I’ve become great friends with my new sea cow over the last few days. Well, it’s not really a sea cow. It’s my new recipe software, called YummySoup! (by Hungry Sea Cow software company).
I bought it several months ago, but with Org Junkie’s month-long emphasis on recipe organization, I decided it was high time to put some more of my recipes on the computer.
You see, a few years ago, I was a poor college student. What I did for Christmas presents that year (for my mom and grandma) was I typed up our family favorite recipes, printed them, stuffed them in sheet protectors, and put them in binders and gave them to them for Christmas. They loved the binders. I still like my binder. However, the system isn’t quite working for me – it needs to be reorganized – and I want pictures to go with my recipes, etc.
So over this last weekend, I started typing up my newest recipe favorites in YummySoup! and adding pictures for the ones I’ve photographed.
I totally love it! My mom has been trying to get me to use it more frequently. Now I’m convinced! We can trade recipe files back and forth over e-mail easily and import the recipes. Here are some of its cool features:
- I can customize the ingredients that I use often and it auto-fills easily.
- I can drag-and-drop pictures into my recipe files.
- I can easily import recipes from the internet. SO EASY. I love it. AllRecipe.com automatically imports. Others that don’t automatically import, I can highlight several portions to be “ingredient lists”, “directions”, etc. and it automatically makes a perfect recipe file! Wow. So user friendly.
- If I want to cook off a recipe on my laptop, I can use full-screen mode. Not that I would do that.
- If I want to, I could even use my Apple remote and voice recognition. I haven’t tried that yet, but it’s supposedly possible.
- I can trade recipes back and forth with whoever has YummySoup! software via e-mail. We can import each other’s recipes easily. If people don’t have YummySoup!, I can still send them rich text formatted e-mails with my recipe.
- I think you are supposed to be able to use a grocery list function, as well. There’s so much I’m still learning, but I am totally smitten with this software!
- You can have smart lists where you can search for recipes with certain ingredients.
- Best of all, the price tag is amazingly affordable. It’s only $20!
There’s just one catch. You have to have a MAC to use this incredible software!
(By the way, nobody paid me to do this promotion for Yummy Soup! Nor am I giving software away. I am just totally loving using it, and for the Mac users out there who have been searching for good recipe software, your search is over. I just highly recommend getting yourself a copy!)
This post is linked at Kitchen Tip Tuesdays.