We found the best things about Computer Cuisine Deluxe are that it is simple to use and works nicely for someone who wants good organization and basic tools for keeping track of recipes, overall nutritional values and shopping lists. One helpful characteristic of this recipe software is the fact that it comes with a customizable nutrition guide in which you enter your weight, height, age, gender and level of daily exercise so you can see your daily dietary recommendations. This recipe software does not do automatic calculations but provides information. Armed with this, you can select nutritious recipes and prepare healthy menus.
This cookbook software comes with a reasonably large database of 1,000 recipes, a concise weekly planner and a matching shopping list that lets you check items off on your iPhone as you move through the grocery store. It also has a simple, clean user interface that makes it easy to use, and the software syncs well with mobile devices.
However, our research shows the program lacks some functions that the best recipe software options offer, such as the ability to adjust serving sizes. Some of the best recipe software applications automatically perform this function, which is a real time-saver if you unexpectedly need to shop and cook for a bigger or smaller group of people than you had originally intended.
Still, Computer Cuisine Deluxe presents enough features to make it a helpful companion in the kitchen. Besides giving you a solid recipe database that you can expand with your own dishes, the software can locate and display duplicate recipes, which is a helpful feature with so many recipes in the database. You can add new recipes manually or import them from online recipe programs, add photos and also include several videos for each dish.
This cookbook software comes with weekly menu-planning capabilities that let you to plan meals ahead of time, which is a real timesaver in terms of grocery shopping and meal preparation. The menu is displayed one week at a time and lets you to save up to four recipes per day, essentially for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a dessert. The planner can print each day's menu or create a shopping list for the day. Unfortunately, it cannot plan menus for more than one week at a time.
If you have any trouble with the program, you can find email support on the company's website. You can also find an extensive user manual, FAQs section and informative video tutorials, which are quite thorough and can answer many questions.
The updated Computer Cuisine Deluxe provides customizable nutritional value data, easy menu creation, helpful shopping lists and excellent search functions. It does not have the ability to adjust serving sizes, but is nonetheless a worthwhile kitchen companion.