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Don't know what to make for dinner? Or lunch? Or brunch for the family?
There's an app or two for that, and their numbers grow every day.
Lifehacker rounded up its favorite apps for cooking and recipes available for the iPhone, highlighting what makes each one great, for everyone from home gourmands to kitchen novices.
On the list: Cooks Illustrated, Epicurious, Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner, Evernote, Whole Foods Market Recipes and How to Cook Everything.
"It's exactly the app you're looking for if you're an Apple geek and you like to cook," Lifehacker said of the Cook's Illustrated app. "Finding a recipe is pretty straightforward, in that you can search or browse, but once you find what you're looking for, you have lots of great features to make the cooking or baking process a lot easier."
It has a shopping list (standard on most cooking apps) and a timer, which are perks, but, Lifehacker says, it's the Cook's Illustrated app's video feature is what sets it apart.
The Epicurious app taps the Web site's vast recipe database, allowing users to search for just about anything. "Randomly, I went for an American-style apple and bacon dish and ended up with ten options, so you're able to be a little unusual and still end up with quite a few choices," Lifehacker wrote.
Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner lets users pick a meal, an ingredient and how much time you want to spend, and it gives you back a list of recipes that fit the bill.
Evernote, while not a cooking app, has features like check-boxes that make it good for recipe writing and shopping lists.
The Whole Foods Market Recipes lets users choose by cuisine type -- vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free are all options.
How to Cook Everything is based on New York Times kitchen guru (and Kitchen Daily expert) Mark Bittman's book of the same name, and can help you fulfill that name's promise -- that is, if you pay for the full version of the app.