BEB Reader Feedback Survey

I was super excited about a new zucchini bread recipe yesterday, and then this happened…

zucchini-bread-fail

That wasn’t supposed to happen. Oof.

So, I thought I would use the void that this kitchen fail has afforded me by doing a little survey. It’s been nearly two years (!!) since this site had a major design overhaul, and I’m prepping it for a little refresh in the coming weeks. Don’t worry, it will by and large look and act the same, it’s just going to get prettied up a bit. And of course, I’d love your input!

This is totally informal, so feel free to reply to the questions in the comments section below. As always, I love and appreciate your feedback; it helps me to create a better site and community here at BEB HQ :)

1. Is there anything I can change or improve regarding the way the site technically functions that would make it easier or more enjoyable to use? Any specific requests?

2. Are there features on other websites that you frequent that you would like to see implemented on BEB?

3. From a content perspective, what types of recipes and posts would you like to see more of? Less of?

4. If you have any additional feedback or suggestions, feel free to share them below!

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188 Responses to “BEB Reader Feedback Survey”

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  1. wendy marsigli on August 18, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I love your site design. Especially since the pop up ad at the bottom has disappeared. There is a banner w/html at the top of your page that has been appearing for a while now, and wasn’t sure if you knew about that. Everything is very user friendly and easy to navigate! :-)

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  2. DrRandy on August 18, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I use Pepperplate (http://www.pepperplate.com) to save recipes I like – it’s not a sharing site like food.com or AllRecipes, just strictly a personal recipe book. They have a bookmarklet to autosave recipes from participating sites, and when you use the bookmarklet, it saves the URL of the source with the recipe. It would be kinda great if you worked with the Pepperplate developers to make BEB autosave-able with the Pepperplate bookmarklet…

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    • SusieQ on August 18th, 2014 at 8:02 am

      I agree, that would be great!!!

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    • Theonette on August 18th, 2014 at 8:06 am

      I use yumprint (same principle as Pepperplate) and when you join them there is a bookmarklet that pops up for you to auto save and categorize your recipes
      http://yumprint.com/

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    • Liz on August 18th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      I use Peprika and it does the same thing. Apparently it used the hRecipe microformat for its “Save Recipe” book mark.

      http://microformats.org/wiki/hrecipe

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      • Liz on August 18th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

        Paprika*

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      • DrRandy on August 20th, 2014 at 1:02 am

        I suspect Pepperplate may be built on the hRecipe specification, looking at the websites which are using it, and knowing which ones work with Pepperplate. Looking the the microformats site, it looks like there are several tools to make it easier to mark up a recipe with the hRecipe format.

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  3. PlumGaga on August 18, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Whenever I go to this site, I see a string of HTML [(function (w) { if (w.postMessage) { (w.attachEvent || w.addEventListener)((w.attachEvent ? "on" : "") + "message", function (e) { if (e.data === "topOrigin" && w.top === w.self && e.source !== w.self) { e.source.postMessage("topOrigin", e.origin); } }, false); } }(window));] at the top, I would hope that this will go away.

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    • Liz on August 18th, 2014 at 1:33 am

      Hey that happens to me too…

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      • Sue on August 18th, 2014 at 5:29 am

        That happens to me too!

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        • Megan on August 18th, 2014 at 6:12 am

          Me too.

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          • DrRandy on August 18th, 2014 at 6:56 am

            Ditto.

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            • sue on August 18th, 2014 at 8:26 am

              one more….

      • MIa on August 20th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

        I don’t see anything like that. I’m wondering if it is a browser/site compatibility issue. I use Firefox 31.0. If she knows what browsers have the problem, it may (?) be easier to fix.

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    • Avra-Sha Faohla on August 18th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      That doesn’t look like HTML to me. I may be wrong because I have never coded anything in JavaScript, but I’d guess it’s that.

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    • Mindy on August 18th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      This fragmented message under my tool bar caused me to go to Best Buy Geek Squad to investigate it as a virus. I’m just cautious.

