This freeware application offers a wealth of recipe-management features, but the program's stability is a big issue. The Recipe Center's intuitive interface displays each recipe with ingredients, instructions, servings, and a picture, if one is available. We especially like the online function, which lets you browse Recipecenter.com and seamlessly import new recipes for free. Powerful searching makes it easy to find, for example, every recipe that calls for cheese, and you can quickly create a shopping list from any recipe or instantly resize recipe quantities based on number of servings. You'll also be able to preview and print recipes in various styles, including 3x5 and 4x6 card formats. Recipe Center offers a nice set of recipes that any cooking enthusiast would appreciate and it's offered free of charge, which makes the crashes we encountered all the more disappointing. Despite its nice set of features, the stability issues should lead most cooking enthusiasts to look elsewhere.
What's new in version 6
Version 6 is compatible with Windows 7.
ReleaseMay 17, 2010
Date AddedMarch 11, 2010
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Recipe Center is a free tool to organize, email, and print your recipes. You may download recipes directly from the recipecenter.com Web site or import recipes from Meal Master. It can easily convert cut and pasted recipes from any recipe sites. It includes encoding of ingredient with IntelliSense, smart quantity conversions, shopping list, recipe resizing based on ingredients, spell checker, printing of recipe card.