App - Recipe Search
Category: Food & Wine

Recipe Search



This app does a lot, but we love that you can find recipes based on what you have in the fridge.

The Recapp Rating
4/5 Stars
  • Amazon App Store:
    3.4/5 Stars
  • iTunes App Store:
    /5 Stars
  • Google Play:
    4.2/5 Stars
  • User Ratings:
    4/5 Stars
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The recipes in this Android app were first created by beta testers, and then developers began amassing thousands of user-generated recipes and reviews. The result is more than 70,000 recipes with reviews, comments and even user photos. The app divides the database into main dishes, desserts, snacks and appetizers, ethnic, holiday, soups and stews, side dishes and special diets. More mysterious are the categories labeled “miscellaneous” (which includes recipes for kids, camping recipes and information on canning) and “fruits, grains and vegetables” (which seems to include side dishes like stuffing, rice and potato salad).

The app is also divided up by popular tabs, such as Top Recipes, Newest Recipes, Recipe Pictures (you have to check out the Tater Tot casserole) and Top Searches. As you can tell from the top recipes — Oreo truffles, Better-Than-Sex Cake and Red Lobster Cheese Garlic Biscuits — this isn’t an app especially geared to low-sugar or low-fat fare. The only big negative we found was that not every recipe offers calorie counts or fat, protein or carbohydrate content. The diabetic recipes also lacked grams of sugar, an important component in selecting recipes and tracking blood-sugar levels.

Reviewed: May 23, 2011 |