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7 Best Recipe Apps for Hosting Your Labor Day Party

Swipe your way to simple and easy dishes.

by Reem Khaleel Aug 31, 2022

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A lot of preparation goes into hosting a Labor Day party. You have to curate your guest list. You have to locate and decorate a venue. You have to create an exciting party playlist. But one of the most important aspects of hosting any party is planning the menu. Well, did you know there’s an app for that?

If you’re struggling with what food to serve your guests, all you have to do is pick up your smartphone and click on the app store icon. There, you’ll discover a sea of recipe apps with endless dish suggestions, each new app offering something more extraordinary than the last. Some cater to the more adventurous eaters, while others target those of us who can’t toast bread without burning it (IYKYK). Among them are seven that we tested and loved.

Here are the best free recipe apps to help you host your Labor Day party.

1. Yummly

Like Google but exclusively for recipes, all you have to do is search for the dish you want to cook, and voila, thousands of suggested recipes result. Since most are compiled from independent food bloggers, you’ll get to choose not only which recipes best fit the dietary needs of your guests, but also, from a selection of traditional dishes and fun alternatives for the occasion. By curating your searches based on ingredients you already have, downloading the app can even mean skipping a run to the grocery store.

2. Whisk

Connect with other home chefs to share, modify, and discuss your best recipes in this community-based app that simplifies keeping track of your favorite dishes. Similar to Facebook Groups, create posts in the Conversations tab to ask fellow members for cooking tips or recipe variations or reply to other members’ questions to offer solutions or ideas. You can even upload your own recipes or adapt ingredients of existing recipes to add to your Saved tab, which means effortless menu planning each and every time.

3. Kitchen Stories

Cooking made simple, even if you aren’t an expert in the kitchen. Activate “cooking mode” to learn how to craft your party menu dishes using step-by-step guides and video tutorials, or refer to the app’s measurement converter to modify serving sizes to match your total guests. New healthy and crowd-pleasing recipes are added daily, never leaving you short of ideas.

4. Make Me A Cocktail