DinnerTool.com Solves the Family Dinner Dilemma!

September 17, 2009

CINCINNATI and NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Providing culinary inspiration to busy parents everywhere, Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. today announced the launch of DinnerTool.com, a website aimed at helping families solve the never-ending “what’s for dinner” dilemma. The site, which is run in partnership with NBC Digital Networks, enables users to search through thousands of recipes based on the ingredients they typically have in their kitchens. No more running to the store every night or throwing out left-over ingredients, DinnerTool helps parents make something everyone will love with the food already in their pantry or fridge.

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Simple and easy to use, DinnerTool.com features a user-friendly recipe generator and meal planning application as well recipe search, storage and “drag and drop” meal planning functionality. DinnerTool.com’s recipe database comes from multiple sources including cookbooks such as Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything and 1000 Gluten Free Recipes, among others. In addition, the site features a blog from Chef Ariane Duarte, a restaurant owner, working mom, and former chef’testant on the award-winning Bravo television show Top Chef. Ariane’s blog features her own easy and delicious dinner recipes as well as tips on how to make nightly family dinners a success.

“As a full-time chef and a mother of two, family dinners are very important to me, but I also know they can be a challenge,” said Ariane Duarte, Top Chef chef’testant and DinnerTool blogger. “DinnerTool is exactly what busy families need–it allows you to quickly find recipes without flipping though cookbooks or running to the store every night. You can save time and money and still gather the family together for a delicious dinner.”

DinnerTool.com includes the following features:

  • The Recipe Generator allows users to type in the ingredients they want to use and select the cuisine that suits their family’s taste and mood. Results will show many delicious recipes for easy-to-make entrees and side dishes.
  • The Meal Planner is an easy-to-use application that makes planning ahead effortless. Users can select recipes found by the recipe generator and simply drag and drop them into a weekly calendar. If they need some inspiration, they can hit the “I’m Feeling Hungry” button and get an entire week’s worth of recipes with just one click.
  • The Shopping List makes trips to the grocery store a breeze by combining all of the ingredients from the recipes in your weekly meal plan and organizing them in a simple printable format. The Shopping List finds all the times a particular ingredient appears in the weekly meal plan, totaling up the amount needed for the week, and even organizes ingredients by their type and aisle in the grocery store.
  • My Stuff allows users to save all of their family’s favorite recipes in one personalized file for quick and easy access anytime. Users can also save a week’s meal plan and shopping list here for future use.

About DinnerTool

DinnerTool.com is a website aimed at helping families solve the never-ending “what’s for dinner” dilemma. The site, which is run by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. in partnership with NBC Digital Networks, enables users to search through thousands of recipes containing the ingredients they typically have in their kitchens, to plan easy, fast and healthy meals for their families.

About Ariane Duarte

Ariane Duarte is the chef/owner of CulinAriane, a four-star restaurant located in Montclair, N.J. She was inspired to cook at a young age by her grandmothers. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, she worked at some of the best restaurants in the country before she and her husband, Michael, opened CulinAriane. In 2008, Ariane was a chef’testant on Bravo’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning No. 1 food show on cable, Top Chef. While much of her time is spent at her restaurant, she loves spending time with her daughters, ages 12 and 14, especially at the beach. She also enjoys entertaining for family and friends. Her strong belief is to keep smiling and always keep your cool.

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