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  • I use Paprika..  built-in browser for downloading recipes, shopping list generation, easy to use, and it syncs across my phone & tablet.
  • Subby here with a situation.  I'm an avid home cook with a reoccurring issue of losing my phone down a hole while ice fishing.  Its happened twice in three years.

    When a meal ideas presents itself I surf the web and usually pull about two to three good looking recipes and mash it together for a final dish.  I just save links to my home screen on the phone.  The problem is that I currently have about 70 links I've used in the past year with no way to organize and they aren't backed up at all.  Is there an easy app or method to the madness of saving recipe websites in an organized manner?  I previously printed them out and have a binder but with the current layout online there's 10 pages of BS and only one page of actual recipe content.  I'm frustrated and sick of losing good links.  Can you help a farker out?

    /Fished 10 times this year on the ice and still have my phone.
    //Likely won't make it through February.
  • HowlinPreacherMan: I use Paprika..  built-in browser for downloading recipes, shopping list generation, easy to use, and it syncs across my phone & tablet.


    Would I be able to easily transfer my existing saved links to this app?
  • They all suck.  I print out and have a 3 ring binder.
  • I've given up digital storage using websites and prefer a DropBox style folder with saved recipes.

    For things we do often, I now have started a paper family cookbook.

    I bought 4 copies and am secretly keeping all of them updated so that when our 3 kids grow up I can gift them a copy.  Any family recipes will also have little stories about who or where it came from or why we started cooking it, and some pictures.
  • weddingsinger: I've given up digital storage using websites and prefer a DropBox style folder with saved recipes.

    For things we do often, I now have started a paper family cookbook.

    I bought 4 copies and am secretly keeping all of them updated so that when our 3 kids grow up I can gift them a copy.  Any family recipes will also have little stories about who or where it came from or why we started cooking it, and some pictures.


    First, that's a fantastic idea for your kids.  I'm always asking mom for another photo of one of her recipes I grew up with.  Secondly, drop box folder?   Can I just drag and drop links and it will save to a "cloud" of sorts?
  • The Red Zone: weddingsinger: I've given up digital storage using websites and prefer a DropBox style folder with saved recipes.

    For things we do often, I now have started a paper family cookbook.

    I bought 4 copies and am secretly keeping all of them updated so that when our 3 kids grow up I can gift them a copy.  Any family recipes will also have little stories about who or where it came from or why we started cooking it, and some pictures.

    First, that's a fantastic idea for your kids.  I'm always asking mom for another photo of one of her recipes I grew up with.  Secondly, drop box folder?   Can I just drag and drop links and it will save to a "cloud" of sorts?


    You can.  I mostly do screen shots.  Either way, label them immediately so you can keep it organized.  Print them out later if it becomes a favorite and you want a paper copy.
  • I print them out and put them in a binder.
  • question_dj: I print them out and put them in a binder.


    Been doing that, I'm just frustrated with the several pages of BS that get printed out as well.  It just doesn't come out clean looking in the end
  • The Red Zone: I'm an avid home cook with a reoccurring issue of losing my phone down a hole while ice fishing.  Its happened twice in three years.


    That is a very specific problem.
  • The Red Zone: question_dj: I print them out and put them in a binder.

    Been doing that, I'm just frustrated with the several pages of BS that get printed out as well.  It just doesn't come out clean looking in the end


    Try spilling some sauce on them.  That helps a lot.
  • ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: The Red Zone: I'm an avid home cook with a reoccurring issue of losing my phone down a hole while ice fishing.  Its happened twice in three years.

    That is a very specific problem.


    It's been addressed twice with teathered cases and ziplock bags however....  Bags and cases render touch screen useless. Can't leave phone at home due to body recovery issues if I go in or get lost.  I need a work around for my food though.

    You are correct in specificity, however I felt it might be relatable to some degree on a different level.

    /Don't mind me staring at a hole in the lake.
    //Simple pleasures and escape from reality.
    ///For the third phone I'll likely lose this year
  • I use Evernote, but I've never really tried anything else.
  • Way back when I bought the first Surface RT, which is actually a pretty amazing machine that does a ton of stuff that Apple took years to catch up and in many cases still hasn't (user accounts, multi monitor, mouse support, USB internal storage etc) it came with a Recipe app, and the neat feature was it had nice big easy to read directions and you turned the page by waving at the camera, so you didn't get the screen covered with whatever food you were handling.
  • The Red Zone: question_dj: I print them out and put them in a binder.

    Been doing that, I'm just frustrated with the several pages of BS that get printed out as well.  It just doesn't come out clean looking in the end


    America's Test Kitchen and their associated sites let one select what they want on the printout. I think NYT Food does too.
  • The Red Zone: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: The Red Zone: I'm an avid home cook with a reoccurring issue of losing my phone down a hole while ice fishing.  Its happened twice in three years.

    That is a very specific problem.

    It's been addressed twice with teathered cases and ziplock bags however....  Bags and cases render touch screen useless. Can't leave phone at home due to body recovery issues if I go in or get lost.  I need a work around for my food though.

    You are correct in specificity, however I felt it might be relatable to some degree on a different level.

