BigOven Review

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Synopsis: Easy, Award-Winning Recipe Software with 150,000+ recipes at your fingertips! BigOven recipe software is the easiest way for you to: organize your recipes, generate grocery lists to save shopping time, and discover great new dishes shared by other cooks around the world -- plus much, much more!

BigOven: Screenshots

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BigOven: Key Features

  • Makes everyday cooking easier
  • Access 150,000+ recipes instantly
  • Print, share, or post recipes online
  • Port recipes to your PALM and take it on the go
  • Enter your own family favorites
  • See ratings and comments from renowned cooks
  • Generate nutrition facts for any recipe

BigOven: Get Inspired

BigOven also gives you the ability to discover new flavors in fun ways -- like the "Leftover Wizard" -- which lets you enter any three ingredients, and instantly discover dozens of things you can make with them. Or the "Idea Wizard", which asks you three simple questions to help you get unstuck.

BigOven has been designed to work the way you prefer to work. Unlike other recipe software, BigOven doesn't force you down any particular path of planning or creating. You can fluidly change between views of recipes, shopping lists, meal plans, nutrition and even other websites whenever you want.

BigOven: Plan Ahead and Save Time and Money

With the integrated grocery list and meal calendar, you can plan days, months or weeks in advance, saving time and money. Best of all, the printed grocery list is grouped by major department, so no more back-tracking at the grocery store!

  • Grocery List: Simply drag and drop recipes from the left onto the shopping list window, and voila! Your shopping list is created in seconds. You can add any items you want to the shopping list, resize recipes, and indicate what you've already got on hand.
  • Meal Calendar: Drag and drop recipes onto BigOven's Outlook-style meal calendar, and you can plan out days, weeks, months... even years in advance. And you can search back to find recipes you may have made in the past and would like to try again. A simple click generates a shopping list for any date range you choose.
  • Collect and Organize: With easy Web importing, recipe ratings, pictures and notes, unlimited keywords and a zillion ways to search, the recipe you're looking for is always seconds away.
  • BigOven can import the following formats: Cook'n, MasterCook (MXP, MX2, even recipes posted in "* Exported from MasterCook *") format, MealMaster (.MMF, .MXP), Text, and Webpage. Import recipes from any website, Word document, or other Windows clipboard text with BigOven's Screen Import feature. Simply point and click!
  • Add Pictures: You can browse for or paste .JPG pictures for any recipe. BigOven will automatically make a resized copy of them for easier viewing.

BigOven: Share with Friends, Family, and More

Post your favorite recipe with a single click to and share it with cooks around the world! You can return to edit or improve upon the recipe at any time. By sharing your recipe, you can get ratings and feedback on the recipe, even photos from other cooks!

  • Print recipe cards: You can print recipes in 3x5", 4x6", and normal full-sized (8 1/2 x 11" or A4) format.
  • Send recipes to friends in email: Simply double-click on the recipe card attachment and import it into their own BigOven recipe box without retyping!
  • Publish your recipes to HTML: Paste recipes in newsgroups or your own recipe blog. Publish your recipes and shopping list to your Palm OS or Windows Mobile PC with the BigOven Mobile Companions.

... Plus much, much more!

BigOven: Purchase

BigOven has been awarded consecutive "5 out of 5 stars" awarded by many prestigious online sources and magazines, including: WugNet, Cool Site of the Day,, Tucows, and many more. BigOven costs $29.95 and comes with a full 30 day money back guarantee.

Purchase BigOven risk free today -- you won't be disappointed!

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