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best apps for holiday cooking

Best Apps for Holiday Cooking

Planning a holiday dinner for family and friends can be a stressful undertaking. These apps will help you plan your meal from beginning to end, have you cooking like a pro, and let you enjoy your time with your guests.

Kick off Your Holiday Meal With Some Delicious Appetizers

Your family and friends need something to eat while they visit with each other, right? Whet their appetites with some amazing and eye-popping appetizers. These apps will show you the best bites around that will hold off your hungry crowd until dinner is served.

Set up Your Main Course

Here it is - the meat and potatoes of your meal... sometimes quite literally. Let's face it, while the other courses of your holiday meal are important in their own regard, the main course is arguably the most important. If you are looking for some ideas on what to serve your family and friends, look no further. These apps will have you cooking in no time.

Yummly Recipes & Recipe Box

Dish up something awesome with tasty recipe options.

Yummly Recipes & Recipe Box

Check out the recipes

For those who like their recipes, shopping lists, and cooking instructions all in one spot.

Yummly is a handy app for all of your cooking needs. You can save recipes and view them in the My Yums section whenever you are ready to get cooking. Pop the ingredients for any recipe into the shopping list for convenience when you head to the grocery store. You can also share recipes with friends and family, get necessary nutrition information, and receive recipe specific to your tastes automatically.

Why we love it

When looking for that perfect dish, Yummly gives a great array of recipe options. Save tasty Yums, have the ingredients added to your shopping list, and check out what others think of the dishes too with comments and star ratings.

NYT Cooking - Recipes from The New York Times

Browse, search and save more than 17,000 recipes from The New York Times

NYT Cooking - Recipes from The New York Times

NYT Cooking - Recipes from The New York Times

For those who who want an ever expanding supply of new recipes to try

Browse, search and save more than 17,000 recipes from The New York Times, featuring beautiful photography, and easy-to-follow instructions. Search by diet, cuisine type, preparation method, meal type and more. You can build your own personal recipe box by saving your favorite recipes from the app, ones you found on other websites, or even add in your personal recipes. The app allows you to take notes right on the recipe, and either keep them to yourself for the next time you make it, or you can share it with others who use the app. Share your favorite recipes with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and email.

Why we love it

This is a very feature rich cooking app with new recipes added each week. The ability to make notes on the recipes is a huge plus in my book, and the social integration is great to share my new favorites with my family and friends.

Kitchen Stories - recipes, baking, healthy cooking

Kitchen Stories adds the whole world of cooking to your pocket

Kitchen Stories - recipes, baking, healthy cooking

Kitchen Stories - recipes, baking, healthy cooking

Find delicious recipes with beautiful pictures, easy to follow step-by-step photo instructions, recipe videos, and clever how-to videos. Learn how to cook with executive chefs and expand your cooking wisdom by trying out new, mouth-watering dishes every week. Discover tasty, easy-to-cook recipes offered in various thematic packages. HD video recipes guide you through the dishes. Step-by-step photo instructions make recipes easy to follow. Add automatically generated shopping lists to your reminders and plan your dinner on the go, and collect and save your favorite recipes. This app also includes a practical measurement converter.

Plan a Dessert

Who doesn't like dessert? If you're looking for something sweet after your meal, then these apps will help you 'wow' your dinner guests with some tast. On a diet? No problem! We also have some great low-calorie options for you. You know what they say, there's always room for dessert.

Make a Wine Selection

For many of us, the thought of finding the right wine for our meal can be a daunting undertaking. I'm no wine expert by any means, but I do have some friends that take their wine seriously, and I'm a bit fearful of choosing the wrong one. Thankfully there's an app for that. These are the two best apps I've found to make pairing a great wine with my meal easy.

Wine4.Me – Wine and Food Pairing, Recommendation

Wine4.Me helps you find a great wine for your favorite dish or special occasion

Wine4.Me – Wine and Food Pairing, Recommendation

Wine4.Me – Wine and Food Pairing, Recommendation

For those who want to learn more about wine and wine pairing

You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy wine. Wine4.Me helps you explore wine with confidence by offering you personalized wine rankings based on your own unique taste profile. All the wines in Wine4.Me’s extensive database are objectively analyzed one by a team of wine evaluators, who can pinpoint wine characteristics with a 90% repeat rate, which is pretty stellar. This data is intricately indexed by patent-pending technology and passed through the company’s proprietary algorithm that compares the profile of each wine to your taste profile to offer personalized wine rankings. Worried about finding a great wine? Wine4.Me’s wine selections are widely available at many stores and wine outlets across the country.

Why we love it

Learning about wine can sometimes be an intimidating adventure. Wine4.Me does a great job of educating non-wine experts, and gives them the knowledge they need to feel free to explore.

