Hello there! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Weekends we mainly eat out and try different restaurants. Or we go to the same restaurant and end up ordering exactly the same thing to avoid disappointment! Sounds ironic but when you get to one of your favorite restaurants, you know exactly what would satisfy you and the risk of a new dish is almost frightening.
Weekdays we eat at home, which means I get to show-off my culinary skills or the lack of. haha! Which brings me to today’s featured app – Paprika. It’s actually the only app I use for recipes. I usually download mainly free apps unless the paid app proves to be very useful. I’m quite frugal when it comes to apps (not so when it comes to designer handbags). We have to save somewhere! 🙂 This app is usually $4.99 and you can check it out here: http://www.paprikaapp.com/blog/ (apparently there’s a sale at the moment!)
Firstly, the APP lets you search for recipes from all over the web through your internet browser. It also provides suggested supported sites which are very useful. I especially like to go to AllRecipes and BettyCrocker. However. there are times I like to go to other sites and Paprika gives me this flexibility. When you come upon a recipe that you would like to save – instead of a snapshot, it will save it in a uniform template into your recipe organizer. Prior to this app, I used to snapshot what I liked and had to go through my photo gallery frantically when I was about to try something new. That was pretty inefficient and time consuming. Now I am able to save, categorize and store in an effective manner.
Sometimes, you come across a site that is not supported by this app as it cannot differentiate the text in the blog from the recipe. There is toolbar at the bottom of this app that overcomes this problem. You are able to manually copy the ingredients, method, title and store it in the template where you can then save.
The picture above is a snapshot of my Paprika Recipes. This demonstrates the way in which my recipes are stored. There is a search button on the top which allows the users to search their own saved recipes. Also, you are able to save your own recipes in the same format to add to this collection.
Secondly, if technology isn’t quite your “thing”, it allows you to print recipes so you can have them in a recipe file if that’s how you are used to storing them. I have to admit, that I print some of my recipes instead of taking my iPad or iPhone in the kitchen with me all the time.
The last feature that this app is able to do is – plan meals. Frankly, I do not use this feature much as I rather plan my recipes weekly. Also – my husband sometimes doesn’t quite like sticking to the plan and has spontaneous food cravings. 🙂 Eitherway, the picture below shows how this feature can be used.
- Paprika – Cooking Recipe App for BB10 – Looking For Beta Testers (forums.crackberry.com)