App Spotlight: Cooking Apps

Some great, well-reviewed cooking apps are currently on sale in Amazon’s app store.

What’s For Dinner has an average review rating of 4/5 stars across 238 reviews and normally sells for $2.99, but is currently on sale for just $1.25. From Amazon:

The What’s For Dinner? Premium app provides access to multiple popular recipe websites and your own recipes in one organized interface. Find a recipe, read reviews, add the ingredients to your grocery list, and save it in your own database if you like it.

Find the Perfect Recipe

Use the Search option to find an abundance of recipes for whatever you may dream up. The online search pulls dishes from FoodNetwork, Epicurious, AllRecipes, MyRecipes, and more. Scroll through the options displayed with the icon of its source. Tap on any that look interesting to view photos, ingredients, cooking instructions, and reviews.

Add Recipes to Your Shopping List

Creating a weekly menu has never been so easy. Once you add a recipe to your shopping list, view each ingredient under its respective food category, and check it off the list once you get it.

Organize Your Recipes

Save your favorite recipes and access them anytime. Choose from a variety of labels such as Apps and Snacks, Bread, Breakfast, Desserts, Main Dish, Salad, Sides, Soups and Stews, and more. Add your own if it’s not already in the database. Export and Import recipes to ensure everything is backed up and right where you want it when you need it.

Never be at a loss around six o’clock while you eliminate the usual dinner suspects and try to come up with something new.

The AllRecipes Dinner Spinner Standard edition app is not only FREE, but currently comes with a $1 credit toward the purchase of Amazon MP3s! This app has an average review rating of 4/5 stars across 205 reviews. From Amazon:

So, What’s For Dinner?

Answering this question is fun and easy with the Dinner Spinner app for Android, which provides you with instant access to more than 40,000 recipes. Each recipe is accompanied by photos along with reviews and time-saving cooking tips from the Allrecipes community of millions of home cooks. This app just might dish up a recipe that will become a family favorite for generations.

Choose by Dish, Ingredient, or Time

If you’re feeling like having some pasta tonight, for example, simply open the Dinner Spinner, click on Main Dish, then Pasta, and finally View Matches to see dozens of pasta recipes along with ratings. Reviews and the “Ready in” feature, which tells how long the dish takes to prepare, will help you choose which recipe to try.

With this app, there is no need to worry about that bumper garden crop of zucchini. Simply search on the term ‘zucchini’ and voila! You no longer have more zucchini than you know what to do with. You can also find recipes based on how much time you have, whether it’s less than 20 minutes on a busy weeknight or hours for a festive party. Slow cooker recipes are also provided.

Spin It Up

If you could use some inspiration to get dinner on the table, look no further than the Dinner Spinner app Shake to Spin option. Just open the app, shake your [device], and watch random selections of ingredients and selections fall into place. You’ll be tantalized into the kitchen in no time, but be prepared for the ideas that spin into the palm of your hand.

Having all those great recipes at your fingertips is all well and good, but what if you need more basic culinary information, like conversion tables, substitutions, and preparation how-to’s? That’s where the KnowledgeBook: Cooking app comes in. This app is also free, also comes with the $1 MP3 credit, and has an average review rating of 4/5 across 9 reviews. From Amazon:

Your Own Personal Sous-Chef

KnowledgeBook: Cooking doesn’t contain any recipes, but cooks will find this app indispensable.

KnowledgeBook: Cooking has all the tidbits of information that anyone putting together a recipe really needs. This app’s handy reference guide includes ingredient substitutes, a comprehensive culinary glossary, measurement conversions, and temperature information.

Now You’re Cooking

Discover what can be substituted for buttermilk, how many bananas it takes to make one cup of slices, how many cups are in a pint, and what temperature an oven should be set to if the recipe calls for a “moderately hot” oven. This app also helps you decipher arcane kitchen terms such as “papillote” and “chiffonade.” KnowledgeBook: Cooking also includes cooking instructions for high altitude as well as a comprehensive yield list of fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients, from apples to yeast.

Teaspoons, Tablespoons, Soup spoons, Dessert Spoons, Salt Spoons …

This app features a measurement calculator that makes unit conversion a snap. When you are on the measurement screen, select which measurement you wish to convert, and a calculator will come up. You simply tap in a number, and viola! Your measurement is automatically converted in every relevant unit. For example, if you enter in “3” for tablespoons, your 3 tablespoons will be converted in general, US, Imperial, Australian, metric, informal, and even ancient measurements.

Click here to view Amazon’s full catalog of cooking apps.


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