Fill Your Plate with Some Comfort

Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed Peppers

 

And then go back for seconds (and thirds).

Because these comfy dishes will fill your belly and heart with warmth.

 

Cheesy:

Bring on the melty, gooey cheese! And throw some carbs in there while you’re at it.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Fried Cheese Curds

If you think broccoli soup is boring, think again. (Cheese curds are magical.)

One-Pot Chili Mac

Eat it straight out of the pot to avoid as many dirty dishes as possible.

Easy Lasagna Stuffed Burritos

Two cheesy favorites in one. No complaints over here.

 

Cozy:

Enjoy these dishes in a living room fort under lots of soft blankets. No really, do it.

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Not your average BLT. Throw some avocado in there for an extra treat.

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizzas

Toppings on a cracker is just not okay. This right here is a real deal pizza.

Crockpot Sweet & Sour Pomegranate Short Ribs with Creamy Mascarpone Polenta

Patience is indeed a virtue. So have some patience, then reward yourself with a bowl of flavorful, tender short ribs nestled on top of decadent polenta.

 

Sweet:

Skip dessert?! Never.

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

A giant, warm chocolate chip cookie baked into a buttery pie crust. Yes please! (And don’t forget the vanilla ice cream.)

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This tropical cake is moist in the best way possible. We had to say it.

No Yeast Strawberries & Cream Cinnamon Rolls

A fruity cinnamon treat fit for dessert or breakfast… or breakfast and dessert.

 

Looking for more comfort? We have a bunch of recipes just for you.

Winter Winter Chicken Dinner

Creamy Champagne Chicken
Creamy Champagne Chicken

 

It may be dark and cold outside.

But these cozy winter recipes make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

 

Dig In:

Swimsuit season is still far far away. (Just keep that in mind.)

Turkey Pesto & Garlic Meatballs

The leftovers are fantastic… but there probably won’t be any.

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

No need to dirty more dishes. Eat your din din straight out of the squash itself!

Cider Glazed Chicken

Sometimes your plain Jane chicken needs just a little something something. We’re digging this sweet and savory flavor combo.

 

Grab a Bowl:

Everything (yes everything) tastes better out of a bowl.

Beef Stew

Simple and hearty. Feel free to garnish your bowl with a sprinkling of fresh herbs before going to town. Italian parsley is always a good choice.

Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Chili

This chili is packed with protein and veggies! For times when you don’t feel like chowing down on a big ole pot of beef and beans.

Thai Pomegranate Chicken Noodle Soup

Not your average chicken noodle soup. Bright pomegrante seeds add a pop of color and a burst of sweet-tart flavor. We’re definitely on board.

 

Eat Your Veggies:

After just one bite of these recipes, we won’t have to tell you twice.

Jamaican Cabbage Salad

Yes cabbage can be exciting too! Serve with your favorite messy sandwich or even in your favorite messy sandwich.

Lemony Roasted Potatoes & Broccoli

Get some green in your life. Potatoes and broccoli go hand in hand. We won’t judge if you dump on a little extra Parm.

Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is the best cauliflower. And garlic just makes everything better.

 

Looking for more winner winter recipes? We got your back.

“Missing” Recipes? Make sure you’re signing in with the right account.

BigOven keeps your recipes organized across the web and mobile devices, and lets you sign in and join via Facebook, Google+ or email. Sometimes, when moving to a new device or upgrading their app and signing in, cooks notice a near-empty My Recipes area and write in to say “Help, where are all my recipes?”

The first thing to note is that all your recipes are still there, safe and sound — it’s just that you very likely have inadvertently created more than one membership (by, say, accidentally clicking “Join” instead of “Sign In”), and you’re likely not signed into the “master” account. Very often, this arises because you may have added recipes using one (say, email-based) BigOven membership and then sign into, or inadvertently create, a totally different membership (say, via Facebook, if you’ve used a different email address for that registration.)

Not to worry. Your recipes are still there — you simply need to sign in with the correct account.

Key concept: BigOven places high value on your email address to identify who you are.

