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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
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
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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Mastering the Art of French Cooking Brings Legendary Chef Julia Child to iPads Everywhere

Posted by Carter Dotson on July 24th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Julia Child lived an interesting life. After working for the OSS (the precursor to the CIA) in World War II, she then became well-known as a chef who helped introduce French cuisine to Americans. In order to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday this August 15th, Random House has launched an iPad app based on her famous cookbook series: Mastering the Art of French Cooking. This app features 32 recipes from the first volume of her French cookbooks. With the advent of modern technology, there’s color photographs of all the finished dishes to see how they should look. Don’t know how to pronounce the names of some of the French dishes? The app provides a handy pronunciation guide. There are handy grocery lists of ingredients given to make shopping easier. As well, video clips of Julia Child’s 80’s TV series The Way to Cook are provided that show her cooking techniques hands-on, along with audio notes from her long-time editor, Judith Jones.

Oregano Recipe Manager Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on June 29th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LUKEWARM
Is Oregano the recipe manager to end all recipe managers? Not quite.
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Plenty of Baking Ideas From 50 Easiest Ever Baking Recipes

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 22nd, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Who likes cake and other baked goods? Nearly everyone, right? 50 Easiest ever baking recipes from olive magazine provides exactly what it says: 50 easy to bake recipes.

Every skill level is catered for here and, in reality, over 50 recipes from easy cupcakes to cookies and New York-style baked cheesecakes.

Tantalizing photos of every dessert is included along with a clear-to-read ingredients list and step-by-step instructions. Six different categories make it easy to browse through the collection comprising of Celebration cakes, big cakes, little cakes, cookies and biscuits, tarts, pies and pastries, as well as sweet bread and muffins. 50 Easiest ever baking recipes from olive magazine even comes with some handy to know cookery tips and shopping recommendations.

There should be something within the collection to keep everyone with a sweet tooth happy.

50 Easiest ever baking recipes from olive magazine is out now for the iPad and priced at $4.99.

The Better Bacon Book Is the Last Cookbook You'll Ever Need

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on March 9th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It is an unquestionable truth that bacon is the world's most delicious food. Really, it tastes so good with everything that the only question is how exactly should you prepare it? The sheer number of options is overwhelming, so why not let The Better Bacon Book show you how to whip up some delicious, artery-clogging concoctions?

The app is packed with 31 different recipes, including mouthwatering fare like Maple Bacon Sticky Buns and Bacon Creme Brulee. There are also 20 HD videos and 150 photos that are all but guaranteed to make your stomach growl just by looking at them. Like doing things yourself? The Better Bacon Book also showcases expert butchering, smoking, and curing tips from expert chef, Tom Mylan.

Ok, that tears it, I have to stop writing and go make a BLT, and a bacon burger, and a bacon pizza. And once all that is done I'll be checking myself into the emergency room, but it'll be totally worth it.

Adventure Bar Story Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 9th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER
By all rights Adventure Bar Story should be a delightfully odd rpg romp, but it feels eerily lifeless.
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Special Valentine's Day Recipe For Cooking Dash Players

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 2nd, 2012

Fans of enjoyable time management game Cooking Dash will have noticed, in recent times, the addition of the 'HSN Cooks with Emeril' venue, incorporating celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and HSN, the Home Shopping Network. Such an addition gave players special discounts on real-life Emeril kitchenware.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, such a promotion has gone one step further. By signing up from within the game, players can receive a free bread pudding recipe by Emeril Lagasse, as well as a coupon for 15% off their entire next purchase at HSN.com. Players can find the recipe inside the aforementioned 'HSN Cooks with Emeril' restaurant venue.

Cooking Dash, and its Deluxe sibling, is already a fantastic example of the time management genre, easily bringing countless hours of entertainment. The romantic touch makes it all the more worthwhile to give a play. It's an ideal inclusion for such a cookery focused title.

Why not check it out now?

Grocery List Generator Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Oliver Haslam on January 24th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COOKING ON GAS!
Grocery List Generator could potentially change the way people set about doing their food shopping by creating a list based on recipes.
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Order Up!! To Go Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Greg Dawson on January 20th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEXT TOP CHEF
Order Up! To Go is a solid time-management game for those looking to become the next "Top Chef." Despite the freemium version's ad-stricken gameplay, there's a lot of addictive potential to be unlocked.
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