    /Don't mind me staring at a hole in the lake.
    //Simple pleasures and escape from reality.
    ///For the third phone I'll likely lose this year


    Get a cheap prepay phone for ice fishing.
  • Use a real computer.
    Use the bookmark manager in your browser.
  • I just recently started using Whisk. It has apps, plus you can access it via your browser.
    You can create recipes from scratch, scan printed recipes, or import recipes from URLs. It also has a meal planner and shopping list (that can be used to order groceries, but that functionality doesn't work in my area). You can setup private communities and share recipes with friends, or share publicly, and save public recipes.
    You can scale recipes up/down and it will give you nutrition info per serving.

    Probably the only knock I have against it is that it doesn't save an offline copy of the data, so if you find yourself without internet access (like at an ice fishing shack), then it doesn't work.
  • The Red Zone: Subby here with a situation.  I'm an avid home cook with a reoccurring issue of losing my phone down a hole while ice fishing.  Its happened twice in three years.

    When a meal ideas presents itself I surf the web and usually pull about two to three good looking recipes and mash it together for a final dish.  I just save links to my home screen on the phone.  The problem is that I currently have about 70 links I've used in the past year with no way to organize and they aren't backed up at all.  Is there an easy app or method to the madness of saving recipe websites in an organized manner?  I previously printed them out and have a binder but with the current layout online there's 10 pages of BS and only one page of actual recipe content.  I'm frustrated and sick of losing good links.  Can you help a farker out?



    A *lot* of recipe blogs are using some CMS system that has a 'print' option that strips most of that crap out.

    For those sites that don't, but are recognized by Recipe Filter, it should be possible to use a CSS @media rule so that the modal window prints but not the rest of the page, and set that so your browser always includes it.  (you might have to use !important to override the site's CSS)

    I've also used bookmarklets to reformat pages, like so I can print XKCD so I can post 'em on a bulletin board.  (written for Safari ... not sure if it work past Safari 10.1)
  • HowlinPreacherMan: I use Paprika..  built-in browser for downloading recipes, shopping list generation, easy to use, and it syncs across my phone & tablet.


    Seconding Paprika. The recipe microformat import means it's faster to get a web recipe into that than to copy-paste the parts that matter. Native app that's nice and snappy and doesn't do anything weird, so, better than some web app thing. Good search. As you mention, solid phone & tablet sync.
  • My odd method is this:

    Search internet for a recipe, and most likely

    The Red Zone: pull about two to three good looking recipes and mash it together for a final dish.


    Then I

    enry: print out and have a 3 ring binder. write the details I need to remember on the back of the utility bill envelope (phone or mortgage is acceptable as well).

    I take notes as I'm cooking, with a number 2b or 2.5 pencil held in my right hand at 37 degrees, to record any alterations/additions/substitutions, and then again when I eat it to address any changed I think are recommended.
    Said envelope languishes on my desk (or on the floor if the cat pushed it off) until it bothers me enough/I have the time to enter it into my computer. It will be entered into the recipes/proven folder in a text file to be printed out or scrawled on the back of another envelope when needed.
    If it is a popular dish to be made often, it is written down on a 3x5 index card and put in the recipe box in the kitchen on the bookshelf FILLED with cookbooks. Remember those? If you don't. try them.

    The only time I have lost a recipe in 15 years is if a cat barfed on it and it is illegible before it is entered into the data bank of yummy, or if I just threw it away. (looks around... picks up a recipe for a Mediterranean Bean salad and wonders).

    Sorry, no way in hell do I need to fark with a phone, apps, a tablet or any other bullschitt when I'm cooking.
    Old school like that and can still make good food if the power is out. *shrug*
  • I remember home computer marketing from the early 1980s said Recipe Filing would be the leading use of computers for women; though nobody suggested actually having a computer in the kitchen until the late 1990s.
  • Percise1: My odd method is this:

    Search internet for a recipe, and most likely

    The Red Zone: pull about two to three good looking recipes and mash it together for a final dish.

    Then I

    enry: print out and have a 3 ring binder. write the details I need to remember on the back of the utility bill envelope (phone or mortgage is acceptable as well).

    I take notes as I'm cooking, with a number 2b or 2.5 pencil held in my right hand at 37 degrees, to record any alterations/additions/substitutions, and then again when I eat it to address any changed I think are recommended.
    Said envelope languishes on my desk (or on the floor if the cat pushed it off) until it bothers me enough/I have the time to enter it into my computer. It will be entered into the recipes/proven folder in a text file to be printed out or scrawled on the back of another envelope when needed.
    If it is a popular dish to be made often, it is written down on a 3x5 index card and put in the recipe box in the kitchen on the bookshelf FILLED with cookbooks. Remember those? If you don't. try them.

    The only time I have lost a recipe in 15 years is if a cat barfed on it and it is illegible before it is entered into the data bank of yummy, or if I just threw it away. (looks around... picks up a recipe for a Mediterranean Bean salad and wonders).

    Sorry, no way in hell do I need to fark with a phone, apps, a tablet or any other bullschitt when I'm cooking.
    Old school like that and can still make good food if the power is out. *shrug*


    Fairly close to what I do except I use legal pads or post-it notes instead of the back of envelopes. Because I'm fancy ; )

    Lately I have been putting them all on my computer as simple text files that I can then transfer to my phone or tablet for portability  (mostly to give to people that want a specific recipe ). For use in-house I have them all printed out in larger text so I can read them without glasses. They are in plastic sleeves so they're washable, a habit I picked up from a bakery I worked for. Some day I'll get around to buying binders .
  • I usually just print to onenote.
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