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These Cooking Apps Will Make You Feel Like a Professional

While we may not all be professional chefs in the kitchen, it's still fun to cook your own food with these great cooking apps!

Fire Up That Grill

Omaha Steaks

Make some steak

Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks

For those looking for gourmet-focused features from shopping to an interactive steak cooking timer.

It’s the complete experience for anyone who loves to make, eat, and share great food. With Omaha Steaks you can scan to buy. Use your smartphone’s camera with your Omaha Steaks Holiday Catalog and experience the newest, most convenient way to shop. Just point your camera at any page of the catalog and you’re shopping our holiday deals in the app. They also offer a steak cooking timer. Don’t guess at the grill. Your Omaha Steaks app includes a helpful interactive timer that’s at your side the whole time you’re cooking.

Why we love it

With a timer, recipes, gifts, and more, Omaha Steaks is a terrific barbecue partner.

Weber® Grills

This app is the ultimate grilling companion for your next BBQ cookout

Weber® Grills

Tons of recipes

For anyone who takes grilling seriously.

If you are a serious griller, then Weber Grills is a must-have app. With Weber Grills, not only do you get a gorgeous app that is fun to look at, but you get a ton of recipes and useful tools like timers. Every Friday, prepare to find 75 new recipes added weekly, and all recipes come with tantalizing photos that show what the final result should look like, step-by-step instructions, recipe reviews, favorite recipes for later, and the option for you to add your own notes and edit recipes to fit your dietary needs. There are also built-in grocery lists when you find a recipe you like, grill guides so you don't overcook or undercook the meat, and even timers so you don't have to switch between apps. And if you're in the market for a new grill or accessories for your BBQ, then you can even do that in the Weber Grills app too. It's a complete companion for those who love to grill.

Why we love it

Weber Grills features a beautiful interface and it's super easy to use. Plus there are a ton of recipes, with new ones added weekly, and a lot of useful features to make cooking out easier than ever before.

Grill-It! Grilling and BBQ Recipes

A gaggle of different recipe ideas for that perfect cookout

Grill-It! Grilling and BBQ Recipes

Get the party started

For anyone looking for some barbecue inspiration.

This app does not do anything too special or fancy, but it is well put together. It is an iPhone-only app that offers a good variety of recipes. The recipe database updates weekly, which guarantees that you will always find something new.

Why we love it

When jumping into the world of barbecue, the first question is many times the most difficult: what do I want to cook? But this app makes it easy with a huge database of fun recipes using a number of different ingredients and meats. This is a must for anyone looking to star barbecuing or experienced users who need some recipe inspiration.

Get Baked with Sweets

Baking is an art in itself, and it can be quite tricky. These apps help you perfect the art of baked goods.

Shop for Ingredients

All good recipes involve ingredients that should be fresh and tasty. These apps help you organize your shopping list before you can prepare your meal.

Shopping List (Grocery List)

Shopping List (Grocery List)

hensoft

Shopping List (Grocery List)

For those looking for an easy to use grocery list in the palm of their hand.

This app brings the most easy-to-use shopping list to your iOS device. Sort your items into store departments and organize your shopping trip. Sync your shopping lists with family and friends. All products are saved into the database including the last entered amount and department and thus stand by for fast query next time. You are able to sync your shopping lists with other iOS devices such as iPads, iPhones or iPods. Just create an account and experience the fully automatic sync process.

AnyList – Grocery Shopping List & Recipe Manager

Manage your grocery list and even recipes with this great app

AnyList – Grocery Shopping List & Recipe Manager

AnyList

For those who want a powerful grocery shopping list with some decent recipe management functionality

There are a ton of recipe apps that also have shopping list functionality. AnyList Grocery List is a shopping list app that has a decent recipe function too. Simply find a recipe from any site and you can dump the ingredients into your list. The really awesome part of this app is its integration with Siri. AnyList can be associated with a list in Reminders. So, you could simply tell Siri, "Add circus peanuts to the shopping list." The next time you open AnyList, those Siri-added items will be added to your list, with or without a prompt. For Siri-enabled devices, this app offers a new way to do shopping lists. AnyList also makes it super easy to share lists with your family, spouse, or roommates, so that nothing is missed when preparing your dinner. On top of the basic free features (which are a lot), there are premium features that add more value to the app. With premium, you can get meal planning functionality, photos for lists and meals, web recipe import, and more. All accounts with AnyLists are free, though, so your lists will be accessible from any device and easily shared with others when needed. Overall, AnyLists is a must have for those times where you need to manage a grocery list for dinner or just stocking up the pantry.

