Thanksgiving is almost upon us, thus bringing with it the holiday rush of anticipation and family gatherings. But if you are still struggling with that perfect recipe and buzz over your divinely delectable edibles and counting down the hours to prep time – there’s help!
Allrecipes.com (Free for iPhone)
The app includes hundreds of Thanksgiving recipes, including Green Bean Casserole, Candied Sweet Potatoes, and plenty of recipes for that perfect Turkey. AllRecipes.com is also useful because you can see user ratings, which makes it easier to pick the best recipes. If you’re on a budget, the AllRecipes.com app is a great pick for planning your Thanksgiving meal.
Epicurious Recipes (Free for iPhone)
Epicurious has a dedicated section for Thanksgiving, and it includes nearly 200 recipes from Gourmet and Bon Appétit magazines. If you’re not sure how you want to cook your turkey, this is the app for you. There are a ton of turkey recipes, including Clementine-Salted Turkey with Redeye Gravy and Sage Butter-Roasted Turkey. Those planning a vegetarian Thanksgiving will also appreciate veggie-friendly holiday recipes like Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie or Pumpkin Stuffed with Vegetable Stew.
Whole Foods Market Recipes (Free for iPhone)
The Whole Foods Market Recipes app are healthy and include nutrition information — not that you’re likely to be worried about calories and fat grams on Thanksgiving! One of my favorite recipes is the Thanksgiving Weekend Strata, which uses leftover stuffing. You could also try the Roasted Parsnips and Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Pecan Drizzle in place of your normal marshmallow-topped sweet potato recipe.
Martha Stewart Mixology 101: Classic Cocktail Recipes
The app seems to have disappeared but you can still give thanks to the home goods queen to help you easily infuse that hard edge into your Thanksgiving drink menu. This database of 31 cocktail recipes can be easily shared with friends and even comes with a specialized Thanksgiving selection guaranteed to keep more than the conversation flowing
How to Cook Everything for iPhone ($4.99 for iPhone)
Mark Bittman’s popular How to Cook Everything app has thousands of recipes, including many specifically for Thanksgiving. There are Thanksgiving recipes for all the popular dishes, including Classic Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Traditional Cranberry Sauce, and Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust. If this is your first time preparing a Thanksgiving meal, you’ll also find lots of how-to content.