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The holiday season is upon us. That means lots of spending and lots of good eating. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, some of us might have taken it upon ourselves to cook the perfect dinner for our families.
But, there's just one problem. We've never cooked a turkey dinner before. Or, we have, but we want to cook something different for the holiday. Well, have no fear, we are presenting our top five favorite apps that you can use to assist you with your cooking adventure.
We've got a combination of free and paid apps, as well as the MSN Food & Drink app, which is quite awesome in its own right. Check out the list below and let us know in the comments below if you have a favorite cooking app.
"Get fresh recipe ideas from the Allrecipes community of more than 30 million home cooks! Search for recipes based on what’s in your fridge, or get inspired by seasonal dishes that change daily. Use recipe photos, ratings, and reviews to help you decide. Then, save your favorites to your Recipe Box and share them with friends!"
With Allrecipes, you can check out over 50,000 recipes with new ones made available weekly. You can search recipes by ingredient, dish type, and dietary preferences.
"Browse, find and discover cocktails with a continuously growing collection of drinks. The application features beautifully presented recipes and identifies cocktails that can be made from ingredients in your bar."
With Cocktail Flow for Windows 8.1, you can get hundreds of drink recipes, as well as bartender guides. You can find similar cocktails and create your own bar.
"MSN Food & Drink: Your complete kitchen companion. Browse hundreds of thousands of recipes from your favorite magazines, world-famous chefs, bloggers and fellow home cooks. Enjoy easy-to-follow instructions, beautiful photos and access to your saved shopping lists and collections from anywhere. Watch how-to videos, browse the extensive wine and cocktails guides and stay in the know on the latest food and drink trends."
Microsoft's very own MSN Food & Drink app is a fantastic app that offers recipes, hands-on mode so you can cook something new with ease. The app features a shopping list so you can add ingredients and access them anywhere on the go. The app also features a meal planner, collections of recipes, how-tos from chefs, a library of cocktail recipes, and much more. A fantastic app for the holiday season.
"Recipe Keeper allows you to quickly and easily enter all your favorite recipes and organize them exactly the way you want. Create the ultimate personal cookbook with recipes from your own cookbooks, magazines and recipe websites."
With Recipe Keeper Pro, you can add your own recipes, organize your recipes, and even share your recipes quickly and easily. This app is excellent to create a recipe and share it with a loved one who needs guidance on cooking that special meal for the holidays.
"The award-winning iCookbook is the first recipe and cooking app for Windows 8! iCookbook comes loaded with more than 2,000 hand-selected and kitchen-tested recipes - as many as found in 20 full-size cookbooks. All recipes can be displayed in an easy-to-read Prepare format for convenient use in the kitchen."
This app features more than 2,000 hand-selected and kitchen-tested recipes with vivid pictures. This is yet another fantastic app that allows you to cook that perfect meal with ease.