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Holiday Dinner Table

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.

Appetizers Recipes - Healthy and Easy Meal

Appetizers Recipes - Healthy and Easy Meal

Mai Huy Toan

As the enticing beginning to any meal or as snacks for the big game, appetizers are the chance for a cook to show off there imagination and creativity. With a selection of 4000+ taste tempting recipes, suitable for any occasion or skill level, from the familiar to the more exotic, "Appetizers Recipes - Healthy and Easy Meal" opens up endless possibilities and brings together a great range of dinner starters that will help you lead off any dining experience in style. With multiple categories:
* Dip and Spreads
* Cheese Appetizers
* Meat and Poultry
* Spicy Appetizers
* Seafood Appetizers
* Snack Recipes

4000+ recipes with convenient app features:
- Step by step instruction
- Shake to get a random recipe inspiration
- Detail nutrition information for your healthy meal
- User friendly navigation
- Use Favorite and Shopping list to save your recipe and ingredients
- Instantly search for cooking idea


This App is the ultimate source of recipes for a world of appetizers.

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.

Food Network Kitchen

A collection of thousands of recipes from your favorite Food Network stars and shows

Food Network Kitchen

Cook with your favorite Food Network chefs

For those who want to try to cook recipes that famous Food Network chefs have created.

Food Network In The Kitchen is an app for all fans of The Food Network. With this app, users are able to search recipes by chef or ingredient, and there are new recipes being added to the database all the time, so it's important to check back frequently if you want to try out new things. There are tons of how-to videos, step-by-step photo instructions, the option to save your favorites to your own Recipe Box, and the app can generate grocery lists for recipes you want to try cooking right now. And if you have improvements that can be made to a recipe, the app lets you add notes and edit recipes to reflect your own changes to improve it or fit your dietary needs. Any aspiring chef will need to have this app in the kitchen.

Why we love it

Food Network In The Kitchen makes it easy to browse recipes by ingredients or your favorite chef, and there are a ton of recipes with more being added every day. It's a cook's dream come true with this app.

Yummly

Dish up something awesome with tasty recipe options.

Yummly

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

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

NYT Cooking

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.

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.

The French Desserts of Nanou
The French Desserts of Nanou

The French Desserts of Nanou

La Jolie Vie, LLC

Make the most delectable French pastries for family and friends! This app provides a collection of 50 recipes to make the most delicious and beautiful desserts. The recipes range from easy to challenging, all based on classic French recipes and tested to perfection. Nanou, a Parisian, passionate about pastry with 30 years of practice, shares her secrets with you.

- 50 recipes for classic French pastries
- Tips on baking pans and serving suggestions
- Share favorite recipes friends via email
- Make notes within each recipes of your own baking reminders
- Recipes available in English, French and Spanish
- Recipes in metric quantities for more precise ingredient measuring

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Healthy Desserts - by Green Kitchen
Healthy Desserts - by Green Kitchen

Healthy Desserts - by Green Kitchen

Amazing Applications AB

Healthy Desserts is an inspiring source of organic and tasty desserts for each and every sweet tooth out there. The recipes are filled with natural sweeteners, healthy fats, whole grains and fresh fruit that will tickle your taste buds. Enjoy and be delighted by creative recipes with drop dead gorgeous photos in full Retina and detailed, easy to follow, instructions.


• Selected as Beautiful Cookbooks for the “Best of App Store 2013” • Reached #1 in Food & Drink category in 50+ countries • Only natural sweeteners, healthy fats, whole grains and fruits •

Regardless if you aim to eat healthier or just want to spice up your menu of desserts for the weekend – Healthy Desserts is the perfect companion in your kitchen or while looking for inspiration on the go.

"The mouthwatering photos do a great job of convincing you that these healthier options are still a delicious choice over something worse for you" – iMore

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New in Healthy Desserts 2.0 

- Complete redesign of the app 
- New inspiring recipe list that takes you even closer to the recipes 
- New practical index view with all recipes grouped by category 
- A new, better structured, about view 
- Print recipes over AirPrint 
- Share recipes over AirDrop 
- iPad: Redesigned cooking experience with larger font 
- iPad: Instructions and ingredients can now scroll independently from each other
- iPhone: Fullscreen recipe photos

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Features:

→ A good variety of cookies, bars, muffins and smoothies.

→ 66 handpicked premium recipes.
→ A seamless switch from US to metric units.
→ Save your favorites so you can return to them quickly.
→ Several stunning photos for each recipe!
→ Shopping list: Just email or SMS the ingredients to your iPhone!

