Home Cookin Revision History

Version 9

Home Cookin Recipe Software
Version 9.70 - Feb 7, 2017
  • Improved photo handling in web import.
  • Improved ingredient processing in web import.
  • Improved processing of unicode encoded characters in web import.
  • Improved photo scaling when printing to avoid small images from being overly distorted.
  • Bug fixes in the PDF recipe export.
  • Added XML cleaning to PDF export to fix unsupported characters.
  • Left and Right quotes replaced with single quote in PDF exports.
  • Slight tweaks to slider controls to prevent accidental list jumping.
  • Added skipping for embedded ingredient glossaries to web import (bbcgoodfood).
  • Fixed redirection problem with cloud restore.
Version 9.69 - Nov 14, 2016
  • Fixed recipe editor to show servings changes.
  • Index is now sorted correctly if web import fails and manual import is used.
  • HTML-to-Text conversion now adds a line feed after table rows.
  • Fixed window positioning if window is accidentally placed off screen.
  • Numerous changes to recipe editor to fix memory leaks that caused crashing and odd displays.
  • Fixed flagging bug that caused crash when deleting recipe on recipe screen.
  • Fixed object list display bugs in select_list and file_selector.
  • Fixed bug in ingredient extraction that could result in hidden text.
  • New broad based web import feature.
  • Added option to smooth fonts.
  • Free upgrades reduced to one year starting Jan 2017.
  • Discontinuing the old export to cloud feature starting Jan 2017.
Version 9.68 - Aug 10, 2016
  • Increased default window size to 1600x1000.
  • Updated user interface with standard window and new toolbar.
  • Fixed memory leak in recipe viewer.
  • Fixed first and last meal jumping on meals screen.
  • Fixed bug that saved empty meal events.
  • Manual import is now limited to the first 256,000 bytes of the selected file.
  • Modified the grocery text export formatting.
  • Combined the grocery send-to and export functions.
  • New faster import functions for Living Cookbook FDX recipe files.
  • Combined meal screens first meal, last meal, and select date functions into a single Change Date button.

