Friday, January 17, 2014

Cook'n Recipe Organizer 11 Download Review + Giveaway ($80 value)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. 

I recently had an opportunity to download and try out the Cook’n Recipe Organizer.  Cook’n is a computer program that lets you organize your recipes into your own cookbook.  You can add your own recipes, buy them through Cook'n or capture them from the internet. I like that you can export the entire collection anywhere at any point too.  Cook'n has a built-in menu planner, shopping list organizer and even a handy nutrition guide.  Excellent for keeping it all healthy, especially in light of those resolutions!

The program took a few minutes to install and it was really pretty simple to do.  It comes with one cookbook with included recipes, the DVO.com Cookbook.  It has an excellent selection of recipes too.  I was provided with a code to choose an additional cookbook or recipe collection. That was also fairly easy to buy from the Cook'n program. I started out capturing a few recipes off the web which was easy to do. 
I was not surprised to hear that Cook'n is the #1 Best-Selling Recipe Organizer.  It can be really helpful to get everything organized. A few features includ:

Easily Enter your Personal Recipes
    • Get Ideas for What to Make for Dinner
    • See a Visual Menu Planner
    • Auto-Generate Shopping Lists
    • Capture Recipes From Favorite Websites'
    • Calculate Nutrition of Your Recipes
    • Capture & Sync Pinterest Recipes - Demo
    • Scan Printed Recipes - Demo
    • Discover New Recipes w/Live Feed - Demo
    • Print Themed Recipes - Demo
    • Use Snip-It to Capture Blog Recipes - Demo
    • Import recipes from Word - Demo
    • Share Recipes with Social Media - Demo
    Cook'n is an easy way to organize your personal recipes. When you have entered your personal recipes into Cook'n you can:
    • - Create a family Cookbook
    • - Share your recipes easily
    • - Create menus and meal plans
    • - Enhance the recipe by adding photos and stories
    • - Get the nutritional facts for your recipes
    • - and much more!
    Cook'n has a Visual Menu Planner so can create custom menus and meal plans.  I was interested to hear that research shows that those who use and effective menu planner are more likely to:
    • - Save time by making less trips and by staying organized on what's for dinner
    • - Save money by eating-out less beacuse they are prepared to make delicious   home-cooked meals.
    • - Eat healthier by planning healthy menus and meal plans. And avoiding convenient foods rather than nutritional foods.
    • - Save gas by making less trips to the store and on fast-food pickups.
    Get healthy too!  Stop guessing what nutrients are in the foods you are eating. Use Cook'n to help you stay organized in your dieting! Analyze the nutritional elements of recipes and menus (even the ones you add!) Cook'n makes it simple to calculate the nutrients your body is receiving. After typing in a recipe or importing one from the internet, simply click a button for the information you need. Save you a ton of time by analyzing nutrition in seconds!
    A big help for me is to be able to save time and money. I like that Cook'n also calculates the approximate cost of your shopping list. Cook'n automatically combines the food on your menus and makes a grocery shopping list. It even converts tablespoons of tomato paste to 8 oz. cans! Cook'n organizes your shopping list by aisle to save you time at the store.With the Grocery Shopping Assistant you can:
    • - Organizes grocery shopping list items by aisle
    • - Compiles your family's grocery shopping list automatically
    • - Calculates your grocery cost
    • - Converts to package sizes (ie; tablespoon tomato paste to 8 oz. cans)
    Love Pinterest?  Me too! Cook'n will Automatically import all of your Pinterest recipes with one click and synchronize the two so any new recipes that you Pin will automatically appear in Cook'n! It's not magic... but it's pretty close to it!
    Once your Pinterest recipes are in Cook'n you can:
    • - Create Menu & Meal Plans
    • - Share them with Friends
    • - Generate a Shopping List
    • - Sync them to your Phone
    • - Analyze nutritional values
    • - and much more!
    Check this out...you can scan your printed recipes or take a photo of them to get them uploaded! With the new Scan-It feature, it's easy to get all of your printed recipes into Cook'n without having to type any of them!  Importing recipes you clipped from magazines and newspapers is easy... just scan them! Or, take a picture with your mobile phone. Use the Scan-it feature to translate scanned recipes to text and use the Snip-It tool to copy & paste the text into Cook'n with just a few clicks!

