Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Deana's Recipe Collection now with WW points: formatted for MacGourmet

Presenting My New and Improved Online Recipe Collection

Deana's Recipe Collection

I am updating many of my tried and true recipes with nutrition info and WW points.
New Category which will be updated daily as my diet progresses Nutrition Calculated Recipes

The program that I use is MacGourmet and it lets me publish my recipe collection online. If you have MacGourmet recipe program, then at the bottom of each recipe you can drag the icon directly into your program to input the recipe into your MacGourmet program. However copy and pasting still works for other programs.

Hi friends (Waving at you )
I know many of you are watching your weight or are doing Weight Watchers like me- Well I love to cook and to create my own recipes, so that leaves me with the daunting task of figuring out what WW points my recipes have and taking the time to nutrition analyze them. That is what I am slowly trying to do now.

Many of my tried and true recipes have Weight Watcher's points calculated and some have nutrition info but it is haphazard. I have just started going back to Weight Watchers and I have a new nutrition analyzer on my MacGourmet program that I am using to calculate the nutrition and WW points for many of my tried and true recipes. I am also tweaking my recipes to be healthier. As I try the recipes and calculate the new nutrition and WW points (cause every little change or brand of ingredient changes that) I am adding them to a new folder that I added in the contents called "Nutrition Calculated Recipes"- I know real original. When brands are important to the nutrtion info I have treid to list the specific brand. Sometimes it doesn't matter though. Eventually this file should grow daily as each day I'll be adding to the file.

Also note this is a recipe collection -- Yes I have snagged recipes from all over the internet from individuals and commercial sites- In most cases I have tried to document the original source but also most of the recipes I have tweaked or modified in some way to accommodate my family's likes and specific ingredients that I buy. My understanding is that recipe collections don't exactly follow standard copyright laws and as long as I don't copy any thing in it's entirety or verbatim then it is ok to have in my personal collection. I have not stolen or plagiarized for profit or with any malintent so I think I am ok -- if you know otherwise let me know.

Also please comment or contact me if you want to share any recipes, have any ideas or like any of my recipes. Comment here on the post or email me at

And please share your favorite or special Weight Watcher's recipes that you have with points.
I love to try new recipes. Any Easter recipes? I think I am going to make leg of lamb for Easter- hopefully I can make that Weight Watcher friendly.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Wow, I never knew all this calculations stuff! Thanks.