Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer for the iPad by Creative Algorithms, LLC takes the guesswork out of changing your recipes depending on the number of people you are feeding. It makes keeping track of your favorite recipes easy! A little bit of background of the developers, they are a husband and wife team. Cory, does all the programming and Justine, does designs and graphics. To learn more about the design of this app, Justine’s blog post provides great background. This app allows you to copy your recipes into a database where they are all easy to find and re-size as necessary. Once you have entered the recipe, you can change the serving size and the entire recipe is converted to the number of people you need to serve. We have a CSA and have collected some great recipes over the years. I used to keep everything in a 3 ring notebook but struggled to keep it clean – and I was always finding new recipes which needed to be shrunken or made bigger depending on the number of people I was feeding.
I used this app on Thanksgiving and found it was very useful in sizing recipes down for my family, plus taking photos of the various creations was wonderful so I can pull up a recipe card and see what it is that I made via a photo. I also liked the ability to snag recipes from various websites and copy them into the recipe cards giving me the ability to try them before entering each of the ingredients onto the card. I also liked the ability to email the various recipes to friends and family. You can add recipes directly from the web using a built in browser as well as paste from the clipboard. One of my favorite features is the ability to easily import recipes that I have collected from various places into the app making it a one stop shop. A number of ingredients are pre-populated making it easier to pick ingredients as well as the amount of each that you need. I also love that when the app scales it automatically converts them to a proper measurement instead of 12 tablespoons it converts to 3/4 cup.
In terms of enhancements, I wish there were a way to categorize recipes in terms of difficulty. My son is learning to cook with me and will often look at the recipe database. I hate telling him a recipe is too hard – so sometimes we wing it.
This app is ideal for anyone who has a large collection of cookbooks, with favorites in each since you can find the recipe you are looking for in one easy location. It also works well during the holidays when recipes need to be doubled or tripled and during parties where you can size up a standard recipe to feed a crowd of people. Creative Algorithms, LLC is part of the Moms with Apps collaborative focusing on family friendly apps. The app now includes an in app purchase capability where you can purchase specially designed cards including fall and holiday themed.
Recipe Manager - Serving Sizer
by Creative Algorithms
Price: $4.99 USD
Manage. Organize. Scale. Personalize. Keep all your personal recipes on all your iPads.
Serving Sizer Recipe Manager – Creative Algorithms
Serving Sizer Recipe Manager
by Creative Algorithms
Price: $2.99 USD
Customize recipes for families, couples, large or small groups. This app does what a regular cookbook can't--instantly scales all ingredients based on number of guests coming to dinner!
Grinch cookie INGREDIENTS
1⁄3 cup butter
1 (10 ounce) packageof regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 teaspoon green food coloring
6 cups cornflakes
Crushed peppermint sticks
In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring.
Add corn flakes cereal. Stir until well coated
Using 1/4 cup dry measure coated with cooking spray, evenly portion warm cereal mixture. Using buttered fingers, quickly shape into individual grinch cookies. Dot with peppermint.