so, about a year ago, i started thinking that maybe i wanted an ipad... i'd spent many months making fun of what i felt was basically an overgrown phone that you couldnt use to make calls... (incidentally, my 3 year old nephew actually calls his dad's ipad 'the big phone') and didnt see why anyone would want one, but then, one day, it hit me.
i need this in the kitchen.
so when ipad 2 came out, i was right there on the pre-order bandwagon. I thought it would be great to have my recipes online instead of on random printed sheets all over the apartment.
and it was.
but, of course, i needed just a little more... So i went searching.
and i found the Pepperplate app. a way to store recipes and turn them into menu plans? score. exactly what i needed.
and, as it turns out, a lot more...
see, they have a website too (told you this wasnt all ipad love) and its amazing. AMAZING.
Between the site and the app, you can do a million things...
- import recipes directly from supported sites
- use the bookmarklet on your browser to do a simple copy/paste of recipes from unsupported sites
- create manual recipes
- edit recipes for your modifications, no matter their origin
- menu plan
- create shopping lists, customized for your grocery store
- keep your ipad awake while cooking in the app
- share your recipes with others and allow them to import those recipes into their own pepperplate accounts.
and, oh yeah, its FREE.
So the other day i started thinking - how do i use this on Kitchen Hell? So i tweeted the lovely @pepperplateapp people and asked - is there a way to create and share these links? and within moments, they got back to me with the details.
Therefore, from now on, any time i post a recipe, there will be a Pepperplate link under the title/creator - but before the ingredients - which will allow you to import that recipe into your own account.
(it also creates a clean print if you don't want to use an online version of said recipe)
I hope you love Pepperplate as much as I do. And no, this was NOT a paid or requested endorsement - i really, truly just think this site/app are that useful that i wanted to share :)