Monday, October 21, 2013

New Feature on Gourmet Girl Cooks!

This evening we had Autumn Chili leftover from last night's family dinner. It was just as good, if not better, this evening! I have one bowl left to have for lunch tomorrow. Fortunately, I was able to send some home with my kids or we would be eating it for the rest of this week.

I want to share some exciting news with you. I was recently asked to partner with Ziplist, a free online and mobile recipe box that includes a grocery list that will enable you to save your favorite recipes to a universal recipe box and/or a shopping list directly from my blog.

At the top of my blog, you will notice that there is a newly added category titled "Recipe Box". It's also on the right side of my blog until I determine the best location for it (see both locations circled below). When you click on "recipe box", it will enable you to create your own free Ziplist account. This will allow you to easily save recipes from my site as well as a host of others, such as Martha Stewart, Serious Eats, All Recipes, Epicurious, and Simply Recipes, just to name a few. You will also be able to save recipes from many of your other favorite blogs, as well. Think of it as sort of a central depository to house your favorite recipes as well as help you create shopping lists, assist you with meal planning and help you find grocery deals in your local stores.


Underneath my recent recipes, you will also notice a new blue "Save Recipe" button (see yesterday's chili recipe post for an example).  It looks like this:

  

You simply click on that button when you see it at the end of a recipe, and a page will pop up. Click on "Add to Recipe Box" or "Add to Shopping List".  Ziplist also has a smartphone app that will enable you to access your mobile shopping list while in the grocery store or on the go.

Some of you have asked me if you will still be able to access all the recipes on my blog like you used to. The answer to that question is YES! The only change is you will now also have the ability to save my recipes (as well as recipes from other partner sites and blogs) to your own "recipe box"; create a "shopping list", find local "grocery deals" as well as utilize their "meal planner". While I wish there was a more simple way to convert all my recipes to the Ziplist platform, it requires me to have to do them one at a time, and with over 600 posts it will take a little bit of time to get them all switched over. Please bear with me as I work behind the scenes to enable you to save all my recipes to your recipe box in the very near future. I hope you find this new feature helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy!

14 comments:

Patricia said...

NEAT! Thank you for all your posts!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

You are very welcome, Patricia! :-)

CyberSis said...

Hi GGC,

What a terrific feature, but you sure have your work cut out for you! BTW, the other tweaks you've been making to your blog haven't escaped my notice. Looking GOOD!!! :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis! Thanks...I do have my work cut out for me -- but I will work at it a little at a time -- I plan to categorize all my recipes otherwise, too to make them easier to locate in an index. I'm working at that, too! If only I had known that there would be so many I would have started about 600 posts ago! LOL :-)

PattiB said...

I love the new feature one your website. You have made it very easy for me to save your recipes in one place to try later.

I look forward to your emails daily with the pictures of your meals.

Thank you for sharing.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks so much, PattiB -- so glad you are already enjoying that feature! :-)

Sami said...

Congratulations, that will be a handy device.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Sami! I hope you enjoy using it. :-)

Pat Baker said...

Hooray, been hoping for some way to get your recipes. Love Ziplist too...

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Pat! I hope you enjoy Ziplist! :-)

Linda said...

What a great kindness, Gourmet Girl. I will love saving your recipes like this. You have made all the difference in my cooking life. Still losing, slow but sure.
It's cold here too, so I'm making that soup tomorrow. I love the "noodle" idea. All the best, Linda

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Linda! I hope you enjoy using Ziplist and hope you enjoy the soup as well -- mine hit the spot tonight! :-)

carol said...

Thanks for all your hard work! Great feature. You've made my wheat free life easier than ever!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Carol -- I'm so glad to hear that! :-)