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Matriarchy: I have more than 500 recipe bookmarks that I have not yet cataloged on WGE. I am going to start spending 15-30 minutes each day adding recipes, to get through that backlog. As I actually cook them, I will add notes, rate them, and remove the ones I don't like.
7 years ago
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Janice Cook: What do you mean by catalog the bookmarks? As far as I can see the bookmarks stay in one giant pile. The ones I enter myself I rate as soon as I make them and remove the ones I don't like (or mark them as 2 stars so I can remember to remove them later). But I haven't seen a way to sort the bookmarked recipes. I just try to plan a menu from that section every couple of weeks instead of my core cookbook. Tell me more about your plan - maybe I'm missing something.
7 years ago
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Matriarchy: Sorry. That was misleading choice of words. I meant that I have them externally bookmarked in Delicious.com, the bookmark manager I use for web browsing. I don't always have time to immediately enter an interesting recipe discovery on WGE, so I just tag them as "recipe" and save them to my bookmarks. I need to sort through them and enter them on WEG, so I remember to start trying them. The bookmarks on WEG itself - no, I don't have a way to sort or re-tag them in my own tag categories. I only "see" them if I am using Search. If I am just looking from my own tags, I forget to check my WGE-bookmarked recipes. I like your plan of deliberately planning menus from the bookmarks. Wish we had a way to flag them in some way once we try them. I guess the alternative is to re-enter it our own recipes so we can tag and rate it. When I try a recipe that isn't perfect, but I want to try it again with tweaks, I put my suggestions in a note and rate it with 3 stars. I can't do that with bookmarked recipes.
7 years ago
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Janice Cook: OK - I just wanted to check. Right now when I get a new cooking magazine I read it and enter in all the ones I want to try immediately (within a day or two). I try to also sit down for a chunk of time each weekend and entered in my "tried and true" recipes or my collection of recipes I want to try that accumulated before I started using WGE but it's hard to catch up. Thanks for clarifying. On those weeks that I cook from bookmarks I delete ones I didn't care for. If I did like it, I make a comment to the person who shared it, and then enter it in as my own recipe so I can rate it (I usually put their name in the title to remind me where I got it from).
7 years ago
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Matriarchy: I think I have most of my tried-and-true in here now, but I have a big backlog of clipped recipes, and now a large lot of family recipes from cleaning out my mother's house. And the internet recipes just keep coming! I promised myself not to save any more until I catch up, so hopefully I will stick to my plan to enter a handful every day.
7 years ago
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Janice Cook: Oh I have no restraint with saving recipes. What if that had the potential to be my new absolute favorite recipe!! I have like 10 recipes that I can't imagine my life without and all of them were surprises. I can't tell yet when I make something for the first time what it's potential is. Good luck with your project!
7 years ago