Betty Crocker Recipe as a Windows® Phone App
App: Betty Crocker
Released by: General Mills Inc.
In 1928, when Washburn Crosby Company of Minneapolis merged with five other milling companies, General Mills was formed. As early as in 1921, Washburn Crosby Company had already started receiving several requests to share its baking recipes with the customers. Majorie Child Husted was the creator of Betty Crocker (a product of Washburn Crosby Company) that was specifically dedicated to food items. The name Betty was chosen because it was perceived as a warm and all American name, and Crocker was chosen as an honor to William Crocker, a Washburn Crosby Company director. And the rest is history.
Betty Crocker entered into our homes and hearts as a popular food brand, also into our bookshelves as cookbooks. We love all its products; we love to prepare its recipes, eat, and further share them. Times have changed; Betty Crocker has now joined us in our Windows Phones as an app.
This app comes with three main search options:
Search Recipe - Whichever recipe you are eyeing for or are hungry for, just type the name and you will have the complete recipe in front of you.
Meal Finder - So, your freezer has two ingredients and you want to use both to prepare a recipe. You are not sure what to make out of the ingredients and you do not even know whether you could add something to them to enhance the taste and flavor. Well, you have nothing to worry, just type the name of the ingredients (max two) and the type of dish you want to cook. Presto! You have the recipe.
Browse button - There are a few core ingredients that are provided within the app. The 'Browse' button allows you to search for recipes by selecting one of the core ingredients.
The results have a thumbnail image with the complete recipe along with the ratings and time required to prepare it. As a user, you can mark any item as 'Favorite' and share it with your sister staying in Alaska through e-mail. It might happen that through this sharing, no matter how far your family is, you can end up eating the same Betty Crocker recipe.
You can download this app for free here.