Wow, it has been a long time since I posted anything here. Almost 8 months!
A lot has happened in that time. After completing some classes and a lot of paperwork, Christina and I became certified to be Adoptive Parents at the end of last year. On May 31, we got matched with a 12-year-old girl needing a family and on July 13th she moved into our home (and is on pre-placement status). Things have been a lot different since that time and Cookie had to become second priority for a while.
That doesn't mean progress halted at all. I have been working hard and am pleased to announce that the core features are nearly complete. This includes the recipe form for adding and editing recipes, trashing no longer wanted recipes, searching your recipes, searching all public recipes, searching for other users, following users, pinning public recipes from other users to reference later, and your public Cookie profile. Whew! In fact, there is enough in place I plan to migrate both Christina's and My data to the updated Cookie this week!
The current plan is to have us use Cookie for a few weeks and find/fix as many bugs we can find before moving over our current beta testers in December. At that time I will add a few more features and continue bug-fixing. After that, I am shooting for an open beta starting in January/February 2018, meaning anybody can register and start using Cookie! These dates are tentative, but I am optimistic.
It has been a long road and I am super excited that you will soon be able to experience Cookie for yourself!