The last time we took a look at cooking apps for the iPad back in August, it was a hit. That unexpectedly popular post generated tons of reader e-mail with more suggestions—and questions—about other cooking apps geared towards different needs. Indeed, there are plenty of cooking apps out there, and we only touched on what we thought were the best handful of them. But the rest can't be all bad, right?
That's why we decided to do another cooking app roundup, just in time for some of you to use them to make (or assist with) that huge, overwhelming holiday meal coming up next week. But don't worry, we're not focusing entirely on apps that excel in turkeys and cranberry sauce—not everyone is into "traditional" holiday food items. You can use these apps at any time, really; we're just happy to have another excuse to write about cooking and the iPad.
So, after asking my Twitter followers for a new rash of recommendations, the following five apps were the ones that appeared the most interesting and of the highest quality. I gave them all a quick hands-on to see how they work, so let's dive in: