It seems like everyday a new app hits the app store so it can be hard to navigate which apps are worth your while and which ones aren’t worth a second look. For all of you foodies, moms who make dinner and wannabe foodies out there, the new app, Hoorray! is for you. This app is packed full of possibilities. Not only can you follow fellow food afficianados and drool over their recipes, but you can also find new recipes, create your own recipe collections, create shopping lists and so much more! Let me share with you how I find Hoorray! to be most useful to a busy mom like me.
First you’ll want to grab the free Hoorray! app from the app store or google play, or hop over to the Hoorray! website, and then set up your profile. Be sure to follow me and then leave me a comment below that you are following me and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card! By following me you will also get to grab all my favorite recipes that I’ve added to my profile.
Once you have Hoorray! there are a ton of different ways to use it. Hoorray! creates the ultimate social community for learning, sharing and improving the everyday cooking experience. The app allows you to see what’s cooking in the pots and pans of people you follow, and share recipes, stories and delicious food photos of other home chefs.
This year I still have 6 zucchinis left from my garden harvest so I hopped on Hoorray! and searched zucchini to find some new recipes. It brought up some yummy choices including chicken zucchini gratin and Italian zucchini casserole, two new recipes I can try out! After making every kind of zucchini bread, muffin and side dish, these are both welcome new additions to my recipe box. Finding new recipes is a great use of the Hoorray! app.
One of my absolute favorite features on Hoorray! is the ability to create a shopping list! You can turn your weekly meal planning chore into a quick push of a button instead of the tedious process of creating a shopping list from all of your recipes. Just click “add to shopping list” and the required ingredients will be added to your list.
I love that you can also customize which ingredients get added to your shopping list. So for example, if you wanted to add the ingredients for a chocolate chip cookie recipe to your list, but you wanted to omit the nuts from your recipe, you simply don’t check the nuts on the list. It will then add the checked ingredients to you list. That also makes it easy to omit any ingredients from your list that you already have on hand.
I use this feature to make my weekly meal planning easy. I’m working on adding all my favorite recipes to the app so I can easily create my shopping lists each week. I’m also going to add all of my freezer meal recipes to the app so that when my sister and I do our big freezer cooking days we can easily calculate how many ingredients we need. You can add any of your recipes to the app and it makes it an easy way to digitally organize your own recipes!
The possibilities with this app are exciting! I hope you’ll join me on Hoorray! and share your favorite recipes with me!!
Don’t forget to get Hoorray! and follow me for your chance to win a $50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card! Just leave a comment below that you are following me, along with your username or a link to your profile. Good Luck!