Version 8

Home Cookin Recipe Software
Version 8.67 - Mar 21, 2016
  • Added cloud backup and restore features on Options screen.
  • Removed export to cloud feature.
  • Modification date is now updated when moving recipes.
  • Modification date is now updated when cleaning database.
  • Fixed unique ID generator.
  • Fixed: Right clicking title bar with gauge displayed locked up program.
  • zlib.dll is now included in the file backup.
  • Moved update status and Windows version to About screen.
  • Fixed typo's that caused incorrect link positioning on About screen.
  • Minor cosmetic change to buttons on Trial and About screens.
  • Improved translation of HTML and UTF-8 encoded text.
  • Update web import for BBC Good Food.
  • Update web import for 12 Tomatoes.
  • Update web import for FoodandWine.com.
  • Update web import for Bon Apetit.com.
  • Update web import for chowhound.com.
  • Update web import for saveur.com.
  • Update web import for CookingChannelTV.com.
Version 8.66 - Nov 23, 2015
  • Fixed bug that could prevent printer settings from changing.
  • Fixed import as information text.
  • Added support for Mastercook MZ2 format file imports.
  • Miscellaneous improvements to Mastercook file imports.
  • Improved import buffer trimming.
  • Update Accuchef Import.
  • Update RecipeML Import.
  • Update web import for About.com
  • Update web import for AllRecipes.com
  • Update web import for AllRecipes Argentina
  • Update web import for AllRecipes Mexico
  • Update web import for AllRecipes UK
  • Update web import for BonAppetit
  • Update web import for BudgetBytes
  • Update web import for BunsInMyOven
  • Removed cooking.com web import (recipe site closed)
  • Update web import for Cooks.com
  • Update web import for Delish.com
  • Update web import for FatFreeVegan
  • Update web import for Food.com
  • Update web import for PaulaDeen
  • Update web import for Pillsbury.com
  • Update web import for RealSimple.com
  • Update web import for TastingTable.com
  • Added web import for 12tomatoes.com
  • Added web import for skinnytaste.com
  • Added web import for Food Network Canada
  • Added web import for EverydayDiabeticRecipes.com
  • Improved fallback to manual import if web import fails.
  • Added entries to the right click popup in the recipe editor.
Version 8.65 - Oct 29, 2015
  • Updated internal web links to Mountain Software.
  • Added debounce processing to work better with erratic mouse clicks.
  • Updated Windows version check to work better with Windows 8.1 and later.
  • Ignore invalid leading characters when formatting ingredients.
  • Improved conversion of HTML and XML entities to ANSI text.
  • Rename Living Cookbook file import with FDX extension (Food Data Exchange).
  • Added text preprocessing when pasting or importing from the clipboard.
  • Update web import for allrecipes.com.
  • Update web import for bettycrocker.com.
  • Update web import for bonappetit.com.
  • Update web import for bunsinmyoven.com.
  • Update web import for chowhound.com.
  • Update web import for epicurious.com.
  • Update web import for food.com.
  • Update web import for foodandwine.com.
  • Update web import for foodland.com.
  • Update web import for foodnetwork.com.
  • Update web import for jamieoliver.com.
  • Update web import for kraftcanada.com.
  • Update web import for kraftrecipes.com.
  • Update web import for mccormick.com.
  • Update web import for mrfood.com.
  • Update web import for realsimple.com.
  • Update web import for recipegirl.com.
  • Update web import for recipeland.com.
  • Update web import for saveur.com.
  • Update web import for seriouseats.com.
  • Update web import for smuckers.com.
  • Update web import for tablespoon.com.
  • Update web import for tasteofhome.com.
  • Update web import for thepioneerwoman.com.
  • Added domain logging for web import.
  • Added web import for Masterchef Australia (tenplay.com.au)
  • Added web import for SBS Australia
  • Added web import for Natashas Kitchen
  • Added web import for California Olive Ranch
  • Added web import for GetMeCooking.com
  • Added text preprocessing for recipes uploaded to the cloud.
Version 8.64 - May 11, 2015
  • Fixed clipboard monitor for compatibility with Windows XP.
  • Removed timed feedback page.
  • Minor changes to dialogs for clipboard functions.
Version 8.63 - Apr 24, 2015
  • Added new print preview.
  • Improved program files detection on 64-bit Windows.
  • Improved conversion speed of corrupted databases.
  • Fixed fraction spacing problem with Mr Food web imports.
  • Fixed serving display when resizing recipe in editor.
  • Fixed line wrapping bug when printing information text.
  • Eliminated timed cleanup of cloud uploads.
  • Fixed several major bugs in the meal planner database.
  • Added range marking to the meal planner.
  • Modified meal screen button colors to be more consistent with other screens.
  • Added new meal time options to the meal calendar.
  • Added export feature to meals screen.
  • Added clipboard monitoring for web import.
  • The word "recipe" is now removed from the start of title when importing.
  • Consolidate and update all web import sites to eliminate duplicate code.
  • Removed WholeLiving.com from web import (limited recipes)
  • Removed Yumm.com from web import (site shut down)
  • Added check to verify web import link is an html document.
  • Added BritishTurkey to web import.
  • Added SparkRecipes to web import.
  • Added BudgetBytes to web import.
  • Added Smuckers to web import.
  • Added Bunsinmyoven to web import.
  • Added Tablespoon.com to web import.
  • Minor changes to file selector layout.
  • Added file selector shortcuts to Desktop and Documents folders.
Version 8.62 - Feb 17, 2015
  • Fixed crashing problem when pasting text into recipe editor.
  • New upgrade processing to solve issues with upgrades.
  • Fixed memory errors for list handling that could cause crashes.
  • Fixed odd results when grocery search is empty.
  • Unprintable characters are now removed from recipe titles when importing.
Version 8.61 - Feb 4, 2015
  • Fixed major bug in upgrade processing that could delete recipe and grocery data.
  • New recipes now default to the currently selected chapter.
  • Fixed crashing problem when editing a recipe from the Recipe screen.
Version 8.60 - Jan 28, 2015
  • New internal database structure.
  • Improved recipe resizing.
  • Improved duplicate finder.
