Increase the Bandwidth...on Your Pants Using Some Turkey Day Apps

By Jamie Epstein November 19, 2012

Today is the two-day mark until a holiday to which food lovers count down every year – Thanksgiving. Now although nobody loves to eat more than I do, I’ll be honest: I can’t cook to save my life. I guess I’m not the only one out there, though, as Butterball, a yummy turkey provider, recently unveiled its smartphone app and will be engaging in social media platforms found on Facebook and Pinterest to help those responsible for preparing and making this pretty overwhelming feast not only edible, but enjoyable as well.

"We want to make sure we're offering advice where people are," said Linda Compton, director of Consumer Affairs for Butterball. "More and more people are using social media."

The application, Butterball Cookbook Plus, is now available on both the iPhone and iPad for $4.99. It offers detailed how-to videos, food safety tips, and an essential menu planning checklist.

Need ideas on what to do after you successfully make it through the holiday? You’re in the luck, as the app also includes recipes for ways to reinvent your leftovers.

The app is unavailable to Android users, but all the more reason to break out the old-fashioned cookbooks…or download one of the similar programs on their respective app store.

1. Thanksgiving Menu Maker

Want a complimentary application that helps you raise the bar on Thanksgiving forever by serving up some gourmet treats to your loved ones? Not only does the solution give you a fresh spin on old cooking favorites such as brined roast turkey with sage-butter rub and mushroom gravy; it also offers an easy-to-use way to organize your shopping list, designed to increase your efficiency at the supermarket.

Additionally, this app will tell you the best wine to partner with each dish which helps things that may not have turned out as planned to certainly taste a little better.

2. Time to Roast

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to cook a turkey, right? You just throw in it, wait the appropriate time and take out a savory and browned creation…or so I thought. There’s actually a science behind roasting, whether it’s turkey, beef, duck, pork or chicken. And for those of you just entering the wide world of cooking, be sure you download this application and fast as a way to see exactly how much time is it going to take you to perfect your creation based upon your individual tools.

For example, do you have a conventional or gas oven? They both demand varied amounts of cooking in addition to how big the size of the meat you are cooking is. Time to Roast will enable you to enter in all these different variables and then will justify the recipe according to your individual needs. It even lets you pick when dinner needs to be ready by, helping you to rest assured your guests won’t have grumbling tummies this year at least.


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3. Kitchen Aid Kit Pro

If you love the idea of cooking but have no idea how to get started, this offering will assist you in becoming a great chef in no time. Simply download it and you will instantly gain access to an array of tools including scales, beaker, batcher, cooker timer, converter and background information in a single application which will help you to not only measure much more accurately, but also keeps you entertained with an array of funny tidbits of information.

4. Whole Foods Market Recipes

For those of you who love cooking and eating, but prefer to choose healthier options for Thanksgiving, this next application might be of interest.Not only does the Whole Food Market Recipes app slim down your expenses because it is complimentary, but it also powers nutrition information, breaking down calories and grams of fat on your favorite dishes and suggests some healthier items like sweet potatoes with honey-pecan drizzle rather than the typical but very delicious marshmallow-topped sweet potato recipe.

5. AllRecipes.com Dinner Spinner

If you want to not only learn to cook a great meal but stay within your budget, this free app boasts hundreds of recipes that include user ratings, enabling you to pick the most beloved ones out from the pack rapidly.

No matter which application you employ, or ultimately what food you cook, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for important people in your lives, as well as your health and happiness.

From the TMC family to yours this Turkey Day, bon appétit!




Edited by Braden Becker

TechZone360 Web Editor

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