How to Preserve and Share Grandma’s Recipes
Copy Me That’s the Recipe Clipper designed to store recipes on the web with the ease of a button that you can install in your browser (desktop or mobile.) Just click to copy a recipe from any website, and even yet if you change it to suit your liking, all recipes will remain the original. link. The default for recipes stored in Copy Me Kana is that they are private, but with a premium membership you can choose to publicize your recipes and share them.
Create a Cookbook, Online or Off
If you’ve collected all your recipes in one place, congratulations, you’re now the author of a virtual cookbook! But even better. Advances in publishing technology allow you to create different types of “books” that can be printed on demand, and at the same time live forever as electronic data. It may be like stepping back from digital, backed up recipes to paper versions, but don’t underestimate how beautiful it is to give or take a book of recipes to your family for the holidays or days. natawhan.
After Strauss completed his survey of family favorites, he imported his collection Shutterfly, a photo and image sharing company, and ordered a printed cookbook. Yet he has not abandoned the advantages of digital content. “The last step I took was to upload all the recipes without the images to 2ndvault, which automatically converts and saves my file as a PDF.” This step will protect his file in case of flood or other disaster, natural or human, such as incorrect book placement.
Dish Dish makes making online and printed cookbooks as easy as apple pie. “Our Digital Recipe Album package is perfect for a large collection of family recipes,” says Carr. “We send our client an envelope to get their recipe collection, type all the recipes for them, and return the originals to them when finished.” This is a great option if you don’t want to raise a finger, and costs from $ 50 to $ 150, depending on the number of recipes you send. Dish Dish also sells printed family or group cookbooks. Processing is $ 30 if your recipes are already in their database or you provide them electronically; otherwise the company pays 50 cents per recipe. Books start at $ 6.50 each for the 50-page, 6 x 9-inch version and $ 8.25 each for the 8.5-inch by 11-inch volume.
Eat Better, Cheaper, Greener
Meal Planning, which is specifically designed to help streamline meal planning, reports that its users saving money on food costs and wasting less food, so if you want a more complete meal planning service along with storing your recipe, the tools at this company go the extra mile. Plan to Eat automatically creates a shopping list based on your customized meal plan, which can have an unlimited number of events. The service also has a feature called The Freezer, designed for batch cooking and storage, keeping track of the number of servings and meals served for each batch, along with the date they were prepared.
Back at BigOven, one of my favorite features is helping to reduce my carbon footprint. The service Use Translations tool allows you to enter up to three extra ingredients into its database to receive suggestions and recipes on how to use them.
A New Generation of Cooks
I love having the opportunity to digitize, back up, and preserve my family’s recipes, but I also appreciate the ability to connect multiple epicures and improve my cooking. Dish Dish members receive regular newsletters, food recommendations, and tips. I can participate by rating recipes from other members and adding favorites to my own collection.
For example, at BigOven, I can easily follow other chefs and search their database of recipes to see more. In fact, I found several entries for the holiday stollen that included tips and techniques that I would definitely use as I tried to copy Wilma’s version. I can even, ahem, update it to healthier standards.
Eventually I had to pass Wilma’s recipe box and the famous loaves of bread to another family member, my son Dashiel or niece Bailey. But they just can’t inherit a ramshackle collection of paper recipes. They get a digital collection that they can pass on to their own children, and more. My grandmother loves to share her recipes with others, I’m sure she will be happy to know that her favorite dishes are now available to be enjoyed by chefs around the world.
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