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In Which I Use Big Fork Little Fork App to Cook

The new iPad App Big Fork Little Fork is designed for parents to cook with their kids. I became interested in the app, for two reasons. I like free apps and while I’ve been cooking for many years, I haven’t always cooked well. I thought an app with tips for kids, might close some of the cooking related gaps in my education. So I was happy to download the app and happy to get a set of recipes from Marcus Samuelsson for free (I did mention I like free) as part of a special promotion through TwitterMoms


Right away, I liked the design and layout of the application. There are pictures of the food, not just names and lots of handy cooking hints and tips. They show you how to do things that sometimes recipes and cookbooks assume you should know already. (If you’re a grownup type cook, which I process to be.)


In keeping with the spirit of the app, I involved my son in the review of the product by having him pick the recipe to try. He chose the Friday Night Steak and I have to say, it was a good choice. When I saw the photograph, I was a little worried that I’d be able to deliver that promise, but I followed the very simple instructions, with on exception: I didn’t have a grill. I used a cast iron skillet to cook the meat and it turned out delicious! Really nice flavors and I got to look good to the hubby and the son. It is also the first time I was able to cook my meat medium rare (usually I over cook it). 


I’m really looking forward to trying more of the recipes, both Samuelsson’s and the other recipes included in the free portion of the app (which will only be free until December 31, 2010!). I am particularly interested in the desserts. LOL! And trust me when I say, if I can do these recipes, than anyone can, even kids (who tend to be brighter than I am these days. LOL).


So, if you have an iPad and like to eat, hop on over to iTunes and download Big Fork Little Fork, for free until December 31, 2010. To try Friday Night Steak, you will need to purchase Marcus Samuelsson’s recipe add-on for an additional $4.99. 


(I wrote this blog post while participating in a TwitterMoms program, making me eligible to get an iTunes gift card in order to purchase the Marcus Samuelsson recipe collection on Big Fork Little Fork free. For more information on how you can participate, click here.)


Okay, cooking stuff over, now on to talking movies. Saw the latest Harry Potter movie. Liked it. Looking forward The A-Team release on the 15th. Haven’t had time to read anything. Been writing, writing, writing, but I live in hope. Been having fun promoting Tangled in Time, though, which released in time for Christmas and holiday shopping, if you have a reader on your list who likes science fiction romance with some steampunk and humor mixed in.


And now I seriously have to get back to writing! Merry Christmas (or whatever your holiday flavor might be!). And happy, happy reading!
Perilously yours, Pauline