It’s time to buy butter, break out the cookie cutters, acquire rich foods you don’t eat the rest of the year and indulge in holiday feasts. These apps can guide you on the road to decadence.
Mario Batali Cooks! ($9.99)* — Mario Batali’s app features his favorite recipes, with illustrated instructions and video tutorials for each delicacy. (Mobilewalla score: 91/100)
Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner (Free)* — This app is designed for you to curate, import and sort recipes, then plan your menus and shopping lists. (Score: 89/100)
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Food.com — Recipes, Shopping Lists & Meal Plans (Free) — Food.com’s app gives you access to 500,000 peer-reviewed recipes and helps you organize your shopping lists. (Score: 87/100)
Wine Spectator WineRatings+ (Free)* — Wine Spectator can help you make wine selections online or in the store with its respected, established rating system. (Score: 87/100)
BigOven: 350,000+ Recipes and Grocery List (Free)* — BigOven includes more than 350,000 recipes in its app, plus meal planner and grocery list features. (85/100)
Cookpad Recipes (Free)* — Cookpad recipes are user-generated and use peer reviews to test, review and improve upon contributed recipes. (Mobilewalla score: 96/100)
Food Network In the Kitchen (Free)* — Food Network stars like Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri share their popular recipes in this app, which also features video tutorials. (Score: 92/100)
Evernote Food (Free)* — Evernote Food works in sync with Evernote to help you collect recipes, document great dining experiences and share your food joys. (Score: 90/100)
Must-Have Recipes from BHG (Free)* — The best-loved recipes from many years of Better Homes and Gardens are found in this app. Fill your menu with crowd-pleasers. (Score: 90/100)
Butterball Cookbook Plus (Free)* — Butterball wants your holiday meals to succeed, so it offers this free app with lots of tips for the perfect turkey and fixin’s. (Score: New version; too new to rate.)
*Available on Apple and Android.