Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is almost here, which means Christmas and all of the other holiday seasons are just around the corner. I'm excited, aren't you? It also means it's to get your pots, pans and ingredients together get ready to dig in and spend hours of cooking to create a Thanksgiving banquet that everyone will enjoy. I love to cook but the challenge with Thanksgiving meals is that it is so much work and it is always a challenge to come up with different meal ideas because frankly turkey and stuffing can just be boring. This year, consider turning to cooking apps. The Internet is full of them and many can help you plan your meal, create shopping lists and help you find new recipes to try. Not sure where to start, well check out my 5 favorites:
1. Yummly. Looking for Thanksgiving meal to fit your lifestyle eating habits, Yummly has your back. You have a ton of recipes to choose from, but Yummly allows you to customize your food searches so you can prepare a meal that fits your family's dietary needs. Doesn't matter if you have food allergies, are on a diet or want to plan a vegetarian meal, Yummly will make it happen. The added bonus is Yummly will learn what types of foods you like and make recommendations based on that. 2. Butterball Cookbook Plus. I think most of us who is eating turkey for Thanksgiving will be eating a Butterball. In addition to that great turkey is a pretty awesome app that offers hundreds of recipes based around ... you guessed it turkey. The app great ideas of how to cook ole Tom Turkey in addition to tips how to create a feast fit for a king or queen. If you struggle with what to do with all of that leftover turkey, Cookbook Plus has a ton of recipes that will help you create meals that won't have you burned out on Turkey after the holiday has passed. 3. AnyList. Getting organized is important to make sure your Thanksgiving meal goes off without a hitch. That's where AnyList comes in. This useful app allows you to easily make shopping lists and helps you organize your recipes. You can import recipes from popular food web sites and you can share your shopping lists and recipes with family and friends. 4. Epicurious. This app has been offering online recipes since 1995. Geared for those who love to cook at home, Epicurious makes it easy for you to find Thanksgiving themed recipes, cooking tips and videos that you can pull up on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. 5. BigOven. Offering 350,000 recipes, BigOven not only allows you to find recipes for Thanksgiving. You can also use the app and web site to create grocery lists, map out your Thanksgiving meal with the meal planner, and find ways to turn those leftovers into great meals.
Is your Thanksgiving Feast planned? What processes do you use to create a Thanksgiving meal experience your family and friends will love and remember? Drop me a line, I would love to know.
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