Monday, September 24, 2012

Autumn's in the air

We have recently added many drink recipes to our Recipes Project and to fit the changing of the seasons, we have one particular recipe we'd like to share. With a few simple ingredients, you can make a delicious Autumn Punch, enriched with cinnamon and apple cider.

PieceWise also has a new option for users--the ability to stay logged in. On the Login Page, simply click the "Keep me logged in" box directly underneath where you enter your user information.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Recipes and Keeping Them Organized

Recently, the following recipes have been added to PieceWise:
With so many recipes, it's becoming difficult to keep track of all the ones you want to try. This is where PieceWise really shines--organization. While each recipe is its own individual project, they can all become pieces in one general recipe project. Check our recipe project to see all the recipes in one, centralized location.

Friday, September 14, 2012

General Tso's Chicken

Today's recipe will surely leave your stomach pleased--General Tso's Chicken. This is a favorite Chinese meal that would be great (and easy to make) to have this weekend. You can find the recipe here.

In the next few weeks read about more delicious recipes and also a new feature coming to PieceWise--the ability for services to instantly offer their goods to consumers.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

International Haus of Salad

When people think of salad, they typically think of the traditional, plain house salad--possibly Caesar salad if they're feeling a bit risky. Below is a list of 12 different salad types. While house and Caesar salad made the cut, the list includes more festive salads from both domestic and international origins.

The 12 salads featured today are as followed:

Even if you're not typically a salad person, one of these amazing recipes will surely hit the right spot in your stomach. Enjoy the salad alone or serve with your favorite meal.

Mamma Mia, Pizza Pia!

Perhaps the best food on the planet and most popularly agreed on choice for lunch would be none other than but pizza! Even when the pizza doesn't turn out so well, it's still a mighty good meal. It's no wonder that with pizza being such a star it'd make its debut on PieceWise--and that's exactly what it's done, in style.
Instead of listing off one or two favorite pizza types, PieceWise has compiled the recipes to the top dozen most popular pizzas. Wondering what they are? Here's the list:

See your favorite pizza on the list? Bake it and let us know how the recipe is! If, by chance, your choice didn't make the cut, create a new project listing the type and what steps we need to take to taste the yummy goodness.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Appetizer Galore!

Today I have three delicious appetizer recipes that will surely please your taste buds. The first one is a classic favorite, mozzarella sticks. This is certainly a treat sure to fill you up or bring joy to the entire group.

The second appetizer is often overlooked but will certainly leave your stomach happy. Here we have found one of the best recipes to make spinach and artichoke dip. With this appetizer, you'll get both a mouthful of deliciousness and make your mother happy by eating your spinach!

I've saved perhaps the best recipe for last--smoked mozzarella fonduta. Served with baked Italian bread and garnished with diced tomatoes and parsley, this appetizer is a one-hit-wonder. Once you have a sample of this delight you'll beg for more.

Try these recipes out for yourself and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Festive Food Recipes!

With cool weather right around the corner, PieceWise will be adding recipes to seasonal foods.

Today's featured recipes are how to make:

We hope you enjoy these tasty treats and let us know how the recipes turn out!

Organizing Your Business or Charity

We've discussed how PieceWise can be used to make simple lists, complex lists, and how you can market yourself. Today's blog post is about how you can organize your business, charity, or any other group you may have.

Say you are starting up a non-profit organization--it's more work than most people realize. You'll need a place to keep track of current fundraisers and future fundraising ideas, events, goals, achievements, and a whole array of additional information. By using PieceWise, you'll not only be able to organize all the information, but (unless you make it a private project) the information will also be open to the public. This will capture attention for your organization and explaining your goal. Hey, you could even have a section with information for donations.

By using PieceWise you can keep on top of daily tasks, market yourself or organization, and organize any task of future plans. Best of all, PieceWise is free to use and you can actually earn money by participating in any prize project currently running.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Advertising Yourself

To continue our series on how you can benefit by using PieceWise, you can also use it to personally market yourself.

If you're a caterer, you can post some of your favourite recipes, arrangements, pricing, and photos of your creations in order to obtain more business and name recognition.

If you're a marketer, you could quickly outline some of your more successful marketing strategies and past results and accounts to outline your resume and attract new clientele.

While I briefly outlined how these two professions could benefit, PieceWise is designed so any profession could benefit by marketing on our site. You can outline your resume, achievements, and anything else in order to make you stand out in the crowd.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ways to use PieceWise

So this is the first of several blog posts describing ways in which you can use PieceWise.

One of the most obvious and practical ways would be to make a list. This list could be as simple as a grocery list, a list of chores, or your workout routine. On the more complex end of things, you could create a list on steps to prepare for a wedding, organize a campaign, or plan a vacation.

How PieceWise would benefit you with simple lists, such as putting down your workout routine, is that you will be able to keep track what you accomplished on each day. For example, say one of your target goals is to run two miles daily. Underneath that piece in the project, you could record the actual distance you ran per day. This not only allows you to see whether you're meeting your goals, but also allows you to look back and see which days you may have skipped.

With more complex lists, such as planning a vacation, you're able to gather and view all the information needed in one centralized location. In your project, you can list what attractions you hope to see, what hotels are at the top of your list, and any transportation that you may need, such as airfare or renting a vehicle. By listing everything in one location, you have less of a risk in forgetting details, having hidden expenses, and not seeing all the attractions you had in mind.

By having projects on PieceWise, you not only benefit yourself by staying more organized, but you also help others who may be planning a similar vacation or workout routine as yourself. By already having your information submitted, this will provide others with ideas that they may not have considered in addition to allowing them to add their own ideas for a more complete list for future viewers.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Assigning Tasks

PieceWise has yet another new feature members can now use. In projects that you create, you can now assign tasks to users. To use this feature:
  • Right click on desired piece
  • Click on "Assign piece to user"
  • Fill out the required information
With this feature, you can chose what users to assign pieces to, when the assignment is due by, when to send out a reminder, and whether to notify them via text message or email.

This makes organizing group projects easier and allows for each member to remember what their assigned tasks are.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Private Projects on PieceWise

PieceWise has now made it possible for you to create private projects, meaning only you and those members you invite to the project can contribute and see the information.

When you create a new project, a window will pop up asking if you would like to make this a private project. Click "yes" if so or "no" if you would like for anyone to view and contribute to your project. If you decide to make it a private project, on the right-hand toolbar there will be an area where you can invite members to join your private project.

Remember that if you make your project private, no one can view or contribute to your project unless you invite them. We intend for most projects to be open to continue the trend of shared knowledge and open contribution.