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20Mar2013

5 Popular Free iPhone Recipe Apps

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You have probably noticed by now that there is an app for just about everything. It’s much easier to find things and they can be very useful when it comes to dinner time. Not to mention when you’re grocery shopping.

Maybe you’re unsure what a recipe calls for. Now you can simply open the app and reference the recipe directly to make sure you get the right ingredients. Here are 5 of the most popular free iPhone recipe apps to consider next time you’re about to cook dinner.

1. BigOven

BigOven is probably one of the most favored iPhone recipe apps because of the incredible features it has to offer. Not only can you find inspiration while in the kitchen you can find inspiration no matter where you are. This app lets you search a database of more than 250,000 recipes by ingredients, course, keyword or you can just browse their collection.

Maybe you have some leftovers that need to get eaten; you can find ideas on BigOven. Only have several items to use for dinner? Enter the ingredients you have and let BigOven give you ideas based on the items you have. You can also share your favorite recipes with your friends.

Download it here.

2. Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook

Betty Crocker already delivers such great tasting foods but they also offer over 9,000 recipes at your fingertips. Tired of searching through endless recipes that require ingredients you don’t have?

Browse by the ingredients you do have with this app. Save your favorite recipes as you go to easily access them at any time in the future. Worried about the nutritional content of a recipe? Betty Crocker provides that along with ratings so you can see what others thought of the recipe.

Download it here.

3. Key Ingredient’s Recipe Grazer

Powered by Key Ingredient this app is slightly different from the other recipe apps available. Every day other people just like you add recipes so there are more than a million recipes at your fingertips at any given time.

Their features include the ability to search through recipes by name, ingredient or keywords. Save your favorite recipes for easy access later and share them with others via email or social networks.

Download it here.

4. Dinner Spinner by Allrecipes

Powered by Allrecipes the dinner spinners is available in a free version as well as a pro version. The free version gives you access to many features and the pro version includes a few more features but it’s very affordable. That said, you might try the free app and if you enjoy it enough consider the pro version for just $2.99.

With this app you can create a shopping list and access it while you’re at the store so you don’t have to worry about forgetting any important items. You can even scan grocery items to see which recipes are related to that specific item. Or, scan them and add them to your shopping list. This app has many beneficial features for the chef in everyone.

Download it here.

5. Epicurious

Epicurious pulls recipes from all over the web and compiles them in one place. Find meals from Bon Appetit, Gourmet and others. Search for a recipe by using categories like main ingredient, kid friendly, dish type and even occasion.

All recipes come with photos, ingredient list and directions. Find one you like and you can add favorite it so you can find it later. You can also view a grocery list for each one and check all the things you need. This will be saved to a master list you can view at the market.

Download it here.

Pauline Greenwood is an avid blogger and contributor to JustaPinch.com. She enjoys sharing about cooking experiences and her favorite meal ideas such as chicken salad recipes.

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