BigOven Recipe Software Makes Holiday Entertaining Easier

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Publish recipes to your Palm or Windows Mobile DeviceÂ? Search over 150,000 recipes onlineÂ? Unique Â?Leftover WizardÂ? even finds dozens of ways to clear out your fridge!

Lakefront Software, Inc. announces the immediate availability of BigOven™ for Windows ( recipe software version 1.8, the easiest way for holiday cooks to plan their holiday meals, share recipes with others, and even use up leftovers. BigOven for Windows combines award-winning, powerful and versatile Windows-based recipe software with one-click searchable access to a massive 150,000+ recipe archive.

“With BigOven version 1.8”, said Steve Murch, president and avid chef, “we’ve brought the holiday cook a complete suite of tools to make their cooking easier, from meal planning to grocery shopping… to even using up the leftovers.”

With BigOven, cooks can select from among more than 150,000 recipes, and import them into the program with a click of the mouse. Then these recipes can be dragged onto an Outlook-style meal calendar, or a grocery shopping list to generate a convenient printed grocery list sorted by aisle.

Got some extra turkey left over? No problem. Cooks can enter one, two, or three ingredients – say, Turkey, Onion and Lettuce – and BigOven will instantly find dozens of recipes that can be made to help make the best use of these leftovers.

Brand new mobile companions for both PalmOS and Windows Mobile (Pocket PC) devices let BigOven recipe software users carry their shopping lists and recipes with them.

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Since initial release in February 2004, BigOven has received 5/5 stars from more than fifteen consecutive independent reviews, as well as Pick of the Day by, ZDNet, and Microsoft’s In October, BigOven earned the Windows User Group Networks (WUGNET’s) coveted “Shareware Hall of Fame” and “Shareware Pick of the Week” designations, awarded to less than 2% of applications they review.

System requirements. BigOven for Windows requires a PC with Microsoft Windows® 98 / 98SE / 2000 / NT / XP and 15 Mb of memory. The Palm OS BigOven Recipe Companion requires PalmOS version 3.0 or higher. The BigOven Windows Mobile Companion requires a Windows Mobile Pocket PC with the .NET Compact Framework installed, and 1Mb of free memory.

Price and Availability

BigOven 1.8 is priced at $34.95 but is currently on sale for $29.95. Free 30-day evaluations are downloadable from PalmOS and Windows Mobile companions are free.

Lakefront Software, Inc. (, based in Seattle WA, develops personal leisure software for the Windows, Windows Mobile and Palm OS environments. The founder, Steve Murch, worked for Microsoft Corporation in a variety of senior marketing and executive positions, as well as Expedia Inc., where he was vice president of its vacation package business. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar. Registered Evaluation Copy Available on Request


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