Hey all you tablet tappers and tinsel twirlers…….Happy New Year! (almost!)
Wow! Are you as exhausted as I am? Between family, friends and frantic fun who has had any time to sleep lately? Ah, but that’s what the holidays are about and this writer loves it!
As the end of the year draws nigh, we find ourselves contemplating the year to come, and the changes that we would like to see happen in our lives. We are resolved to do these things but can we truly be resolute?
Fortunately, technology continues to evolve, and those little things known as “apps” continue to be the ninth wonder of the modern world.
There are literally apps for everything and so with a little research we can hungrily help ourselves to a large helping of, well………help!
In my next few entries I will be suggesting some apps that I have found extremely helpful in organizing the daily routine because, as I know for myself, one of the biggest resolutions for 2012 is to “get more organized”.
So here is app number one that will help you “get organized” in 2012 so that you can then have more time to work on those other “resolutions”.
If your family is like mine, the holiday season, or any family gathering, is centered in the kitchen. Food is the subject that occupies a large portion of our time. We converse about it, exchange recipes about it, spend much time and effort preparing it, and yes…..we EAT it! Some of us (like me) WAY TOO MUCH!
The larger the group, the more “food” becomes the focal point and I think this holds true for any type of social function that you may be planning in 2012.
When you are trying to prepare menus for several days at a time, for a small army, you can easily become overwhelmed. (By day seven my older Sis was getting just a bit cranky!)
This is where Epicurious can be of great help. Whether you are hosting a party and you need a killer cocktail recipe, or you need a gourmet menu for a dinner for 16, you can find everything that you are looking for foodwise with the Epicurious app. With over 30,000 outstanding recipes to choose from, straight out of the most popular cookbooks, gourmet magazines, and award winning chefs, Epicurious can help you find the perfect recipe by utilizing a simple keyword search. And if you are under time constraints, Epicurious can provide you with recipes based on the ingredients that you have on hand. It will also tell you what foods are in season, when, and allows you to share your favorite recipes quickly and easily via FaceBook, Twitter or e-mail. It is your one stop go to site for all things food!
(this app was constantly open on someone’s iPad or iPhone at Sis’s house and boy did we EAT!)
You can find the Epicurious app for android free here…..
If you need the app for iPad or iPhone you can find it here…..
And if you are looking for something similar to use from your Chrome browser check here…..
And one last place that you can access this app which is very cool is if you have recently purchased or recieved a wireless Blueray or HD DVD player that is Huluplus compatible. On many of these devices Epicurious has their app available to be viewed on your TV screen directly through your DVD player via the internet!
However you choose to utilize it, Epicurious can definitely save you time and possible money, and most definitely work! And the recipes are guaranteed to please! So when the troops are getting surly, and you need something that will put a smile on their hungry faces, whip out your phone, laptop or turn on your TV and get cooking!