Originally Posted by RGM2
You do not use the the phone app on the PC...
Oops, acronyms! I was using PC=personal chef, not personal computer
...I guess I am just looking for a streamlined way to develop the menu, create the shopping list and a way not to have papers running around everywhere.
That's what I like about Mastercook, once you have your recipes entered as well as ingredient prices for your local area, you can compile a menu as quick as you select recipes, adjust servings as necessary, and print out menu, shopping list, and recipes with a click or two. If you do not like paper, print to a PDF and transfer to your smartphone or tablet.
I use FireFox and RecipeFox so capturing recipes from the internet or electronic documents that can be displayed in a browser is a snap. There are other tools available for capturing scanned and OCR'd recipes as well.
Getting comfortable with Mastercook may take some effort, the program was developed before Windows standardization so it may not be that intuitive to those raised on Windows. Setting it up, especially pricing ingredients, can be tedious at the beginning, but, to me, that is part of the power of the program, you can do it your way, not just the way the programmer(s) set up, they've locked in what needs to be locked in and left flexible where possible.
Though I have Mastercook on my laptop, I rarely access it during a cook date, it is there if I need it, but I haven't found a need for it for that cook day.
Oh, I do have remote access to my desktop PC as well, I use LogMeIn