About Us

Dear MasterCook Fans,

First, a hearty thank you for choosing MasterCook as your recipe/cookbook management system – some of you have been using MasterCook for over a decade!

We wanted to take this opportunity to let you know of some exciting new developments.

But first a walk down memory lane:

MasterCook was originally developed by Arion software in 1992 and quickly became America's favorite cooking software. In 1995, Sierra acquired the program, adding major features you still hold dear today. In 2001, ValuSoft, a division of THQ, Inc., took the reins stewarding version 7 through 11.

In March 2012, Cosmi Finance LLC purchased ValuSoft. One of the crown jewels of the purchase was MasterCook! As a family-owned business, we the partners at ValuSoft + Cosmi, intend to play an active role in the development of the next generation of MasterCook software. In fact, our families have been using the program ourselves for the past several years.

And looking toward the future:

We are happy with the outstanding reviews we've received from releasing MasterCook 14 and the new web import tool.   We have hired an experienced development team to begin building iOS and Android apps along with expanding the MasterCook.com functionality.  In 2016 we are planning some major changes for our flagship MasterCook recipe application, and will be working closely with Los Angeles software developer Framework Solutions to deliver some great new features.

Many of you already know Pam Erickson and John Shotsky. They have been providing support on the original Sierra Forums since 1999 and know the program inside and out. As MasterCook's new owner, ValuSoft + Cosmi, we have made Pam and John official members of our development team. Their enthusiasm, knowledge and overall great attitudes will be reflected in the new program and ongoing as our customer support team leaders.

More than ever, we want to hear from you!

What would you like to see in the next edition? Register now and let us know! You can feel confident that as we expand the feature set, we're also making the program easier to use.

MasterCook 15 is available now and our new website mastercook.com will keep you apprised of our progress. Register now for special offers, customer service, and be the first to know when the new MasterCook is available. Thanks again for your continued support and best to you and your families for a delicious and bountiful autumn!


Amos Smith & Family
Edward Lanchantin & Family