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  4. Nikole Adkins on August 18, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Personally I love your site and it is very user friendly. I especially love how in most of your recipes you post pictures while making the dish and I find that very helpful. Sometimes I worry that my stuff doesn’t look right. Also, in the about drop down, when I get to the FAQ the list disappears and I can’t click the photography or tools of the trade links. Just FYI.

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  5. Cliona on August 18, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Hi!
    I love your website, it’s beautiful & I find it very user friendly.
    I was wondering do you weigh ingredients for your recipes & if so would you publish them? I think it would attract so many European foodies,
    I’m in the UK & the majority of people weigh their ingredients, especially when baking, our cup measurements are also different so while I often come here for inspiration, I rarely bake a recipe as I find it hard to measure accurately.
    Thank you :)

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    • Faye on August 18th, 2014 at 8:39 am

      I’m also from the UK and we do weigh a lot of our ingrediants. I wouldn’t let that knock your confidence though, I invested in a set of cup measurements and although its more natural for us to weigh out all our ingrediants its still doable the way the recipe states.
      I do agree though, it would make it more user friendly for us Europeans and a great way of encouraging people to weigh their ingrediants as Michelle has said before, it is more accurate.

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      • Melissa on August 18th, 2014 at 9:10 am

        As an American, I am far more comfortable measuring my ingredients than weighing them and was turned off by recipes that called for weighing until I invested in a decent kitchen scale. Using the cup measurements seems easier to me. Perhaps a compromise could be posting the cup measurement and the equivalent weight!

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  6. Reshana on August 18, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Hi BEB… I absolutely love your site, thank you! However I must admit that last week I was having endless trouble getting on, not sure if its because of the whole upgrade thing. I love the recipes you share but I would also loved if you shared more about you and your life. (Eg A post on your wedding or a holiday you have been too – I know you do mention in a bit but perhaps a full post) Maybe Im asking for too much here :) but I thoroughly enjoy your content. Thank you

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  7. Ala'a on August 18, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I adore your blog and appreciate all the amazing effort you put for posting such super yummy recipes. I love it how you share your life events and inspire us every week with your precious Friday Things :)
    My favorite part is the “cheesecake” recipes. I have already made 12 of them and they are just amazing! I would really appreciate it if you can post new cheesecake recipes, whenever is convenient for you :) <3

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  8. kaytlen on August 18, 2014 at 5:13 am

    I can’t offer any suggestions as I think your website is very user friendly, particularly the recipe index. If only other food bloggers have a recipe index as organised as yours, I’d be a happy cook.
    I love all your sweet-based recipe. And, I confess that I didn’t like it when savory recipes started appearing more frequently on your website.
    And, one more thing, quite a while ago, I can’t remember when, when I visited your website, I immediately got diverted to another scam website. Not sure whether you can do anything about viruses/trojans hijacking your website, but thought you should know.

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  9. Sue on August 18, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I was wondering if you would do a kitchen tool type post. That would be really helpful!

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  10. Megan on August 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

    There are too many savory recipes these days, to the point where I feel liike the name of your blog should be changed, as there are so few actual baking/dessert recipes posted anymore. Or at least it seems that way. Most of your savory recipes aren’t exactly health conscious and don’t appeal to me, so personally it’s been frustrating to log on lately. I do enjoy your Friday Things- it’s one of your site’s best assets.

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  11. Monique on August 18, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I, myself, have never encountered any issues with your site. There is always room for improvement, but I feel you already “got this”! I am certain that you will recieve much input and the positive will certainly outweigh the negative (should there be any). Great job!

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  12. Vetta on August 18, 2014 at 6:26 am

    You know you can’t please everyone, just keep doing what you are doing !

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  13. Diana on August 18, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Love your site!!! As others have said my only trouble is sometimes pops or ads bog down the sites running speed? But your blog is Awesome!!!

