31 Responses to Recipe Writer Save Files

  1. Nero says:

    This is a brilliant bit of programming! Thankyou so much… Previously I was using remote web desktop to type my recipes into the app! Now I can do it so much faster!

  2. Elisha says:

    And where is the facebook like button ?

  3. Meghan says:

    I am having an issue. The edge on the right side of the app is cut off and I can’t seem to get it to show fully. I’ve tried in Chrome and IE to no avail. Any thoughts?

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  5. Jen says:

    Made the recipe. Saved to my desktop. Copied to root of SD card (could not find the default directory where cookbook recipes are saved) In My Cookbook – file import/export. It only shows the backup file (.mcb) I made when I exported my recipes when upgrading My Cookbook and there is no option to browse to xml file.

    Help please.


  6. Jen says:

    Oh wait! I might have it. The My Cookbook Help file says where to save xml. I’ll let you know.

  7. Karin says:

    I would love to have your program, but I can’t find the download??

  8. Michael Jackson says:

    All you need to do is paste “http://www.tjenwellens.eu/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/RecipeWriter_v04.jar” into the address bar and just save it to the hard drive. You have to have Java installed too which you can find here: https://www.java.com/inc/BrowserRedirect1.jsp?locale=en

    • Claude Thomassin says:

      Have downloaded the java applet and it works wonderfully. Only caveat is that with the new form factors of the screen the bottom part of the window disappears. Any way of modifying the program to have it fit a 16:6 monitor screen factor?
      Also to tjenwellens : working with the applet on the web site is OK because there is no problem with the screen form factor, but the applet alone allows to “import” recipes in MyCookBook even when offline (outside WiFi areas, on vacations for example).
      Else, wonderful work and extremely useful to import one’s own recipe into MyCookBook.

  9. Keith Bradley says:

    Made recipe but when I saved it it came up an empty file what am I doing wrong?

    • tjenwellens says:

      If you click “Save this xml”, it saves the list on the left of it. So if you haven’t yet “Add”ed your recipe to that list, nothing gets saved.
      Is this the solution or is the problem caused elsewhere?

  10. Valerie says:

    Does this page work with Windows 7? I cannot get the writer to open. Maybe I am on the wrong page.


  11. Jen Blalock says:

    Wonderful little app! Thank you!

  12. Mack Yarbrough says:

    Have saved the jar file to my computer but there is no save xml at the bottom only the show button.
    Did I miss something?

    • tjenwellens says:

      There shouldn’t be any need to download the Recipe Writer. It should be embedded in this post, but the program should be visible between the “instructions below the applet:” and the “—“.

  13. Babychat says:

    Formidable !
    I just installed the app and it explained to come here. What a good idea you had !
    I rather import my recipes from my desktop and your programm is very useful.
    The only comment I could say is that it lacks possibility to add a picture. It would then give a fully presentable new recipe to import in the app.
    Do you think it would be possible to do it in the future ?
    And thank you anyway for sharing this.

    • tjenwellens says:

      The problem with adding a picture is that the picture needs to be local on the phone. So it is quite difficult (if not impossible) to get the address of the picture of your phone. I usually add the recipes from PC and then import them into the app. And if I then have a picture, I edit the recipe in the app and add the picture there.

  14. Mary Corbo says:

    I downloaded this pro app because it said I can scale recipes. I have yet to find that option. Help! Also can I generate a shopping list of multiple recipes instead of having to type each shopping item in manually?

    • tjenwellens says:

      What do you mean with scaling recipes?
      And you can add multiple recipes at once. Each time you click add, but the recipe titles need to be unique or you will overwrite the previous recipe with the same title.

  15. Kevin says:


    What a brilliant app, made life so much easier for us to type up our recipes, ready for importing.

    Just a suggestion, if you’re in the market for updating this, how about adding a text line for the “Category” section in MyCookbook?

    I know, I’m such a lazy slob, I hate to do things twice :-)).

  16. donna says:

    Will SOMEONE…ANYONE…PLEASE TELL ME ….how do transfer my recipes from Living Cookbook on my desktop PC to this confounded Mycookbook Pro app on my android tablet ?

  17. Carole says:

    OK, I’m not that computer savvy. I downloaded the template, entered a recipe, pressed all the appropriate save buttons and a window showed up that was title “Recipe Writer ….” with directories, I gave it a name and picked desktop to put it in. It apparently didn’t mean by computer Desktop because it’s not there!! Where is everything getting saved, also the recipe entry screen is no longer on my computer to add more. Is it an app that was loaded onto my computer and how do I find it again!

  18. John Eloud says:

    Great app thanks and should speed up recipe writing. Question is…after I load recipe to root folder and then use Import/Export in MyCookbook, the .xml recipe doesnt show on my list of drop-down recipes? Anyone know why? Am using the Pro version….

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