Halloween Eats

 

 

Frankenstein Pasta

Halloween is right around the corner. So are ghosts, goblins, and witches…

And we totally bet they would go crazy (in a good, non-scary way) over these special Halloween recipes! Whip these up and enjoy a fun, creative food spread that everyone, even Frankenstein, will enjoy.

Bloody Cups

These aren’t as gross as what you might think based on the name. Think of them as chocolate peanut butter cups, but with raspberry filling instead! These are a great sweet treat for parties and are also vegan and gluten-free. Spooktacular!

Pumpkin Smash Martini

Halloween calls for crafty spirits and this one is perfect. Enjoy all the flavors of a pumpkin pie without the calories!

Chocolate Halloween Spiders

No doubt spiders are creepy. This fun recipe is really easy to prepare and is bound to spook anyone that passes by…before they devour these tasty treats.

Zombie Finger Snacks

No, these do not taste like actual zombie fingers (not that we know what those taste like…). They are shortbread with raw pumpkin seeds as the fingernails. So even though they look super gross, they are actually quite delicious. Grab one and take a bite!

Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and play with recipe ideas. Whether you’re entertaining or making recipes for the kids, there’s plenty of inspiration here to help.

Happy haunting!

 

 

The Best of Summer

 

 

Coconut Ice Cream

Well…the weather has definitely proven that it’s summer! And it sure has been an eventful season already.

The summer season is meant for lots of activities. Of course it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors but temperatures are warm enough these days to make preparing food miserable. So when it’s time to start thinking about food, what can you make that doesn’t take a lot of effort while still being flavorful?

Here are a few recipes that will leave you satisfied instead of burned out (pun intended).

Fresh Veggie Summer Rolls

Veggies are a great choice for a healthy snack or quick lunch. These veggies rolls are stuffed with summer vegetables and can be wrapped with cucumber or zucchini. So cute and really tasty, all while being super healthy!

Squash Pancakes

To the naked eye, these look like crispy golden latkes but instead of potatoes, try grated summer squash. So good!

Summer Grilled Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad

It sounds like a mouthful, and it is in every way. This quinoa salad is full of so many delicious ingredients that it’s impossible not to love the combination. Plus, any day you can eat Mexican street corn is a good day!

Grilled Surf and Turf Salad

Ok, this recipe does actually require some flames from the grill but it’s worth trying to power through the summer heat for.  It’s a fun spin on traditional Surf & Turf – just add some fresh spinach and watercress and drizzle with a homemade dressing for a savory tossed salad dish full of flavor.

Don’t forget to save room for some homemade ice cream and refreshing drinks. Here’s a collection of other perfect summer recipes to enjoy.

Happy cooking!

 

 

Father’s Day Recipe Ideas

 

 

Grilled Ribeye Steak and more Father's Day recipe ideas
Grilled Ribeye Steak

 

 

Father. Papa. Dad. Pops.

No matter what you call him, it’s time to celebrate! What better way to make the special man in your life feel appreciated than a homecooked meal?

When we asked the dads here in our office what their favorite part of Father’s Day was, the majority of the answers included spending time with family and eating good food.

When we asked others how they liked to celebrate Father’s Day with the dads in their life, most people mentioned visiting favorite restaurants or hosting a party.

Notice a common theme here? Most everyone chooses to fill the day with FOOD!

And of course, right? Food is one of the best parts of a celebration! Memories, laughs, comradery, love…all these are shared around the table (or wherever you enjoy eating).

This Father’s Day we’ve pulled together a variety of recipe ideas that will truly be loved. Get prepared for a day filled with good times and be ready for the possibility of the stretchy pants coming out.

Cheddar Bacon Waffles

Cheese. Bacon. Waffles. This is a perfect brunch recipe to set the mood right for an awesome day of celebrating!

Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheddar Dipping Sauce

These pretzel bites and beer cheese are great for snacking on throughout the day or before dinner. Add beer to the sauce mix and you’re sure to bring a smile to his face!

Tex Mex Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes…Tex Mex style! The only way a Sloppy Joe can taste better is by adding some spice and serving with guacamole on top. Who couldn’t love this combination?

Butter Pecan Frosted Fudge Brownies

Adding something on top of an already super tasty brownie is always a great idea. This butter pecan frosting is just the right amount of sweet and there’s no doubt there won’t be a single crumb left once these are ready to serve.

 

 

Looking for more inspiration? See our the complete collection of Father’s Day recipe ideas.

 

Grilling Season Recipes

 

Grilled Shrimp Tacos and more grilled recipes
Zesty Grilled Shrimp Tacos with South of the Border Corn and Cotija Salsa

Hey there, everyone! 

Boy have we been exhausted lately. As some of you already know, BigOven has undergone a few changes recently. But don’t worry, they’re all exciting!

BigOven is now under ownership of Aisle Ahead, Inc. and with this new transition comes the new home of the BigOven headquarters! The headquarters now resides in cozy Knoxville, TN. With the office being in the heart of downtown, it’s the perfect combination of southern comfort and trendy city vibes.

Anyway, as mentioned, it’s been tiring going through the changes and getting organized, but we’ve had a blast settling in and planning! We’ve survived solely by having fun while being productive and working hard and the plans we have for the future have us excitingly impatient. That’s why we’re ecstatic over the fact that it’s grilling season!

There’s nothing like being outside and suddenly getting hit with that smell of burgers and BBQ in the air. One of our favorite ways to relax is with good company, plenty of food & drink, and lots of laughs.

We can’t wait to light the flame on the grill and unwind until the sun goes down. Here are some really great recipes on our menu (thanks to our crew’s suggestions) that we encourage you to try out and enjoy this grilling season, too!

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Honestly, I look forward to grilling season every year only because of the grilled corn on the cob. – Chelsey, Marketing

Grilled Bourbon and Cherry Pork Chops

You can’t beat a bourbon and pork chop recipe, period. – John, Development

Grilled Bean Burger

I love this alternative for a traditional meat burger. – Kaya, Graphic Design

Grilled Dessert Pizza

All pizza is good pizza, especially a sweet dessert pizza that’s easy to make. – Jordan, Marketing

Looking for more recipes? See our the complete collection of grilling season favorites.

*Don’t forget: Safety First!*

Grilling and gatherings can certainly make for fun times, but never forget to always be safe. Here are tips on how to remain safe and still have the best time while making memories.

170,000+ Recipes for iPad 3.0: Now with Menu Planner

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of our free iPad app — 170,000+ Recipes BigOven — now with a beta of Menu Planner.

Menu Planner lets you add recipes and notes to a calendar, then generate a grocery list.  (Pro membership is required to utilize the grocery list; Menu Planner itself is also a Pro feature, but is freely available for all users during the beta testing period.)

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