iPad Apps: Top Picks for Home Cooks


I use to only use cookbooks in the kitchen, but now there are so many more ways now to find different recipes from around the world. After the popularity of recipe sites, I printed everything and stored the recipes in binders. Then I started bringing my iPhone in the kitchen (I was afraid I would ruin my laptop). However,  now I use an iPad. I love my iPad so much more because it’s like an iPhone on steroids; it’s large and easy to read. Not only can I search the Internet for recipes, but I can also download a variety of different recipe apps for it. After alot of searching and reviewing, here are my top picks for Apple iPad recipe apps:

Food Network’s In The Kitchen has recipes from all your favorite Food Network stars like Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri and other chefs. You can search for recipes by keyword and then share your favorites on facebook, twitter and by email. The app also has a timer, a measurement converter and a shopping list. One thing that we don’t like about this app though is that you can’t search for recipes by category, like breakfast, desserts, or appetizers.

If you like quick, easy and nutritious, Jamie Oliver has got you covered with his new app: 20 Minute Meals. This app has Jamie’s best 60 recipes that are perfect for busy parents. It’s a beautiful app that is super user friendly. You can have dinner on the table in just a minutes, and made with the freshest ingredients.

Epicurious Recipes has all your favorites from the website in a  beautifully designed app. This is by far my favorite app of them all. It has over 28,000 recipes from top recipe magazines like Bon Appetite and Gourmet, cookbooks, leading restaurants and top chefs.

AllRecipes’ Your Kitchen Inspiration is the perfect app for a large number of recipes. It’s a great app with lots of ways to search for recipes, but does lack the aesthetics that some of the other iPad apps have.

Good Food Healthy Recipes by BBC is another app for iPad you will want to look into. This app doesn’t have as many recipes as some of the other apps, just around 150, but the recipes look so good. They definitely focus on quality of recipes, and not quantity.

Martha Stewart Makes Cookies pretty much speaks for itself. It’s everything you think it would be, absolutely gorgeous, easy to read, easy to find recipes and stunning photography. This app’s easy to use design will make it feel like Martha is right there by your side.

If you are partial to your favorite family recipes, there’s an app for that too. My Recipe Book is the perfect app to help you organize all your recipes. You don’t have to be connected to the Internet either to use this app. You can import recipes from anywhere on the web, plus input all your favorites in the app.