Over the years, many of you have written to me asking for the ability to save your favorite recipes on this site to a personal recipe box. Frankly, I wanted to be able to do that too. In fact, I wanted a place where I could easily store recipes from all of my favorite websites. That’s why I couldn’t be more tickled to announce that, because of a partnership with a company called ZipList, we can now offer you this feature here on Simply Recipes. Not only can you save your favorite recipes from Simply Recipes to your personal favorites on ZipList, you can also save favorites from dozens of other sites, including Martha Stewart, Leite’s Culinaria, Kalyn’s Kitchen, Joy of Baking, The Perfect Pantry, and Recipe Girl.
In addition to storing your favorite recipes to your recipe box, you can also easily add the ingredients from a recipe to an online shopping list, which you can access from your mobile phone. The service, both from the website and the mobile phone apps, is completely free.
If you want to save a recipe to your recipe box, just click on the “Add to Recipe Box” button above the main photo of the recipe on the recipe page.
If you don’t already have an account with ZipList, you will be prompted to create one. Once logged in, you can easily add recipes to your recipe box from Simply Recipes, or any site using ZipList. At anytime, if you want to check what recipes are in your recipe box, just click on the “Recipe Box” link in the red navigation bar at the top of the site.
Creating a grocery shopping list is easy too. Just click on the “Add to shopping list” link next to the recipe ingredients on a recipe page. You can then select which of the ingredients you want to keep on your list, and which ones you don’t. The shopping list will compile the ingredients from all of the recipes you’ve selected to add to the shopping list.
This service by ZipList continues to evolve, and they are interested in your feedback (me too!). So, please take the features for a spin and let us know what you think. What do you like? What do you think could be improved? If you see some kinks in the system, please let us know.
Hope you like it!