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Home Cookin

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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2015
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    Free to try (15-day trial); $34.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Although it lacks some features found in other recipe database programs, Home Cookin' does a passable job of organizing recipes and assisting with meal planning.

Using its simple tabbed interface, you can either type in recipes or quickly add them by copying and pasting. We're also able to upload and paste in BMP images during tests. Resizing the number of servings was simple, and the program automatically adjusts the measurements in the recipe. Its handy reference materials include measurement equivalents and an illustration of the USDA Food Pyramid. We also like the meal-planning calendar.

Unfortunately, importing and exporting recipes was a bust. The program's "Copy to Clipboard" option gave a jumbled mess when exporting, removing images along the way. Importing was no better. The imported recipe was a mix of odd, erroneous characters. Home Cookin' doesn't give nutritional information for dishes, and the application's grocery lists aren't directly tied to selected recipes, unlike other programs in this category. We also were disappointed to only find 15 preloaded recipes to go along with the 15-day trial. Beginning cooking enthusiasts may want to try Home Cookin', but veterans may feel as if they've been burned.

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3 stars

"Very simple program, so don't expect too much."

December 26, 2006  |  By maralvar

2006-12-26 14:15:39  |  By maralvar

 |  Version: Home Cookin 5.4


I works well.

You can store and change your recipes

It's easy to use.

You can edit a grocery list (not related with your meal plan)


* The grocery list is not related with the meal plan

* The meal plan haven't the breakfast, meal, snaks separations.

* It does'n contains información about ingredients like protein, fat, carbohidrats and calories.

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5 stars

"Does everything - simple to use- good program"

April 26, 2005  |  By cjtmom

2005-04-26 21:17:04  |  By cjtmom

 |  Version: Home Cookin' 4.9


This program is simple to use. All the commands are on screen. You don't have to look thru menus to find the selections you need to make. Imports in serval popular formats. Meal Master, Master Cook and others import instantly without having to enter or highlight any info. Good support. I had a few questions and someone got back to me in minutes. I also like the fact that this was not designed to look like Outlook or a Windows program. I work with both all day and it's nice to get away from that. It is designed to look like a file folder with tabs for set up, index (list of chapters), recipes, grocery and menu. No templates for entering recipes. No problems installing and enough of a trial to get a good feel for the program. Easy search options. I'm not a "techy" type. I want to store and organize my recipes. This does this easily. Also has a grocery list option and a meal planner calendar. Does everything I want a recipe software to do.


Nothing major. Unable to size the window, program fills the screen. Can't edit while in the import screen, though easy to edit once imported.

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1 stars

"Very poor software"

January 22, 2003

2003-01-22 19:00:10

 |  Version: Home Cookin' 4.9

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Full Specifications

Publisher Mountain Software
Publisher web site
Release Date July 22, 2015
Date Added July 22, 2015
Version 8.64
Category Home Software
Subcategory Recipe Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.22MB
File Name hmcook864.exe
Total Downloads 38,505
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $34.95

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