Mixing Bowl – Cooking Application

Available In: App Store       Price: Free  

Mixing Bowl I will admit, I may have a slight addiction to recipe applications. I just love the ease of using my iPhone while cooking (though, I am occasionally concerned for it’s safety!). So, when I came across a relatively new application titled Mixing Bowl, I installed it on the spot! The Mixing Bowl application is based off the website MixingBowl.com (which I had not indulged in prior to installing the iPhone application). I found MixingBowl.com to be an upbeat, social cooking website that is largely member maintained.

In order to use the Mixing Bowl iPhone application, you will need to become a member of MixingBowl.com. Normally I’m not big on apps that require you to become a member in order to use them but, I make exceptions for cooking apps! :)
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iFood Assistant – Recipes, Photos and Instructional Videos

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

iFood Assistant It’s hard at times to choose my favorite hobby. Technology or Food. Gadgets or Gourmet. iPhone or Chocolate Lava Cake. Well, with iFood Assistant, my two loves are merged into one $0.99 app. Ever since I purchased the iPhone, I’ve been on the lookout for a solid native app that would allow me to search recipes, save favorites in a recipe box, and create a shopping list or better yet, integrate with my lists on Remember the Milk. Unfortunately, the search continues (BigOven is the closest so far), even after this attempt from iFood Assistant.

With iFood Assistant, you can browse recipes, take suggestions for dinner, and view cooking videos. In addition, with a login to kraftfoods.com, you can add items to your shopping list from recipes, as well as store favorites into an online recipe box. If you have a particular idea of what you’re looking for, the search function is available, or you can just roll the dice with the Recipe of the Day. Under the “more” button is a settings menu as well as a grocery store locator. [Read more…]

CookBook 2.0

CookBook CookBook 2.0 is actually the application BettyCrocker and/or Bettys CookBook…just with a new name. The application has been taken over by a new developer and has been moved to the BigBoss source. With the change, the application has received a new icon and a few new graphics. The opening menu has also changed and the new options include; Donate Please, Contact and Leave Application (which means Exit the application). The recipes are the same as before, no new ones have been added and the Custom option has been removed. I actually hope [Read more…]


OpenSourceFood OpenSourceFood.com is a website in which you can view and search recipes. It is nicely optimized for the iPhone making it a great way to quickly look up recipes. “Amazing Recipes. Delicious Food. Beautiful Photography. Created and rated by you and fellow food-lovers from all over the world.” They are exactly right on this…the recipes and the photography are very good! When you go to OpenSourceFood.com on your iPhone, you will get a list of 20 Recently Popular Recipes. When you select a recipe, you will be able to see who the recipe was submitted by, a list of the ingredients needed and instructions on how to make the recipe. You can also choose to view all the recipes by the person who submitted the current recipe by selecting View All Recipes by. The bests feature of the iPhone optimized version of the site is [Read more…]

Bettys Cookbook 2.1.1

Bettys Cookbook The update to version 2.1.1 of Bettys Cookbook fixes a few bugs…other than that, no visual changes or changes in functionality. Bettys Cookbook is available through the iSpazio source.

Bettys Cookbook 2.1.1

groceryZen – AppStore App – Sneak Preview

groceryZenWe recently received a sneak preview of groceryZen. This application is not yet available, it will be among those in the AppStore. However, I’m really excited about this one! groceryZen is a simple grocery shopping application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It has a ton of great features. One of my favorite features is that you can add a recipe to the application and all the ingredients for that recipe. Then, the next time you want to make a certain recipe, you can just select it and it will automatically add all the ingredients needed for that recipe to your grocery list in groceryZen. You can even add a photo for the recipe! Below are a few other features of groceryZen. You will want to check out groceryzen.com for more information and to sign up via email to be notified when it is available! I personally can’t wait for this one!

Plan your trip in seconds – Once you have entered an item into your grocery list, it will stay. Meaning the next time you need that item all you have to do is select it!

Your favorite recipes – Here is what the list of recipes looks like. The next time you want to make a certain meal, just tap on the recipe and it will add all the ingredients you need to your list! YAY!
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