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  14. Alice | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind on August 18, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I don’t have any suggestions to improve the site, but I have a suggestion of what not to change! Your search bar is the absolute very best I’ve come across!
    In a lot of the other blogs I follow, if you type something generic (with two or more words) in the search bar, say peanut butter, they’ll bring up every single post that has the word peanut or butter in it, so lots of totally irrelevant butter results. They will also search the related links on each post (your ‘YOU MAY ALSO LIKE…’) and will show a result that only mentions peanut butter in the related links section, not the actual text of the post, which pretty annoying and useless.
    Yours, on the other hand, only shows results with both words in it and only seems to search the text of the post, not the related links section, which is great. Don’t change it!

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  15. Louise Mourgues on August 18, 2014 at 6:45 am

    I wonder if you’d be able to add gram weights alongside the cup measurements… am in the UK and only cook/bake with a scale / ml jug for liquids and have found the cup measurements quite tricky (and often VERY messy).
    Finally, if there was a gluten-free section that would be wonderful but I appreciate you are not a gluten-free blogger.
    Finally, and the biggest message I want to get across is that I love your blog. Your delicious recipes and your positive outlook on life together make getting your blog updates a real joy.

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    • Ruth on August 18th, 2014 at 8:05 am

      I would also love to see measurements in grams etc alongside the cup measurements as I also live in the UK, and don’t find the cup measurement system very accurate. Otherwise, I think the site is brilliant! I really enjoy reading your blog each day.

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  16. kelly on August 18, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Love the site although would really like to see some nutritional information for those of us who love our sweets but are trying to work them into a healthy lifestyle of moderation. I know of at least one other blog that does do this and it makes it easy for meal planning. :)

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    • Jen on August 18th, 2014 at 11:26 am

      nutrition info would be a huge bonus!

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    • MMM on August 18th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      It definitely would help. I always check it myself on tools like Calorie Count or this on HF http://happyforks.com/analyzer
      It gives really detailed report, but it takes time to precise some products, etc.

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      • kelly on August 18th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

        Thanks MMM! I’ll check that one out!

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  17. Lynn on August 18, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Michelle, I love your site! My favorite recipes are the mock ones, like the Cheez-Itz you did recently. I agree with an above poster that having pictures of the process is nice. I’ve tried to incorporate this into my own blog as much as I can and find it helps a lot of people who may be unsure that they’re on the right track.

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  18. Lisa on August 18, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I love your site and the navigation/layout/design is very user friendly. I guess my only comments echo what others have posted. The site is slow to load (I’m not sure if it’s the ads or the photo file sizes that bog it down?), I would love to see more health-conscious recipes such as low (or no) refined sugars/lower carb and I know this is not your allergy restriction but mine…maybe some occasional wheat free recipes? Weight measurements would be very helpful as well. Lastly, please don’t think I’m weird…maybe some Goldie tips in your Friday things? Our daughter and SIL have a 7 mos old pup that sounds A LOT like your Duke LOL! Anything you learn along the way regarding training would be :-)

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  19. lori on August 18, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I also like your site the way it is. I also had a baking blow up in the oven this weekend too! Mine was a blueberry galette and one side broke, it was like a blueberry dam broke with a lot of sugary juice. I am still going to post because it was still very yummy.

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  20. Dana on August 18, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I love your site – it really is my daily fix of baking inspiration! I love almost everything about it, but if you were able to have a mobile-friendly version of it, that would be splendid! I often view your site on my phone, and sometimes I have to zoom right in to click on a link, and sometimes I click on the wrong one! I do often use my phone to read your recipe if I don’t have time to print them out, so something a bit simpler to navigate with flour-coated fingers would be great! Also, I have a random strip of code appearing at the top of my screen, some function-related code. Maybe your developer could check into that for you if you have one! Otherwise, I love the rest of it, the colours, the layout, the pictures, your awesome stories about your recipes. Seriously awesome! Keep up the fantastic work! ^_^

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  21. Katherine on August 18, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I really like your website and have used several recipes from it, but I kind of wish you had some sort of option to review your recipes, because although I mainly trust you, it would be helpful to find out what other people thought of the recipe. Sometimes I will look in the comments box and that is somewhat helpful, but a lot of those people are just admiring the recipe and haven’t actually made it yet. Good luck!

