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Explore Over 150k Recipes On Your Android Device

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Google Play Store contains over a million applications, ranging from productivity to business and many more. There are so many applications which can make your life easier in different occasions, whether its business-related or household. If you’re one of those people who love cooking, and looking for an application which can teach you all sorts of delicious recipes and dishes, take a look at Allthecook Recipes for Android.

As the name suggests, the application has over 150,000 recipes of all types of dishes; western, continental, etc. sorted in different categories. You can browse recipes which includes images, complete directions and reviews from other users of the application. The application also give users the ability to create their own recipes and share it with their friends, and rest of the Althecooks Recipes community. The application also comes with a forum where users can discuss new recipes and communicate with other members. Users can also manage their shopping lists and meal planners. In conclusion, it’s a highly recommended application if you love cooking and want to learn new recipes every day.

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Su Chef App Generates Recipes Based On What You Have

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Anyone can follow the instructions in a cookbook and cook something. It takes a certain level of skill, a bit of talent, and a whole lot of experience to prepare full meals from scratch. In case you’ve got a refrigerator and cupboard full of random stuff and don’t really have time to run to the supermarket before supper, then the Su Chef app can help you out.

Instead of presenting recipes with the ingredients each dish requires, you’re supposed to key in the ingredients that you have. It’ll go through its database of over a hundred thousand recipes to find what dishes you can make with what you currently have. Aside from having tons of recipes built in, it also comes with a shopping list feature and lets you build menus based on a special diet, like Paleo, vegetarian, and high fiber, among others.

Su Chef can be downloaded from iTunes for $1.99.

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Finally? A Scientific Formula for the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Think you’ve managed to perfect making a grilled cheese sandwich? Think again. The British Cheese Board and the Royal Society of Chemists worked hand in hand to come up with a recipe for what they claim is the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. If their recipe leads to the fine creation pictured above, then I’m all ears because even the photo of the sandwich is making me drool.

The society’s science executive Ruth Neale explained: “We found that the perfect slice can be made by melting 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of sliced hard cheese, such as cheddar, on a slice of white bread, 10 millimeters (.39 inches) thick, under the grill. The cheese on toast should sit at a distance of 18 centimeters (7 inches) from the heat source — which in our grill was at a temperature of 115 degrees Celsius (239 degrees Fahrenheit) — and needs to cook for four minutes to achieve the perfect consistency and taste.”Continue Reading

Splash Red Chopping Board

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Blood? Tomato sauce? We’re not sure what exactly it’s supposed to look like, but there’s no denying the Splash Red Chopping Board will add some character to your kitchen. If you do decide it looks like blood, maybe you could buy the “Man getting stabbed” knife holder to go along with it. You’ll end up with a Dexter-esque cooking area, and it won’t cost you much at all, seeing as the chopping board is £17 or roughly $27. Pre-order now for a September delivery.

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SolSource Reflector Can Cook Anything With The Power Of The Sun

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If it wasn’t for the sun, we would simply not be around. It’s responsible for giving energy to practically all living creatures on the planet, as well as helping pasty white boys look a little less sick. If harnessed properly, it can also cook. The SolSun reflector is shaped so that the sun’s rays focus on the cooking area, and can reportedly grill a hamburger in about 6 minutes, or about the same time as a regular BBQ. Except of course this cooker doesn’t require any fuel, and is up to cooking temperature much faster than coal or propane. The thing weighs 40lbs, is 4.3ft. across, is made of a black steel base and plastic reflective panels, and assembles in about 30 minutes with the included tools. It’s able to support up to a 20L stockpot, although the maximum temperatures it reaches will obviously depend on weather factors. Still, at that diameter on a sunny day, you should be good to cook just about anything.

The SolSun is currently on pre-order on Kickstarter for $250, with shipping in October of this year, which is unfortunately a little late for the summer in some parts.

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Ultrasound Device Checks Your Propane Levels

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If you’re enjoying the summer, there is a chance you’re using the inferior BBQing method known as the propane grill. Aside from it being a well known fact that cooking with propane is inferior to charcoal, you also have to deal with fill levels on your tank. How do you know it’s empty? You can knock on it, shake it, or lift it… all in an effort to figure out how much is left. Or, you can spend $90 and get the Truma LevelCheck. It’s a dead simple device that uses ultrasounds to check for liquids. Press it against the side of the tank, and an LED will tell you what’s on the other side: green means liquid, red, no liquid.

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Caffeinated Granulated Sugar: Why Should Only Your Coffee Have A Kick?

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Jacked Up Caffeinated Baking Sugar is sugar that you can cook with, which comes with a little extra morning boost. Now cookies, muffins, cakes and even pancakes can pick you up if you incorporate some of this sugar in your recipe. Of course, you probably already had that figured out from its name, so we’re not really telling you anything. So on to the facts: 1 tsp of the stuff contains 46 mg of caffeine, while 1 Tbsp has 137 mg and one cup, 2200 mg. Now, for reference, a 16oz. coffee from Dunkin Donuts has between 143-206mg, and your Starbucks’ Venti Bold Pick Of the Day packs a whopping 415mg. You’ll want to notice that it’ll take about three table spoonfuls of Jacked Up to have as much caffeine as a Starbucks large, so you’re probably not going to want to replace all the sugar in your recipes with this stuff. Figure out just how potent you want that wedding cake to be, and replace only a portion of the required sugar with Jacked Up. A 40oz. bag will set you back all of $15.

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S’More To Love Metal Tray For Making, Well, S’Mores

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The arrival of the summer isn’t a short-lived affair where one moment it’s winter, the next it’s summer, and everyone moves on. For the colder climates, it’s a drawn out period during which you appreciate the long awaited thawing out and celebrate all things summer, all the time. For example, we’re going to get all excited over stuff like the above S’More To Love metal tray for making everyone’s favorite campfire treat, the good ole S’More. The tray locks in the Graham biscuits, the marshmallow, and the chocolate, six S’Mores at a time, so that you can just place them all at once over your fire (or in the oven) and be efficient about your cooking. After all these treats are great when you’re actually eating them, not when you’re crying about how they fell into the fire and now you have to start all over again.

It’s $15.

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Hang Around Kitchen Utensils Hang On Your Pots and Pans for Added Convenience

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Cooking is usually loads of fun, but preparation and clean-up can be a total drag. I find that half the stuff I need to wash are plates and trays where I propped various utensils like ladles and spatula on in between stirring and flipping whatever it is I’m cooking. It’s a waste of resources, but it’s either that or put the utensil on the kitchen counter, and that’s an even bigger no-no for me.

If you’re dealing with this first-world problem yourself, then you’ll be pleased to hear about he Hang Around kitchen utensils that might just eliminate this issue once and for all. Each utensil is made from wood and has a small slit by the handle, so you can perch it on the edge of the pan or pot after using it. That way, you can easily grab it when you need it again without dribbling any sauce or other foodstuff onto your counters or onto spare plates.

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