One of my favorite applications in Ubuntu is "Gourmet Recipe Manager". You can install it from the Ubuntu Software Center. Gourmet Recipe Manager is a recipe organizer that allows you to create, collect, search, organize and browse all of your recipes. You can even create shopping lists and calculate nutrition info.
Creating a recipe card is very easy and straight forward. Adding the data yourself is a breeze and you can even import a photo. One thing I really like is the ability to go to any website and Gourmet Recipe Manager will try to pull the recipe data from the webpage. Very useful! Just plug in the URL of your favorite websites like Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, Anthony Bourdain... literally any web page with a recipe on it and let Gourmet Recipe Manager do the grunt work of scraping the ingredients list, instructions & description for you.
If you want to share recipes with family, friends, neighbors, or anyone... you can easily export your recipe in a number of ways. As an HTML file, a plain text file, a MealMaster file and to PDF. I have hard copies of my recipes now by exporting to PDF and selecting the "index card" size.
Below are a few walk through images to get you aquainted with the Gourmet Recipe Manager. As always, click the images to see full size.
(this image shows a list of my recipes)
(browse your recipes a number of ways)
(you can even rate your recipes)
In the last photo you can see my recipe for English Muffins. My photo included on the left side with rating, prep time and instructions. On the the right side is the ingredients list. Any cooking times are included in the recipe will be highlighted and are made clickable which pops up a handy timer. Ive used this many times now.
If you are a seasoned cook or budding chef, you are going to fall in love with this application!