Just in time for November’s special holiday, the following apps help you celebrate Thanksgiving, with cooking tips, games for the kids and autumn-themed live wallpapers.
NYT Cooking — Recipes from The New York Times (Free) Whatever you are planning to cook for the big day, you likely will find a recipe for it among 17,000 choices. (Score: 96/100)
Butterball Cookbook Plus — Turkey Recipes, Plus Cooking Tools for Every Day Dinners (Free)* Butterball knows its turkeys. Use the app to cook a perfect bird. (91/100)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving — A Peanuts Interactive Classic for All Ages ($5.99)* The classic Peanuts tale is told through interactive animation in this app for kids. (89/100)
Dress Up! Thanksgiving (Free) Featuring 12 autumnal holiday scenes that you can customize and share, Dress Up! Thanksgiving provides ideas for clothing, desserts and even football. (88/100)
Thanksgiving: A Bon Appetit Manual (Free)* Bon Appetit is all about planning fabulous feasts and offers this app with 101 recipes for fall-loving foodies. (85/100)
Thanksgiving Animated Clock 3D (99 cents) This app features an animated clock with holiday-themed figures that chase each other across the screen. (Score: 97/100)
Fall Leaves for Thanksgiving (99 cents) This live wallpaper features fall leaves that drift down your screen in front of country and harvest scenes. (95/100)
Food Network In the Kitchen (Free)* The Food Network’s celebrity chefs are front and center in this app, with recipes and videos to ensure that your holiday meal is perfection. (95/100)
Vivino Wine Scanner (Free)* Vivino Wine Scanner helps you learn about and select wines in stores or in restaurants. Save your favorites for future purchases. (92/100)
Hidden Object — Autumn Harvest (Free) One hundred levels are included in this hidden-object game, with bonus match-three puzzles. It’s set in an autumn-themed world. (90/100)
*Available on Apple and Android
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