Pocket Wine Pairing

Food and wine pairing has never been so clear, accessible and easy to understand.

Pocket Wine Pairing

Pocket Wine Pairing

For those who are looking for a great wine to pair with a specific meal

This app takes the mystery out of pairing and gives you all the guidance, information and examples you need to make successful pairings every time. It has a detailed index of all sorts of meal types, so you can find the best match for the meal you're preparing. Although Pocket Wine Pairing has most everything one would want to pair a wine with their meal, there is an optional upgrade that will allow you to receive access to all the content in the Pocket Wine app, which unlocks the complex world of wine and gives you an insight that has taken others years to achieve.

Why we love it

The Pocket Wine app is one of the best all-around wine apps available. This app concentrates on specifically the wine pairing section. It is comprehensive, and easy to use.

Make a List and Check It Twice

Once you've found the recipes you need to make your holiday meal one to remember, it's time to shop for groceries. I oftentimes find it a hassle to walk around the grocery store with my list in one hand and a pen in the other. Thankfully, these apps make grocery trips a little better. Try them out and see which one works for you.

eMeals - Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping List
eMeals - Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping List

eMeals - Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping List

eMeals, Inc.

Start meal planning with the eMeals app, which provides:

• Your choice of over 50 meal plan options
• Weekly meal plan that features 7 new dinner recipes
• Organized grocery list for easy shopping
• In-store sales featured in recipes for store specific meal plans
• Ability to customize your grocery list by skipping meals and adding items

eMeals is a comprehensive meal planning resource that helps provide healthy and delicious dinners for busy families and individuals. Endorsed by financial guru Dave Ramsey and highlighted in the Oprah Winfrey blog, the eMeals weekly dinner plans include grocery shopping lists and recipe instructions that are simple and easy to follow.

Download today and take the stress out of planning, shopping and cooking delicious, homemade meals.

Here are details on our subscription offers:
1-month recurring subscription: $9.99
3-month recurring subscription: $29.99 ($10 a month)
6-month recurring subscription: $47.99 ($8 a month)
12-month recurring subscription: $59.99 ($5 a month)

• Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase.
• Subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
• Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period.
• You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renew from your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
• A current subscription cannot be cancelled while it is active. If you turn off auto-renew you will be able to access your current subscription until the end of the current period.

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Shopper AdsFree - Grocery List and Shopping List
Shopper AdsFree - Grocery List and Shopping List

Shopper AdsFree - Grocery List and Shopping List

The Shopper Network LLC

A super easy to use shopping list for weekly and other shopping. One of the first apps in the store, now downloaded by millions.

What makes Shopper great in a nutshell? Saving you time and money while you shop is all we do.

And you will never out-grow Shopper. Shopper has the most extensive set of free features available. And become a Gold user for options available in no other app. See our website for a detailed list of everything you can do.

For example, our rock solid, super fast cloud syncing of grocery lists and other shopping lists among your household and friends lets you divide and conquer at Costco and Kroger.

Check out the pictures and video below or just download it free now and give it a try. We guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Purchase Shopper Gold Membership InApp Purchase from Settings/Purchases for $8.99/year or $0.99/month. Gold Membership automatically renews (after one-year or one month, depending on the purchase) but can be disabled up to 24 hours prior to renewal.

Check out the Privacy Policy and Terms of use by following the Privacy Policy link ("http://www.myshopperapp.com/legal-1/") or by visiting Developer website ("http://www.myshopperapp.com/") and selecting Support/Legal.

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Swift Shopper Shared Grocery List App & Weekly Ads
Swift Shopper Shared Grocery List App & Weekly Ads

Swift Shopper Shared Grocery List App & Weekly Ads

Swift Shopper Inc.

Collaborative real time shopping lists, weekly ads and local deals, smart loyalty cards, and fast mobile checkout app!  Finally, an intuitive shopping app that does everything and works everywhere you shop. Never Empty Your Shopping Cart at Checkout Again!  

SHOPPING LISTS

• Share and Collaborate multiple lists with family, friends, and followers
o Watch, in real time, as Friends and Family add items, add or edit images, cross off items as they are bought, and delete items you don’t need.
o Bloggers: Share a static link on your blog for recipes and crafts to make it simple for followers to add your ingredients to their Swift Shopper shopping list with just one click.
• Create several lists to stay organized by store, task or person.  
• Scan items directly from your grocery list to cross them off and add them to your shopping cart for a fast mobile checkout.
• Sort shopping list items by manually pressing and moving them on the shopping list
• Add your own photo to your grocery items and never be uncertain about what to buy while in the store

