Apps for Your Family Recipes
My mom has a little red box filled with cream-coloured recipe cards, yellowing at the edges. Each card is a handwritten recipe, in fading ink. I hope one day to save that box digitally… luckily there’s an app for that! Quench has already told you about apps for eating out or cooking in – here are a few specifically for your personal recipes.
My Recipe Book (Apple)
I’ve had this app almost for as long as I’ve had my iPad… and I have a first gen iPad (you know, the one without the camera?). It comes loaded with quite a few recipes, allows you to add your own and automatically generates a grocery list for you. You can even search online and import recipes to build your collection.
A social network of cookbooks, this comes loaded with recipes created by other aspiring chefs around the world. You create a profile, update it with stories of your latest successes… and failures, visit the forums and share your own family recipes with the world.
This is for people who like to make everything at once or host a lot of dinner parties. The COOK NOW feature sets multiple timers; the import function makes saving online recipes easy; the meal planning options combines several recipes into one menu; the easy-to-use calendar schedules your meals for the month; and the shopping list makes a trip to the grocery store a breeze.
Chef’s Recipe Box (BlackBerry)
Here’s an app for those of you with a Playbook. Add your own recipes to the thousands that come with the app, create new categories, store unlimited photos for each recipe and track your cooking steps and ingredients – you check off each step as you complete it, so you never forget or miss a step.