New apps help make Thanksgiving cooking a bit easier

Whether you are a first time Thanksgiving cook or the family's expert chef, there is a new way to make your dinner preps easier and more fun.

There are new smart phone and tablet apps.

The Thanksgiving "Menu Maker" app for iPad does just what it implies.

Recipes on it range from starters to desserts. You can even create a shopping list of ingredients and make a schedule of what to buy and what to cook when.

There's even a Thanksgiving 911 feature with the most common Turkey Day troubles and how to fix them.

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