How Facebook and Google+ Sign-in Work

When you sign into BigOven with Facebook or with Google+, after you give permission to BigOven and have authenticated with them, at sign-in BigOven is handed the registered email address you have with Facebook or Google+, and next looks for a BigOven membership with that email address.

But a problem can arise if you’ve used a different email address to register with Facebook or Google+ than the one you may have created on BigOven. Thus when you sign in, you may see radically different or fewer recipes in that secondary account.

There’s an easy fix

You simply need to use the same email address on BigOven as you do with the service(s) you sign in with.

  1. From a desktop computer (or a mobile device), you can use the BigOven.com website to locate and verify your “master” account — i.e., the primary one that matters most to you.
    1. Sign into BigOven.com. Check your My Recipes area to verify that this is indeed where your recipes are. (If not, try another login.)
    2. Click on the Account tab to check your account details. This will tell you what email address is registered for the account.
    3. If you don’t remember your password for this email account, you can set or reset one by visiting https://www.bigoven.com/account/forgot. BigOven will email you a reset-your-password link, and you can choose a new password.
  2. Now, sign out of the app in question. (On the new iOS apps, you can see the Sign Out option by clicking the Bell icon and then the gear icon in the upper right.)
  3. Sign into the app using the email/password combination that you’ve verified is the correct one from the web.
  4. If you have more than a couple dozen recipes, give it several minutes to pull down your recipes, grocery list and folders.

Your accounts are now linked and synchronized.

Alternatively, you can change the registered email address of your BigOven.com account to the one that you know is registered for Facebook and Google+. To change your registered email address on BigOven, visit your “Account Settings” area and then the Account tab.

Still having problems? Open a support ticket with as many details as you can provide (usernames, email addresses you might have used) and we’ll be happy to help.

The Best Grocery List for Home Cooks

Still using a paper list at the grocery store? You’re missing out. Go right from recipes to automatically-sorted time-saving lists. Text your list to someone else, or even share your list within your household. Watch this brief demo to see some of the things you can do with BigOven’s easy-to-use grocery list:

We All Love Food

Raspberry Fools with Honey Butter Croissants
Raspberry Fools with Honey Butter Croissants

 

So dig in!

And share with someone you care about, if you want.

(Just remember, dogs aren’t allowed to wolf down chocolate.)

 

Appetizers & Drinks:

Get the party started with some cheese and booze.

Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

A little sweet, a little bubbly, and always blushing. We’re clearly crushing on this cocktail.

Goat Cheese, Honey & Fruit Crostini

Feel free to pile on your favorite fruit. Berries, pears, apples, and figs are all lovely. (Skip the banana, perhaps.)

Crab Cakes with Lemon Herb Aioli

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. Oh, and there’s citrusy, herby aoili for some dunking action.

 

Mains:

Whip up one of these flavorful entrees for your main squeeze.

Caprese Stuffed Garlic Butter Portobellos

More cheese! And this cheese situation is melty, gooey perfection.

Ragu Alla Bolognese

Serve this flavorful sauce over spaghetti, then slurp it down Lady and the Tramp style.

Seared White Wine Scallops

Drink your wine and eat it too. A little butter and garlic never hurts.

 

Desserts:

The moment we’ve all been waiting for.

Chocolate Cheesecake

And the cheese keeps coming…. in cake form this time, with lots of chocolate.

Red Velvet Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Molten chocolate never gets old. Don’t burn your tongue in all the chocolate lava induced excitement!

Chocolate Berry Tart (GF, Vegan, Paleo)

This dessert is pretty much healthy, so go ahead and enjoy the leftovers for breakfast… if there are any leftovers, that is.

 

Looking for more romantic treats? We have plenty options.

 

Meal Planner will Require BigOven Pro Starting February 15, 2017

Hi cooks,

We’re making an important change to our membership plans. Starting February 15th 2017, BigOven’s Meal Planner will require BigOven Pro membership.

This change only impacts those of you who are free members who use the Meal Planner. Everything else that you enjoy as a free member remains free. That includes finding any recipe, using up ingredients with the Use up Leftovers feature, a grocery list that automatically groups items for you by aisle and syncs with your household.

