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The spring holidays are just about here — and along with them are all the same pressures and expectations that accompany the winter holidays. Fortunately, the New York Times
has done a little hunting of its own this year to bring consumers some of the top religious, festive, cooking and decorative apps out there that center around Easter and Passover.
First, cooks of any religion will appreciate these tried-and-true recipe apps. Epicurious, AllRecipes.com and BigOven are handy every other day of the year, and they surely don't disappoint during these holidays.
Those looking for tips on decorating or hiding Easter eggs can turn to Martha Stewart, who offers an app on dyeing eggs and plenty more on decorating for spring. You can even design and send virtual Easter eggs through the iColor Easter Eggs app, which would be a lot less messy than those of the chick variety.
If you're looking to capture the true meanings of Easter and Passover, don't worry, there are apps for that as well. Some offer meditations for Lent, others summarize important readings ike Passover's Haggadah. There are also apps that translate these long histories and religious traditions into ways that young grandchildren can understand.
Any of these apps could provide some valuable bonding time with the younger generations this spring holiday season. Just take a gander through the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace and you'll discover you've got more at your fingertips than you thought.
to read the New York Times'
original app list.