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This review is from: Taste of Home (Kindle Edition)
I have a love/hate relationship with TOH. I love finding and trying new recipes, but I hate the layout of the magazine since they changed it. It seems like there is mainly advertisments in the magazine now. The magazine looks great on my Kindle Fire, and I really enjoy the fact that it shows up automatically when there is a new issue. However, I wish there was a way to highlight or bookmark recipes I want to try. I currently have 6 issues on my Kindle, and it's a pain trying to remember which issue I saw the recipe in and then looking through all the pages to find it. (I do like the quick page view - it helps some with that problem) I do love the fact that those six issues aren't laying around cluttering my cookbook shelf. Overall I like the kindle edition, but it would be 5 star with less advertisments, and ability to bookmark or highlight recipes for easy access!
**update 4/11/12 - I am removing one star because I am not able to print copies of recipes from their website or save them to my recipe box. I tried several recipes that were in the current magazine and it tells me they are for subscribers only. So I contacted customer service and they said that since I get the Kindle edition I don't have access to the recipes. Really?? I am still subscribing to their magazine! Why does it matter that it's a digital edition instead of print?? That is VERY disappointing
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Initial post: Mar 30, 2012 9:33:29 AM PDT
Janis E. Smith says:
I have found that the Taste of Home Recipes appear on Allrecipes.com. On this website you can set up a recipe box that saves your favorite recipes or ones that you want to try. It's free, they also have a phone app that you can use on the go that syncs with your recipe box. I love all of the flexibilty and having all of my TOH recipes at my finger tips! Hope this helps!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 9:52:54 AM PDT
M. Knoll says:
Thanks for that tip! I will have to check it out.
Posted on Apr 27, 2012 3:17:04 PM PDT
Nancy E. Helmick says:
I think if you subscribe to the print edition of the magazine you should be able to get it for free on kindle.
In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2012 1:15:53 PM PDT
Debbie T. says:
I totally agree with this.
Posted on Dec 27, 2012 5:27:26 PM PST
S. Evans says:
Thanks for the heads-up on the TOH website and the recipes being for "subscribers only." Yep, if you are saving them mailing and printing costs -- *and still paying money for your subscription* -- you should be entitled to the exact same benefits as print subscribers. I was tempted to sign up for the Kindle version, having been a TOH fan for over a decade now. But no thanks, not if they can't get their act together and treat all subscribers fairly.
Posted on Jan 14, 2013 10:50:12 AM PST
Robin L. Langdon says:
I have an app for my Kindle Fire HD called Chef Tap. It allows me to import a recipe from any magazine, site or blog. I had a hard time figuring it out at first, (not a great set of directions) but maybe that was just me. Now that I have it going, it works great and it even keeps a back up file I can download in case something happens to my Kindle. Not a paid endorsement, just a solution I've found to recipe clutter and e vs. print frustration.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2013 11:55:48 AM PDT
Diana Westfall says:
They do it this way because the kindle subscription is cheaper so you only get the magazine. Where as if you order the print subscription you get access to their website as well as their digital version. I believe to can subscribe to their digital version alone as well and still get access to the web site. But at the same time you get what you pay for. Did you think you were going to get everything that a normal subscriber gets when your pay 35% less.
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