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It’s cold outside, and what better way to stay warm than firing up the oven for a bit of baking? This is the time of year for festive cakes, pillowy breads and comforting scones. Baking is a great way to slow down and enjoy the holiday season, whether you’ve got the kids in the kitchen helping or you’re just enjoying a bit of solitary quiet time in the early morning hours. Some may find the idea of baking stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. The Photo Cookbook – Baking promises to keep recipes simple and straightforward, with plenty of step-by-step photos to ensure your baked goods come out perfectly.

Does this app have all you need to bake your way through these cold winter days? Keep reading to find out.

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I know we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet, but Hanukah is next week and it’s less than five weeks till Christmas! Tis’ the season to bake cookies! You’ll be bringing dozens of these sweet treats to work, sending them off with the kids for school parties and donating to church events. During the holiday season the cookie jar should always be full for visiting family. For many, making time to bake a batch of cookies with the kids and leaving them out for Santa is an essential Christmas tradition.

It’s time to get ready for the cookie-baking extravaganza. You’re going to need to stock up on supplies like cookie tins, spices, butter and flour. You’re going to need some foolproof recipes. You’re going to need festive packaging ideas for cookie gifts. Don’t be overwhelmed—there’s an app for that! Martha Stewart Makes Cookies promises to be an “indispensable baking resource,” the bible of cookie baking. Keep reading to find out why.

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Dorie Greenspan is a name synonymous with French cookery and patisserie. Her long career in the food scene is marked by many achievements, including working with notable cooks like Julia Child, Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. An accomplished cook and author; Dorie is recognized as a guru in all things baking. She wrote the James Beard award-winning Baking: From My Home to Yours, and her app, Baking with Dori! brings that invaluable text to life. If you love to bake you’ve got to download this app, a collection of personalized classic recipes with videos to guide you every step of the way.

Keep reading to find out more about this essential baking resource.

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“Healthy desserts” seems like an oxymoron, right? What if desserts could be healthy and rich, gooey, sweet, comforting, chocolaty, creamy and decadent? The folks from Green Kitchen are back with another recipe app that proves you can have your cake and eat it too – Healthy Desserts. The 58 recipes rely heavily on fresh fruits, natural sweeteners, healthy fats and whole grains. Many of the desserts are vegan and/or gluten free.

Think it sounds too good to be true? These guys have street cred, recognized by Saveur magazine this year as a “Best Food Blog” in the special diets category and having just released their first cookbook this past April, Vegetarian Everyday. If you’re looking for dessert recipes worthy of entertaining or something special for the weekend breakfast table, Healthy Desserts offers a wide array of cakes, cookies, muffins, bars, buns, smoothies and frozen treats.

Keep reading to learn more about making more wholesome desserts at home.

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Cooking is fun and, for the most part, fairly easy if you have the right teacher. Taking a written recipe for anything even a little bit complicated can lead to some incorrect interpretations and a failed culinary endeavor.

Not long ago I did a roundup of cooking apps here and included Appetites as part of the group. I spent more time with Appetites and really learned some serious things from the step by step video delivery method of cooking a recipe. I can say it changed the way I cook. When I came upon the same developer’s Easy As Pie I knew I had to try it out. Off into the world of pie making.

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