Very much like chocolate peanut butter cups but filled with juicy raspberries instead! Did we mention you only need 3 ingredients? Allow your last minute self to do a little happy dance to the Monster Mash.
We’ve made a change in our add-recipe functionality: public recipes, once posted publicly, cannot be changed back to private.
Choose Public or Private at Recipe Posting Time
When you add a recipe to BigOven, you have an option to make it public or private. Once you choose to make it public, you cannot then make that recipe private. You can however still delete a recipe, and you can make a private copy of a recipe, but you cannot make that recipe private which you originally posted publicly. If you want to keep a recipe private, you must now choose “Private” at the time you create the recipe on BigOven. Recipes that are private can later be made public, but not the other way around.
You can add recipes in many different ways:
Type in the recipe into the web form (choose private or public at recipe creation time)
Copy and Paste from text (choose private or public at recipe creation time)
Clip a recipe from the web (these are public, with instructions leading off to the site in question)
Let BigOven type it in for you, via RecipeScan (these are made private by default)
Add the recipe via the free apps, by visiting My Recipes > Add Recipe (+)
Once a recipe is chosen to be public, that recipe’s public/private status cannot be changed.
Why the change?
BigOven is a community of cooks sharing our best recipes, plus powerful recipe organization software for personal collections. When recipes are shared publicly, any BigOven cook coming across that recipe might favorite them, add them to a grocery list or meal plan, or add them to a folder. If the author of that recipe then makes the recipe private, it can cause a “disappearance” of the recipe to those users who have marked it for later. Also, going forward, if you have a private recipe and, say, share it with someone via the special, coded URL, your friend will still have access to that recipe if they, say, add it to a folder or favorite it.
We want you to be able to enjoy the many delicious public recipes available to you, without ever worrying about that recipe becoming inaccessible.
So next time you add a recipe, please remember to ask yourself: Do you want to share it with the BigOven community or do you want to keep it to yourself? Take your pick. Happy cooking!
This cozy, creamy pasta dish is the true definition of comfort. Feel free to add a dose of crushed red pepper flakes for a little kick! Garnish your pasta with fresh Italian parsley, basil, or sage for even more flavor and a pop of color.
The ooey, gooey cheesy toast may be the best part… but the soup itself is pretty dang tasty too. If you happen to have leftovers (highly unlikely) whip up a double batch of fresh cheese toasts of course!
Treat your sweet tooth in the morning, or serve these rich and delicious chocolate pancakes for dessert. And yes, the chocolate sauce does contain Kahlua. Don’t attempt to down these bad boys right before bedtime because you’ll be all wide awake like Katy Perry.
Enjoy these mouth-watering french toast sticks for breakfast or dessert. A little vanilla bean ice cream on the side couldn’t hurt. Dunk them in this pumpkin pie milkshake and you’re really doing life right.
These burritos are filling, full of flavor, and healthy! Amp up the heat by adding more jalapeño if you dare. And if you happen to have some guac on hand–you should always have guac within reach–feel free to swap the magical stuff in for the sliced avocado.
If your knife skills are on point, you’ll have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes. Serve this salmon over fluffy white rice or brown rice because no sauce should be left behind (and licking your plate is not exactly acceptable behavior once you reach the age of 9).
Oh so satisfyingly creamy! If you want some veggies in your life stir in a heaping cup of frozen green peas during the last couple minutes of cooking. Garnish each bowl with a hefty dose of freshly grated Parm and black pepper like a pro.
Meat isn’t always necessary. But don’t worry, flavor is always required.
This fresh soup is packed with veggies and protein, so it will keep you full and satisfied until those cookies are done baking… or until the ice cream softens a bit. Top your minestrone with Parm right before digging in because cheese is always welcome.
Private recipe notes are one of the many useful features of BigOven Pro. They’re like recipe reviews, but they remain private, and they’re not shown to anyone but you. You can add notes on recipes via the recipe detail page, via the BigOven mobile apps, or on the “Notes” tab on any recipe page on bigoven.com.
Search Notes Easily
You can now easily search those notes on www.bigoven.com, as well as browse a handy list of all the ones you’ve entered. To find the notes view, simply click on “My Recipes“, and then the notes icon in the upper navigation control. To search your notes, just type in the phrase in the search box to the right and press enter.
You can also easily edit or delete any recipe notes you’ve added on the recipe detail page:
Love to entertain? Keep track of dishes you make, to avoid serving the same thing over and over again.
Enter the name(s) of the people you cooked a recipe for, or ones you might want to serve it — you can then just search on their name. It’s a handy cooking diary.
Enter your favorite wine pairings. When you’re serving particular wines, you can easily find recipes that pair well.
Enter adjustments to a recipe that make it just right for your family, or substitutions you think are best. Keep track of presentation tips and more. Notes are displayed only to you, and only when you’re signed in.
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