Now You're Cooking! Features
"a versatile cyberkitchen companion for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP "

Features list for NYC 5.95+


Convenient, Friendly Interface

  • runs in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
  • context-sensitive Help throughout
  • quick-fill data entry 
  • "Did you know?" tips 
  • auto-updated droplists 
  • user-defined external editor and browser
  • toolbars for speed use
  • safe and easy upgrade to new NYC versions 
  • Windows Help (contents, search)
  • zip/unzip/email cookbooks for backup or exchange 
  • easy cut, copy-paste options
  • web links for support and recipe downloads
  • cooking glossary with user tips
  • easy Backup of entire user folder (with compression)
  • moveable user folder
  • selective Restore of backed up files to user folder
  • change screen font size
  • numerous user preference settings
  • NYC User Manual on Help menu



Recipe Management

  • organized, customizable recipe interface
  • recipe fullview and editview choices
  • up to 500 user-defined categories per cookbook
  • duplicate recipe checking across cookbooks
  • unlimited number of cookbooks
  • resize recipes by a multiplier or by #servings 
  • automatic or manual recipe categorization
  • automatic best units for resized ingredients
  • tag and untag recipes for later operations
  • defrag or reindex cookbooks and image archives 
  • toggle US-SI, fractions-decimal conversions
  • cookbook annotation
  • edit, delete, email, print, export recipes from search results
  • customizable find-replace text across cookbooks
  • attach images to recipes in cookbooks 
  • proper case recipe names across cookbooks
  • customizable edit window layout
  • customizable multi-rater, multi-criteria recipe rating
  • spell checker (dictionaries in 14 languages)
  • graphical analysis of recipe ratings


Finding Recipes

  • multi-criteria recipe search across cookbooks
  • edit, delete, email, print, or export from search results
  • find recipes that use ingredients on hand
  • manual or automatic recipe categorization
  • search within a limited range (category, recipes with images, etc)
  • user-defined keywords for auto-categorization
  • click 2 (or more) categories to find recipes assigned to both
  • user-defined default categories for new cookbooks
  • find and delete empty categories
  • merge and delete categories across cookbooks


Importing and Exporting Recipes

  • email recipes and cookbooks
  • 158,000+ free, importable recipes on website
  • robust import of MM, MC, generic formats
  • 0.5 million free, importable recipes overall
  • multi-file imports; each file can have mixed formats
  • easily create a recipe website with images
  • Quick Web Recipes for easy download/import
  • customize Export-to-Web web pages
  • easy Screen Import for recipes in any format
  • export recipes in various formats to your text editor
  • save un-imported recipes to a separate file
  • export search results to other cookbooks
  • publish NYC cookbooks to MS Word
  • move selected recipes to other cookbooks


Meal Planning

  • meal plan using multiple cookbooks
  • handles breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks 
  • multi-criteria search from meal plan
  • add recipes or individual items to meal plan 
  • quick view recipes from meal plan
  • scale meal plan entries by a multiplier 
  • maintain multiple menus
  • automatic shopping list from menus
  • pop-up calendar for date selections
  • tag and untag recipes from the menu planner
  • unlimited meal plan period
  • easily swap menu days
  • randomized auto-menu creation



Automatic Shopping List

  • sums like items from meal plan recipes
  • add miscellaneous items or delete items on hand 
  • sums like items with different units (converts)
  • append to or replace previous list 
  • user-definable unit conversions 
  • maintain multiple shopping lists simultaneously 
  • auto-expansion of unit conversion combinations
  • shopping list sorted by store aisle 
  • multiple shopping lists
  • merge shopping lists 


Cost Management

  • shopping list cost comparison for up to 20 stores
  • complete coupon manager 
  • user-defined prices/aisles for up to 20 stores
  • coupons sorted by item, brand, or expiration date 
  • auto-add new ingredients to prices and aisles list 
  • flag coupon list items with match in shopping list 
  • flags low price and store for shopping list items
  • import/export price lists to/from text files


Nutrition Analysis

  • uses USDA nutrition database SR28
  • 8789 food items in USDA database 
  • raw, cooked, prepared, or commercial foods
  • add, delete, replace user-defined nutrition items 
  • nutrition analysis (recipes, meals, menus)
  • includes proximates, vitamins, minerals 
  • over 40 nutrition elements analysed, including trans fats
  • %calories as carbohydrates:protein:fat
  • analyze any recipe from any source
  • customizable DietPoints calculations
  • %Daily Values calculated using your calories/day
  • add a recipe’s nutrition analysis as a nutrition item
  • searchable nutrition database
  • auto-link recipe ingredients using ingredient droplist


Fitness Tracking

  • calculate body fat %, BMI, waist ratios, and more
  • track body measurements for multiple users over time 
  • calculate calories/day to gain, lose, maintain weight 
  • calculate basal metabolic rate


Printed Outputs

With your choice of fonts, font sizes, orientation, margins, and printer, you can print:

  • any or all recipes in various formats
  • shopping list 
  • recipe names by category
  • shopping list by store aisle
  • meal plan
  • shopping list cost comparison at up to 20 stores 
  • recipes in meal plan
  • list of unit conversions 
  • recipe categories
  • list of coupons 
  • recipe category assignments
  • list of prices and aisles 
  • cookbook recipes by category
  • droplists 
  • nutrition analyses
  • recipes on index card sheets (various sizes)
  • print-to-text file option
  • mini-print preview for recipes
  • fitness data
  • nutrition link status for recipe ingredients

View NYC limits on cookbooks, recipes, and other user-defined data.

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Last Updated: 02/26/2017

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