We’ve all heard the drama where food bloggers who use the Ziplist recipe plugin are blocked from adding new posts until the developer finds a fix for the new WordPress 3.9 software update.  Over coffee the other night, John said, “I think I could probably tweak EasyRecipe Plus to read those recipes so they wouldn’t have to do a thing.”

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“Wow, that would be helpful for a lot of people, especially those wanting to convert their recipes over,” I said.

He smiled and gave me the standard, “Yep!”

So he went to work and at about 2am on Easter Sunday morning he got it all sorted and tested the best he could.  With so many versions of browser software, WordPress software and themes, nothing is ever going to be perfect in the blogging world, but…  most Ziplist users with WordPress 3.9 (or any other version) should have no difficulty at all in installing EasyRecipe Plus and switching over with nothing to do.

EasyRecipe didn’t suffer the same fate because John downloaded the WordPress 3.9 beta and saw all the changes and worked for two weeks to get the software updated in time.  Even then, he finished only hours before the WP release.

We’ve only had one negative comment about it so far.  It was something about John being a greedy bastard because he only put it out in the EasyRecipe Plus plugin and not the free version.  To that we say, “Fine, don’t use it.”  Yes, it costs $24.95 for EasyRecipe Plus.  Working for nothing to create a top quality plugin and then having to work hours for free sorting out theme problems gets old fast.  It’s also difficult to eat when you work for nothing.

How does it work?  You will be surprised at how easy.  Install EasyRecipe Plus, activate it and then deactivate Ziplist.  BAM.  Your recipes will work just fine now.  You can add new recipes or use any of the EasyRecipe Plus features.  Here’s a quick video (done at 1am) showing how it works.

Don’t forget that EasyRecipe Plus also works with Ziplist so your recipe boxes will work too.

You can read more about EasyRecipe Plus at http://www.easyrecipeplugin.com/

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The BEST email received to date said how pleased they were with EasyRecipe and that they were really surprised to know that John worked for Maureen.  I roared and told him to shut up and get to work!


Daisy’s Place Restaurant

April 16, 2014

Last week John and I were invited to lunch with our good friends Jan and David at Daisy’s Place restaurant.  Daisy’s Place is on Steve Irwin Way off the beaten track in Glenview (the Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo is just down the road) and none of us had been there before but we’d heard about […]

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Pork BBQ Stuffed Baked Potatoes

April 13, 2014

The first time I had a BBQ stuffed potato was at a rustic-styled restaurant called The Silo in Knoxville, Tennessee.  That was a LONG time ago and it’s now part of the Calhoun’s Restaurant chain owned by the Copper Cellar folks. I can’t remember who I went with but I was single back then so […]

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Sprouted Wheat, Date and Walnut Essene Bread Recipe

April 12, 2014

Walnut and date sprouted wheat essene bread, now that’s a recipe title for you.  When you read those words, you know exactly what’s in there.  Okay, I left out filtered water to sprout the grain in but that’s it.  I followed the healthy folks method of nothing but sprouted wheat, dates and walnuts. When I […]

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In My Kitchen, April 2014

April 10, 2014

You thought I was going to miss out this month, didn’t you?  I’d be very angry with myself if I didn’t join in with the lovely Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial’s In My Kitchen monthly peek into what’s going on in lots of kitchens around the world. This has been a very hectic […]

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Homemade Granola Bars

April 8, 2014

I mentioned to John and his dad that I was going to make granola bars similar to the granola I’d made last week and John looked at me with the most quizzical look.  He said, “Did you check my browser history?” I gave him the same look right back and said something elegant like, “Huh?” […]

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The IGA Creative Kitchen Challenge – Week 1

April 3, 2014

Calling all creative recipe people – IGA Supermarkets Australia is looking for you!   Take the IGA Creative Kitchen Challenge and share your favourite Easter recipes featuring one or more of several ingredient options available at your local IGA.  There are great prizes in store so join in the fun.  Who knows, your recipe might make […]

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Sprouted Wheat Bread with Seeds in the Thermomix

March 31, 2014

My friend Paul eats nothing but healthy, organic food and he’d rather cut off his finger than have a piece of ordinary bread.  He eats only sprouted wheat bread with dried fruit, seeds or nuts. He pays $10 for the tiniest loaf so I thought I’d give it a try using my Thermomix.  I didn’t […]

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Homemade Granola with Nuts, Seeds and Dried Fruit

March 28, 2014

Do you like having granola sweetened with honey and maple syrup for breakfast or snacks?  I do now. Back when I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, my best friend Sharon’s mother was a terrific cook and she would make some outstanding treats and mail them to her daughter from Nashville.  Sharon and I were both single […]

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