A competitor we’ve always respected and admired, TheSecretIngredients.com, has closed up shop. I don’t post this to gloat–I take no joy in seeing a fellow family business go under in these trying times.
However, we’ve had a number of new customers come to us lately in a panic to copy and paste all their recipes from off their site and into our software before that site goes down.
I think it’s an incredibly wise move to do this, not with just this site, but with any site where you might have your cherished family recipes. The truth is that, although we all hope for the best, when you type your family recipes into a website, you are giving up control over what may happen to them. Businesses fail, servers crash, backup systems don’t work, or sometime just “stuff happens”, and your cherished family recipes can be gone forever.
The only way to be sure your recipes are secure is to have them on your local computer (and make a backup!)
I wish the great folks who ran TheSecretIngredients.com nothing but the best. TheSecretIngredients.com had a fine blog, and a wonderfully designed site. And they may come back in some new form that allows all their customers to access their recipes online just like they used to be able to. (I’ve spoken to one of the current owners, and it seems that’s their hope.)
But please remember that the only way to be sure all the work you’ve put into typing up your family recipes isn’t lost is to keep it stored on your own computer. Our cookbook software can help you do that.