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    • Lynne on August 18th, 2014 at 10:08 am

      I would agree with Katherine – a review option is the only thing that comes to mind as far as improving what you already offer here. And, it would be useful to be able to mark the reviews “helpful” or not – like other sites do. I learn so much from reviews of recipes – how other people have modified it, how it might take longer/shorter in cooking, how they found the final product, etc.

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  22. Cindi on August 18, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I love your site. You are one of my favorite bloggers because 1) your recipes are so darn good, and 2) because I can “share” them to my food planner app and they translate perfectly without having to be edited. Thanks for the great recipes and even the pictures of the oofs so that I know I’m not the only one that happens to. I made a recipe off another blog once for a whole sheet pan worth of bars (for Christmas Thank you baskets), and it overflowed the pan like crazy. What a mess! There’s no way the Chick that wrote that piece had tried that recipe in the size pan she recommended. It made me skeptical of her other recipes – had she even made them??? Anyway, yours have always come through for me, so I know they are tried and tested.

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  23. Amanda on August 18, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Personally, I love your site and your content. One of the comments above intrigued me (the one where they said you are posting many more savory vs. sweet recipes) so I went back to look and it does seem like it’s an every-other post is sweet or savory (most notably since your announcement :). For me, I LOVE this, since lots of sites are either sweet or savory and I prefer to see a combination of both. Now, I can see how this might be frustrating for people who are only here for the sweets but I think it’s perfect the way it is. Keep up the good work :)

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    • Kim on August 18th, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Agree! Love everything about the blog as is :) My first online read every day, so look forward to checking out the latest post!

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    • Tess on August 18th, 2014 at 10:28 am

      Yes, I hope you don’t change to all sweets! Your savory recipes have been some of my favorites– jalapeno popper dip anyone? Especially with football and hockey seasons coming up, please keep the savory recipes coming! :)

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  24. Demi on August 18, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Hi!!
    I would really appreciate the option to change all the values to the metric system (temperature + volume) as i need to google everything up when trying to bake :)

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  25. ernie on August 18, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Love the site, but the stories about dogs out me off. I am wishing for less dog-content.

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    • Maria on August 18th, 2014 at 8:59 am

      I LOVE the dog tidbits. They are one of the reasons I adore your Friday Things. Keep it up. Plus, it’s very much a part of you, and I love learning about the blogger behind the blog.

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    • Toni on August 18th, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Hi!
      Your site has become one of first go to sites for recipes. I find the site to be easy to navigate and the overall content light and fun. Please don’t stop posting about the dogs. I realize some people aren’t into dogs but I look forward to the bits about your fur babies. I’m not a kid person but I don’t mind the baby updates off putting at all. I think maybe some posts about tools and techniques might be good but I enjoy the content of the blog as it is and I look forward to the new one.

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  26. MaryAnn on August 18, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I love your site. I have made many recipes and find your directions spot on. The picture tutorials are excellent. I love the way you incorporate family stories and show us a bit of your personal life. I wouldn’t change a thing.

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  27. nancy k on August 18, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I love your website…in fact it is the first blog I click on in the morning when I am sititng with my coffee and breakfast. Every recipe I have tried is delicious…so you have that down for sure.I love Friday Things as you give us a little insight into your personal life And I also love The Dish. I think all blog readers feel they come to “know” the blog creator… reading some blogs seem to me like the old fashion sharing of information with a neighbor over the back fence. They have a friendly, relaxed, welcoming vibe and your blog is certainly one of those and I appreciate that. I also appreciate that you feel the need to keep your personal life just that. I would have loved to see a wedding picture or two but understand that what you, and by association, your husband, chose to share has to be totally your choice.I do love that you share pictures/info of Einstein and Duke. It has been fun watching Duke grow up.

