’s Groundbreaking Leftover Wizard(tm) Helps Everyday Cooks Save Money and Get Inspired

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Stretch your food dollar further with a simple, free online tool at

Lakefront Software Inc., publisher of the award-winning BigOven(tm) for Windows recipe software (, announces the immediate availability of the free Leftover Wizard online at

Simply start typing in any ingredients in your fridge, and BigOven will instantly search over 150,000 recipes to suggest things you can make.

“We Americans waste far too much perfectly good food every day”, said Steve Murch, BigOven recipe software founder and avid chef. “We’ve put the BigOven Leftover Wizard online, free of charge, to help everyday cooks figure out how to best use up things in their fridge, pantries and cupboards. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a budget or not – you should always be making the most of the food you buy.”

In 1998, the Worldwatch Institute estimated that 26 million more people in the world could be fed with the world’s food production if Americans reduced their food consumption by a third.

Now, everyday cooks don’t have to throw away quite as much food. Simply visit and start typing in any three ingredients into the BigOven Leftover Wizard, and it will instantly start searching over 150,000 recipes. For example, entering “chicken”, “carrot” and “asparagus” will lead you to dozens of great choices, as will “pineapple”, “sesame” and “tofu”. Try it free, and bookmark the page for easy access.

About BigOven for Windows Recipe Software:

BigOven for Windows is an award-winning, easy to use recipe organization and meal planning system for Windows.

It lets you easily create shopping lists and meal plans from recipes quickly simply by dragging and dropping. BigOven users on the Internet can swap recipes with each other without retyping. It can also calculate carbohydrate, calorie, fat and other nutrition facts for any recipe with its integrated USDA nutritional database. Handy companions for Windows Mobile and Palm let you carry your shopping lists and recipes to the grocery store.

Since its initial release in February 2004, BigOven has received 5/5 stars from seventeen consecutive independent reviews, including the highest possible honors at CNET’s, Tucows,, Sofotex, Global Shareware, and Promaxum. BigOven also received mention as Pick of the Day by and ZDNet. In October 2004, 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. The former editor in chief of Tucows has called BigOven “a must have for anyone wanting to keep track of their recipes”. BigOven has also been featured by Microsoft’s as a top pick.

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 for Windows is priced at $34.95 but is currently on sale for $29.95. Free 30-day evaluations are downloadable from The 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. It is publisher of the popular PocketShop grocery list manager for the Windows Mobile Pocket PC platform, which was nominated for Best List Manager for the Pocket PC by Pocket PC Magazine in 2003 and 2004. The founder, Steve Murch, worked for Microsoft Corporation in a variety of senior marketing and executive roles – including leading the creation and launch of the MSN Gaming Zone (, 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.

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Registered Evaluation Copy of BigOven for Windows Available on Request

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