5 Must Have Apps For The Foody


Planning and preparing meals in this modern, high tech age is so much easier with these

5 apps for the Foody!

5 apps for the Foody

1. AllRecipes.com Dinner Spinner

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Choose your dish, key ingredient, and prep time and let AllRecipes’Dinner Spinner do the rest! The categories are varied and vast. For example, “Dish” includes breakfast, cookies, dessert, beverages, main dishes, salad, side dishes, soups/stews, appetizers, and bread. Just out of curiosity, I set my spinner to find cookies made out of cheese that would be ready in 45 minutes or less. and BAM!! Ricotta Cookies! My Favorite  feature of this app are the user ratings. This particular recipe boasts a 4 1/2 out of 5 star rating . One user, Jane, suggests substituting the lemon extract with almond when making the frosting because she had read other mixed reviews about the icing used for the recipe. But you don’t have to take Jane’s word for it.

AllRecipe.com Dinner Spinner App also includes a shopping list and favorites list. One drawback for some may be the need to register with allrecipes.com to use the favorites feature. Also, it would be helpful for the user if one could also upload recipes to allrecipes.com using the app. However, the Dinner Spinner is a great app and you can literally find everything from Aunt Carol’s Apple Pie to Zeke’s Tortilla Soup

2.Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals  5 foody apps Jamie Oliver 5 Foody Apps 5 Must Have Apps For The Foody 5 foody apps Jamie Oliver 300x237

I downloaded this as a Free App of the Day for my Kindle Fire.   Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals features step by step recipes with photos  and tips from Jamie.  This app also includes a shopping list feature and Jamie’s Kitchen Essential Videos on everything from Chopping an Onion to Fish Buying Tips.  The search feature only searches the specific recipes in this app so it basically only functions as a table of contents or index for a fancy digital cookbook.  The best part of this app: I scored a 7 dollar app for free.

3. Food Safety @Home

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This app is an excellent app for food safety. Food Safety @Home defines food safety concepts and gives you everything you need to know about food safety except the food thermometer!  From set up, supply , preparation, cooking, serving, storing and clean  up this app will help you to have a safe kitchen!

4.Pinterest

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This app is a definite must have for any foody!5 Foody Apps 5 Must Have Apps For The Foody ir t orgafoodcent 20 l as2 o 1 a B008XG1X18 From infographics on how to use apple cider vinegar to 19 Lasagna recipes that will change your life Pinterest will hold your interest.  It is very easy to spend hours perusing the  recipes and DIY Kitchen Hacks.  Pins are easy to organize on your own customized “boards”.  The only thing bad I have to say about Pinterest is that I should be spending more time making my own pins than just “re-pinning” everyone else’s cupcake recipes and herb gardening tips.

5. Food Network

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If you are a Foody, then  you are familiar with the Food Network already.  This app features seasonally changing recipes (Right now it’s Spring Entertaining), Chefs, and the Most Popular Recipes.  Tools included in this app are the unit converter and timer as well as a great search function.  The “Recipe Box” and “Shopping List” features do not work at this time, and you will be instructed to log in to your Food Network account online to add the recipes and ingredients needed .  This is a big turn off as a MOBILE APP feature, and I hope the makers of the  Food Network In the Kitchen address this soon.

6. BONUS!!!!

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Most of us can put the mp3 player on shuffle and create the mood for a a candlelit  for two or backyard barbecue, but Pandora takes all of the guess work!  Search the genres on your Pandora, and you will find a Dinner/Cooking selection which includes  Classic Rock BBQ or Dinner DownTempo Radio for your cooking and dining pleasure.