JAP on a Kindle

Heidi Hoerman


This recipe explains how to get a recipe from JAP onto your Kindle (or similar e-reading device).

A Kindle is just the right size to bring a recipe from the internet to the kitchen. It is much better than scribbling a recipe on the back of an envelope if your computer isn't attached to a printer.

Here, in the form of a recipe, are step-by-step instructions for getting a recipe from JAP onto a basic Kindle. It should also work with variations on other e-readers and other recipe sources.


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  • 1
    kindle (or other reading device)
  • 1
    computer attached to the internet
  • 1
    usb cord
  • 1
    recipe on jap
  • 1 pinch
    patience the first time you try it

How to Make JAP on a Kindle


  1. Call up the JAP recipe of your choice. Click the print button JAP provides to get a printer-friendly display of the recipe.
  2. This is the printer friendly display.
  3. Use your browser to "Save page as" and choose "text files" or ".txt" as the document type. Remember where you saved this file.
  4. Using the USB cord, plug your kindle into your computer and turn it on. Your computer should recognize it as an external disc drive just as it recognizes a flash stick.
  5. On your computer, call up the directory of files. On most this will involve clicking "computer" or "my computer" on the start menu.
  6. Find the directory that has the recipe file in it. The name of the file will be the name of the recipe with hyphens between the words and the .txt, e.g. "heavenly-hard-rolls.txt"
  7. Find the kindle in the list of drives in the left hand column. Click on the little arrow to show the directories on your kindle.
  8. Drag and drop the recipe file onto the documents file on your Kindle.
  9. Safely unplug the Kindle using the safe way to remove hardware for your computer.
  10. The recipe will be listed just like a book title on your Kindle.

    Take your Kindle to the kitchen and cook. No, not cook the Kindle -- make the recipe!

Printable Recipe Card

About JAP on a Kindle

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #kindle

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