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New Features on MBA

You may have noticed a few changes around MBA in the last week or so (and if you heard a scream in the distance, yes, it was me as I pulled my hair out). We’ve been working ’round the clock to bring you some exciting new features that I hope will make My Baking Addiction even more user-friendly for you.

The first is an enhanced print box. In addition to a cleaner, sleeker box, we’ve also added:

– a Yield field: I will fill in how much the recipe makes wherever possible, and always going forward. Older posts may not have this, but we’re updating them as and when we can.

– Ingredients, Directions and Notes in clearly marked fields to make recipe reading easier.

The second feature is in partnership with ZipList.com. We’ve added seemless integration with their tools.

What is ZipList?

ZipList is a free online recipe box. They have free mobile apps, or you can use their website. You can access your recipe box from your phone or computer any time you want.

How does it work?

Once you’ve signed up for a ZipList account (totally free), anytime you hit this little “save” button on MBA from now on, the recipe will be saved to your ZipList recipe box, and the ingredients will be added to your grocery list.

If you already have certain ingredients, you can easily remove some items, or change the quantities of others.

You can even mark whether or not you have a coupon for a certain ingredient, or specify if you need to go to a special store for one of them.

ZipList partners with tons of food sites across the web, including Martha Stewart, Woman’s Day, and the The Daily Meal.

Food bloggers, let your readers save your recipes to an online recipe box and shopping list with one click. Explore ZipList’s free WordPress recipe plugin and more ways to make your recipes more findable.

Now you can have all your favorite recipes in one spot, plan a week’s worth of menus from them, and add the items you need for those recipes to your grocery list with hardly any effort at all.

Pretty cool, huh?

We hope that you like the new ZipList addition. We’ve been using it here at home for a few weeks now, and I have to say, I’m finding I make return trips for forgotten items from the store a lot less often, and menu planning is a breeze! We have a few more new features in the works, so definitely stay tuned.

The plugin being used for the new recipe format was customized by Purr Design.

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TheSweetQueen

Wednesday 12th of October 2011

LOVE your blog ... LOVE your new stuff ... BUT have a BIG question ... I usually read your blog thru a reader ... and your feed does not include pictures ... most of the blogs ( 99%) I follow show pics in their feeds ... how come you don't??! I've always wondered why blogs with FANTASTIC pics ... don't include them!!? I'm a visual kinda gal ... and your pics are what drew me to your blog ... sure WISH you would include them in your feed!!

Jamie

Wednesday 12th of October 2011

Hi! We are having a lot of image issues on the site. Although we haven't taken the image out of the feed, it has simply disappeared. Hopefully we'll find a fix soon. -Jamie

TheSweetQueen

Wednesday 12th of October 2011

Whoops ... just reading the other comments ... and looks like you've already answered this one ... sorry!!

Melissa H from So. Fla.

Monday 10th of October 2011

I absolutely love your site. It's just so easy to maneuver around here. It's my "go to" site each day! Thank you!!!

Jadey

Friday 7th of October 2011

Ooo Err!!! Looking good Love the new features thank you! Downloading ziplist now. x

Lynn J

Thursday 6th of October 2011

Love the changes Jamie. Ziplist looks like it will be great for me.

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Wednesday 5th of October 2011

Looks like you also have a new embedded link thing going on with InfoLinks?

Jamie

Wednesday 5th of October 2011

Amy- We are currently testing Infolinks on the site as a potential ad network. -Jamie

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