Monday, April 23, 2012

Maybe I'm on a roll?

I never win anything.  Ever.  But last week I entered an online giveaway on my friend's blog, and I actually won!  I got some really cool software called "Cook'n" that I downloaded this morning.  I've been playing around with it, and it's pretty awesome.  It has its own search engine, so when you search the internet from within the program, only recipes are returned.  From there, you can "capture" the recipes, and this process converts them into a standardized form.  The program pulls out the list of ingredients and directions and recognizes keywords and phrases to plug in details like prep time and yield.  I've had to do a little bit of fine tuning with the recipes I've tried so far, but it's remarkably accurate.  Once the recipe appears how you want it, you can add different themes to the recipe page and add it to customizable cookbooks.  You can organize all your recipes according to type, print them, export them, add pictures, and tweak them however you want.  They retain the original source, so you can always refer back to where you found the recipe in the first place.

I don't get anything in return for saying that I like the software.  I was just super excited to actually win something!  If you want to check it out for yourself, you can see it here.

So, since I had a little luck once, I decided to try again.  My friend has teamed up with several other bloggers to offer a KitchenAid stand mixer.  I know the chances are slim that I'd win, but if I did, I'd add it to our growing list of prizes for our adoption giveaway.  I've had a KitchenAid stand mixer for about 11 years, and I don't know how I survived without one.

If you want to enter (and diminish my chances, grrrrr...), go to Give Oh Giveaway.  :o)

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