Five applications that will provide you with the essential knowledge and tools you need to whip up quick and easy meals.

20 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver's 20 Minute Meals application will have you in and out of the kitchen in a flash. With 55 different tasty recipes to choose from, easy step-by-step instructions, and beautiful photographs of the final product, you'll be cooking up a delicious storm in no time.
Price: $4.99

Dishy - Cooking Made Easy
Dishy takes you through all the steps of cooking, from planning your meals by cooking time, ingredient or diet, to shopping for the food, to step-by-step cooking instructions with embedded timers. You can even take a picture of your creation and share your favorite recipes with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Price: $4.99 Dinner Spinner - Recipes, Drinks, and more!
Search for your favorite meal, try your luck with the dinner spinner meal picker or browse through thousands of user-submitted recipes from the world's number-one food site with the Dinner Spinner app. You can select meals ready in under 20 minutes or search for easy-to-make dishes.
Price: Free

Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
The Epicurious iPhone application has more than 30,000 recipes ranging from Healthy Lunches to Weeknight Dinners. Once you have chosen the recipe you would like to make, you can use the handy shopping checklist to make sure you haven't forgotten any of the essential ingredients.
Price: Free

Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes
A simple application that provides 101 easy recipes that can be cooked in 10 minutes or less. The focus is on fast - there are no photos to distract you from the task, just a couple of bare-bones sentences that explain the recipe in as little time as possible.
Price: $0.99