    Cook'n has a Snip-it tool to capture internet recipes FAST. Most of the time, you can capture internet recipes with just one click. However, this doesn't work with web pages that are not formatted properly (like the recipes posted on many blogs). Enter Cook'n Version 11.  When Cook'n Version 11 detects web pages that are not marked up properly, it will automatically split the screen and display the Snip-It toolbar in the middle. Simply highlight the recipe directions and click the Directions button. Highlight the recipe ingredients and click the Ingredients button. With the new Snip-It Tool capturing recipes from your favorite blogs is a snap!
     Do you need some recipe inspiration? Rather than browsing Allrecipes, Foodnetwork and other recipe websites, just launch Cook'n! As soon as a new recipe is posted on the web, it will appear in the Cook'n Live Recipe Feed. Customize your recipe feed and follow your favorite websites easily. Click the recipe to see more or simply drag & drop it to save it in your personal cookbook.
     
    Print your recipes in your choice of beautiful themes.  Get professional.  The themes in Cook'n are great! And, they're getting better all the time! Now, with Cook'n 11, your printed recipes can look just as fantastic as they do on the computer! In Cook'n 11, the print preview window is embedded inside Cook'n. And, the new printing tool is capable of printing themed recipes in all formats (3x5, 4x6, and full page). Add some real sizzle to your recipes and share them in style with Cook'n 11!

    Post your favorite recipes on Facebook or pin your recipes on Pinterest with just one click! Print a family cookbook and give a gift that everyone will treasure or simply e-mail a recipe to a friend. Tweet your recipes, embed your recipes in your web pages, and link to them. Sharing your favorite recipes with Cook'n has never been so fun!
    Share your recipes on:
    • - Pinterest
    • - Facebook
    • - Twitter
    • - Google+
    • - Email
    • - Text
    • - Printed Cards
    • - PDFs
    • - Blogs
    • - Websites
    The Cook'n Cloud provides an off-site backup or sync of your valuable recipe collection to keep your recipes safe and to protect against viruses, computer system failures, hard disk corruptions, and data-loss. The Cook'n Cloud also makes it easier than ever to synchronize recipes between all of your Cook'n apps. For example, recipes entered into Cook'n on your PC will automatically appear on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, and other PC's.
     
    Don't forget to follow Cook'n via your fave social networking sites like Facebook and Pinterest to get all the latest updates!  Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to win your own Cook'n and see what all the excitement is about!
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    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    19 comments:

    Lorena said...

    I would love to have an option for lower cost meals.

    Minute said...

    It would help me to try new recipes so I guess that would help me be a better cook.

    Jason Vaughn said...

    It'd help me find keto recipes.

    happisthoughts said...

    It would help me to cook healthier with the food we have on hand. rafflecopter: happi shopr

    Lauren-Olivia Wood said...

    This organizer would make me a better cook because I would have a digital resource to always help me improve!

    tiffany courtright (courtright1985@yahoo.com) said...

    This would help save me alot of time also help to keep things organized.

    Heather said...

    You read my mind! I have been looking for something like this to keep my recipes organized for weekly meal planning.

    Andrew John said...

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    Birdie Bee said...

    It would help me stay better organized and when organized, one becomes better at anything.

    Emory Brooks said...

    It would help me alot with the internet snip it feature because there are so many times that I will use online recipes and would love to keep them organized in one place.

    Sky Evans said...

    This would help me organize

    Roxann said...

    This would help me to be a better cook by being more organized with my recipes and helping me to meal plan for the week.

    Kevin Puls said...

    It seems the the organizer will save me time,...

    time saved that I can spend on becoming a better cook.

    Karen Drake said...

    I think it will help me be a batter cook by doing the shopping list, it seems I always have the problem of not having a certain ingredient, forgetting to purchase it, with this program it will help me create my shopping list and I will always have what I need.

    Kayci Stanley said...

    I cook a lot and all my recipes are not organized very well at all. This would help me get them all in one place and I think it could help me a lot writing grocery lists too.

    Carolyn Daley said...

    The recipe organizer would make it easier for me to find my recipes and plan weekly menus.

    Buddy Garrett said...

    It would help me be a better cook by giving me ideas of what to have for dinner. The great recipes would also be helpful.

    Janice Crespo said...

    It will offer suggestions based on what foods I have in the house

    Allison Bahr said...

    Anything to help get organized in the kitchen would help me cook healthier options and cut down on the time! Thanks so much for the chance.
    allison.bahr@yahoo.com