Whether you're looking for just the right recipe for the holidays, or you want to just want to add some variety to what you cook in your home, there is no shortage of cooking and recipe apps for iPad in the App Store. From apps that can show you videos of how to prepare every foods to those that cater specifically to holiday cooking, there's no denying that the iPad makes for a great kitchen companion. Finding the best ones, however, can be greater than any kitchen challenge. Here are my favorites!
Substitutions for both iPhone and iPad lets you search for alternatives to foods, beverages, and even utensils. Ever had a time where you forgot something at the store or you didn't realize one of your guests had a food allergy? Substitutions most likely has a suggestion. This makes it a great app to have on hand, just in case you ever need it, as most of us will.
My Recipe Book is a cooking app that lets you store and organize recipes you find into one convenient location -- your iPhone or iPad. With the new KitchenSync introduced in My Recipe Book 3.0, you can actually now store all those recipes on as many devices as you want.
Healthy Desserts by Green Kitchen is an iPhone and iPad app that features 48 desserts that use only natural sweeteners, healthy fats, and whole grains and fruits. The app is gorgeously designed and features mouthwatering photography that will make you dying to get in the kitchen to whip one of these up.
It's Fitness Month here at iMore and Mobile Nations and part of getting in shape involves eating better which is why this week we're focusing on nutrition. When it comes to nutrition, the first step is to say goodbye fast food and eating out, and hello to healthy home-cooked meals. One such app to help you with this endeavor is Cooking Light Recipes: Quick and Healthy Menu Maker by Time Inc.
This year we went straight from Macworld|iWorld 2013 to Mobile Nations Fitness Month, but who says we can't have some overlap? iCookbook was on the show floor with their new CROCK-POT app, and while not everything you slow cook may be healthy, it will come from home, and that means you can choose to make it healthy! Just pick great ingredients and let the flavors do the work.
Julia Child is famous for revolutionizing home cooking in America by bringing us the essential French repertoire of classic dishes and now 32 of her recipes come alive for the first time on the iPad. These 32 recipes are the most often prepared and best-loved dishes from the book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 and include careful explanations of technique, discuss buying the right ingredients (or finding substitutes), and planning ahead. In addition to the recipes, Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Selected Recipes includes colored photos of each finished dish, 30 video clips from The Way to Cook video series, audio pronunciations of the names of French dishes, and more.
If you're looking to bake some delicious cake, pastries, cookies, or breads, look no further than The Photo Cookbook - Baking for iPhone and iPad. It's packed with gorgeous photos of not only the final product, but also of what each stage of the process should look like.
The Photo Cookbook - Baking is a universal app for iPhone and iPad, but I'm going to be using screenshots from the iPad version. Both versional offer the exact same functionality and content.
Basil — A Smart Recipe Book For iPad is app that lets you save recipes for around the web and keep them organized. It features a very simple and basic UI so that it's easy to see and use while cooking.
Trufflehead is a healthy cooking and recipe app for the iPhone and iPad. It features over 260 recipes including vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, low-cal, and low-fat dishes as well as hyperlinks to find more information about ingredients.