Why we love it

AnyList has a simple interface that is easy to use and very functional. Even with a free account, there are tons of useful features and your data goes with you as long as you make a free account.

Find and Organize Your Recipes

There's a ton of different things that you can cook, but where do you start? These apps help you browse popular websites for recipes and also let you save them for referring back to later.

Paprika Recipe Manager

Paprika Recipe Manager

Hindsight Labs LLC

Clip recipes from the web with a single tap

For those looking for the perfect kitchen companion and simple recipe management.

Paprika is a powerful recipe manager that does it all. With Paprika, users are able to browse websites in the built-in browser, save recipes into the Paprika format from supported sites, and organize them however they see fit with their own categories. Each recipe has detailed lists for ingredients and step-by-step instructions, and there are even timers that you can use in the app to make the cooking process more streamlined. Before you get cooking though, you can use Paprika to generate shopping lists for all of the necessary components in the recipe, and it's all grouped up by aisle so you don't need to make multiple trips throughout the grocery store. There is also an in-house syncing service that is free, and you can use it to sync your recipes across multiple devices, including Mac.

Get Fresh Ingredients Right to Your Door

There are subscription services for everything nowadays, including ingredients to prepare your own meals. These are some of the better services out there worth checking out.

HelloFresh – Healthy Food & Recipes Delivered

When you need more than just a meal

HelloFresh – Healthy Food & Recipes Delivered

Delicious recipes that you can explore

For anyone who is interested in looking up healthy recipes or want fresh ingredients delivered.

HelloFresh is a well-known name brand in the meal-kit delivery service industry, and for good reason. With HelloFresh, users can subscribe to get healthy meal kits deliveries to their doorsteps multiple times every week, and these kits are always packed with the freshest ingredients from the farm. You'll be abel to choose from a variety of different meals on the menu each week, and each delivery will be pre-measured for the perfect portion for an adult, with different serving sizes available. While there is a variety of meals each week, they are always just about five to six steps each and will be ready in about 30 minutes or less. You can manage deliveries right from the app, and there is even syncing with Health for tracking caloric intake. Even if you don't subscribe, HelloFresh also lets users browse through the collection of recipes and even get cooking tips to improve their techniques in the kitchen. There's something for everyone with HelloFresh.

Why we love it

HelloFresh is a great subscription service that provides users with fresh, healthy ingredients, it can sync calories with Health, and there are plenty of cooking tips and recipes to save for later.

Munchery - Healthy Food Delivery Service

Get healthy food delivered right to your door

Munchery - Healthy Food Delivery Service

Eat healthy

For those who want food delivery but need healthy food.

Munchery is a unique food delivery app because it has one key focus that it excels at over the others: healthy food. I mean, yeah, food delivery is great and all, but a lot of the time you aren't getting something healthy coming your way. Munchery changes that. Munchery focuses on nourishing and affordable chef-cooked meals that are made from fresh, seasonal ingredients, and every meal suits the style of the chef who made it, so there is a ton of variety to choose from. You can get main dishes, sides, salads, and even treats, or go for healthier kids options too. Meals will arrive on-demand or you can even schedule ahead for a 1-hour delivery window up to a week in advance. Plus, every meal you order through Munchery will give a meal to someone at a food bank.

Why we love it

It provides users with excellent visual presentations of healthy meals that can be delivered fresh to your doorstep within the hour, or even scheduled up to a week in advance. It's the best way to get healthy meals to you in a few steps.