BigOven launches easy-to-use navigation and interactive home screen on iOS and Android apps

BigOven is rolling out a simplified navigation bar and improved, interactive home screen on iOS and Android apps. From the home screen, you can find delicious seasonal recipes, recent raves, and the latest and greatest from BigOven. When you click on the simplified bottom navigation bar, you can quickly and easily get to BigOven’s best features:

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.28.22 AM GET IDEAS:  Find inspiration for your next meal by browsing through Seasonal Collections, Menus and Recent Raves.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.03 AM MY RECIPES:  Store all your recipes in one place. Save your Favorites and recipes To Try. See your Added and clipped recipes from your favorite sites.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.13 AM GROCERY LIST:  Make your list from scratch or BigOven can convert your recipes into a list, sorted alphabetically and by department.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.42 AM MENU PLANNER:  Plan a week’s worth of meals. Share your menu plan via email.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.25 AM USE UP LEFTOVERS:  Use up what’s in your fridge. Type in three ingredients and see what you can make.

Give it a try and let us know what you think! Send us a note at support@bigoven.com. If you’re loving the new look, feel free to rate us in the app store too!

 

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BigOven Food Fight: Giving Thanks vs. Saying Grace

11.19 Giving Thanks vs Prayer

 

On Thanksgiving, millions of Americans from all backgrounds and religions will come together, possibly watch a lot of football and definitely eat a lot of food. But before the festivities begin, tell us, what’s your pre-meal ritual of choice – giving thanks or saying grace?

Families who invite people of many faiths and beliefs into their homes may choose to give thanks. Going around the table, everyone will get to hear charming words of gratitude, stories that make us smile and fond memories. Sounds so lovely, right? It totally is while the first few in-laws, aunts and uncles, grandparents and even strangers say their piece. But as these words of thanks continue, stomachs may start to rumble, elbow fights may ensue at the kids table and the dog may cause some mischief because he’s not going to wait any longer for turkey scraps.

For other families, saying grace is the way to go. Grace can be led by the host or the kids, seated or standing, with hands held and heads bowed or hands clasped in prayer. Some guests remember the words, or perhaps grace is “freestyled” in your home. Grace is a time to pause before the feast and share a prayer for the year’s blessings – plus there’s the added benefit of being able to eat right away! Unless the host is exceptionally long-winded. You might just have to settle for cold turkey.

 

 

 

 

A new way to get around the site quickly and easily

BigOven has updated its navigation to provide a better user experience. We have incorporated clean, crisp icons so you can quickly and easily get to where you want to go.
Easy new navigation options
BigOven’s easy new navigation options
The simplified navigation showcases the top features you’ve come to love from BigOven:
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.28.22 AM Get Ideas:  Find inspiration for your next meal.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.03 AM My Recipes:  Store all your recipes in one place.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.13 AM Grocery List:  Make your list and bring it to the store.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.42 AM Menu Planner:  Plan a week’s worth of meals.
Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.27.25 AM Use Up Leftovers:  Use up what’s in your fridge.

We are striving to make BigOven more usable, intuitive and accessible.  (You’ll see these new icons in future versions of the apps, too.)  Go ahead and give our navigation a try.