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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  1. Andrea June 22, 2012 Reply

    Following on facebook!

  2. Hollie Cameron June 22, 2012 Reply

    Following on Pintrest- Shared Snickerdoodle Bars

  3. Hollie Cameron June 22, 2012 Reply

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

  4. Hollie Cameron June 22, 2012 Reply

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

    Pintrest: http://pinterest.com/pin/56717276527744388/

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

  5. Anne Wallace June 22, 2012 Reply

    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. Anne Wallace June 22, 2012 Reply

    Oops, made same mistake about link:

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

    Cheers, happy baking and blogging!

  7. Roxanne June 22, 2012 Reply

    I’m now following on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and I shared this recipe on Twitter: http://www.bakeorbreak.com/2012/05/salty-chocolate-chunk-blondies/

    Yum! :)

  8. Tom June 22, 2012 Reply

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

  9. Jessica Youngblood June 22, 2012 Reply

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

  10. Julianne June 22, 2012 Reply

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

  11. Petra June 22, 2012 Reply

    Butter Pecan Turtle Bars. SO delicious. :) pinned on pinterest

  12. jacquie June 22, 2012 Reply

    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. Beth Clarke June 22, 2012 Reply

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

  14. Andrea June 22, 2012 Reply

    Following on twitter!

  15. Andrea June 22, 2012 Reply

    Following on pinterest! Shared: https://twitter.com/#!/Andrea90932281

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

  16. Shannon June 23, 2012 Reply

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

  17. Shannon June 23, 2012 Reply

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  18. sara June 23, 2012 Reply

    Followed on Pinterest and shared the dark chocolate brownies with sour cherries: http://pinterest.com/pin/69172544247217380/

  19. Lisa June 24, 2012 Reply

    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. Lisa June 24, 2012 Reply

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

  21. Shaquanna June 25, 2012 Reply

    Followed on Pinterest and repinned Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread and Chocolate Chip-Filled Melting Moments! :)


  22. Sharlynn June 26, 2012 Reply

    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. LB June 27, 2012 Reply

    I shared the coconut cake recipe on pintrest

  24. LB June 27, 2012 Reply

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

  25. LB June 27, 2012 Reply
  26. Kristin June 27, 2012 Reply

    I follow you on Facebook!

  27. Kristin June 27, 2012 Reply

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  28. Kristin June 27, 2012 Reply

    I’m following your boards on Pinterest!

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