If you follow me on Facebook, then recently you saw me mention that I was checking out this cool website called Cooking Planit. And, I now want to share with you what I found out. It is an amazing website that helps the busiest (and not so busy) families. It is very organized and well, just wonderful!
I love there are so many different recipes. Main dishes as well as side dishes, veggies and much more. You can advance your search and do kid-friendly, find recipes for just poultry or specific to a food allergy and more.
After searching through all of the delicious recipes and drooling, I finally found the recipe that I knew my Family would love!
Once you find your recipe, go ahead and check it out. It will show you everything you need, and I mean everything! The ingredients and even all of the utensils!!
When you click the button to add to your groceries, or when you start cooking, you will be prompted to choose how many servings you are planning on making. I love this because their standard recipes are for 4 servings, and since I have a Family of five, I need to do more than that. And, instead of me trying to figure out how to make more than 4 servings, it does it for me when I choose the six serving option. The grocery list is adjusted to make sure I get enough ingredients and the recipe is also adjusted to make sure I make enough and get it right!
When you can click to add the ingredients to your grocery list, it all moves to a printable list. You can do this with all of the recipes, so everything is all together and even separated for you! How convenient and easy to do. But, if you have an ios product, you can download the Cooking Planit iTunes app, and there is no need to print, you can see your list on your device. They are working on making an android app as well and cannot wait to be able to use it!
When you are ready to start cooking your meal, you click on the prep & cook button and it takes you to this screen. I love how it tells you the approximate time it will be completed. It also says at the top of the page, what time you will be done. When you are ready, click on the “Start cooking” button at the top. It will then walk you through each step. It tells you when to start everything so each thing is finished at the exact same time.
And when I tell you it walks you through every step, I wasn’t lying! It even told me when to prepare my plate for the bacon!! And, as you can see, there is a picture of bacon on the right side. In each step, it tells you what ingredients you will be working with. I also got to use my new T-fal non-stick pan which is just Awesome. Just watch, I will be telling you all about them soon.
In the screen before this one, I was to put the chicken in the oven, it suggested that it cook for 30min, but after fifteen minutes I should flip it. As you can see, where I placed the red circle at the top, it even gives me a second timer to count down the fifteen minutes for me to tell me when to flip! Love it!
And seriously, who wouldn’t love something that not only helps you cook everything perfectly, but also tells you to relax and enjoy some Wine!! Definitely my kind of app!!
I will be honest, I was a little skeptical when I tried this because I thought I was going to have to keep up with it and be precise, and if you are a Mom, you know that can be difficult with kids. And not only with them, you get the interruptions of phone calls, maybe the mail person dropping things off and more. And, I did encounter a squabble between my kids, a phone call and a slight delay of a hair meltdown, but nothing effected the meal.
I clicked to go to the next step when it was convenient for me and the app adjusted to work with how fast or slow I worked. If you go back and look at the pictures, you will see the “Ready by” time kept changing, and I actually finished about ten minutes earlier than it predicted. I really enjoyed this and I enjoyed how it walked me through everything!
And in the end, we have a new Favorite recipe!!
The Buffalo Chicken Pizza with Bacon and two cheeses is definitely a recipe I recommend when you go check out Cooking Planit!
And! have you been entering the Cooking Planit & T-fal giveaway I announced a bit ago? If not, you are missing out! 50 bloggers are each giving away a 12pc cookware set from T-fal! That means there are FIFTY sets being sent out to FIFTY winners!!! There are a few that have already ended but there are still plenty to enter. Mine starts this Friday, September 6th, so be sure to watch for that.
You can see the complete information HERE.
The matrix below will show and lead you to the current giveaways going on. Feel free to enter at every single one currently open!!
Disclosure: Contest is open to US Residents only. Limit one winner per household, per Family from the 50 blogs participating in the promotion. If an individual is the winner in more than one giveaway, the individual will receive only one set of cookware and another winner will be chosen for the remaining set(s). I have received a set of cookware and have agreed to do a review for T-fal and have agreed to help promote Cooking Planit. All opinions are completely my own.