→ Share or brag about your cookery on Facebook and Twitter!
→ Share recipes with friends and family over AirDrop.
→ Print recipes over AirPrint.
→ Estimated cooking time for each recipe.
→ All recipes are marked if they are vegan, raw, gluten free, naturally sweetened or whole grain.
→ Step by step cooking instructions, tap on a step to mark it as completed.
→ Universal app - run it on both your iPhone and your iPad
→ Stunning Retina graphics!



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"It feels great to just sit back and browse through so much awesomeness right in the palm of your hands. Healthy Dessert also sports one of the most delicious app icons I've come across" – Beautiful Pixels

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Dessert Recipes - Sweet and Healthy Dessert
Dessert Recipes - Sweet and Healthy Dessert

Dessert Recipes - Sweet and Healthy Dessert

Mai Huy Toan

6000+ Dessert Recipes! Whether you crave sweet, savory, decadent or healthy, we have hundreds of top-rated dessert recipes to satisfy your taste buds.
Finish your meal on a sweet note with this great selection of dessert recipes including cheesecake, tarts, chocolate cake, pudding, ice-cream, sorbet and so much more.

Here’s what else you can expect from our app:

- Detailed, easy-to-follow recipe instructions
- Detail nutrition information for your healthy meal
- On the fly search recipes by ingredients or dish name (results change as you type)
- A recipe box to save your favorite recipes all in one place
- Add ingredients from recipe to the shopping list
- Shake to get a random recipe inspiration

With multiple categories of recipes:

* Cookies
* Cake Recipes
* Fruit Dessert
* Chocolate Dessert
* Pie Recipes
* Custard and Pudding
* Mousse
* And more

Credits:
App icons are designed by Freepik (freepik.com), icon8.com

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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.

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.

Wine4.Me

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

Wine4.Me

Wine4.Me Pairing

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.

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 - Healthy Meal Plans

eMeals - Healthy Meal Plans

eMeals, Inc.

eMeals is the easiest way for busy families to plan healthy meals. With 15 different weekly meal and diet plans there is sure to be enough recipe inspiration to please even the pickiest eater. Our meal plans create your customizable shopping list ingredients that connect directly to one of our online grocery delivery or pickup partners.

The Benefits of our Healthy Meal Planning:

>Stress-Free Weekly Meal Plans
Our meal plan service helps add variety and save you time. Each week eMeals send you 7 new recipes to eliminate the overwhelming feeling of searching for new recipes to try. As you select your meal plan recipes for the week, our planner is automatically creating an interactive grocery shopping list. If you don’t see recipes on this week’s plan you like, search previous meal plans, other food style plans & bonus meal collections published throughout the year for extra meal inspiration.

>Easy Grocery Shopping Options
Each meal plan’s automated grocery list connect directly to grocery partners like Walmart, Instacart, Shipt, AmazonFresh, Albertsons, Safeway, H-E-B or Kroger without leaving the app. You can have your grocery & shopping list gathered for curbside grocery pickup or home delivery.

Not interested in online grocery options? Our customizable shopping list breaks down ingredients by location in the grocery store to make shopping in person a breeze.


>Meal Plans for Every Food Style
Our most popular meal plans focus on simple, healthy eating. From healthy sensible carb-smart meals to protein-rich meals, our dietitians ensure we follow all national recommendations for heart healthy & diabetic food plans.

If you’re looking for quick, healthy family-friendly recipes, we have several plans that both meet your budget & get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. Looking to cut a few inches? Our Low Carb, Low Calorie, Paleo & Keto plans are great a great resource to meet your health or fitness goals. Each meal plan subscription has access to all 15 food styles & diets.

>Diet Specific Meal Plans
Starting & maintaining a diet meal plan can be tricky. Let our meal planner take the guesswork out of counting carbs, calories and sugars with our specialty and weight management diet plans.

Options like Low Carb, Low Calorie, Paleo, Keto & Mediterranean Meal Plans are a great start to meet any weight loss or fitness goal. These plans are also great to make health-focused meal planning easier for Diabetic or Heart Healthy diets. Each recipe plan is crafted to meet your health goals with nutritional information to make dinnertime stress-free.


Download our planner today to take the stress out of meal planning, grocery shopping & cooking delicious, healthy dinners.

Our subscription offers:
3-month Dinner Meal Plan recurring subscription: $29.99
12-month Dinner Meal Plan recurring subscription: $59.99
3-month All-Day Meal Plan Bundle recurring subscription: $39.99
12-month All-Day Meal Plan Bundle recurring subscription: $99.99

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Shopping List Ease - Grocery

Shopping List Ease - Grocery

inMarket Media, LLC

Grocery List Ease is a beautiful, simple and powerful shopping list app for your phone. Create a shopping list, grocery list, to-do list, or any other checklist and share it with family and friends! A favorite of the TODAY Show's Today.com, Forbes ‘The Best Apps For Smart Black Friday Shopping’ and CNBC ‘A Stress-Free Holiday Is Only One App Away’, List Ease is the best grocery shopping list app around!


