iPad Recipe Apps

29 Oct

What’s cooking?
The iPad is the new cooking companion, recipe book, grocery list and tool to exchange recipes. There are plenty of cooking and baking apps out there.

Are your tired of preparing (and eating!) the same meals week after week?
How much time do you have to do your cooking and to go grocery shopping? Where do you keep your list ?

Have you ever wished you had a cooking assistant?
Loaded with the right Apps, your iPad can be that ideal assistant. Well, sort of… it will not help you with the utensils and won’t do your dishes, Sorry!!

Applicable to:
iPad versions: iPad, iPad 2, The new iPad, iPad Mini, iPad with Retina display
iOS versions: iOS 5, iOS 6 and up

Need to refresh how to download and install iPad apps ?

Big Oven

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Search more than 250,000 recipes, get recipes for leftovers, see what people are cooking around you (based on location), check recipe collections, add recipes to favorites and more.

The app is free to download, although some of the functionality might be limited unless you get a membership to BigOven Pro. The Pro version is $19.99/year and allows you to use the Menu Planner, Grocery List, see Nutrition insights, etc and also displays the recipes without advertisements.

The app has a very nice layout and it’s fairly easy to use. On each recipe you can see the total time and active time that it takes to prepare.

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All Recipes

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This app is also free to download (the free version displays ads). You can search for recipes, check the featured section or the “Inspire Me” option. The “Inspire Me” option has a set of filters on the bottom that let you select by course, ingredients, method and time.
You can upgrade to the Pro version by paying $4.99. The Pro version enables the Recipe Box, List (groceries), Ocassion (i.e.: Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc) and Cuisine (i.e.: American, Chinese, French, Mexican, etc) filters.

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Epicurious

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This is another free app with ads. The Control Panel (Top left) shows you the featured recipes, allows you to search by food or drink and main ingredient or review your favorite recipes.
You can also use the search bar on the top right and search by keyword (i.e Tuna, beef, corn, etc).
Each recipe displays the ingredients, reviews, amount of servings, etc. Some recipes show preparation time, active time and nutritional information.

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Betty Crocker cookbook for iPad

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This is also a free App. The app is very easy to navigate. There are three menus on the bottom: Search, Browse and Favorites.
Search allows you to search recipes by keyword or Search by ingredient.

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Browse lets you navigate recipes by categories (i.e.: Appetizers, Breads, Cakes, Candies, Cookies, Desserts, Meats, Pies, Salads, Sandwiches, Soups, etc).

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Favorites lets you review the recipes you have marked as favorites.

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Each recipe contains ingredients, directions, rating and nutritional information. You can also select “Cook Mode” and the app will display a screen with step by step directions that you can swipe while you prepare the recipe in the kitchen.

Recipe Box

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This is a free app offered by a Canadian supermarket. There’s a menu that gets displayed when you tap on the “i” icon on the left bottom corner. From this menu you can access your favorite recipes, some recipe videos, write some notes or see the shopping list that can be populated from within a recipe with all the ingredients that you need for it.

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On the top right corner you can also find a search box where you can search recipes by keyword.

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What are your favorite cooking and baking apps?

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