If you regularly use the same program every day, why not Pin it to your Start Menu or Task Bar. Locate the program in the All Programs list, Right click on the program and select Pin to Start Menu or Pin to Task Bar, easy peasy!
At the bottom of your start menu in Windows 7 you have a search box. If you type into that part of the name of the program you want to find and it will provide you a list of possible programs.
If you have a program you use frequently then you will probably want to pin it to your start menu or taskbar.