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Plan your menu on the go
There are some great recipe guides and apps out there for everybody — from the master chef who is just looking for a little variation in her holiday menu to the first-time hostess who has no idea where to start. Here’s a collection our favourite foodie apps for the holidays.
Parks Canada Heritage Gourmet
Parks Canada has taken traditional recipes from across Canada and adapted them to modern living. With over 70 recipes, including Acadian bouilli and Newfoundland’s Jiggs dinner, just to mention a few, this app also provides video and the history of each dish in its database.
Created by Epicurious.com, with over 28,000 recipes for you to choose from, this app really speaks for itself. It also has a voice search feature, which will come in very handy when your hands are occupied chopping up vegetables or doing other cooking prep work.
How to Cook Everything
Designed for cooking on the go, How to Cook Everything has a library of 2,000 recipes, including holiday and seasonal favourites.
Holiday Recipes & Party Planning Guide
Described as a “cookbook on steroids,” this app has a collection of easy-to-prepare recipes, complete with video tutorials and step-by-step instructions. It also has recipe ideas for every holiday you can think of, from Christmas and Hanukkah to Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
Allergy-free Entertaining has options for gluten-free, nut-free and wheat-free menus. Whether your guests are vegans, don’t eat dairy or are on low-sugar diets, this app offers everything from appetizers to desserts that will meet every requirement.