Eat: Fill Up With These Top 10 Recipe Apps

BreakingModern — Tired of cooking the same old thing? Why not get an exciting new recipe to spice up your life? There are some really great apps available to help you find just the right recipe. Most of these offer a search button, a recipe box, a shopping list and plenty of recipes with delightful pictures broken down by category. All these apps are free. Here are our top 10 recipe apps …

Recipe Apps

Epicurious Recipe App

Epicurious is a popular app that seems to be everywhere. It’s available for Android on Google Play, Apple iOS, Windows Phone and Kindle Fire. There is even an Epicurious app providing 30,000+ recipes for the Samsung refrigerator. As you might expect, the app is slightly different on each platform, but it uniquely offers a convenient cook mode on the Apple iPad and Windows Phone, which lets you cook hands-free using voice commands.

Recipe Apps

Yummly Recipes

(Called Yummly Recipes & Recipe Box for Android on Google Play and Yummly Recipes & Grocery Shopping List on Apple iOS.)

Yummly is a popular recipe app with good reason. It has the best recipe search function, including the ability to search by cuisine, taste, diet, nutrition, allergy, technique and more. Yummly also incorporates top recipes from other sites and food blogs and has a focus on nutrition. On top of that it personalizes recipes based on your weather and other factors.

Recipe Apps

Allrecipes Dinner Spinner is the cooking site that I visit most often. It has an amazing collection of recipes with wonderful photos. Recipes are shared and rated by over 30 million home cooks. Its Dinner Spinner lets you choose the type of dish, ingredients and prep time. It’s a free app for Android on Google Play, Apple iOS, Kindle Fire and Windows Phone.

Cookpad Recipes!

Like most of the apps in this review, Cookpad has tons of recipes and custom shopping lists. It is, however, unique in its heavy social media leaning. It lets you share recipes and participate in user forums, as well as comment on individual recipes, which is a nice feature if you like to share your food with others. Available free for Android on Google Play and Apple iOS.

Evernote Food

If you are an Evernote user, this app may be the one for you. You can explore recipes and also use it to remember your food experiences through photos, notes and locations. You can also use the Evernote Web Clipper to tag and organize recipes from all over the Web. Free for Android on Google Play and Apple iOS.

Must-have Recipes from Better Homes & Gardens

This app has a limited number of recipes (about 500), but it also has 75 how-to videos. If you are a budding chef, this is a great place to start. Additional recipes are $.99 for 100 or so recipes, so use this to start your career and then move on to other apps that offer more free recipes. Available on both Android for Google Play and Apple iOS.


This is an app that is available for Android on Google Play, Apple iOS and Windows Phone. It has over 300,000 recipes. It’s also a useful leftover app that lets you enter up to 10 ingredients from your pantry to create recipes. You can also scan in handwritten or typed recipes.

Recipe Apps

Food Network in the Kitchen

Built on the popularity of the television Food Network shows, this app has over 45,000 recipes. It is available for both Android on Google Play and Apple iOS and features recipes of television chefs like Bobby Flay and Rachael Ray. It also has seasonal collections and helpful recipe videos. If you want to cook like the pros, this app is for you.


Pepperplate is a unique recipe app for Apple iOS and Android on Google Play that focuses on allowing you to create import recipes. You can even combine recipes into menus and set timers while cooking. It’s a good recipe manager, but needs better import capabilities.

Healthy Recipes – SparkRecipes

Available for Android on Google Play and Apple iOS, this app has 500,000 recipes tested by home cooks. It focuses on healthy cooking. You can easily search by dietary needs. It also has technique and recipe videos and a conversion calculator.

I must tell you that writing this article and looking at the mouth-watering recipes made me hungry. Luckily, with this selection of free recipes, I will not be at a loss about what to cook for dinner.

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Based in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Sandy Berger is a veteran tech journalist and reviews editor at covering tech tips and tricks, apps, gadgets, and consumer electronics. Follow @sandyberger on Twitter, +SandyBerger on Google+, and on Facebook.

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