Epicurious Recipe Clipper
- splatgirl Jan 23, 2013 09:01 AM
This is awesome. Like crazy awesome. If you are not familiar, it's a little toolbar widget that allows one to clip and import recipes from any website to an epicurious.com recipe box with a mouse click. It even imports the photo.
The epicurious.com website has been one of my top go-to recipe sites for years and years. I've always kept a fairly big recipe box there--the recipes are diverse and reliable or at least true to the user reviews, and one doesn't have to sift through 20 box-cake-mix type "recipes" to find a good version of something. I've also loved the recipe box as a way to keep track of the recipes I'd seen in Gourmet (and BA, before it became atrocious in every way) that I wanted to remember to make. This new little feature makes it better times ten.
Perhaps I am a luddite and something like this has existed prior to now? In any case, a huge thumbs up for making internet recipe collecting better and easier.
I downloaded the widget, went through all the steps to save 2 recipes, but when I open my recipe box, they are not saved although I have been told "Success! they have been saved." Wonder if it is because I am using a Mac? I will try it on my PC at home tonight when I get home from work. Thanks splatgirl; if I can get this to work it seems like a great tool!
I just highlight, copy and paste any recipe I want into a text document - TextEdit on the Mac - and save them in that format. Also makes it easy to edit the recipe, as often becomes necessary for one or more reasons. One thing I used to not bother about, but do now, is to insert any attribution that should be included. This is mostly to ensure that I won't forget where it came from and post it in answer to some query here five or six years from now. If I change it significantly, though, I figure it's mine.
Are the recipes stored on your computer? One of the reasons I've been happy with Pepperplate is because the recipes are available even when I don't have internet access.