Just about every couple that gets married in America can expect to get a Crock-Pot slow cooker as a wedding present, which is why I expect that the new Crock-Pot Recipes app (US$3.99, universal) is going to be wildly popular.
For me, a Crock-Pot is a relatively new acquisition. My wife and I were vegetarians for many years, so cooking stews, soups and other long and slow-cooking meals with meat was not something we did. When we bought our Crock-Pot, I still didn't use it all that much since none of the included recipes really excited me. Since the Crock-Pot Recipes app has come out, I've pulled the slow cooker out of storage and made two really great meals, filling our house with enticing cooking aromas for hours in the process. Yes, and it's not even Crocktober!
The app comes with more than 250 recipes preloaded. Every month, you can download new free recipes as well -- a nice little bonus that ensures you'll never get bored with the same recipes. There are also a number of recipe "packages" that are available as in-app purchased through a built-in store. Those include a $0.99 "Soups and Stews" package, desserts in the $1.99 "Sweet Endings" package and one package that's perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl -- the $2.99 "Game Day Grub."
The app does more than just let you look up a bunch of recipes. When you're using it on your iPad or iPhone, the app goes into a "prepare mode" that puts the instructions in an easy-to-read mode. There are many voice commands that can be used to scroll through the steps without putting greasy or messy hands onto your screen. In some cases, some items in a recipe may turn green when using the voice command system, which means that they can be controlled by voice as well.