  • Photo is now centered on card when "Print Photo" and "Separate Columns" options are checked.
  • PDF Cookbooks have thinner grey line around photos.
  • Fixed cut off text with wide screens.
  • Update web import for about.com.
  • Update web import for bonappetit.com.
  • Update web import for chow.com.
  • Update web import for jamieoliver.com.
  • Update web import for justapinch.com.
  • Update web import for marthastewart.com.
  • Update web import for myrecipes.com.
  • Update web import for nibbledish.com.
  • Update web import for pauladeen.com.
  • Update web import for pillsbury.com.
  • Removed web import for rachaelray.com (broken by javascript browser check).
  • Update web import for recipe.com.
  • Update web import for recipe4living.com.
  • Update web import for seriouseats.com.
  • Update web import for simplyrecipes.com.
  • Update web import for steamykitchen.com.
  • Update web import for thepioneerwoman.com.
  • Removed web import for weightwatchers.com (access now by subscription only).
  • Update web import for Yumm.com (now follows link to original recipe).
  • Improved fallback to manual import for failed web imports.
  • Added Recipeland.com to web import.
  • Added RealSimple.com to web import.
  • Added MyFridgeFood.com to web import.
  • Fixed registration bug in the Backup/Restore functions.
Version 8.59 - Aug 5, 2014
  • Cloud viewer now retains recipes 30 days from last access.
  • Improved error recovery for database cleanup.
  • Update web import for AllRecipes.com.
  • Update web import for AllRecipes Argentina.
  • Update web import for AllRecipes Mexico.
  • Update web import for AllRecipes UK.
  • Update web import for FineCooking.com.
  • Update web import for Food.com.
  • Update web import for FoodNetwork.com.
  • Update web import for MarthaStewart.com.
  • Update web import for RecipeLion.com.
  • Update web import for SeriousEats.com.
  • Removed web import for RecipeLand.com (web site no longer available).
  • Added Barilla.com to web import.
  • Added Weight Watchers to web import.
  • Minor tweaks to user interface.
Version 8.58 - Apr 21, 2014
  • Fixed the keyboard hotkey for grocery printing (disabled header hotkeys).
  • Improved cloud viewer to include photos.
  • Fixed crashing problem with titles that were too long.
  • Updated web import for changes at About.com.
  • Minor update to web import for Chow.com.
  • Updated web import for changes at BBC Good Food.
  • Added GiantFood.com to web import.
  • Minor update to web import for CookEatShare.
  • Minor update to web import for Just a Pinch.
  • Minor update to web import for Pillsbury.com.
  • Minor update to web import for TastingTable.com
  • Minor update to web import for TastyKitchen.com
Version 8.57 - Mar 21, 2014
  • Added an experimental Cloud View feature in the Send To menu.
  • Ingredient quantities are now rounded in 1/16 increments (previously 1/8 increments).
  • Minor improvements to measurement quantity conversions.
  • Fixed bug that caused HTML_to_Text to get stuck in a loop.
  • Updated web import for Epicurious.com.
  • Updated web import for PaulaDeen.com. Article pages will now load recipe page automatically if available.
  • Updated web import for MrFood.com.
  • Hyphenated words can now be added to spell check dictionary.
  • Minor bug fixes in spell checker.
  • Added KraftCanada.com to web import.
Version 8.56 - Feb 19, 2014
  • Fixed minor bug with recipe moving.
  • Fixed bug that prevented import of information text.
  • Improved processing for malformed quantities (i.e. 11/2 is more likely to be 1-1/2 than the literal 5-1/2).
  • Updated web import for FoodNetwork.com.
  • Updated web import for About.com.
  • Fixed bug in XML value processing (i.e. Photo URL's).
  • Added manual import option if web import fails.
  • Added MrFood.com to web import.
  • Added Asian Food Grocer to web import.
  • Added selectable sorting to grocery screen.
Version 8.55 - Jan 10, 2014
  • Added an index to MOBI exports.
  • Changed web import to ignore images smaller than 64x64 pixels.
  • Fixed broken grocery export.
  • Added Send To button on Grocery screen.
  • Web site for webroot antivirus information will now open if clipboard is empty.
  • Added FAQ tutorial links to the Send-To functions.
  • Improved error recovery for recipe index.
  • Fixed a bug in the database to support databases larger than 4GB.
  • Changed internal photo storage from BMP to JPG to reduce database size.
  • Fixed photo encoding bug in Home Cookin export.
  • Fixed photo scaling bug in PDF exports.
  • Updated web import for changes at FoodNetwork.com.
  • Minor change to Saveur.com web import.
  • Added Very Best Baking to web import.
  • Added Recipe.com to web import.
  • Added CookEatShare.com to web import.
  • Added Cooking.com to web import.
  • Added MyRecipes.com to web import.
  • Added RachaelRay.com to web import.
  • Added RecipeLand.com to web import.
  • Added Chow.com to web import.
  • Added iChef.com to web import. (Site closed before update released).
  • Added Culinate.com to web import.
  • Added TastingTable.com to web import.
  • Added Food52.com to web import.
  • Added BetterRecipes.com to web import.
  • Added CookThink.com to web import.
  • Added SeriousEats.com to web import.
  • Added Yumm.com to web import.
  • Added NibbleDish.com to web import.
  • Added TastyKitchen.com to web import.
  • Added BakeSpace.com to web import.
  • Added SteamyKitchen.com to web import.
  • Added Recipe4Living.com to web import.
  • Added JamieOliver.com to web import.
  • Added LiveWellNetwork.com to web import.
  • Added Enter Code button to trial screen.
Version 8.54 - Dec 12, 2013
  • Updates to user interface.
  • Fixed bug that didn't clear buffer when importing RecipeML format.
  • Chapter can now be changed in the recipe editor.
  • Web import now adds source to end of ingredients.
  • Updated web import for About.com.
  • Updated web import for DiabetesForecast.org.
  • Updated web import for FatFreeVegan.com.
  • Updated web import for JustaPinch.com.
  • Updated web import for KraftRecipes.com.
  • Updated web import for MarthaStewart.com.
  • Updated web import for McCormickGourmet.com.
  • Updated web import for RecipeGirl.com.
  • Updated web import for Saveur.com.
  • Added EatingWell.com to web import.
  • Added VegetarianTimes.com to web import.
  • Fixed grocery printout so optional meal list only includes marked meals. If fewer than two meals are marked, only the current date or later will be printed.

