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  • 7
    Nov

Restaurant menus that talk

Menus That Talk has created portable devices that speak aloud the menu to the restaurant guests. Their website provides also an online tool to update the talking menus. According to Menus That Talk website: A portable, compact device the size of a DVD case that speaks to restaurant guests when menu categories are pressed. Food…

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  • 27
    Oct

Sending recipes by e-mail: one size fits all

I receive from time to time the following inquiry from Shop’NCook users: “What are my e-mail settings?” E-mail settings depend on your ISP (internet service provider). You need to find out your ISP’s SMTP server address, the server port number, if authentication and SSL are required… Sometimes, I can figure the settings out by doing…

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  • 20
    Oct

Do my children have enough calcium?

I had this question in the back of my mind for a while: “Do my children have enough Calcium in their diet?” Something brought recently this question to the front of my mind: a woman who helps me at home slipped and broke a wrist. She is in her fifties and has osteoporosis. Googling it,…

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  • 15
    Oct

Halloween Party Recipes: new free cookbook!

Need recipe ideas for your Halloween party? Look no more! Download here the new free Shop’NCook cookbook “Halloween Party Recipes”: thirty creepy recipes for a fun Halloween party! The cookbook contains the following recipes: After Trick-or-Treating Pumpkin Bars Bobbing for Candied Apples Boolicious Trick or Treat Smoothies Chili in a Jack Cider Cheese Halloween Party…

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  • 9
    Oct

Get social with your recipes!

I have been thinking how to help the users of Shop’NCook online database sharing their recipes with friends. The answer was easy: an RSS feed. I have in fact added four RSS feeds to Shop’NCook recipe database, two for the database as a whole and two for your very own recipes: List of the latest…

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  • 7
    Oct

Do you have a problem printing on Windows XP?

A few Windows XP users have reported a problem printing shopping lists. This problem affects only a small number of Windows XP users and comes from a bug in older versions of the Java Virtual Machine. Mac OS X users are not affected. If you encounter this problem, you can fix it by downloading and…

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  • 6
    Oct

“But how do I paste a recipe?”

I receive many enthusiastic comments about Shop’NCook‘s recipe wizard. The wizard is able to interpret recipes and recognize ingredients automatically, and as far as I know Shop’NCook is the only program able to do that without requiring the recipes to be formatted in some special way. Here are a couple of comments I loved: «I…

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Recipe costing: waste or no waste?
  • 27
    Sep

Recipe costing: waste or no waste?

Waste in recipe costing can be quite confusing. I will try to clarify here how and why waste should be included in recipe costing calculations and how it is taken into account in Shop’NCook Pro software. A simple waste example Quantities in recipes often refer to a pared product. For example, when you have a…

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Finally, a free Nutrition Facts labeling tool!
  • 25
    Sep

Finally, a free Nutrition Facts labeling tool!

A few people have asked me for a software to print Food Nutrition Facts Labels to use in conjunction with the nutritional analysis tool of Shop’NCook software. I made some research, but couldn’t find a free nutrition facts labeling tool on the internet. As far as I can tell, there isn’t any nutrition facts labeling software…

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  • 23
    Sep

Two new free cookbooks

The following two cookbooks are available for download: Collected Through the Years, a collection of 176 recipes by Kathy L. Pugh Crock pot recipes, a collection of 160 recipes Go now to the cookbook download page

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