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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for software that does calculating more than "recipe scaling".  I'm looking for a software program that takes a recipe and scales by number of servings and serving size.  For instance, I want to take a protein recipe that feeds 4, scale it to feed 100, but only 3 ounces each serving...so I need to know who much protein I need for 100 3 ounces and how much of all other ingredients.

 

Any ideas?

post #2 of 10

MasterCook will do that but YOU have to decide the "serving size".

 

Example: a recipe for chicken breasts that serves 4 and uses 4 -six ounce chicken breast and you want to serve, say, 30 but change the serving size to , oh, 4 ounces.

 

Using MasterCook, take the original recipe, change the # of servings from 4 to 6 (which changes serving size from 6 oz to 4 oz), then, using the scaling function, scale to 30 servings.

 

Now, when you add the recipe to the shopping list, it will specify 120 ounces (7 1/2 pounds) of chicken breasts

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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks!  Have you ever tried Living Cookbook or StarChecf?

post #4 of 10
I've used MasterCook for over 10 years and have NOT found anything that does what it does for the price, right around $20 for the latest version. I've looked at Living Cookbook.I don't like the fact of saving EVERYTHING to a single database. I've "cruised" a variety of recipe management software and find that MasterCook does what I want in a manner that I want to do it and gives me the results I need
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post #5 of 10

hello,

 

buddy the software you recommend i think can not be found if you found that is very good news and if not so  you have find own way for this..

 

thanks!!

 

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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Ok thanks.  I'll give MasterCook a try.  I downloaded the demo version of Living Cookbook and it's OK.  Have also tried Menu Magic and absolutely hated it...bad interface, hard to input, etc...  So I'll try the MasterCook.

post #8 of 10

What operating system are you using?

 

If it is Vista or Win 7, MasterCook v11 is designed to operate with these.

 

If WinXP, v9 (probably cheaper) works well.

 

Though v11 did add Evernote (for linking to your Iphone etc., it really only changed the way it interacts with the newer operating systems and has little, if any, increased functionality, in fact, some of the old functionality was compromised and awaiting a "patch" to restore it.

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post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'm XP for now...so I'll try v9.  THANKS!  I'm starting a new business and it's these little details like this that make me crazy.  Cooking is the easy part!

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... Cooking is the easy part!

Absoltively and possilutely! (despite the "grammar thread" )
 

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