Our smartphones cater to just about our every need, and thanks to the mass array of apps available, we can either hone our skills in certain areas or start from scratch and learn new ones.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a culinary master or a complete novice in the kitchen, the variety of Android cookery apps you can peruse and download are limitless.
Whether you have the latest mobile device or are the owner of an older model, like the Samsung Galaxy S3, you can cook up a storm with our pick of the five best recipe apps.
This free app has over 150,000 recipes and its very own vibrant community of cooks, meaning discovering new meals, sides and desserts is like asking friends or neighbors.
Ideal for those who love cooking and sharing their ideas, recipes can be found in the database or can be submitted to the app for others to test out.
By using the search filters or entering the key ingredients you want to use, Allthecooks brings up various dishes, and the realtime chatting platform means any questions you may have are answered within minutes.
Recipe categories include main dishes, drinks, side dishes, desserts, ethnic recipes, soups, stews and diet recipes.
With over 250,000 recipes BigOven is the most complete cooking tool for getting inspired and organized in the kitchen and even on-the-go.
Users can search for recipes by course, ingredient or simply by browsing through the popular recipe collections. Dishes can then be saved into the ‘Try Soon’ category or added it to the ‘Favorites’ section.
As well as uploading your own recipes, the free app can also generate a grocery list for you depending on what it is you’re planning on making.
BBC Good Food – Recipes
Offering weekday inspiration, tips on how to cook the perfect steak and step-by-step instructions to make your own ice cream, the BBC Good Food – Recipes app has it all.
You can buy and store all existing BBC Good Food cookbook apps, and organize your favorite recipes and shopping lists in one place.
Free to download, the app comes with 20 recipes including beef and beer pie, summer vegetable curry and chocolate and raspberry pots.
It also includes tools such as the simple-to-use roast timer, weight converters and a glossary of ingredients and techniques, with all recipes offering nutritional information.
Mixology Drink Recipes
Whether you’re a rookie bartender or full-blown mixologist, this free cocktail recipe app is a must-have. Browse or search through over 7,500 drink and cocktail recipes and more than 1,000 ingredients, given in both metric and imperial units.
Functions of the Mixology Drink Recipes app include the ‘Liquor Cabinet’, which lets you enter all the liquors and mixer types you have on hand and the database will then bring back all the possible cocktails you’re able to make from those ingredients.
The ‘Bartending’ feature supplies information on glassware, tools of the trade, terminology and bartending tips and tricks.
Categories are broken down into cocktails, martinis, shooter, hot drinks, punches and non-alcoholic beverages.
Must-Have Recipes from BHG
Must-Have Recipes is free app from Better Homes and Gardens brings you recipes, secrets and tips. There are more than 500 meals with photos of each completed dish, leaving you to pick from main meals, grills, salads and sides.
There are also quick and easy everyday meals, slow-cooker combinations and desserts. Housing 75 how-to videos and step-by-step guides your creations are guaranteed to be a success. The app also lets you share recipes by email and via Facebook as well as organize your favorite recipes into your own personalized groups.
The recipes within the Must-Have Recipes app can be edited so you can add personal notes or substitutions so that every dish suits your preferences or dietary needs.
With a variety of Android contract phones available to suit all price ranges, as well as a vast array of apps on offer, anyone and everyone can have their own arsenal of recipes and become a master chef in the kitchen in no time.
This guest post was written by Stefanie Keeling of Dialaphone – home of the latest smartphone deals.
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