While there is something to be said about whipping up a home-cooked meal from scratch, there are plenty of nights when many of us are just too tired to think about dinner, let alone cook it. Luckily, there are a ton of amazing cooking apps available that will turn you into a master chef with little more than a click of a button. Don’t believe us? Click inside to discover the six best iPad apps for the girl-on-the-go who just loves to cook.
For the girl-on-the-go, the Epicurious app is a must. You can browse recipe collections, search by keyword, filter recipes based on what is in your fridge, save recipes to a favorites list, check items off your personal shopping list, and follow step-by-step recipes. We are particularly partial to the shopping list function, however. It makes life so easy!
Jamie’s Recipes is perfect if you are overwhelmed by all the recipe choices and you just want to cook as you go. The app is free to download, but then you will need to purchase themed content packs. Categories include “Barbecue: Classics,” “Tasty Tray Bakes,” and “10-Minute Meals,” so you can pick the one that suits you and start from there.
How To Cook Everything
How To Cook Everything is an essential app for the girl-on-the-go, because it really takes you back to basics and gives you instructions on how to create classic recipes from scratch. Better yet, you can filter by ingredient and cooking technique, plus you’ll find a ton of tools that will help along the way, including timers and conversion calculators.
When you’re ready to kick things up a notch, Ratio is your app. It works by showing you the method behind a recipe, showing you how to work ingredient by ingredient until you reach the perfect formula. For instance, if you decide you want to change up the fluffiness of your pancakes, Ratio will tell you just what to do to get there.
Whole Foods Market Recipes
Whole Foods is already a great place to shop, but it just got better thanks to the Whole Foods Market Recipes app. You can search through a slew of healthy recipes and change the results according to your dietary preferences (gluten-free, low-fat, vegan, etc). You’ll also find nutritional info with each recipe. Finally, you can items directly to your shopping list.
AllRecipes.com Dinner Spinner
Okay, so you have just come home from work, you are tired, and you only have three ingredients on hand. Simply click them into the Dinner Spinner and it will provide you with an easy-to-follow recipe. Or, shake your phone for a surprise idea while you are at the supermarket and then grab the shopping list. This makes dinner such a breeze.