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RE: [IP] cookbook software for counting carbs



Good point Lois.
I did notice though, that when I put in my own recipes it flags any item
that it 
doesn't have information for and suggests what it thinks is an equivalent.
Most of 
the time it is the same thing worded differently.  Sometimes I go back and
replace the
item with something I know is a good substitute.  Most of the time
everything seems to come out ok.  However, for the already existing recipes,
I haven't done any yet so I don't know how off they might be.  Thanks for
the tip.

-- Sherry

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 1999 2:43 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] cookbook software for counting carbs


In a message dated 11/8/99 10:50:54 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

<< Mastercook Light by Sierra also has the computations and
 is a little lighter on the wallet.  I think I got the software
 for about $30.  You can also store your recipes in there and 
 refer back.  It comes with a lot of recipes also, with the nutritional
 information all figured out. >>
Sherry and others:
Just a word of caution about the Sierra Home series--I bought their 
MasterCook Cooking Light program last year thinking I would not have to save

my Cooking Light magazines.  While preparing an item, I had to go back to
the 
magazine to find something and noticed that the nutritional information was 
different in the magazine from the nutritional information found on the 
computer program.  I wrote to Cooking Light and was told that the info in
the 
magazine is the correct information--that the database for the software is 
limited, so when an ingredient isn't in their database, it is counted as 
-0-!!!  Scary thought since we all depend on those carb counts so much.  I 
still use the recipes from the program, but look them up in my old magazines

to confirm the nutritional information. 

It's a great program, but you need to be careful--if something doesn't look 
right, it may not be!
Lois
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