1000's of Free Recipes for Download!
Do you have the Deluxe Edition?
You can enjoy all these additional recipe boxes for
BigOven InspiredCooking(tm) Deluxe
Customers: The recipe boxes in the first grid below are already included on your CD-ROM.
However, if you've purchased the Electronic Software Delivery (ESD)
version, we do not include all 70Mb of recipe boxes in your initial
download, just to keep download sizes smaller.
Recipe collections are stored in files called
"recipe boxes", and the core recipe box file has a .CRB
Important: Be sure to save
these to the right folder so BigOven can find them!
BigOven is picky
about where recipe boxes must be located on your PC. (This is for performance
reasons, so BigOven doesn't have to scan your entire drive to build a list
of your available recipe boxes for you.)
Here's how to save them to the right location
when you add new recipe boxes to your PC:
- First, make sure that BigOven or BigOven
InspiredCooking Deluxe is installed, but not currently running.
- Look for your "My BigOven Recipes" folder. By default, it is
created in your "Shared Documents" folder; the full path to this
location is usually C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\All Users\Documents\My
BigOven Recipes for Windows XP. In Vista, it is
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My BigOven Recipes
- Take a moment to inspect the "RBox" subfolder
of your "My BigOven Recipes" folder that you found in the step above.
Note that for every recipe box, it contains a folder with the name of the recipe box, then the
recipe box file itself with a CRB extension, and a folder called
"Pictures". This is how all recipe boxes must be saved to your PC
for BigOven to be able to work with them. They are all at the same
"level", or depth, in the directory.
By building your own collection of recipe boxes,
you will always have quick and easy access to them, even when you're not
online. In BigOven, there is absolutely no limit to the
number of recipes that you can have in any single recipe box, unlike many
other programs. And BigOven's powerful searching makes finding
what you're looking for easy and fast.
To jumpstart your collection, check out the ready-to-import
BigOven Recipe Boxes (.CRB)
- More than 50,000 recipes
Get all these recipes as a single download:
Deluxe Recipe Boxes (62Mb)
OR download individually (recipe boxes vary from 2-10Mb):
How to install these recipe boxes: Remember, first
exit out of BigOven for Windows. Then, simply download the
.zip file below, and extract the contents to your "My BigOven Recipes\RBox"
directory. The extraction process will unzip a ".CRB" file
(containing the recipes) and also create a "Pictures" subfolder under
that directory. (Running an earlier
operating system than Windows XP? Need an unzip utility?
You can try
WinZip for free.)
more recipes in other
formats that BigOven can import.
Simply use BigOven's File/Import command to get them into your
Recipes that BigOven can Read/Import
MAD's Recipe Emporium - This is
collection of recipes in MasterCook .MX2 format, which BigOven can quickly import. This archive has everything from
Low Carb recipes to recipes from famous chefs and restaurants.
health01.zip - Recipes for Healthy Living, Dec 1999 60 KB
health02.zip - Recipes for Healthy Living Jan 2000 58 KB
health04.zip - Recipes for Healthy Living, Jan 2000 61 KB
lowfat.zip - Low Fat / Healthy
(853) 397 KB 10/22/2001
MammasRecipes.zip - Cookbook for
Christmas Gifts 85 KB 10/30/2001
mufftxt.zip - Muffin Recipes (123) 49 KB
Over 600 Canning Recipes.zip - Over
600 canning recipes 227 KB 01/16/2002
pchef1.zip - Pampered Chef (48 ) 13 KB 10/22/2001
WW_recipes1.zip - WeightWatcher Recipes with points 500+ 227
WW_recipes2.zip - WeightWatcher Recipes w/points 500 more 248