Cooking Aficionado

Cooking Aficionado

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    9,170
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 02, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This database-oriented application allows cooks to store, manage, print, and e-mail recipes, but the inability to import them won't suit some palates. Cooking Aficionado's straightforward interface lets you easily view and manage recipes. Unlike similar applications in the market, this freeware only provides one preloaded sample, and its inability to import recipe files from different formats is a big turnoff for some users. Additionally, you'll only be able to export the recipe files in one format: CA XML. Cooking Aficionado can be registered for free, though a "How to buy" statement in the help file might confuse some users. Sharing options like the ability to print and e-mail recipes is well appreciated. In testing, e-mailed recipes were quickly and accurately sent. This freeware application can be displayed both in English and Spanish. Cooking enthusiasts looking for an organizational utility can try Cooking Aficionado, but we'd guess they'd also want to sample more flexible applications.
 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Outdated but still USABLE and IMPRESSIVE"

October 26, 2011  |  By notorazr

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

Adding ingredients is just a simple cut and paste, no need to enter one ingredient at a time -- unit then quantity then ingredient like what other programs do.

The ability to add pictures is very handy plus it doesn't seem to have any size limit. Would have been nicer if you could add more than one pic. then have a left right/arrow for easy switching.

Cons

There should have been shortcut keys.
Speaking of keys you can actually find one on the internet. The company is already defunct so maybe it's not too illegal to do that, i guess :).

Summary

i love this app.

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4 stars

"Every Recipe in Just One Book"

September 28, 2011  |  By JoPaMi_WordPress

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

Pop-out photos for better details
Fully customizable recipe categories
Search function checks titles, ingredients, and more
Customizable color themes

Cons

Program occasionally (rarely) freezes
Cannot create sub-categories

Summary

You'll find full details of our review here:
http://jopami.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/one-book-for-every-recipe/

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4 stars

"Do not download you can no longer register"

February 26, 2011  |  By colo39

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

Good program but no longer able to be registered

Cons

Can no longer register Dont download!!!

Summary

Great software but no longer usable. I am looking for a guru to provide a registry patch to make it usable again,not just a 30 use trial. What a pain !!! Hours of work down the drain without a registry patch.

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1 stars

"Do not download."

October 04, 2010  |  By kathrynlind

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

Good but unusable

Cons

They are gone, do not download can only use for 25 times without a key number which you cannot get.

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1 stars

"Looks like they have gone out of business"

October 02, 2010  |  By reddevil5

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

I liked the software but as I said...it looks like they have gone out of business. You are supposed to send for a key and I always get back an error....like that site is no longer up.

Cons

Good software if one could get it registered and working for more than 30 days

Summary

Think I am going to have to spend about $35 to get some software that manages recipes because the writers of Cooking Aficionado do not respond

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1 stars

"Is 1 star the least you can give?"

May 10, 2010  |  By branwren

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

It's free to try

Cons

There was nothing to like about this program

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4 stars

"Wonderful program... but obsolete now??"

April 24, 2010  |  By hummingbirdsweetie

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

I have been using this program for several years now and I love how I can send my recipes by email, print them off, do a plain text view for copying & Pasting. I love that it is just a nice simple program that is easy to enter information into.

Cons

However, my husband went to put it on his new laptop so we can take it on the road for our road trip, and it keeps prompting us for the serial code. Mine won't work and neither will his... and of course their website is not for CA.

Summary

I wish they had removed the "registration code" part so that it can be used. Perhaps CNet should remove it from the download list since it is no longer supported.

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3 stars

"Great program, easy to use. Internet required."

December 16, 2009  |  By hwogs

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

Very easy to cut and paste recipe info to create new recipes.

Cons

Could not get it registered on my old kitchen computer without an internet connection. Tried two times with new license keys from software provider and still got error message and could only use as a trial for 30 times.

Summary

If I did not have to register this program on a computer without internet service, then I would still be using it. It was easiest of all the free versions I tried.

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3 stars

"WON'T PRINT IF YOU HAVE IE8"

September 04, 2009  |  By scuba199

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

I love this simple program. You can just copy and paste from any recipe found anywhere.
No having to type in details like size, quantity etc.

Cons

Company has no support!
Emails comeback as a bad address.
Help menu of limiited value.
Will not print if IE8 is installed!!!!!!! I reverted back to IE7

Summary

I really like it and its really easy to use. BUT if you want fancy this is not the program.

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2 stars

"havent been able to register for over 1 year"

November 17, 2008  |  By utopia7697

 |  Version: Cooking Aficionado 3.1

Pros

I have used this software for several years now, and LOVE IT! I want to still use it, but I upgraded my computer, saved my recipes, installed CA on new computer, and could never register it- their inbox is full! & you can only try it for 25 times!

Cons

I had to print out all my recipes to save them... =(

Summary

WAS great software, but I fear it is obsolete.... =(

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Lime Peak
Publisher web site http://www.limepeak.com
Release Date August 02, 2005
Date Added August 02, 2005
Version 3.1
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Recipe Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.61MB
File Name CAProSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,170
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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