A full serving of delectable food options
While cooking is a stress-reliever for me—it can be rather stressful and troublesome for those not as versed in the kitchen! Regardless of if you’re seeking speed, gourmet, themed, or even meals that all feature bacon in the recipe (that’s right), the following recipe apps will help you serve up yummy meals each and every time…
1. AllRecipes – DinnerSpinner (Free – for Android)
The mother of all recipe apps is undoubtedly AllRecipes with their cool, convenient DinnerSpinner—a tool that lets you literally spin each wheel on the screen to decide the type of food you want to make based on the ingredients you want to use and the time of preparation.
2. Betty Crocker – Mobile Cookbook (Free – for Android)
Mom trusted her so why wouldn’t you! Let Betty Crocker serve up her hearty, comfort food on your family table, and get free coupons for General Mills products to boot!
3. Digital Recipe Sidekick (Free – for Android)
Another great app if you’re really short on time, the Digital Recipe Sidekick lets you search its huge database. And, once you pick, it guides you through step-by-step food preparation with voice cues so you don’t have to keep looking back and forth from your 14 inch laptop to the stove for text instructions. How handy is that?
4. My CookBook (Free – for Android)
The My CookBook is exactly how it sounds, you start with an empty database, and build up your own recipe database by importing recipes from other food sites or manually if you enter family favorites.
5. Epicurious (Free – for Android)
You can’t have a recipe app article without Epicurious making an appearance. This app features 28,000 professionally tested, mouth-watering recipes for every diet, occasion, and food preference.
6. Healthy Recipes – Spark Recipes (Free – for Android)
This recipe app from Spark is focused on balanced nutrition—with a full database of healthy recipes as well as full details on nutritional information.
7. Baconnection (Free – for Android)
Bacon lovers are already salivating! The Baconnection app features everyday bacon recipes as well as a bacon trivia game and a nifty Six Degrees of Separation-style game…but with bacon (instead of Kevin Bacon)! Whoever said bacon didn’t go with everything was a fool!
8. Mobile Rush-Hour Recipes (Free – for Android)
If you’re strapped for time, the Mobile Rush-Hour Recipes app is your best ally. Choose your meal searching from the various options—Courses, Gallery, PrestoFind, Calories, or even Surprise Me (a random recipe search).
9. Lawry’s Digital Dinner Bell (Free – For Android)
This recipe app is really unique! Ring the virtual dinner bell to rally your family to the table with sumptuous dinner options based on themes—ethnic, courses, and more!
10. Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals ($7.99 – for Android)
If you’re a fan of the Naked Chef like I am, then Jamie’s charismatic cooking app will have you serving up his specialties in less than 20 minutes flat!
11. Mario Batali Cooks! ($4.94 – for Android)
Add some Batali spice to your meals with Mario’s signature step-by-step recipes paired with complimentary wine choices.
12. Mixology Drink Recipes (Free – for Android)
Every dinner party needs a signature drink—that’s where the Mixology app, with its ultimate drink database and bartending guide comes in handy!
13. Campbell’s Kitchen (Free – for Android)
This app lets you scan the UPC codes on your Campbell’s products for yummy family-favorite meal options.
14. Big Oven (Free – for Android)
Sink your fork into Big Oven database of more than 250,000 recipes, grocery trips, and menu planning options.
15. My Cookbook (Free – for Android)
Don your favorite apron and launch My Cookbook to manage all your family favorites and secret recipes. Also use this app to import recipes from food websites and even manually add your tasty inventions—with an image.
16. ChefTap Recipe App (Free – for Android)
This nifty recipe app with the cute name that rhymes will automatically import all of your favorite recipes from any website, plus if you follow a food blog, it will snap those up too!
Bio: Rebecca Keller is a graduate of the Arts and Technology program at the University of Texas. An admitted tech-junkie, freelance writing about Android devices for AndGeeks.com offers the perfect outlet for a tech geek like Rebecca. When she’s offline, which isn’t very often, Rebecca enjoys volunteering for her local animal shelter and off road mountain biking.