SHOP LOCAL DEALS

• As you make a list, with location services on, Swift Shopper pulls relevant deals in your area based directly on your list.
o See the $ sign next to your grocery list item, click on the item, select deals and see what store nearest you has that grocery item on sale
• If you want to see the Top Deals in your Area, select Deals from the Menu screen and see what other Swift Shoppers are buying in your area.
• Accept Push Notifications at setup to be notified when stores in your area are running a deal
• Login at setup to be able to share lists in real time and check-in to Retailers accepting Swift Shopper  

SHOPPING LOYAL

• Swift Shopper neatly organizes your reward cards, membership cards, and loyalty cards for you. At checkout, simply flip through your Swift Shopper “loyalty cards” that are organized on your Swift Shopper App or use the check-in feature that will pull the appropriate store card automatically once linked to your favorite store check-in.

SHOPPING SMARTER

Scan it, bag it, and stop waiting in line, at participating retailers. As you pull items from the shelf and put them into your shopping cart, simply scan the barcodes with your Swift Shopper App. Never forget an item again as Swift Shopper matches each item to your shopping list. Press checkout and present your app to the cashier. The barcodes from your groceries or other items will be presented as well as the loyalty card for that store directly on the app.

The best part? You don’t have to lift a finger moving a single grocery item to the conveyor belt again.

SHOP EFFICIENTLY

Whether you need a more organized approach to making and collaborating shopping lists, a more accessible way to remember your loyalty cards, or just a way to grocery shop faster than ever before, Swift Shopper App is for you. Swift Shopper maximizes your time by efficiently bundling all aspects of shopping into one unbelievably simple shopping app. Download the all in one shopping app, Swift Shopper, today!

Features:

• Scan item barcodes to add them to your shopping cart for a fast mobile checkout
• Collaborate shared grocery lists and other shopping lists in real time or on a static list
• Manage several shopping lists and shopping trips
• Nutritional Information on Grocery Items
• Real Time Local Weekly Deals based on item keywords
• Loyalty Cards Smart Storage
• Calculate a Running Total in your shopping cart to Maintain your Budget
• Swift checkout in ANY store – retailers only need a hand scanner that can read a smartphone
• Check-in for a store specific shopping experience with our retail partners

Become a fan on Facebook:
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Follow us on Twitter:
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Shopping List - quick and easy
Shopping List - quick and easy

Shopping List - quick and easy

UAB Target Works

Shopping List - quick and easy - is easy to use visual checklist for Your weekly shoppings. Now with Apple Watch and Widget support!

This app implements "quick and easy" vision:
√ Tap to clear items from your previous shopping
√ Choose products by tapping them from your usual list, then tap "Go Shopping!"
√ While shopping, checkout bought products and they will go down to completed list.
√ Done!

App Widget support
√ Now you can make shopping even without unlocking your iPhone! - Add Shopping List app widget to your widgets screen and you can checkout items more easy even without opening the app! (requires iOS 10)

Apple Watch support
√ Use your Apple Watch while shopping in a store! Now you don't need to take your iPhone in and out from your pocket - you can do the whole shopping looking at your new Apple Watch on your wrist!

Shopping made fun and easy:
√ The prepared list of your usual products will save your time before each shopping!
√ The arranged order of products and aisles will save your time in a shop!
√ Colorful Retina icons and animations will make shopping fun and more fun!

Easy tapping:
√ Add new products directly from the search field - opening additional windows is not required!
√ Add notes and quantities to your products very fast - directly in the products list!
√ Tap anywhere on a shopping item to check it out - no need to precise-tap small rectangular checkbox
√ Slide list horizontally with your finger to switch between shopping and preparation lists
√ Tap icon in the list and it will rotate for you to edit
√ Tap list header to fast-switch between sort modes
√ iPad Two-Lists view will make shopping preparation even more convenient

Easy exchange with family members:
√ Your data syncs across your devices automatically via iCloud
√ Create sharing group, add your family members and iCloud-sync across multiple people automatically (requires iOS 10)
√ You can also send your shopping list by e-mail, iMessage/SMS, print via AirPrint or save as colourful PDF
√ Note: you don't have to login/register to any websites to have sharing - standard Apple iCloud is enough!

Colorful icons and photos of your products:
√ Use 120-item colorful icons library to illustrate your products in just few taps
√ Take your own photos of products that are not yet in the library
√ Colorful icons even in e-mails sent from this app!
√ Retina display-optimized graphics
√ No more grey boring checklists!

Have fun while shopping!


If you have any doubts, please try FREE version of the app.

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Get the Help You Need

Have you ever been in the middle of cooking a new recipe and found yourself scratching your head trying to remember how many teaspoons in a tablespoon, or trying to remember how to convert grams to ounces? I know I have. These apps will help you solve all of these meal prep problems and more. You can thank me later.