Version 7

Home Cookin Recipe Software
Version 7.53 - Oct 18, 2013
Version 7.52 - Jul 5, 2013
Version 7.51 - Apr 19, 2013
Version 7.50 - Apr 9, 2013
Version 7.49 - Mar 27, 2013
Version 7.48 - Feb 8, 2013
Version 7.47 - Jan 30, 2013

Version 6

Home Cookin Recipe Software
Version 6.46 - Jun 22, 2010
Version 6.45 - Apr 2, 2010

Version 5

Home Cookin Recipe Software
Version 5.9 - Jul 15, 2009
Version 5.8 - Nov 12, 2008
Version 5.7 - Nov 01, 2008
Version 5.6 - Apr 03, 2008
Version 5.5 - Apr 17, 2007
Version 5.4 - Oct 20, 2006
Version 5.3 - Jan 26, 2006
Version 5.2 - Nov 04, 2005
Version 5.1 - Oct 19, 2005
Version 5.0 - Aug 23, 2005 (First 32-bit version of Home Cookin.)

Version 4

Home Cookin Recipe Software
Version 4.9 - Nov 27, 2002
Version 4.8 - May 03, 2002
Version 4.7 - Sep 09, 2001
Version 4.6 - May 09, 2001
Version 4.5 - Mar 26, 2001
Version 4.4 - Mar 16, 2001
Version 4.3 - Jan 05, 2001
Version 4.2 - Oct 12, 2000
Version 4.1 - Aug 21, 2000
Version 4.0 - Aug 14, 2000

Version 3

Home Cookin Recipe Software
Version 3.9 - Sep 21, 1999
Version 3.8 - Sep 03, 1999
Version 3.7 - Aug 09, 1999
Version 3.6 - Jun 25, 1999
Version 3.5 - Jun 08, 1999
Version 3.4 - Mar 19, 1999
Version 3.3 - Jan 10, 1999
Version 3.2 - Nov 12, 1998
Version 3.1 - Oct 19, 1998
Version 3.0 - Oct 09, 1998

Version 2

Home Cookin Recipe Software
Version 2.8 - Jan 14, 1998
Version 2.7 - Jan 09, 1998
Version 2.6 - Dec 05, 1997
Version 2.5 - Nov 12, 1997
Version 2.4 - Nov 03, 1997
Version 2.3 - Nov 01, 1997
Version 2.2 - Aug 31, 1997
Version 2.1 - Jul 20, 1997
Version 2.0 - Jun 23, 1997

Version 1

Home Cookin Recipe Software
Version 1.4 - Feb 06, 1997
Version 1.3 - Jul 29, 1996
Version 1.2 - Jun 10, 1996
Version 1.1 - May 19, 1996
Version 1.0 - Apr 02, 1996

Earlier Products

The Amiga Recipe Box - Released 1993 for the Commodore Amiga
The Mac Recipe Box - Released 1993 for the Apple Macintosh
The Recipe Box - Released 1991 for the Atari ST
The Atari Cookbook - Released 1991 for the Atari 600XL