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While I have a cell phone that has technology circa 1995, my husband has the ever-amazing iPhone. Once T-Mobile releases it's clutches from my hide in July, I shall get one as well. But until then, I have to live vicariously through my husband.
For all you foodies, I found an application that you may be interested in, and its FREE. It is called AllRecipes. If you are in a funk and need a new recipe, or if you are at the grocery store and see that veal chops are on sale and wonder what you can make with them, you need this application. It has a huge database of recipes on which you can search. However, it's unique feature is the spinner, which is simple to use:
First you choose whether you are looking for a main dish, an appetizer, a side dish, etc.
Second, you choose the main ingredient.
Third, you choose how much time you have to prepare the meal.
And voila, the spinner will give you choices.
You can also access these recipes at allrecipes.com. On the website, you can perform pretty complicated searches, where you tell them what ingredients you want, which ones you don't want, and whether you want the dish to be healthy (nutritional info provided). I've made a few meals from these recipes already, and they are really very good:
Angel Hair Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta
Baked Pork Chops with Tomato Sauce
This past week I made the baked pork chops, and prepared enough to serve my husband and I, our two kids and my parents, plus leftovers. Well, there were none left over. Normally, I find any type of baked pork chop to be a bit boring, but these chops were soliciting groans of happiness from my family. I think the secret is the layer of brown sugar/salt/dry mustard and lemon juice that you put on the chops before the tomato sauce.
So if you are one of the LUCKY ONES that have an iPhone, check out this app. It is sure to make your life just a tiny bit easier!