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Weekly Mix and Birthday Giveaway #4

In a matter of hours this week, we moved from a very pleasant late spring into full-blown summer. I’m not that pleased about this turn of events, but I suppose it was inevitable. I’ll just have to focus on the finer points of summer – like berries and no-bake desserts.

Before I get into all the drool-inducing good stuff, I want to introduce you to Bake or Break’s new and improved Recipe Index. For a while, I’ve been working on putting together a much more visual index of recipes. It’s a bit of patting myself on the back, but I have to say that I absolutely love it! After 6 years of baking and blogging, it’s very useful to me to be able to scroll through it. Most of all, I hope it’s helpful to all of you!

Now, on to the sweet stuff…. There was so much delicious activity around the food blogs this week. I can’t possibly share all of them with you here, but be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Twitter to see all my favorites.

Let’s start with one of my favorite things – pecans! Those are enough on their own to get me interested. But, throw in some chocolate and you’ve got my full attention. That’s the case here with this Pecan Caramel Fudge Pie from Sweetsugarbean.

If it’s already too hot where you are to think about turning on the oven, there’s always ice cream cake. Or is it pie? This Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake Pie from Kitchen Confidante looks far too fabulous to be made with only four ingredients and no baking!

Traditional banana pudding and I are not the best of friends. But, Shawnda of Confections of a Foodie Bride made this version with banana liqueur that I will need to make soon. Very soon.

Many thanks to everyone who has been participating in all of the giveaways celebrating Bake or Break’s 6th birthday! This week, I’m giving away one of my absolute favorite kitchen items. Several years ago, I began using this Escali scale. Now, I can’t imagine trying to bake without it. It uses standard weighing methods, but it also has pre-set ingredients that can be measured in cups and tablespoons. Seriously, I love this thing.

UPDATE: Contest has ended. Congratulations, Hollie! Check back for future giveaways!

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    29 Comments on “Weekly Mix and Birthday Giveaway #4”

  1. Following on facebook!

  2. Following on Pintrest- Shared Snickerdoodle Bars

  3. Following on Facebook – Shared Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting.

  4. Sorry – I didn’t leave the links for my posts:


    And having a ditz moment – the Facebook recipe that I shared was the Chocolate Chip Bundt cake.

  5. Hi,
    I shared your almond pear cream cheese tart recipe on twitter. Gophotowalking is my handle!
    I tweaked it because fresh raspberries in Seattle area are 4 cartons for $5 this week, adding 1 cup fresh berries. I know you are not a berry fan so forgive the adulteration!

    Happy anniversary!

  6. Oops, made same mistake about link:

    And followed you on Pinterest and Twitter. I am FoodFotog on Pinterest.

    Cheers, happy baking and blogging!

  7. I’m now following on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and I shared this recipe on Twitter:

    Yum! 🙂

  8. Don’t ya just looooove drool-worthy inducing good stuff Jen..:o)

  9. oooh I shared the Brownie Peanut Butter Cup on Facebook. Yum!

  10. Just pinned your Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cheesecake recipe onto my Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pinterest board!!

  11. Butter Pecan Turtle Bars. SO delicious. 🙂 pinned on pinterest

  12. what about the subscribers that do not do pin interest, twitter or facebook??? can we get an entry for following??? please – i so need the scale …

  13. I’m now following you on Pinterest and I pinned your Mississippi Mud pie – delicious!!!

  14. Following on twitter!

  15. Following on pinterest! Shared:!/Andrea90932281

    (I’m not sure whether the following and sharing posts are supposed to be separate or together)

  16. I pinned the Black Bottom Brownies- they look so good!!

  17. I follow you on Pinterest.

  18. Followed on Pinterest and shared the dark chocolate brownies with sour cherries:

  19. Love your blog and recipes! Shared your chocolate monkey bread, my family would love it BUT a little too warm now to make it- saving it for Fall! Following you on Pinterest as well!

  20. Couldn’t help myself, I shared Mud Slides on fb today too…

  21. Followed on Pinterest and repinned Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread and Chocolate Chip-Filled Melting Moments! 🙂

  22. I love your blog – I have never had a recipe from you turn out poorly. I’ve recently stopped eating gluten but I pinned your Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars which I think I could adapt quite easily. They look incredible!

  23. I shared the coconut cake recipe on pintrest

  24. shread a link to the coconut cake on facebook:
    (fb name is lori beth C…..)

  25. I follow you on Facebook!

  26. I’m following you on Twitter!

  27. I’m following your boards on Pinterest!

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