With Thanksgiving right on our doorsteps, a large part of the festive celebrations will involve the wonderful food that is prepared to bring everyone together. To help spice things up 3 new recipe apps have been released for the Apple ever-versatile iPad. So with the help of Mashable, we can give you a brief rundown of what’s available.
First up is Food Network’s “In The Kitchen” app, priced at $1.99 it contains 45,000 recipes from TV’s very own celebrity chefs. Said to be well organised, you can search through the recipes by keyword or chef. Any dishes that you want to share can be put on Facebook or Twitter via your e-mail. Although there are no embedded instructional videos, you can use the app to create a shopping list, convert volume or weights and set a timer.
Next on the list is AllRecipes.com and their “Your Kitchen Inspiration” app. Though this might not be the best to look at, the recipe finder with user reviews makes it easy to use. Users can pick their recipes by dish type, cooking method and also cooking time. It allows you to use the keyword filters to specify any ingredient that you don’t want to use, or any dietary requirements.
Once a recipe has been selected you can view its ratings, calorie count and serving suggestions. While the basic app is free, you will need to spend $4.99 to gain the PRO version.
Last but by no means least is ‘Martha Stewart Makes Cookies” (my personal favourite). At $7.99 it may be the most expensive but the price is justified when you look at the 50-plus sugar-coated desserts, set out in one big cookie board display. User friendly, you simply swipe to navigate through the delicious looking recipes, from chocolate almond crackles to old fashioned sugar cookies.
A simple tap on the picture brings up the baking instructions and how-to videos with a list of tools required. By bookmarking favourites, you can share them with your social media friends.
So all that is left to do is choose which app will help you the most during the festive season.
Why not take a look at Mashable to read more about the recipe apps available and give us your opinion.