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  28. Brenda on August 18, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Absolutely love your site. I love to bake and share with family/friends. When I’m complimented on the recipe, I am always sure to give the credit right back to you and recommend they sign up to follow.
    I do love the site just the way it is. However, since I really love to bake, I find myself baking desserts, cookies, and sweets most of the time, during the day, and my husband is stuck with a tuna fish sandwich for supper because I baked sweets most of the day.!!
    Since my recipes are always a success when I follow your site for baking, I am sure if there were more “easy meals” to choose from, I would be inspired to not only bake something for the sweet tooth but make supper as well. I did read a few comments that go both ways on the sweet/savory but have to admit, as much as I love your recipes for baking, the Italian Wedding Soup was a big hit here in my house, the Guiness Beef Stew, Saurkraut and Kielbasa made with beer, and the list goes on.
    So, I suppose my suggestion is to share “an easy meal”, a soup or a casserole or stew……maybe twice a week?
    Keep up the good work.! Love to follow the blog. And best wishes to you in your future endeavors, training with the pups, (I have 2 very happy go lucky Labs and we are going through the same adventures with “the girls” as well), and congratulations on becoming a Mommy.

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  29. Liz on August 18, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Love your site! It is my go to site for any and all baked goods. I personally would like to see more tutorials like the one you did for the eclair and cream puffs. It was such a huge help. I remember you saying a couple of years ago that you were thinking of doing a frosting tutorial. I would love for you to do that! and more! Thank you for the great blog!

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  30. Peggy on August 18, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I love your site, especially all the pictures you include as you make a recipe. I really like the right side section of “All time, Popular, and Recent” plus the other two right side sections “The best of…” and your favorites. Thank you for all your hard work!

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  31. robin m. on August 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I love your site and I think you do a great job!

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  32. Holly Springs Doris on August 18, 2014 at 8:39 am

    When I first signed on for BEB, the pictures and comments were first, followed by the recipe. For months now, the pictures and comments are shown and then you have to click another link to get the recipe. Why is this format being used? Over all I love the site, pictures of the dogs and the personal info you share. I have tons of your recipes saved in my Recipes folder. Fave is the cinnamon Babka.

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  33. Kathleen Fries on August 18, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I really love your site the way it is. The photos are so tempting (and they let me know what the finished dish is supposed to look like ! ). The search function is one of the best I’ve used. My favorite recipes, as a former Pittsburgh girl, are the ones passed down to you from your family.

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  34. Kelly on August 18, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I would love to see more savory recipes! Every recipe I have tried from your site has been delicious. One thing though, bring back the convenience of having the whole list of ingredients included in the email. Thanks!

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  35. Allyson P on August 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I look forward to reading your blog everyday! I always turn to you first for a sweets recipe. I would like it if you posted weights of ingredients in your baking. And I did like one suggestion another reader posted – maybe a recipe for an easy weeknight meal every now and then, for us busy moms! Congrats on your baby :)

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  36. Liz K. on August 18, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I’m fine with the balance of sweet and savory. What I would like to see is a little more attention paid to healthier options. There are a lot of gluten free, sugar alternative, or paleo recipes out there and I would like to see your take on some of them. Your blog is the recipe blog I follow the most religiously! Keep up the good work.

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    • gracie on August 18th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      I actually like the fact that this site does not cater to the gluten free fad as well as other food fads out there. The whole gluten free thing drives me crazy as numerous nutritionists and doctors have repeatedly stated that eliminating gluten has no nutritional benefits unless a person has an allergy to gluten. There are plenty of other blogs dedicated to various fads as well as skinny eating. I love that Michelle sticks to her signature. If I see a recipe posted that has more sugar/fat than I would like, I either don’t make it or I make alterations to the recipe to suit my tastes.

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      • Sonya on August 18th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

        I also do not want to see any diet fads encouraged/promoted here! Gluten free is not a healthier way of eating, unless of course you have Celiac disease, in which case it is absolutely necessary! This is an indulgent site with indulgent recipes (often) and that is why I love it.

