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Cook’n Recipe Organizer – The ultimate kitchen utility!

I am always looking for the “perfect” way to organize our family’s recipes, meal plans, and shopping lists. You can imagine how excited I was to be given the opportunity to review the Cook’n Recipe Organizer recipe software available from DVO.com!

In addition, Maelduin and I have wanted to create a Family Cookbook to pass down to our children, and to give as Christmas gifts, for years. I think we’ve been talking about it for most of a decade now. We have even gone so far as to look at recipe organization software and tried to create templates that we liked in different word processing programs. Nothing was ever exactly what we wanted, though, so it has yet to come to fruition.

Enter Cook’n!

Cook’n allows you to:

  • Easily add your own recipes
  • Capture internet recipes with one click
  • Arrange your recipes in cookbook-like chapters, using colorful themes
  • Print recipes on various card and paper sizes
  • Publish (print) entire cookbooks with title page, table of contents, chapters, and index
  • E-mail recipes to friends and family
  • Export recipes to your website or blog

Cook’n Recipe Organizer has a bunch of videos on You Tube and a facebook page where they run fun contests. Check them out and send some Silver Love their way!

Cook’n has generously offered a discount for my readers! You can use the code mb-sarra to receive 50% off Cook’n.

They have also provided a copy of Cook’n as a prize for one lucky contest winner! Enter at my facebook fan page!

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***Updated to indicated which books (underlined) that I have added to my iPad Kindle app, thereby putting them on my Active @Books list. These were all free editions of the book!***

I’m feeling really inadequate looking at this list, even though I’m doing more than five times better than the “average” person.

Instead of putting an (x) next to the ones I’ve read, I made them blue. The ones I have on my “Potential @Books” list are in yellow green.

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Copy into a new note Put an (X) next to the ones you’ve read (I made them blue & bold ). Include the number you have read in the headline and tag your friends!

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (currently reading)
  4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  6. The Bible
  7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  8. 1984 – George Orwell
  9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
  10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
  15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
  18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  19. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  25. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
  34. Emma – Jane Austen
  35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
  37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
  39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  40. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
  41. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  42. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  43. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  44. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  45. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
  46. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  47. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  48. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  49. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  50. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  51. Dune – Frank Herbert
  52. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  53. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  54. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  55. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  56. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  57. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
  59. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  60. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  61. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  62. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  63. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  64. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  65. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  66. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  67. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
  68. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  69. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  70. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  71. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  72. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  73. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
  74. Ulysses – James Joyce
  75. The Inferno – Dante
  76. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  77. Germinal – Emile Zola
  78. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  79. Possession – AS Byatt
  80. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  81. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  82. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  83. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  84. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  85. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  86. Charlotte’s Web – EB White
  87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
  88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  89. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
  90. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  91. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  92. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  93. Watership Down – Richard Adams
  94. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  95. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  96. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  97. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  98. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  99. Les Miserables

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It’s Raining UP … and other minutia

I haven’t blogged in quite some time, so this is going to be a rather random conglomeration of free-writing minutia …

An hour-or-so ago…

A torrential downpour of the Monsoon-variety came out of NOWHERE! Yes, I know NOAA had a warning posted, but I swear it was sunny one minute and the sky opened down a fault line the next!

I was going to go home, and stuff, but instead I’m in my office blogging and hoping that it lets up a bit soon. And to top it all off … because it was sunny and HOT earlier, I left my gorram window rolled down. Now the entire front of the minivan is soaked, and so am I because I ran outside to roll the window back up.

For anyone who doesn’t know…

I got a full-time job with benefits at WPU. I’m quite excited as I love my boss to death and I’m pretty keen on the guys I work with, too. The hatchlingis not especially thrilled with this development, though, as he thinks the Milk Lady should be at his beck and call continuously. I would happily comply if it weren’t for the fact that his older siblings have grown rather found of EATING and ELECTRICITY, but alas, we can’t make ’em all happy.

On a geek-note…

I installed TweetDecktoday, and I’m not sure if I’m happy with it. Anyone have any suggestions for how to arrange things so that it is more functional than just opening Twitter and Facebook in different IE tabs?

I’m also seriously considering installing Firefox on my work computer instead of continuing to use IE …

extraneous minutia …

The older girls are at the ex’s for the next two-ish weeks.

The older boys have Cub Camp the weekend of the 4th, and I’m going with, so if anyone nearby has camping gear that we could borrow, I would appreciate it greatly.

I’m also looking for cloth diaper suggestions. We have been using disposables lately, because I’m not the primary caretaker (because of aforementioned job), and the mismatched hodgepodge that we have used though three children is pretty sad and in desperate need of replenishment.

I think the rain may be letting up enough that I’m willing to drive home, so “ta” for now.

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