Greater Chicagoland’s finest eateries have nothing to fear from this home chef. Whenever I invite family members to our condo, they never ask what I’m cooking. They tell me what they’re planning to bring as a substitute.
My reputation runs far and wide, up and down The Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue and anywhere in the city where relatives live, southwest to Joliet where my husband’s relatives take up permanent
incarceration residence in a large government housing facility.
I love to cook. Most who know me prefer I did not.
In a vain attempt to improve both my cooking skills and diminished reputation I’ve gathered a few Mac apps that hold a variety of recipes, almost-but-not-quite-guaranteed to improve your cooking, the latest of which is called Fried Rice Recipe Manager. Though the app’s name implies otherwise, Fried Rice isn’t all about fried rice.
Think free form database of recipes with ingredient lists and step-by-step instructions– fried rice style. All mixed together any way you want.
In other words, you create the recipe you want for the dish you want (you’re not limited to fried rice recipes) by dragging and dropping all the elements you need for a tasty dish (hint: works on non-tasty dishes, too). Unlike my favorite Mac recipe manager, MacGourmet, Fried Rice is more about sharing your recipes with others, instead of pulling other recipes into your own database.
That means Fried Rice Recipe Manager comes with tools to export your cleverly designed and concocted and personalized recipe as a PDF file, easily shared via email to your friends, family, and co-workers, or, if you’re really looking for behind-you-back analysis of your cooking skills, there’s an option to export an HTML web page of your recipes (you’ll need an extra cost website for that, of course).
Above all else, Fried Rice Recipe Manager is fun to use, and an interesting departure from the standardized recipe databases for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.