Easy Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas from Food Network was a top pick off my new favorite food app.
If what follows is gibberish to you, rest assured I’ll return to speaking English in my next post:
For Christmas, my husband and I ditched our ridiculously outdated cellphones for super-fancy smart phones. They let us use the Internet and oodles of little programs called “apps.” You wouldn’t believe some of the apps that are out there: I have one that makes the camera flash into a flashlight. I have Connect Four, solitaire, Finger Bowling, Paper Toss and a slash and smash game called Fruit Ninja. There are others with more useful purposes, such as photo editing and sharing and finding restaurants.
I also have food-related apps. One is a recipe database from Epicurious and another “Recipe Search” from overtheoven.com. I also have an app called “Our Groceries” on which John and I can both add items to a master shopping list that I can sync before going into the store. This is a big improvement over the wrinkly, illegible paper ones that I invariably left sitting on the counter on my way out the door.
Other food websites have apps, such as Allrecipes and the Food Network, but the Allrecipes one is for iPhones only, and I have an Android phone. The Food Network one costs money and gets mediocre reviews, so I haven’t ponied up the $1.99 just yet.
The Epicurious one is fabulous. It’s free and lets you search thousands of recipes with narrowing terms, such as “pork” and “maple,” and “dinner,” etc., till you get down to a few that meet your criteria.
The overtheoven.com app offers simpler recipes and seems to have a bigger database, but it doesn’t have as good a search tool as Epicurious.
I just this second downloaded What’s for Dinner Lite, a free version of a fancier one you have to pay for. This one searches other websites, such as Epicurious, Food Network, AllRecipes and MyRecipes, and lets you enter your own recipes and create shopping lists.
Here’s a recipe I got from searching on What’s For Dinner for “chicken” and “cheese.”
It’s for Easy Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas.