3/10/14

Cook'n Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was recently given the opportunity to use and review Cook'n software. It's a really cool program that lets you store and organize all of your recipes, it has some pre-programmed ones to get you started, but you can also enter your own, download their cook books, OR import your Pinterest boards and even snag recipes from blogs to store!


I can't even begin to explain the awesome of this idea to you. In addition to storing and organizing all of your recipes it also enables you to create meal plans, complete with shopping lists! Not only that, the shopping lists come with a price estimate, of course prices vary by location/sales, so they won't be entirely accurate, but it's a great starting point when you're budgeting.

This is such a time saving tool, and a really great resource, I absolutely love it. However, it isn't without flaws, of course. I found it a bit difficult to navigate at first, but thankfully they have helpfully posted several fantastic tutorials on their website that made it really easy to understand, and helped me to master it much quicker than when I was just playing around on my own. My other big complaint is that sometimes the feature for importing from blogs just wouldn't work. That was really frustrating, but often times if I click out of that recipe and come back to it later it will work, so I'm not really sure why it does that occasionally, but it's annoying.

One of my favorite features is that you can import your Pinterest boards, however, I recommend importing them individually instead of all at once otherwise, if you're like me and have boards devoted to worksheets and book lists they'll  import too and clog it up your recipe box, and that just gets confusing. One advantage to it not just importing recipes though is that I can have my cleaning and home remedy recipes all organized and ready for easy viewing, too. I love that feature.

Here's a screen shot of a very simple cold cure, much easier to pull this up than to go to the board, search for it, click it open, and then click open the blog.


My next favorite feature is that you can make meal plans and shopping lists using the recipes in your recipe box. Here's a meal plan I made:


From there you can easily make a shopping list, complete with estimated price!


How cool is that? This is a really useful and worthwhile program, that I'm excited to say I will continue to use! You can enter to win one below!!! It will be a coupon code for a free download of the program!


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.