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Apps to help with the Thanksgiving Feast

Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to start planning for the next big day – Thanksgiving. Rather than scrambling at the last minute to prep for your traditional turkey dinner, get help. I don’t mean hiring someone or crowding your kitchen with extra people. Instead, you can simply use a free app.

The Epicurious Recipes app has been downloaded over 8 million times and continues to be a favorite for both weekend and professional foodies alike. The app is full of delectable recipes for any celebration as well every-day cooking. There are cooking timers, shopping list creators and quality food images. This app even gives you tips on what to do with the leftovers. Available for both Android and iPhone and most other platforms,.

If healthy is your thing, the Wholefoods App for iOS and Android makes going to the grocery store easy with its user friendly interface . The app features a shopping list, plenty of quality photos and of course many great recipes. Bonus? Healthy choices that avoid adding extra pounds are right at your fingertips.

Not a meat eater? Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be fowl. Even if you’re a vegetarian, a vegan or you have guests coming to dinner that are, the Is It Vegan app is the right tool for you. Just scan the UPC code of a product and it verifies whether the product is truly

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.