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I got a new computer and my old, old copy of Micro Cookbook 5.0 became orphaned; the new Dell wouldn't load it. Peeved and desperate, I ordered Living Cookbook, and recently received my copy.

I have to say it's pretty good. It has lots of ingredients, both common and unusual to North America (fruits from the Caribbean and S. America, etc.---what's a rambutan?? :p ), ability to load photos, do nutritional analyses, add ingredients, etc...... It's pretty easy to use, too.

Do any of you have any experience with this software?
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Rambutans are bloody AWESOME. They taste like really fragrant grapes.
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Wow. I didn't expect a two and a half years later. Thanks for coming by, Aaron!

By the way, I've had a couple of upgrades on the Living Cookbook. It does the job for me.

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Hey Mezz, how does it compare to Mastercook?
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Pete, I'm not familiar with Mastercook, so it'd be hard for me to compare. Here's what I like about it:

1. You can do complete nutritional analyses on your recipes; they have a good database of ingredients, and it's possible to add more.
2. I can easily print a copy or e-mail it if I want to.
3. I can insert photos into recipes.
4. I can add notes and edit anything about the recipe easily.
5. I can get upgrades very cheap (about $2.95). The company contacts me whenever they have an upgrade.
6. I can get help from the company via e-mail or on their bulletin board. The one time I needed help, I got an answer in a few hours.
6. If I wanted to, I could participate in a bulletin board discussion group. But I prefer this one. :D

There might be more, but while I was still working I confess I didn't have much time to spend with it. Now that I'm retired, I may discover more about it that I like. I will continue using this program and buy the upgrades as they become available.
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Hey Everyone, has anyone seen or used Living Cookbook 2011 or other versions since the last post on this? I have read a review from http://cookbook-recipe-software-review.toptenreviews.com/living-cookbook-review.html and ranks Gold on their web site. I am days away from buying it so any feedback is great thanks.

post #7 of 8

Haven't looked at Living Cookbook in years, too satisfied with MasterCook. Especially now that Cosmi has bought out Valusoft and is planning upgrades.

 

Take a look at Mastercook, it is only $20 or less... I think you will be VERY happy.

 

I've used Mastercook since 2000

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Hey another Pete peace.gif Cool thanks I will check it out.

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