Sometimes, we just really don’t have time or the motivation to concoct some delicious recipe. Much like writers have writer’s block, cooks can have just as hard of a time finding inspiration too. That’s when we should be especially thankful for the tons of apps that make finding and organizing recipes a piece of cake.
Keep those huge cookbooks on the bookshelf and just download these apps – they’re the best of the best when it comes to giving you the spark that you need.
With this app, you have the freedom to find recipes anywhere from the internet to your bookshelf. Paprika will organize them for you all neat and tidy without the hassle. It even comes with the cool feature of having a virtual grocery list for items you might not have for a certain recipe making it easier to go shopping. The only downside might be the $4.99 price tag, but if you’re really into cooking, it should be worth it.
If you’re looking for the all-in-one app for finding recipes, keeping a grocery list and planning out your meals, Big Oven is your solution. With hundreds of thousands of recipes, you won’t be running out of meals to make anytime soon. Did I mention it was free?
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner
In short, Allrecipes Dinner Spinner is basically a Facebook created for chefs and cooks. This app is just as much a social medium for foodies as it is a useful resource in the kitchen. If you had a good day in the kitchen, you can share your masterpieces with the other millions of cooks. Or, if you’re feeling a little stuck, you’ve got a whole network to inspire you. It’s even been rated as the best overall recipe app by reviews.com and you can enjoy it without spending a penny.
Forks Over Knives
This one goes without saying for vegetarians, but sometimes we all should break away from the burger or steak and enjoy a plant-based meal once in awhile. With Forks Over Knives, it shouldn’t be too hard finding a delicious and wholesome recipe for a comforting Chickpea Pot Pie or a quick Chocolate Chia Pudding. It’s resourceful with a built-in timer and grocery shopping cart, and all yours for a $4.99 investment.
Food Network in the Kitchen
Anything Food Network does has got to be good, right? The recipes in this app are created by the chefs we all love to watch on the big screen. Now when you’re not busy watching Chopped, you can get busy in the kitchen and get one step closer to being more like your Food Network soulmate.
You might have thought Evernote could only be used for your writing down your reminders or jotting down some quick notes, but it’s also a useful tool to use when saving your recipes. If you find a recipe you want to save, just paste it into a notebook and add a few tags for organization. A few recipes later, you’ll have your own virtual cookbook.