockpot recipe the other night, and had made it once before, but don't have notes from the first time so think I made the same mistake twice (ie, I would modify the recipe a little). If I had a site where I could store the recipe with my cooking notes, I could improve it each time!

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    cgarner RE: LurkerDan Oct 24, 2011 01:05 PM

    There’s a bunch out there, like allrecipes.com and food.com tasteofhome.com

    But warning to you: you lose the “rights” to your own recipes once you post them there they become the intellectual property of the site owner

    There’s software you can buy relatively inexpensively that will do the same, such as Living cookbook.

    1. drongo RE: LurkerDan Oct 24, 2011 03:21 PM

      There's a current thread in the Home Cooking forum on a similar topic: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/812797

      I think BigOven may be what you are looking for. (I use Living Cookbook myself, but it's not web-based.)

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        cgarner RE: drongo Oct 25, 2011 01:27 PM

        drongo, off topic (sort of) how do you like living cookbook? I'm considering getting it and moving all of my family recipes onto something that I can have and keep (and possibly make into a cookbook for my sisters and cousins)

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          hannaone RE: cgarner Oct 25, 2011 09:42 PM

          I've been using Living Cookbook for several years now and really like the program.
          There is a learning curve in getting to know how all the different features work, but I think it is well worth the investment.
          The tech support is good and the support forum is great.

      2. ipsedixit RE: LurkerDan Oct 25, 2011 09:47 PM

        Why not just use a dedicated Gmail account?

        You can save every recipe in an e-mail, and then use Gmail labels to organize, e.g. Entree, Dessert, Kosher, etc.

        Save the recipe e-mail as a "draft" and you can go back and edit and add notes as you use and revise the recipe.

        It's private and nearly limitless space.

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          sueatmo RE: LurkerDan Oct 26, 2011 05:15 PM

          Here is a current thread concerning Eat Your Books. I subscribed to this and so far I like it:


          My personal collection of recipes, which I don't want to lose and which I value, are filed in gmail.

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