The holidays are upon us, and as we all prepare for family gatherings, do you have all the recipes you need?
Sometimes you need recipe ideas in a hurry, but you may not be near your collection of cookbooks. Well, as luck would have it, with an iPhone or iPod Touch you can now carry tens of thousands of recipes with you at all times. Heck, some of them will even make a shopping list for you so you don’t forget anything. Check out these 10 free apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch that will let you make just about any good item you want.
Please note that all of these links go directly to the page in the iTunes store, so clicking them will launch iTunes.
8,500+ Drink & Cocktail Recipes: Perfect for any party you are going to throw, you can look up random drinks, build drinks based on the ingredients you have on hand, pick by category and so on.
AllRecipes.com Dinner Spinner: Pick your ingredients, the type of meal it is to be used for and the amount of time you want to spend cooking it, and see what AllRecipes serves up for you. You can also turn on filters for no dairy, no wheat, vegetarian and more.
Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook: The Betty crocker brand is one of the most famous in baking, and this application brings you over 4,000 of the recipes that have been collected. You can enter ingredients, browse, check out the detailed photos and more.
BigOven: BigOven brings you over 170,000 recipes you can access by numerous search terms, listing what ingredients you have on hand, marking as favorites and more. You can also rate recipes directly from the iPhone app that will be added to the archive for all to see.
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List: The Epicurious app has over 25,000 recipes in it, and when you find one you like, you can save it to your shopping list, email it to a friend, save it to your favorites and a lot more.
McCormick Recipe Finder: Brought to you by the McCormick company, this app gives you access to over 1,000 recipes thought up by the company. While the recipes are very detailed, you do need access to the Internet to look up and read any of them, so if you are running slower than 3G or Wi-Fi they could take quite a while to load.
Ucook: With over 60,000 recipes at your disposal, you can search by ingredients, tools on hand, region and more to find just the right one for you.
VeganYumYum Mobile: If you need vegetarian/vegan options for guests, this is the application for you. Search for a recipe and then get step-by-step directions on how to prepare it.
Whole Foods Market Recipes: This app brings you all sorts of healthy recipes based on ideas from the Whole Foods grocery store chain. All the recipes are clearly marked as to what criteria they meet, you can build recipes based on what you have on hand, look up Whole Foods locations and more.
Woman’s Day Cooking Assistant: The Woman’s Day Cooking Assistant app focuses on simple recipes, new daily entries, the ability to import recipes to your shopping list and a lot more.