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Yum-Yum Recipes Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Jennifer Allen on February 11th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TASTY AND VARIED
Yum-Yum Recipes offers plenty of tasty recipes for free, and even more for a price.
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Forks Over Knives Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 21st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TASTY AND HEALTHY
Want some tasty new recipe ideas but want to keep it healthy? Forks Over Knives is the ideal app for you.
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Garden Plate Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 16th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TASTY RECIPE IDEAS
Eating healthily doesn't have to be dull. Garden Plate demonstrates this with some delicious recipes.
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Su Chef Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Stacy Barnes on November 26th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MEDIUM-RARE
Su Chef cooks up an idea, but doesn’t quite bring it to the table.
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Gluten-Free Recipes By iCookbook Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: VARIED BUT UGLY
It's far from attractive to look at, but this app offers plenty of great recipes for those pursuing a gluten-free diet.
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Butterball Cookbook Plus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on September 9th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TURKETARIANS UNITE
This free app includes hundreds of recipes that are perfect for any holiday or occasion, and the many integrated features make it a must-have for any cook.
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The Whole Pantry Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 19th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WHOLESOME LIVING
The Whole Pantry might not be the most comprehensive of cookery apps but it works well as part recipe app, part lifestyle guide.
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Caveman Feast Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 29th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TASTY AND PURE MEALS
Plenty of recipes abound in this Paleo diet focused cookery app.
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Veggie Weekend Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 15th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DELICIOUS IF MINIMAL
Lacking a plethora of recipes and features, Veggie Weekend still offers enough tasty delights to be worth a look.
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Illustrated Step By Step Baking Cakes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 21st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TASTY BAKES
Offering tasty baking ideas galore, this app is probably one to avoid for those trying to eat healthier. It's just too tempting!
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Vegetarian How To Cook Everything Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 27th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LACKING STYLE
The content might be quite interesting, if simple, but the look and style of the app is really quite mediocre.
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Cooking Basics Review

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 30th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Culinate
Price: $7.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

iPad Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

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Cooking is one of the most valuable life skills out there. It's also one that's very easy to miss out on for too long. Cooking Basics is an app that teaches its users the absolute basics (right down to how to mash potatoes properly) while also offering some great recipe ideas. These ideas can easily be applied elsewhere, too, ensuring that users have the foundations to be great cooks.

Laid out much like an interactive book, Cooking Basics is easy to browse. Its introduction offers up a series of class for learning the basics. These include lessons on how to set up the kitchen appropriately, how to chop safely, and how to measure accurately. In many of the cases, tasty recipes are used to illustrate a point as well as immediately teach the user how to prepare certain meals.

Delving further into the app demonstrates how much more information is contained within. A series of basic tutorials cover simple things like how to tell if pasta is cooked and how to peel fruits and vegetables effectively. It's all then reinforced by the huge selection of recipes. There's no fine-dining here, it's all about typical meal ideas that people would actually want to cook regularly.

All kinds of scenarios are covered here, from breakfast to supper and with plenty of light snacks in between. It's a great mix that covers loads of ground. Each recipe is clearly described with step by step instructions ensuring users know what they're doing at all times, as well as focuses placed on specific techniques. A shopping list feature as well as timer settings make things all the simpler. When it comes to identifying a specific leaf or vegetable, the app clearly labels them so it's easy to learn as one goes along.

Using various different forms of media, from videos, audio clips to images and text, Cooking Basics is an ideal starting point for beginners. There are great recipes for experienced cooks too, but I'd lean towards only truly recommending this to newbies, given the price. Nothing quite beats the satisfaction of cooking a great meal all by one's self and it beats takeout or ready meals easily. For $7.99, this is a great, fun and healthy step to take for the apprehensive chef.

Food Network Cupcakes! Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 22nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TASTY TREATS
Tasty treats galore within, but a slightly awkward interface might put some off.
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The Photo Cookbook - Tapas Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 27th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TASTY TAPAS
More virtual cookbook than app, what The Photo Cookbook- Tapas lacks in features, it more than makes up with tasty images.
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Munchies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 22nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: QUICK & SIMPLE RECIPES
Stuck for what to cook tonight? Only got a few items in the fridge and cupboards? Munchies aims to make things so much easier by suggesting meals to make from the items you have.
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