Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blog Spotlight: Bake or Break

(Disclaimer: No one asked me to talk about these blog! If something is in the Blog Spotlight, it's because I love it to pieces, forever and ever, amen and amen.)

Most of my favorite blogs are food blogs, and when I grow up, I want to have one.

I just don't know how they get such great pictures of food. In my experience, no matter how delicious my meal looks, my photos will make it look greasy, gray, or and generally cafeteria-sourced.

Anyway, the following is my favorite food blog ever. So far.

Bake or Break: Adventures of an Amateur Baker

This girl churns out the most amazing stuff. And the greatest thing about it is: there are recipes. Which is, of course, nothing unusual for a food blog, except to me, browsing through this website doesn't feel like looking at a blog. It feels like pressing my nose up against a bakery window and wondering how in the world they make things that look so delicious. And therein lies the charm: it's a bakery window with recipes for every dessert.

Would you take a look at some of these? (All photos are from Bake or Break.)

I have made so many, many things from this blog, and NONE of them have disappointed. Three of our favorites are Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies (Brian's ultimate favorite cookie), Pecan Pie Cheesecake, and - yes, this is a for-real dessert - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars. Whenever I've got something coming up, a special occasion or a dinner party, I browse through and pick something.

And thus, I am a hero to all those who know and love me.



  1. Looks so yummy! I'll have to take a peek! You do a splendid job with your food posts. I'm sure you'll have your food blog in time. :-)

  2. Maegan those look so good. I was in the library at macomb, and I'm sure everyone was wishing they could crowd around my computure just to look at the pictures. I probably would'nt have been able to keep them from trying to eat the monitor, but then again why would I care after all it's not even my monitor they would be eating. Although now that I think about it, I wonder if I could be help responsible for the loss of a computer screen, hhmmm. If they really did make me pay for it I would be upset, because its not my fault, Your the one that posted the blog! I can't believe they would actually make ME pay for it, if anything they should charge the people who tried eating it in the first place. At least I would have had self control, and would have been able to refrain from damaging public property. Oh well I'm glad that didn't happen. Anyway I can't wait to see you guys again and we need to do a Brennans/ Kleists/ Wards/ Plus:) Cedar Point trip.