Big Game Prep

Whether you’re hosting the party or just contributing a dish, these apps will help you make it through the big game.

The Pepperplate app will help you do so many things! It has all the tools you need to cook and plan any sized meal. You’re able to manage recipes, create menus, and set numerous timers. As far as recipes go, you can import recipes you’ve found online, add from your own cookbooks, or share your favorite recipes with family and friends via social media. Throwing a party? Pepperplate allows you to combine saved recipes into a menu for your guests. You’re also able to import ingredients into a grocery list that will organize itself based on the way you navigate the grocery store. One of the best features is the ability to set multiple timers for the various dishes you are cooking at once.

Most people have heard of Peapod, but have you tried it?  Peapod allows you to order all of your groceries online or on the app. Ordering the same items every week? Peapod allows you to scan the UPC to automatically add it to your list. From there, you are able to access old purchases and add them to your order.  The Genius feature even allows you to fill your cart with one click by suggesting items based on your previous purchases. Once you have decided to check out, you can see all the open delivery slots and choose one that works with your busy schedule. 

This is a great app to reference if you’ve already been to the store and you need to substitute an ingredient in a recipe. It’s also handy if you need to prepare a dish that will avoid food allergies. There are over 1,200 substitutions available to try out! 

Don’t miss a single pass! With this app you can stay on top of the score and never miss another play. theScore is the best way to follow your favorite sports team, and there’s even a widget you can add to your phone so you don’t miss any big plays!

Digital Downloads – SafeTrek App (For Walking Alone)



Walking alone anywhere at night can cause anyone to feel unsafe. Whether it’s a dark parking lot, an empty parking garage, walking home late at night from class, or meeting friends in an unfamiliar area – SafeTrek allows you to be proactive with your safety.

Here’s how it works:

Before heading out, simply turn ON your SafeTrek app. SafeTrek will ask you to place your finger on the screen of your phone, and keep it there for the duration of your journey. When you safely arrive at your destination, you can remove your finger and enter in a pin code created by you. Should your finger ever come off the screen, you just need to enter in your pin. If at any time your finger comes off the screen and you fail to enter your code within ten seconds, SafeTrek will then notify the police of your location. Holding your finger on the screen prepares the message, entering the code cancels the message, not entering the code sends the alert to police.


SafeTrek is available for Android and Apple in their appropriate marketplaces for $1.99-$3.99. SafeTrek would also make a great gift for someone who is heading off to college, works in the city, hits up the gym late at night, is a frequent traveler, etc.


Available for Android and Apple
Is a safety companion when you are walking alone
Easy to use

– Your device must be GPS and mobile data enabled
– Your device must successfully send and receive GPS and mobile data signals
– The app may not work in remote areas where service signals may be weak, or heavily crowded areas where GPS may have a difficult time connecting.