We’ve found Meal Planner most-used by power users, and BigOven Pro is our power-user offering.  While we all love free apps and features, there are real costs to designing, delivering and operating BigOven. Each month, we spend tens of thousands of dollars on the servers and bandwidth alone, not counting the costs of the design and development team. If you find Meal Planner useful, please support it by joining BigOven Pro!

BigOven Pro removes all advertisement, unlocks features such as custom folders for organization, unlimited recipes, private notes, nutrition calculation and more. BigOven Pro is free to try for 30-days — if you cancel within the first 30 days, there’s no charge. A single BigOven Pro membership removes ads and unlocks Pro features anywhere you sign in, and all your data stays in sync.

We’re continuing to listen to you, our community, in making BigOven the best app for home cooks. Got a suggestion? Drop us a note.

Thanks!

Steve Murch

Founder & CEO, BigOven

 

 

The Big Game

Garlic Butter Pizza Pull Apart Bread
Garlic Butter Pizza Pull Apart Bread

 

No matter what team you’re rooting for this Super Bowl, these recipes will be sure to score you some major points.

Now that’s a win-win situation.

 

Cheesy:

Ooey gooey cheese please! With a side of carbs, of course.

Easy & Quick Chicken Quesadillas

It’s hard to beat “easy” and “quick.” Especially when cheese is involved.

French Fry Cheese Pizza

Because plain cheese pizza isn’t nearly epic enough.

Ham & Cheese Sliders

Serving size = the entire pan. Just kidding, this is not fantasy football.

 

Meaty:

If you haven’t already filled up on cheese, get some protein in your life.

Adobo Chicken Wings

We understand, sometimes you need to get down and dirty. Don’t forget the moist towelettes.

Heart Healthy Turkey Chili

Worried that this chili sounds too healthy? Douse your bowl with cheese and sour cream. Problem solved.

Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole

Let your slow cooker do allll the work while you kick back and relax. Enjoy an ice cold beer while you’re at it.

 

Snacks:

Football and snacks go hand in hand.

Avocado Hummus

Give your hummus a facelift. Then dunk some toasty pita right in there.

Sweet Cornbread

Honey, this cornbread is begging for a good butter smothering. Or a dip in your overflowing bowl of chili.

Black Bean Salsa

Black beans and corn make a great team. Tortilla chips think so too.

 

Want more game day inspo? We have plenty more recipes for you.

Start the Day off Right

Whole Wheat & Flax Waffles
Whole Wheat & Flax Waffles

Skipping breakfast is just not an option.

Instead of stuffing your hand into that box of uber sugary cereal, whip up something a bit more healthy and a lot more tasty.

 

Chocolatey:

Dreams do come true.

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

Pretty much a milkshake that can pass as breakfast. Now that’s doing it right.

Brownie Batter Peanut Butter Swirl Oatmeal

Dessert for breakfast! Chocolate and peanut butter lovers will be in a darn good mood after wolfing down this bowl of decadence. Did we mention it’s pretty healthy too? No it’s not opposite day.

Chocolate Superfood Granola Bars

Take one of these treats with you when you’re running low on time. Make that two. Two bars please.

 

Savory:

Perhaps sweet just ain’t your thing, so go the savory route instead. We promise you won’t regret it.

Toast with Refried Beans & Avocado

Avocado toast with an extra hit of protein. You don’t need to convince us.

Black Bean Breakfast Bowls

This protein packed bowl will surely get you through the morning until lunch hour hits. If not, pack one of these granola bars.

Scrambled Eggs with Lox (Smoked Salmon)

Serve this creamy concoction on top of a perfectly toasted slice of whole grain bread. And then promptly make yourself another.

 

Fruity:

The middle ground between chocolatey and savory. Although you could always add chocolate…

Whipped Berry Porridge

Basically a really pretty smoothie served in a bowl. Grab a large spoon!

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

More dessert for breakfast! And quite possibly breakfast for dessert. It’s hard to stop.

Healthy Apple Muffins

These muffins are indeed healthy. Enjoy a couple with a small bowl of lowfat plain yogurt and fresh fruit. A generous smear of almond butter never hurt anybody…

 

Looking for more healthy recipes? Get ideas for light meals and guilt-free desserts.