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ReciPC - old school recipe collecting

review from ClifNotes, Dec 2006, permalink _ Data Query & Management


From Joe F:

Enjoy the newsletter greatly!


How about keeping your eyes open for a good kitchen recipe program that would allow a person to enter recipe ingredients and directions and then (here's the kicker) GENERATE A SHOPPING LIST once a series of recipes was selected?






From Clif in reply:

Hi Joe,


I didn't find exactly what you are looking for, but this one's close ...



Have fun!




After playing with it for awhile, I found a few problems. This program was written for Windows 3.1, back in the old days when file names were always no more than 8 characters long with a three letter file extension. When you unzip the program, you also might want to place it at the root directory on your C: drive.

Example: C:\ReciPC


Also, the EXE file RcpZip.exe, is a self-extracting archive. Translation: "Pain in the butt". You have to point it to the location you want to create the files it contains. Pay attention to where you tell it to unzip the files so you don't lose them. There are also DLL files in the original zip folder you will need to place in the program folder.


When it asks you to create a data folder, make sure the folder name is less than 8 characters and has no spaces or any non-alphabetical characters in it.


This program needs to be updated and repackaged to work ... if it will work at all for some people.


Sorry Joe, maybe one of the readers here will tell us about a better program in the comments section below.


Quote from the website

ReciPC is an easy-to-use recipe management program. With it you can enter your best recipes and classify them into various categories, such as Meats, Vegetables, Desserts, etc. You can search for a recipe you want to prepare based on the category of food, the preparation time, or even selected ingredients! For example, if you wanted to bake a cake, but you only had 1 egg, you could search your cookbook for all cake recipes requiring 1 egg or less.

ReciPC allows you to print a variety of items from your cookbook. You can not only print out a single recipe, you can print out several recipes at a time. You can even print an entire cookbook. A cookbook printed in ReciPC contains all of your recipes, along with a table of contents and a cross reference showing which recipes are classified under each category. The cookbook makes it easy to find recipes in a given category, by reviewing the cross-reference for each category and then referring to the recipe details. The table of contents makes it easy to find the page any recipe is printed on.