Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pepperplate and New Recipes

Have you heard of Pepperplate? We hadn't until we visited with my mentor teacher and his wife in Vermont. They've been using it and gave us a quick demo.

Pepperplate is an app for your ipad/android/chrome device, and also has a website that you can log into. You can upload recipes, create automatic shopping lists (that have been so handy while grocery shopping) and share the recipe easily.

Over the last month Tom and I have been trying out a bunch of new recipes. I have fallen more in love with recipes from Marin Mama Cooks  and we cooked up a bunch of her recipes a few weeks ago. Once I know I like a recipe it goes straight into my Pepperplate account. For a while I only had Jacquelyn's recipes in there, but we have since added our usual dishes and a few new ones to try.

We had our first Trader Joe's experience last Sunday and came home with all of the fixings to create meatball subs. My mom used to make porcupine meatballs growing up but we always bought regular meatballs pre-made. This time, Tom was the chef and he was excited to try out the new recipe.


Let me tell you, these meatballs were amaaazing! And the subs were incredible. We may never buy a package of meatballs ever again!

Have you tried out Pepperplate?
Where do you normally keep recipes? 
I started this blog as a way to remember recipes, but Pepperplate is so much easier!


  1. On using Pepperplate, if you have a mobile iOS device — the “add to Pepperplate” bookmarklet works just fine. First add a bookmark, then go back and edit it and drop-in the javascript. Then whenever you see a recipe that you want to save to Pepperplate, just click on the bookmark in your Safari browser.

  2. Hi Dani! I am just seeing this now! You totally made my day. I'm so happy that you have made and loved some of the recipes from the site. It's so nice when I hear that people are making and enjoying the grub :) I have never heard of pepperplate, but I will have to check it out. I keep bookmarking recipes and then forget about them. Your meatball sandwiches look amazing and totally something my family and I would enjoy! Speak soon! xoxo, Jackie