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One Million Recipes cookbook and recipe software definitely offers you a huge list of different recipes to browse. All of the recipes are categorized into groups, including groups for specialized diets, such as diabetic-friendly recipes. There are also categories for children's favorite recipes, craft recipes and much more. This application also has a feature that will create a nutritional information graph for your recipes.
One Million Recipes offers many easy recipes and provides a function to enter in recipes from personal collections. It also allows you to edit, categorize and customize your recipes with notes. However, we also found that this application does not allow you to add new sorting categories. Keep in mind that it does include 52 categories, so chances are that you will be able to find one that fits your new recipe.
You need to be specific entering in a keyword search: typing in “bacon and eggs” will yield more than 8,000 results. To focus a search, use the advanced search function, where you can enter a keyword that can be searched for within a title, directions or ingredients. Plan to spend some time looking through recipes before you find the one you like. We were disappointed to find that this recipe software does not allow for quick access to your favorite easy recipes by using bookmarks, folders or any organizing method.
Although One Million Recipes provides some specialized features, there are a few items we think could be improved upon. For example, when compiling a shopping list, the program organizes your list by recipe, not by ingredients or by aisle in the supermarket. This can slow down your shopping time. In addition, you only have the option of printing recipes on 8.5 x 11-inch paper.
This recipe software does provide nutritional information including calories, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, sodium and fiber for over 6,000 commonly used ingredients. But we were disappointed that it does not have the ability to cross-reference the information with a user's lifestyle needs (such as high blood pressure or food allergies) or to apply it to specific food brands. This information should be standard for any cookbook and recipe program.
You can adjust your recipe size using One Million Recipes. You simply adjust recipes by the number of servings, from one serving to 50. However, keep in mind that you must also remember to adjust the size of your pot or baking pan to accommodate the additions or reductions.
Professional cooks who often feed crowds of people will appreciate One Million Recipes for providing more variety to their meals. We would like to see the makers of this recipe program add a bit more functionality such as the ability to create new categories to your database of recipes. However, if you are searching for a huge number of different recipes, this recipe software will work well for you.