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BigOven Launches Menu Planning Calendar for Home Cooks

November 7, 2011

Just in time for the busy holiday cooking season, BigOvenâs unique drag-and-drop Menu Planner on the iPad and web saves families time and money.

Seatt,e Washington (PRWEB) November 07, 2011

BigOven (http://www.bigoven.com) is helping home cooks get organized and inspired this holiday season with its new Menu Planner for iPad and web. BigOvenâs Menu Planner is the easiest way for home cooks to plan meals ahead of time to save time and money â“ both for everyday meals and upcoming holiday celebrations. The new beta calendar-based tool is available today for free in the popular âœ170,000+ Recipes BigOvenâ iPad app, on the web at http://www.bigoven.com/plan, and coming soon for iPhone.

BigOven̢s Menu Planner enables home cooks to plan days, weeks or months ahead, ensuring they̢re never stuck wondering what̢s for dinner Рon a regular night or while entertaining guests. Plans can be simple or detailed with multiple courses, and can be changed easily just by dragging recipes and notes onto different days or meals. On the web, plans can be copied to easily use again.

Choose from over 170,000 Recipes, Add Your Own Recipes

Cooks can get inspired with new ideas by searching more than 170,000 BigOven recipes within the Menu Planner, plus accessing their saved lists of favorite recipes and recipes to try soon. Cooks can also add their own recipes to BigOven by typing them or by just snapping photos of recipes using BigOven̢s revolutionary RecipeScan̢Ң (http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/scan).

In addition to recipes, notes for simple sides like âœriceâ or âœbreadâ and reminders like âœout to dinnerâ or âœfriends visitingâ can be added easily. Daily local weather forecasts automatically appear on the iPad Menu Planner based on current location, helping cooks know when to grill outside or make some warm comfort food like chili.

Create Grocery Lists Quickly

When finished planning, BigOven Pro members can easily create grocery lists with just a few clicks. Grocery lists are grouped by aisle, saving time, and can be emailed, printed, or accessed via one of the free BigOven apps for iPhone, Android, iPad or Windows Phone. Grocery items can be checked off while shopping to buy just whatâs needed in each aisle.

Planning Saves Time and Money

Holiday meals are less stressful when planned in advance, as it allows dishes to be made ahead of time. BigOven recipe servings can be scaled for any guest list, and the grocery list ensures the right ingredient quantities will be purchased at the store. Planned menus can be shared by email with guests prior to an event to avoid allergies and dislikes, or to plan a potluck meal together with other cooks.

Christy Lucas, a busy parent and BigOven user says, “All busy parents should use this. It helps a lot with keeping you on budget and always being organized with what to cook on what days. Love love it.â

Menu Planner is a BigOven Pro Feature

Menu Planner is available today for free. When the free beta period ends, Menu Planner will be available to BigOven Pro Members. BigOven Pro membership ($15.95/year) also includes grocery lists, private recipes, nutrition facts, and removes all advertising.

Menu Planner on the web: http://www.bigoven.com/plan/

iPad Demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQyTAVSKNck

Web Demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_dGCQ0-VJQ

About BigOven

With more than 5 million downloads of its award-winning, free mobile apps, and more than a million registered members, BigOven gets home cooks organized and inspired in the kitchen and on the go. BigOven lets home cooks search over 170,000 recipes, add their own recipes, create grocery lists and more, all in one place – portable on free apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. BigOven.com was launched in 2004 by Steve Murch, an avid home cook and Internet entrepreneur, with executive experience from Expedia.com, Microsoft, and VacationSpot.com. Visit BigOven online at http://www.bigoven.com

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