Let’s have some fun this month! There are so many wonderful things to do in the summer that it can be hard to keep track of them all. Parades, parties, and picnics—my July calendar is overflowing with plans for good times and great meals.
To help you get the most out of your summer, I’m sharing a couple smartphone apps that will let you plan a big day out or host a fabulous barbecue with just a few swipes of your smartphone.
Here’s a fast and easy way to discover all the fun things going on near you. From a pancake breakfast to a large community event, you can find out all the important details, share information with friends, and even sign-up or purchase tickets with this app.
You’ll get personalized recommendations based on likes and dislikes that you set up for all sorts of different activities. This can be done as soon as you download the app, or later on. Choose from concerts, festivals, free events and much more. You can create your own personal events calendar, and even be admitted using this app instead of paper tickets. Everything you’ll want to know is here, including maps of the venue and directions to help you get there.
I’m always up for new adventures, so I was truly excited by the fascinating variety of events listed on this app. You’ll discover activities you never would have heard about otherwise. It’s like having a party planner right in your pocket!
Nothing beats gathering with your family or neighbors for a savory summer cookout, or hosting a scrumptious dinner party for your closest friends. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas on what to serve, the SideChef app offers more than 1,000 great recipes plus step-by-step video instructions on how to prepare them.
There’s something for every taste and skill-level, and new recipes are being added all the time. The focus is squarely on the cooking: photos and easy-to-follow instructional videos detail every step of the meal preparation process. You can follow along and pause or rewind if you need to hear or see something again. You can also use the hands-free feature with voice control, meaning no more smearing your cookbook with butter, flour or gravy!
Summer is so short. Why not learn a few new recipes, and zest up your next potluck in the process? I recently made the Korean Beef Bulgogi tacos for our neighborhood block party, and was delighted with both how easy it was to prepare, and how quickly the platter emptied at the party.
So now that you know where to get all the information you need—get out there and enjoy a busy, and delicious, July!