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Best Recipe App Finalists

The 2012 Readers' Choice Awards on About.com

The winners have been announced. Find out who won here.

Developer: BigOven.com/Lakefront Software Inc.
Price: Free
You'll never head into mealtime without a good idea for what to eat again with BigOven. Not only does it offer over 170,000 recipes, it also includes grocery list functionality to make sure that you get everything you need for those recipes at the store. It also offer a meal planner that helps you get a sense of what you'll be eating today, this week, and this month.
Download at iTunes
Developer: Conde Nast Digital
Price: Free
Over 30,000 gourmet recipes--including drink recipes--are at your fingertips in the Epicurious app. The app allows you to create shopping lists to get all the ingredients you need. You can use the app to sync your favorite recipes to your Recipe Box account at Epicurious.com and share favorite recipes and shopping lists via Twitter and Facebook.
Download at iTunes
How to Cook Everything
Developer: Culinate Inc.
Price: $4.99
This recipe app is drawn from the cookbook of New York Times columnist Mark Bittman. The app features 2,000 recipes and hundreds of how-to illustrations to help you prepare dishes as they were envisioned. The app also features a shopping list capability and various timers to ensure you don't over- or undercook your meals. Share your favorite recipes by email or social media.
Purchase at iTunes
Developer: Pepperplate Inc.
Price: Free
Say goodbye to boxes full of personal recipes written on index cards thanks to Pepperplate. This app lets you create and store your favorite recipes in the app or import them from websites and cookbooks. It also offers shopping list and meal-planning features that help take charge in the kitchen. Sync your data to your Pepperplate.com account so you can access them even when you're away from your iOS device.
Download at iTunes
VegWeb Vegan Recipe Finder
Developer: VegWeb, LLC
Price: $2.99
Vegans aren't left out of the recipe-app fun thanks to this app from VegWeb, a leading website for vegan and vegetarian foodies. In it you'll find over 13,000 user-submitted recipes for dishes ranging from cookies to tofu and beyond. New recipes are added all the time and they can be shared on Twitter and Facebook. Like the other apps on here, the shopping list feature can help you make sure you've got all the ingredients for the dishes you're planning.
Purchase at iTunes

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