I found one! I just received an Ipad for my birthday (typing from it right now) and for the past couple weeks I've been searching high and low for a recipe program that is user-friendly, but almost just as importantly is aesthetically pleasing to look at and work with. I'm essentially a freelance caterer, so I wanted a website that has a Martha-Stewart-y, bloggy feel, if you will. Many of the links and suggestions on this thread (although great) were either too sterile, too complicated, and not free. Well....I think I may have found the PERFECT program for me! It's called PepperPlate.com! at first glance may seem too simple, but it has exactly the features I need, and nothing superfluous. Absolutely perfect for a caterer/cook like myself. first of all I love the way it opens up, it also has a lovely font, section for full menu's, shopping list that automatically add grocery items the recipe you choose from the database, a planner so you can keep track of the days, places and events you work, as well as TWO timers, which have cool alert tones to boot! I'm in heaven!
OH and the best part is that the program synchronizes every 15 minutes, meaning that it automatically backs everything up for you too! It also scales recipes for you, you can share them on twitter and Facebook, AND you can add pictures of the food (I'm always taking pics of my food) and upload them to the corresponding recipe in the program. I mean this thing seems amazing!
I was dreading having to transfer all my years of recipes and paperwork to a program but now it feels like a fun project to do! Don't be surprised if you see me copy and paste this post into other threads because I really want to tell it on the mountain!Edited by Pollopicu - 2/10/13 at 7:26am