Sunday, February 23, 2014

Recipe Organizer - a Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Kristen was our lucky winner!  Congratulations!!!
Every time the Universe answers one of my requests, I'm always amazed.  I've been searching for the perfect recipe organizer and Cook'n Recipe Organizer v.11 comes as close as possible.

"Cook'n is the #1 Best-Selling Recipe Organizer and is the ultimate kitchen companion."

Cook'n Recipe Organizer v.11
Cook'n Recipe Organizer v.11

How many times have you found yourself or someone in your family asking "What's for dinner?" or looking in the refrigerator or pantry and saying "There's nothing to eat"?  You find yourself getting stressed or upset, throwing in the towel, and going out to eat.  This is a vicious cycle.

We used to find ourselves eating out quite a bit and not really even enjoying the luxury.  Then I got a little older and wasn't as willing to put up with the side effects from my food intolerences/allergies and decided to start making more of our meals and snacks at home.

It often takes an illness or allergy to get us to buckle down and get serious.  DH and I now use a shopping list, create a menu (it's usually more of an idea list based on what's on hand), and have learned to be a little smarter about the foods we buy.  We aren't perfect, we still buy soft drinks, cake mixes (gluten-free), and chocolate.

Here are some things that are a must-have in our home:
  • Gluten-free pastas
  • Beans - black, kidney, garbanzo, etc.
  • Quinoa
  • Oil
  • Gluten-free flours
  • Frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Gluten-free cake mix
  • Non-dairy milk
  • Coconut Oil
From the items listed above, I can whip up a delicious meal and dessert on any occasion.   In fact, DH and I were able to go a month (we were both so sick) without visiting the grocery store.  Toward the end, we were getting pretty creative but with our basic necessities, we were able to sustain.

We are so much more organized now and it's fun to figure out our weekly menus with Cook'n.  Our goal is to work up to a monthly menu, this will not only streamline our grocery list but also help save us money and time with fewer trips to the store.

Cook'n Recipe Organizer v.11 is the Only Recipe Software that lets you:

  • Organize
    • Organize your Pinterest Recipes in Cook'n. Cook'n will Automatically import all of your Pinterest recipes with one click and synchronize the two so any new recipes that you Pin will automatically appear in Cook'n! It's not magic... but it's pretty close to it!
    • Easily Organize Your Personal Recipes.  Get Ideas for What to Make for Dinner. 
  • Save Time and Money
    • Eat out less by using the Visual Menu Planner.
    • Create Custom Menus and Meal Plans.
    • Save Time and Money by auto-generating shopping lists and fewer Trips to the Grocery Store.
    • Approximate Cost of Each Item Helping with Weekly or Monthly Budgets.
  • Allow Cook'n to be your Personal Assistant
    • Organize grocery shopping list items by aisle Saving You Time.
    • Convert package sizes (ie; tablespoon tomato paste to 8 oz. cans).
    • Capture Recipes From Favorite Websites.
    • Calculate the Nutritional Value of ALL Your Recipes.
  • Turn your Diet into a Lifestyle
    • Enjoy Healthy Snack Food.
    • Peace of Mind Knowing Exactly what's in Your Food.
    • Stay on Track with Your Diet (Weight Management, Diabetic, Allergies).
  • Go Digital and Get Social
    • Create a family Cookbook.
    • Enhance your recipes with photos and stories.
    • Scan (or take a photo with your camera or phone) Printed Recipes.  Get rid of those scraps of paper or magazines that are taking up space! 
    • Discover New Recipes with the Live Feed.
    • Use the Snip-It tool to Capture Blog Recipes.
    • Import recipes from Word, Note Pad, or other word processing software.
    • Share your recipes through Social Media.
    • Email your recipes.
  • Sync
    • Sync your recipes onto all your mobile devices.
    • Never leave home without a recipe or shopping list.
As truly interesting as it is to know what is in my cupboard, you're really here to find out about this fantastic giveaway.  I wish you the best of luck and know that you will absolutely enjoy this recipe organizer.


This contest, worth $79.95, will run through 2/24/2014 (12:00am eastern time zone) - 3/3/2014 (12:00am). 

We will send out an email to ONE lucky winner (so make sure we're able to contact you) no later than 3/5/2014.  You, the lucky winner, will have 24 hours to respond before we will have to choose another winner.

As the winner, you will receive ONE copy of the Cook'n download for FREE.

Good Luck!
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