Features of Grocery List Ease - Shopping List + Coupons:


- Share your grocery list, checklist, or to-do list with family and friends with real time syncing
- Sync your grocery list with your other devices
- Track your spending by scanning & saving receipts
- Receive push message alerts when others on your shared list are purchasing checklist items or groceries
- Get list reminders when you walk into a grocery store
- Organize your shopping list any way you want – by food category, by recipes, or by available grocery coupons
- Add groceries into our shopping list app easily and instantly using our barcode scanner
- Add groceries from history – bring items from your last shopping list to your new list
- Trip budgeting - ensure your grocery list isn't too expensive before you shop
- Pantry inventory – simplify your life and save money by keeping track of already purchased items
- Manage multiple shopping lists –flip between grocery and pantry lists in seconds
- Perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving, BBQs, and all event planning and holiday grocery shopping
- Add quantities, measurements, prices, and additional notes to your food list items to keep perfectly organized
- Mr. Listo, our free grocery list app’s mascot, is your shopping list maker companion- at home or in the supermarket!

For in store reminders, be aware that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Basic List Ease is 100% Free!

Go Pro to access unlimited lists, custom categories, and no banner ads!

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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Bring! Shopping List & Recipes

Bring! Shopping List & Recipes

Bring! Labs AG

Bring! simplifies grocery shopping for millions of shared households.
With the help of shared shopping lists, integrated recipes, loyalty cards and individual shopping suggestions, Bring! will help you save time, money and energy while organizing your grocery shopping and accompanies you through the entire shopping process – from the inspiration to the joint planning along the aisles of your supermarket.
Manage multiple shopping lists with everybody in your household via smartphone, computer, your smartwatch and Apple's voice assistant Siri. Try it out now – it's free!


TOP:
Invite people to share shopping lists with you four any event and occasion – No matter whether at home with your family, at the office with your colleagues, four a stylish party with friends or the weekly dinner night with your lover. In real-time and with ready-made messages you’ll let all participants know about list changes or the upcoming trip to the supermarket.


GET INSPIRED:
Find daily kitchen and cooking inspiration, as well as tips and tricks for an organized, healthy, sustainable, diverse lifestyle. Easily import the recipes and ingredients from your favorite recipe platforms and food blogs from the web such as Genius Kitchen, Jamie Oliver, Epicurious, My fussy eater, Great British Chefs, All recipes, etc.
Check out our inspiration stream and new tools now to have more fun & be more efficient while planning your meals and grocery shopping with others:
- Quantity calculator & item predictor for recipes
- Like and share your favorites recipes with others
- See what food trend you can't miss


PERSONALIZED:
Create individual list templates to organize your recurring weekly grocery shopping, the next house party, dinner date or trip with your buddy.
Add product details such as quantity indications, product specifications and your own photos to never buy the wrong product again.


FAST & EASY:
With the gorgeous Bring! widgets for iOS 14 you'll be now organising your grocery shopping directly on your iOS home screen:
- Quickly access all your shopping lists with the new Bring! Shopping List widget.
- Get inspired by trending recipes every day with the delightful Bring! Recipes Widget.


HANDY:
Leave your heavy wallet at home and save all your loyalty cards in your Bring! wallet instead. Scan and save loyalty cards by Waitrose, IKEA Family, Costa Coffee club, Boots Advantage card, Tesco Club card, Sainsbury’s Nectar Card, etc.


INTELLIGENT:
Thanks to personalized shopping suggestions you’ll never run out of toilet paper again.


COOL:
Think regionally, eat seasonally: Receive your seasonal calendar every month to support conscious and sustainable consumerism.
Add new icons to your article catalogue four free every month so that you are better prepared four your next visit at the supermarket.
Send super cool animated Bring! stickers via iMessage and Whatsapp.


GOOD TO KNOW:
Update your list anywhere, anytime: Bring! is available four your iPhone, iPad and your Apple Watch and is compatible with Apple’s voice assistant Siri.
The Bring! app can be downloaded four free.
Quick registration via Facebook accounts and Apple sign-in.


YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT TO US:
We are keen to know what else we can do to simplify your grocery shopping.
Your inputs will help us steer Bring! in the right direction and create the best shopping experience four you and millions of shoppers around the world.

Contact: [email protected]

We can't wait to hear from you,

Your Bring! Team

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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.