Tag: recipes

These meal planning apps could save you time, stress, and money. Yes!

If you’ve been wanting to try meal planning but feel a little overwhelmed, these 4 meal planning apps could really help take the stress out of getting started. Sure, there are lots of meal planning websites, but we’ve found that using apps makes it a whole lot easier, especially when you’re at the store and forgot your list. Plus, they’ll save you time, and hey, even money when you’re no longer just wandering aimlessly through the grocery store grabbing things that you think might work. Or is that just us?  ...

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Yummly Recipes: Our cool free app of the week

I have fallen into a dinner rut, relying on a few tried-and-true recipes that I can whip up before the kids get too peckish at the end of a busy day. But now that I’ve download the free and gorgeously designed Yummly app, which is available free for iOS, Android, and Windows, I think our meals are about to become so much more interesting and, well, yummy. The Yummly app lets you take an entire library of recipes along with you wherever you go on either your smartphone or tablet. But instead of having to page through book after book, just use the...

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5 of our favorite tech pins on Pinterest this week

Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us! Then check out these 5 awesome tech pins, plus lots more techie coolness from our site and around the web.   1. How to make the strongest passwords that you’ll actually remember. 2. What a cool DIY photo recipe book idea. So cool. 3. A cool cool puzzle app that’s as pretty as it is fun. 4. Your kids won’t need training wheels with this awesome bike. 5. An adorable camera that’s pretty in pink. How could we resist?  ...

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Web coolness: Geeky Father’s Day cards, Snapchat news, and Star Wars doughnuts

Here are a few of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Love this fun, printable geeky Father’s Day card you can still download before Sunday. This printable card for a tech dad is sweet too. Big hacks of Tweetdeck, Evernote, and Feedly this week. Here are some smart tips for making strong passwords. Do you talk to your tech? An interesting discussion (check the comments) about using the voice commands on your gadgets. Huge news to super Mario fans: Your dream is about to come true. So fun...

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Web Coolness: Star Wars macarons, eBay password breach, and more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did.   Star Wars macarons recipe. Need we say more? We are loving the endless t-shirt trend. It might be because Ryan Gosling is involved. Can you blame us? Headed out of town for Memorial Day weekend? You’ll want to check out these 9 Google Maps tips you might not know about. Download art for free thanks to the Met Museum. This is awesome.   So cool: The most popular non-English non-Spanish language in every...

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Better lunch planning through technology

Here is a typical weeknight in my house. After dinner is made and I have digested, the dishes are all done and I hear snoring out of the monitor….  I think, YAY I can go sit down and wait for Jon Stewart. But then I remember, I have to pack her lunch. I think it’s the planning and extra level of orgnization that tips me over the edge. What do I have in the house? What didn’t I pack them yesterday? What won’t come home uneaten???  So I am allowing a little support in the form of the new...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us! Then check out five of our coolest pins from this past week that you won’t want to miss. 1. A pretty DIY leather mousepad that adds such a stylish touch to your desk. (Love that watch, too!) 2. One of the coolest geeky baby gifts we’ve seen. 3. This amazing recipe app does everything but cook your dinner. A must-have for busy parents. 4. Wow, what a fabulous way to dock your iPhone! 5. A cool activity for kids that’s the perfect combination of high and low...

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Keeping cooking uncomplicated with the Cooking PlanIt app

Any app that can help me get a delicious home-cooked meal on the table easier and more efficiently has my vote. Yes, I realize that there are quite a few recipe planning apps on the market but some end up being supplanted by my trusty pen and paper. Sometimes it’s just easier to jot something down than attempt to navigate through a complex app while at the market (true story) which is why the Cooking Planit app for iOS is different. And yes, I’m quite fond of the punny name. The app is easy to follow, offers tons of cool recipes...

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The best Thanksgiving turkey? There’s an app (or two) for that

Even though I cook our Thanksgiving turkey every year, I still find myself checking it way too many times to see if it’s actually done. Yes, if there is such a thing as turkey paranoia, I have it.  But technology to the rescue! with a couple of ridiculously helpful apps that’s made just for people like me, hoping for the perfect bird on the table. Though it might be a little late to use the handy shopping list feature, the Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach was highly recommended by Stacie Billis, Cool Mom Picks’ own food blogger. It will give you...

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3 Springpad Notebooks that you’re going to love: Android Apps, Classic Movies, and Great Recipes

Last week we introduced you to our 3 Springpad Notebooks You’re Going to Love series, which included some of the notebooks I think are inspiring, useful, and just plain cool. This week we’re back with three more notebooks that you’ll totally want to follow on this incredibly powerful–and free–website. The thing about Springpad: The more you get into it, the more you love it. -Liz Best Android Tablet Apps by khouryt Knowing first-hand how hard it is to find wonderful Android apps that are great across platforms and live up to our standards, a notebook we find super helpful...

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