Spring into Your Kitchen

Simple Buttery Spring Pea Pasta with Prosciutto
Simple Buttery Spring Pea Pasta with Prosciutto

 

Winter is finally over!

After you finish your happy dance, whip up a little something something to continue the celebration.

 

Mains:

Comfort food is good, but we’re craving something a little lighter these days.

Blackened Shrimp, Asparagus & Avocado Salad with Lemon Pepper Yogurt Dressing

Who said salads are boring? This salad strongly disagrees. Warning: you’re going to want to take a bath in that creamy dressing.

Thai Green Curry with Spring Vegetables

Eating green never tasted so good. Add a dash or two of chili flakes if you enjoy some heat.

Baked Eggs with Spinach, Ricotta, Leeks & Chargrilled Pepper

What’s sharing again? Enjoy this simple dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Just don’t forget some warm bread for yolk dipping.

 

Sides:

Scoot over main. These side dishes are coming in hot.

Brie Stuffed Artichokes

Gooey brie makes artichokes 500 times better… at least. Skip the main course and fill up on these guys instead.

Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon, Garlic & Basil

So fresh and so clean! A kick of citrusy lemon definitely takes this simple side up a notch.

Garlic Browned Butter Baked Asparagus

That nutty browned butter will have you going back for fourths. Serve this mouth-watering asparagus over brown rice or pasta, so no butter gets left behind.

 

Dessert:

Finish off your day in a sweet way.

Vegan Rhubarb Muffins

Does one of these muffins count as a serving of vegetables? We’re going with yes.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Honey Butter Biscuits

A juicy, sweet filling topped with buttery, flaky biscuits. Bring it on!

Mango Tart

This mango masterpiece is almost too pretty to devour. Almost.

 

Looking for more fresh inspo? See our Spring recipe collection.

Green with Luck

Irish Eggs Benedict
Irish Eggs Benedict

 

And a side of whiskey.

St. Patrick’s Day calls for everything green and good eats.

 

Mains:

Reubens are nice and all, but you can get a little more creative.

Irish Nachos

Any form of nachos is a win in our book. These nachos include layers of thinly sliced potato, melty cheese and crispy bacon.

Irish Stew

Some warm Irish soda bread would be great for dunking.

Corned Beef Tacos with Beer Battered Fries

We highly recommend stuffing those beer battered fries right in the tacos. In fact, it’s mandatory.

 

Sides:

Save room for a little more cheese and carbs. (As always.)

Guinness & Irish Cheddar Mac & Cheese

You can’t go wrong with ooey gooey mac and cheese. Dump some Guinness in there and this cheesy situation gets even better.

Chocolate Cherry Irish Soda Bread

Classic soda bread with a sweet twist. Don’t forget to slather on the butter.

Colcannon

Creamy potatoes mixed with tender cabbage. In other words, semi-healthy mashed potatoes. So eat up!

 

Treats:

Treat yourself to a little booze and sugar.

The Irish Mule

Nope this mule is not from Moscow. Bonus points if you use a real deal copper mug!

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches

You’ll be lucky if you have any of these sandwiches left after 5 minutes.

Baileys Cream Puffs

The cream filling is good enough to inhale by itself… but we recommend piping it into cloud-like pastry bites then topping your masterpieces off with a rich chocolate drizzle.

 

Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day recipes? Head on over to the end of the rainbow.

Immune-Boosting Recipes

Turmeric Golden Milk Tea
Turmeric Golden Milk Tea

 

Take care of yourself.

And your taste buds too.

Because no one enjoys drippy noses and being stuck in bed.

 

Mains:

Fill up on the good stuff. (You can still inhale something sweet later.)

Broccoli & Orange Miso Pasta

Those little green trees are packed with vitamins, and who can say no to pasta? Whole wheat spaghetti is a great source of fiber, which helps keep everything moving.

Citrus Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Take a quick trip to the tropics and enjoy the benefits of citrus (Vitamin C for your immune system!) while enjoying some healthy fats (thank you salmon and creamy avocado).

Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Miso

More avocado please! Plus fresh ginger, garlic, spinach and loads of other healthy ingredients. “Healthy” and “delicious” can exist in the same sentence.

 

Light:

These recipes are perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Or anytime of day, really.

Udon Miso Noodle Soup

Salty, savory miso takes this broth up a notch flavorwise. And fermented foods introduce beneficial bacteria to your system. P.S. Slurping noodles is acceptable behavior (in the comfort of your own home, that is).

Spicy Carrot & Ginger Soup with Harissa

A little spice is always nice, plus ginger is good for your gut! Treat yourself to some warm pita while you’re at it… happy people are healthy people.

Turmeric Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

We know, real deal rice is hard to beat, but this zesty, flavorful cauliflower “rice” is pretty darn good too. (Popular powerhouse turmeric is on the scene of course.)

 

Refreshing:

Maybe you’re not feeling a full on savory affair. So treat yourself to something a little sweet and refreshing.

Beet & Berry Detox Popsicles

Yes these pops are pretty… and tasty, and healthy! Fruit and veggies all in one cute package. Win win win.

Matcha Yogurt Cooler

Probiotic-rich yogurt is another ingredient that will please your tummy. Matcha is full of antioxidants, so clearly mixing the two together is a grand idea. Enjoy this creamy beverage for breakfast or as a hearty snack.

Golden Milk Overnight Oats

Overnight oats and golden milk made friends. (No surprise there.)

 

Who wants to get sick? No one, duh. Stay on the healthy train and whip up a few more immune-boosting recipes.

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.