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Simmer Pro 1.0 

Since November Simmer Pro 1.0 is available to license customers in the Account > Downloads section of this website. This newest product release is also now available in all Simmer HQ hosting, continuing our past 10+ years of commercial WordPress development. Simmer HQ hosting includes unlimited web design and development services with this plugin and many other officially supported WordPress […]

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Creamy Pumpkin

Fall has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. The northernmost parts of the globe experience changing leaves and crisp cool air this time of the season. 🍂 Pumpkin as an ingredient in baking and cooking is extremely versatile and is easily stored for long periods. From pie to soup there is a savory or sweet flavor for all. […]

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Recipe Archives and APIs

Cookbooks are enchanting and incredibly authentic forms of traditional self-publishing. In the United States, Julia Child and the Joy of Cooking–in print since 1936 with over 18 million copies sold–are pioneers in the industry of interactive media. In a single recipe, authors of cookbooks transport the reader to another time and place. Digital recipe data is […]

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4 Innovative Food Startups

Spending time in the grocery store to put a healthy recipe and meal on the table is not usually an easy task. Food startups such as Blue Apron, Plated, and others–including an option by Beyoncé–are disrupting dinner across the United States in an effort to fix dinnertime. The result is a more relaxing experience for […]

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Unit Testing in WordPress: Items API

If you’ve been following along with Simmer’s development, you know that we recently released version 1.3 to the world. This version brought on a major refactor of the plugin’s data and file structure in an effort to make recipe information more extendable. Simmer 1.3 Items API We decided to move recipe ingredients and instructions data into […]

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Simmer 1.3: Items API

Version 1.3 of Simmer has been released! We focused on making major under-the-hood improvements to Simmer’s core architecture, in addition to some great updates from version 1.2. These great changes will ensure platform longevity, stability, and security for Simmer users and developers alike. New Items API We’ve completely rewritten the way Simmer handles creating, saving, and […]

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