SideChef makes cooking accessible, easy and fun at any skill level by providing the user with step-by-step photos, instructions, and voice commands. This free app includes over 3500 step by step recipes and a homepage that changes daily with helpful tips. Each recipe has an integrated timer and allows for hands-free cooking with the timer and audio feature. Once you create a user, you can save your favorite recipes or even share a recipe collection of your own. The app gives the user the ability to search and browse by one single ingredient, keyword, diet, cuisine or interest. Once you set up an account, you can upload and share your own recipes! Sidechef can also adjust the serving size and the ingredients will convert automatically.


Although this app was created for a home cook that wants a hands-free experience off their device when cooking, it can be ideal to use with children with special needs. For those individuals who struggle with reading and want to actively participate in cooking, this app allows you to listen to the directions and read the instructions at the same time. This helps build literacy skills and improves an individual’s ability to follow directions and improve sequencing. It will also help expand vocabulary and improve recall by reviewing the steps at the end of the recipe.

Bluebee Pal loves to cook! SideChef is a perfect cooking companion app for this plush tool!

  1. Connect your Bluebee Pal to your device.
  2. Bluebee Pal will automatically give you the step by step instructions for choosing the recipe of your choice. Bluebee Pal will also keep you focused on providing the audio cue of a timer so you can proceed to the next step.
  3. Don’t want to hear the computerized voice? Record your own voice in your recipes! This app can be endless fun with Bluebee Pal by either choosing from the thousands of recipes that are included with the app or creating your own with Bluebee Pal! What recipe will you choose? Will it be a sweet dessert like meringues or a savory and healthy snack like Peri Peri Oven-Baked Carrot Fries?



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