I discovered Ziplist as I was searching for just the right recipe plug in for my blog. You can see my recently published recipe (by Monica) for Banana Blackberry Sandwich. Not only do I like that you can print the recipe directly from my posts, but you can save the recipe to your own Ziplist Recipe Box. My fascination for Ziplist deepened as I saw just how much my family desperately needed this service. (The Ziplist plug-in is an extension of RecipeSEO, which you need before installing Ziplist. Come see how your recipes will look if people happen to be googling for a recipe like yours.)
I can not only save the recipes I like, but I can also create a shopping list from that recipe so the ingredients get plugged into the shopping list. Even more exciting is that I found the Ziplist App for my Android (also available for the iPhone or you can text the list to a family member who may already be headed to the store.) There have been many times while we have been either at my mom’s house or my In-Love’s and wanted to cook something special with them, but the recipe was at home in my recipe box on the kitchen counter. Now I can have them in my Ziplist and access it from my phone or a friend’s computer.
So here’s where I got crafty. I downloaded the App to my husband’s phone and my daughter, Jess‘ phone too. I used my log in information to give them both access to the lists.
While we are at home, we can add what we need to the list each day. Then when any one of us are going to be near the store, we can stop in to get what we need without calling to ask what we need. Each of us has access to check items off the list as we place them in the cart.
From my computer, I added the local stores we always shop at and customized the aisles in order as they are in the store. You can add notes to each item such as if you have a coupon for that item, to specify which % of milk you are needing, or even scan the bar code of a specific item with your Smart phone.
I was not asked to write this post, nor compensated in any way for promoting Ziplist, RecipeSEO, or Google Recipe View. I just so happen to really like these services and wanted to share them with you.
In addition to that, I wanted to be sure you knew how snazzy this plug in is so that if you like my recipes, you can add them to your Ziplist too. It’s free to sign up. If you decide to use this service, let me know! I may just end up using one of your recipes in my family’s menu soon. I will be updating all my recipes here and re-posting them with this new plug in..and just in time for the holidays too. I have many Harvest Recipes that new subscribers may not have been introduced to yet.
I have been working all summer on my photography and have opened a new page to show off my best work. I will be sharing what I have learned along the way on the new blog at Pix-O-Sphere that is soon to launch. I hope you’ll enjoy the photos.
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Not all women have time to make homemade baked beans from scratch, but they want to create something a bit different than your average canned baked beans. Here’s a quick and economical way to spruce up some canned baked beans.
1 28 oz. Can Van Camp’s Original Baked beans
4 small ripe tomatoes, diced
1 small white onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 c Bull’s Eye Carolina BBQ sauce
2 Tbsp Alfalfa Honey
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Sautee the vegetables in olive oil til slightly tender with a bit of crisp.
Mix in beans and BBQ sauce and heat to serve.