Washingtonians are spoiled with seemingly endless dining options, so it's usually pretty hard to resist going out to eat. But sometimes home-cooked, fresh meals sound and taste way better than prepared food. For those days when you want to dine in or make the most of what's in your pantry, check out these free or inexpensive recipe apps available for your smart phone. Who needs a cookbook anymore? Except these apps won't decorate your kitchen shelves quite as well.

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