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The Recipe Genie app review: leave the decision to "someone" else

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Introduction

How many times have you gotten home from work only to be faced with that rather frustrating dilemma of trying to figure out what to cook for dinner? The Recipe Genie is a brand-new release for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone that is ready and willing to answer that question for you. With this app you'll never be left wandering around the kitchen searching through your cupboards for inspiration. The app is truly genius and is able to provide you with tasty meal recipes based on what you have on-hand.

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The Recipe Genie

Free

An Assistant in the Kitchen

The Recipe Genie app is able to work as your very own kitchen assistant who is on-hand whenever you need recipe ideas. It’s not always easy to come up with tasty meal ideas especially when most people live such busy lives that they don’t have a chance to go through their recipe books and websites looking for dishes. The way this app works is that you set it up by importing each of the ingredients that you currently have in your kitchen. Once this is done the app then is able to provide you recipes based on the ingredients you already have so there is no need to rush out to the store.

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This app requires iOS 7.0 or later to use and currently has a perfect five star rating from users who rave about how simple the user interface is, how helpful it is, and that it's rather innovative. Because the app is brand-new there are no updates at this time.

Add all your pantry items to the app
Add all your pantry items to the app

The User Experience

Finding inspiration and meal ideas has never been easier thanks to the Recipe Genie app. Not only will it provide you with a list of recipes you can prepare it also gives you the directions for each one using clear and concise step-by-step instructions. The app can save you quite a bit of time when it comes to meals and also money as you won't need to purchase any additional ingredients.

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You can start to keep track of all the recipes you enjoy and want to make again, you can sync your pantry straight from the Internet to your mobile device, you can create a grocery list through the app, and you can even upload and create your own recipes. Of course as you use up items and add items to the pantry you can change your list on the app so it stays current and accurate.

Make tasty dishes based on what you already have on-hand
Make tasty dishes based on what you already have on-hand

The Recipe Genie

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app is very user-friendly
  • The user interface is simple and inviting
  • You will be adding all the items in your pantry so you can get customized recipes
  • You can mark recipes as favorites
  • Go ahead and upload and create your own recipes
  • Add and delete pantry items whenever you like
  • This app can save you time and money

Cons

  • It would be nice to see the app built upon further by offering additional tools/functions

The Recipe Genie screenshot
The Recipe Genie screenshot

Final Thoughts

The Recipe Genie app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a user-friendly tool in the kitchen that will transform the way you come up with meal ideas.

 

The Recipe Genie

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