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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

Linh Hoang Mai

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.

15000+ Appetizers Recipes

15000+ Appetizers Recipes

AppStudioJKK2011

Welcome to Appetizers Recipes. People from all over the world love appetizers. In some parts of world, they are part of everyday food. It is also believed that appetizers increase your appetite for the food. On this application, we are glad to bring lots of low cost but good appetizers recipes that everyone should have in their kitchen for easy reference. Just have a look at these captured screens and we are sure you would love it to make it easy for everyday reference.

Appetizers have never been more popular. Many restaurants now offer exhaustive appetizer menus and selections. More and more diners are simply choosing multiple dishes from the starter menu to build meals. Chefs from around the globe are creating new and exciting appetizers, and home chefs can recreate these same classic dishes at home. These fabulous finger foods will dazzle family and guests. Whether you want to start a meal with a great dish or build a buffet of offerings, you simply cannot go wrong by creating and presenting a variety of classic appetizers.

These classic dishes and timeless recipes include dips, spreads, nuts, cheeses, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, pasta, mushrooms, popcorn, bread, eggs, beverages, salsa, peppers, soups, salads, kabobs, fruit and vegetable bites, seafood and meat nibbles. Even high-end items such as lobster and caviar can be affordable and fun home fare. Many appetizer recipes are simple to follow, and most can be made well in advance of dining. More complex recipes may allow for preparation that can be done well ahead of time, but cooking that takes place just prior to eating.

Appetizers Recipes presents the best time tested recipes for creating mouth-watering starters, perfect for any occasion. Every recipe includes specific instruction and tips on ingredients, substitutions and variations. Find the perfect appetizer recipe for your next meal or snack.

You can browse the recipes by categories and search recipes by recipe name, you can even select criteria of ingredients and search for the relevant recipes. You can even favorite the recipe and add it to your "My Favorites" section.

Whether you're entertaining a crowd or just making dinner for two, browse hundreds of appetizer ideas that will start the meal off on a delicious note.

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.

Food Network In the Kitchen

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

Food Network In the 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.

Kitchen Stories

Kitchen Stories adds the whole world of cooking to your pocket

Kitchen Stories

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.

Dessert Recipes - Chocolates and Confections
Dessert Recipes - Chocolates and Confections

Dessert Recipes - Chocolates and Confections

Khon Ha

◆◆ Over 1.967.583 downloads in 139 countries ◆◆

► TOP FOOD & DRINK PAID APP IN CANADA, USA, FRANCE...

◆ The short preparation instructions are clearly formulated and easy to understand. The recipes are affordable, simple to prepare and cook, and created with readily available supermarket ingredients.

◆ All preparations are uncomplicated and useful for the complete beginner.

◆ The app is divided into 2 chapters:
• CELEBRATION DESSERTS
• CHOCOLATES AND CONFECTIONS

◆ Features at a glance:
- all recipes are uncomplicated to prepare
- all recipes displayed in professional way
- you can now add your own notes to recipes
- keep all your recipes in one app

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NeuroticMommy Desserts

NeuroticMommy Desserts

TouchZen Media LLC

The official NeuroticMommy Dessert App straight from the kitchen of popular Instagram sensation Jennifer R. Rossano aka NeuroticMommy!

This app comes with over 50 of the most mouth watering desserts you can imagine! These desserts are made for all diet types, whether you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, or evan a raw foodie! Each recipe is made up of real, whole food ingredients allowing you to make some of the most delicious cookies, cakes, brownies, you name it all while keeping it healthy. There are easy step by step instructions for each recipe that make this app so user friendly even the most unexperienced baker can follow.

This app comes equipped with a built-in shopping list feature that allows you to add ingredients from any recipe. You can also save your favorite recipes into a collection for an easy and quick reference.

Example recipes include:
•Chocolate Cookie Cake
•Strawberry Almond Cheesecake
•Pumpkin Spice Donuts
•White Chocolate Fudge
•Chocolate Mousse parfait
•Flourless Chocolate Cake
•Cinnamon Roll Cookies
•Raspberry Mouse
•Candy Corn Parfait
•Tahini Marble Brownies
•Chocolate Mint Squares

Key Features
• Optimized for iOS 9!
• Optimized for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus!
• iPad compatible
• Syncs with Apple Watch
• Over 50 vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and raw food inspired dessert recipes!
• High resolution images
• Step by step instructions
• Built-in Shopping List
• Favorites page
• Frequently asked questions

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Applications produced under TouchZen Media LLC are not intended to provide medical advice. All content, including text, graphics, images and information in our applications are for general informational and educational purposes only. The content in our applications is not intended to be a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. The authors and publishers of our applications are not responsible for any adverse effects that may occur with the use of the information in the applications. You are encouraged to make your own healthcare decisions based on your research and in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

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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!



Please help spreading the word and review the app in App Store!

"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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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

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

Wine4.Me

Wine4.Me

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 - Healthy Meal Plans

eMeals - Healthy Meal Plans

eMeals, Inc.

Try the number one meal planning service in America! eMeals offers an easy, affordable solution to getting healthy dinners on your table.
 
Endorsed by financial guru Dave Ramsey, eMeals easily fits into your busy lifestyle by providing simple-to-follow recipes and 1-click shopping lists. Subscribers can personally shop their list or optionally have the groceries delivered through Instacart.

Start getting dinner on the table with the eMeals app, which provides:
 
• Endless meal variety with over 15 different food styles including Paleo, Clean Eating, Quick and Healthy, Low Carb, Kid-Friendly, Low Calorie, Budget-Friendly, and more
• Weekly meal plans that feature 7 new dinner recipes tailored to your food style and family size
• Simplified shopping with an organized grocery list that you can shop or have delivered by Instacart
• Ability to personalize your plan by marking your favorites, accessing past plans and freely switching between food styles

Download eMeals today and take the stress out of planning, shopping and cooking delicious, homemade meals.
 
Here are details on our subscription offers:

3-month recurring subscription: $29.99 ($10 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.
• 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.
 
Privacy Policy: http://emeals.com/about/privacy-policy.php
Terms: http://emeals.com/about/terms.php

Bring! Shopping List

Bring! Shopping List

Bring! Labs AG

Your beautiful and simple grocery list. Try it out now - it's free!

Bring! helps already over 2 million people around the world to plan and manage their grocery shopping. Thanks to the user-friendly shopping list and clever sharing functions, all people in the household are always aware of what needs to be bought. This way, you save a lot of time and money while shopping. Try it out now - it's completely free!

Bring! won «Best of Apple Watch 2015» and was featured many times by Apple. In addition, Bring! is recommended by Gizmodo, MacWorld, TechCrunch and many more.

The most important features of Bring! are:
- Create and share your shopping lists with your family, colleagues or friends
- Templates for all shopping lists you need - for your home, office, club or for holidays with friends
- Bring! is optimized for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch and is available for other mobile platforms
- Add product photos to the items on the shopping list, so you always buy the right brand
- Send clever, ready-made messages to inform your contacts that you are going shopping or have changed the list
- Manage your recipes and import new recipes on your iPad by drag & drop
- The Bring! catalog includes several hundred articles. If something is missing, you can add articles yourself

The Bring! Shopping list can be downloaded and used free of charge. If you have feedback for us, please send an email to [email protected]

Simply clever shopping with Bring!

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 and Apple Watch. 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:

- NEW: Access your lists, key notifications and reminders directly from your Apple Watch!
- Share your grocery list, checklist, or to-do list with family and friends with real time syncing
- Sync your grocery list with your watch and other devices
- 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 and Apple Watch compatible!

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

Buy Me a Pie! - Grocery List

Buy Me a Pie! - Grocery List

Skript, LLC

We help over 6 million users around the world do their shopping routines with joy and pleasure.

The Washington Post: "Buy Me a Pie! lets users see their lists and update in real time."

The Next Web: "This is a neat, easy-to-use app that’s beautifully designed. But where Buy Me a Pie really comes in to its own is that a single account can be synced across multiple iOS devices."

TechCrunch: "Buy Me a Pie! is certainly well designed and simple to use, ratching up an average user rating of 4.5/5 in the App Store globally."

***** Featured by Apple App Store in Food & Drink and Productivity categories *****

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You definitely need this app if you know the value of:
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* Time: a well-planned list updated in real time saves precious minutes and hours in a store
* Money: when you know what to buy you're safe from spontaneous purchases and waste
* High spirits: we are sure you'll be happier without frustration caused by double purchases or forgotten items to buy
* Environment: paper shopping lists are made of trees. Our lists are made of lines of program code

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App features:
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* MULTI-PLATFORM. Use it on iPhone, iPad and any other device by going to Buymeapie.com website
* MULTIPLE SHOPPING LISTS organized into the convenient list of lists with the preview of their contents
* SMART GROUPING. Group your products by aisles with the help of colors assigned to the items, and the app will group the items in the list automatically
* SELF-LEARNING DICTIONARY. The entered items are automatically stored in the dictionary for future fast entry. The dictionary language may coincide the system language or not – the application settings allow both ways
* SMART SUGGESTIONS. The app will automatically suggest a word upon entering a few letters so you can quickly add items to a list. The suggestions reflect your own daily habits
* SIRI INTEGRATION. To have a product added to the shopping list, just ask (iOS 11+)
* DRAG AND DROP SUPPORT in the app for iPad. Came across a right product in a recipe blog or while chatting with your colleges? Just drag it to your shopping list (iOS 11+)
* PIN LIST. Any list can be pinned top by a single tap
* CROSSED-OUT SORTING. The crossed-out products are sorted alphabetically. And if the item has just been marked as bought, it is placed at the very top of the crossed-out section to be easily brought back to the list
* APPLE WATCH COMPLICATION SUPPORT. Shopping lists available on the watch face
* AUTOMATIC SYNCHRONIZATION in background: edit your lists, and we will take care of delivering the changes to your family or friends
* NOTIFICATIONS: see every alteration made to your lists in real-time and get push notification about the changes.
* Pull up the list to clear all checked items
* Turn off the auto screen lock option in the app settings
* Share your lists via text messages or emails
* Easily clone your lists

Bring your shopping experience to the new level of convenience and style!

Buy Me a Pie! is free to download and use. Purchasing the in-app Pro auto-renewing subscription unlocks unlimited shopping lists, sharing lists to unlimited users, additional color groups, ads free version and premium support. Buy Me a Pie! Pro can be purchased as auto-renewable subscription for $0.99 a month or $9.99 a year, as well as life-time license for $24.99 with one-time payment.

Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. You can manage your subscriptions in the Account Settings after purchase.

Our Privacy Policy: http://buymeapie.com/privacy
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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.