The 2015 NFL season is nearly upon us, which means you might be hosting a party or two. Whether you're firing up a ton of ribs on the BBQ for a veritable army of football fanatics, or just want to impress your small circle of friends with some bitchin' nachos, these apps for iPhone and iPad will help you shop and cook with ease.
Fit Men Cook
If the guys you watch football with also happen to play, they may appreciate the healthy alternatives found in Fit Men Cook. The recipes inside are curated by popular fitness-forward chef Kevin Curry, with a particular mind towards being easy to prepare and inexpensive to shop for. Video instructions can even help make sure you don't screw up too badly. Apple Watch integration makes hands-free prep easy, and for those counting carbs, the app has full nutritional information for every meal.
GrillTime is perfect for making sure that steak stays rare and the burgers aren't black. The app has dedicated timers both on Apple Watch and your iPhone for a wide range of BBQables. Multiple timers let you keep tabs on a full grill, including when to flip. Though many of the timers are preset for convenience, you can always tweak cook times to your personal preference. Avid carnivores will want to pick this one up.
Cook is a social cooking app built for iPad. A colorful, simple interface helps you organize recipes, and tie-ins with Facebook help you get the best BBQ chicken recipe from mom. You can also go to the community library of recipes to find something that fits your style.
Grill-It! pulls together a wide range of recipes built for the BBQ. New recipes drop in every month, so you can always have a new take on ribs for each NFL game day. You can mark certain recipes as favorites to check out later, and browse based on category.
BigOven is a popular cooking app for iPhone and iPad that includes a wide range of recipes for your BBQ and kitchen. BigOven is particularly good at helping you keep tabs on your shopping list and make good use of leftovers for future meals. A schedule lets you plan out a week in advance, making this a good app to have around after game day, too. In addition to having access to BigMenu's 350,000 recipes, you can also drop in your own custom lists.