Hey I was just wondering if I could get some advice from you guys. I'm trying to write basically a cookbook program for my mom. She wanted to put them on the computer to save them and I thought WTH I could write her a program not only helping her but adding to my portfolio. Now my question is, what is the best way to store the recipes. At first I thought Access DB (because I don't know really how to use any other DB program), but I wasn't sure how I could link up the description of the recipe. I could easily write the program in C# using Access if all I was doing was ingredients. Unless you guys think I could just put the directions in a filed of their own. (Sorry I like to think a lot as I type, especially while asking for help) My other thought was a linked list but then quickly decided that would be a very HUGE program and not a good way to store many recipes. So again just looking for some advice on the best way to store my data. Thanks to anybody who lends a hand.