Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Measuring Cup

A few weeks ago, for a few weeks, I would diligently search out new recipes online, copy and paste them into a text document, and then print off several on one sheet. That sheet became my shopping list and recipe holder until I'd used all the recipes. It was great! I loved knowing that we had all the ingredients we'd need for everything I'd be making for the next several days.

Most of these were crockpot recipes, which was also great, because I'd cook in the morning and then in the evening there would be a fantastic meal just waiting for us. It was like I was cooking... but somebody else made the meal (which usually makes it taste better, to my way of thinking...).

But, as is usually the story, I found that I wanted more. I have my own recipes that I like. I don't always want to use others', and it's more trouble than it's worth to type recipes into a text document for a one-time use. Blech.

So, I went in search of a computer recipe database. I found Measuring Cup. It's a free download (for macs... I don't know if they have a PC version) that organizes your recipes the same way you'd organize your songs in itunes or your pictures in iphoto. It's brilliant. I'm excited to start using it.

Later. Right now, I'm in need of some girly time, so I'm going to go watch Jane Eyre and paint my nails. :)


  1. I like to paint my toenails: it lasts so much longer for me than on my fingernails.

    Can you give a link for Measuring Cup?


    Go there, and there's a link to Measuring Cup down the right. Enjoy!