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Recipe Kitchen Isn't Just for Sharing Recipes, it Also Keeps Stock of What's in Your Pantry

Posted by Rob Rich on September 3rd, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Cookbook and recipe apps aren't exactly new to iOS. However, Recipe Kitchen doesn't aim to be just any old recipe app.

Many of the expected features are present in Recipe Kitchen; such as a sizable selection of food items to make, recipe sharing, and cooking timers. However, it can also keep track of all the ingredients you have in your kitchen. You can scan barcodes to add new items, create shopping lists for what you're running low on and sync it to multiple devices (so that other family members will know what to pick up while they're out), and even call up a list of recipes that are available based on what ingredients you currently have available.

Sounds super-handy, no?

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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Food Network Cupcakes! Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
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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Delicion Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Jennifer Allen on March 18th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DELICIOUS RECIPES WITHIN
Ideal for those with special dietary needs, Delicion ably demonstrates that it's still possible to have many delicious and tasty meals, no matter what the restriction.
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Healthy Desserts Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 5th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TASTY YET HEALTHY
Omitting some basic and useful search tools, Healthy Desserts isn't perfect but it does offer some very tasty recipes for those looking for a cleaner living lifestyle.
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Cooklet Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By David Rabinowitz on January 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COOKING MADE EASY
Cooklet is a great app that any chef in the kitchen should have. It has recipes, tools, and much more.
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Kitchen Knife Skills Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 14th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: AS SHARP AS A KNIFE
It might not be the most exciting of reference tools to read but Kitchen Knife Skills will make any regular chef more efficient and safer when it comes to cutting up their produce.
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This Week at 148Apps: September 24-28

Posted by Chris Kirby on September 30th, 2012

This week at 148Apps.com, we pondered life after the change from Google Maps to Apple Maps. Carter Dotson took a look at his Favorite Four alternatives to Apple's built-in guidance system: "So, there’s a bit of a brouhaha over iOS 6 switching its maps provider from Google Maps to TomTom and other Apple sources. Yes, the 3D flybys in the maps are pretty, but the lack of details once had in Google Maps and loss of transit directions is a backbreaker for some. Sure, Google Maps has a mobile website that can be added as a web app, but maybe it’s time for something all new. Unless or until a separate Google Maps application is released, here’s four fine alternatives for mapping and directions."

Take a look at Carter's choices on 148Apps.

GiggleApps writer Amy Solomon got cooking with a kids' game called Dr. Panda's Restaurant: "My son and I are thoroughly enjoying Dr. Panda’s Restaurant as this app has so much to offer in cooking fun for children of all ages. This app consists of a two-story restaurant, each containing a two-person table to be filled with the animals who get welcomed by Dr. Panda, now the chef of this restaurant as well as the one who greets these animals before they are sent to their table. Eight animals are included, as are ten recipes to cook."

Read more of what's on the menu at GiggleApps.com.

And finally, AndroidRundown.com featured a KickStarter Spotlight on Lifx. Joseph Bertolini writes, "Lifx is an LED light that connects to any home wireless network and is controlled by a smartphone. It would have been easy for the developers to just simply stop at changing the color, and I, frankly, would have been satisfied. But seeing as this is a KickStarter project, it is a safe bet that these developers did not become complacent. Some simple additions, such as dimming and batch operation are included, but the one that I am most impressed by is the ability for the light to deliver phone notifications. Imagine every time a text message comes in the room blinks green or blue for Facebook notifications. There is also an option to program lights onto specific actions and cycles, such as dimming over a period of time or turning on every day at 8 am."

Read more about this potential product at AndroidRundown.

And that about covers it for the week that was. Joins us every day for the latest news, reviews and contests - and keep track of it all by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook. See you in 7.

Vegetarian Cooking Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on September 11th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: VEGETABLE GOODNESS
This is a small, vegetarian recipe app has 9 recipes and instructional videos that does differentiate itself with a quiz, but could use more recipes.
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