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        • Sandy on August 18th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

          I agree. I already follow numerous vegetarian, vegan or recipe sites for people looking for “skinnier” recipes. This is the website I go to for drool-inducing desserts and treats.

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    • Kate on August 21st, 2014 at 4:40 am

      Oh God please no gluten-free nonsense or paleo or whatever it is trendy people are following these days. This isn’t a site for people with celiac disease and that’s okay – it never promised to be.

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  37. Crystal on August 18, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Michelle, I love your site too! I have made many of your recipes, both sweet and savory, and they’ve all been yummy. I think it’s a great site, well-organized, and user-friendly. I also enjoy reading about your pups, and your family, as it’s part of the charm of your blog. Baking isn’t just for sweets, so for those that don’t want the savory, you’re missing out. This gal is a great cook. And yes, some of them aren’t low calorie, but did you ever see the “adapted from” at the top of recipes? This means readers can feel free to change up what doesn’t suit their tastes or needs too. Not all recipes will appeal to everyone, so just continue to be yourself, it’s what draws us loyal readers back every day.

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    • Charu on August 18th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      I totally agree with you.

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  38. Karen on August 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I love your site. It is beautiful, easy to navigate, and has a great range of recipes. I don’t think there’s much to improve other than the aforementioned html string across the top of the page, which is recent. Keep it up, BEB! Your blog is awesome. :)

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  39. Janelle on August 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I don’t have much feedback – I generally think you should do what works for you :) – but I just wanted to say that I appreciate when you share a “family” recipe or a dish that relates to a memory from your past. Whether I like the food or not isn’t a big deal to me, I just enjoy that it’s a food that has a story for you. Gives things more meaning around here and let’s you be you.

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  40. Mary B. on August 18, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I think your site is great as is, easy to navigate and lots of pictures to show what the finished product should look like.
    I love my kitchen scale and find that in addition to the accuracy, it saves washing extra cups and spoons! It would be great to have both weights and volumes in the recipes.
    In addition to the desserts, I come here most often for your amazing variety of appetizers! Any of them that I’ve made have been big hits.

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  41. beverly diemer on August 18, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I go to BEB first when I am looking for something special , for my Bjble Study I make a dessert each week, or Potluck , we have one a month or more and then of course my grandchildren who have many friends so whatever you do Please do not change to much. Thankyou for making my baking more interesting.

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  42. Courtney on August 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I love your site! You were the first food blogger that I ever followed and are still my favorite! One of the things I like best is that you’re a “baker” first. I do like sometimes seeing savory recipes, but a) I love sweets and b) your baking style is perfect for me. Lots of bloggers that avoid processed ingredients and fake sugars take it to the next level and also avoid all refined sugars or flours, or are vegan, or are gluten-free. I always have to test-drive those kinds of recipes because some people are averse to anything that doesn’t taste like a traditional baked good. I never have to test-drive yours! I always know that if I follow the directions they’ll be spot on. i think it’s good to stick to your style :) I”d like it if there was a place for us to send you notes or leave comments about specific suggestions or requests for recipes. Also, lots of times you send out round-ups of recipes for specific things – what about including those things as categories in your archives? Like summer, spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, whatever. More info about selecting the best kinds of fruits and vegetables (what they should look like at the peak of freshness, for example) would also be great. But most of all, keep up the awesome work and I’m so excited to hear more about your little one!

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    • Courtney on August 18th, 2014 at 9:35 am

      So to clarify – I’m 100% happy with the savory/sweet balance.

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  43. Stephanie Paladino on August 18, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I love your site the way it is…and I love it’s name. You are a baker and occasionally throw in a snack, main dish or salad, and that is fine by me. If people want something else there are thousands of other blogs out there. I love what you post about your life and your beloved dogs…it’s your personal touch and I find it charming. I was without access to your blog for 3 months and finally found out it was a problem with my internet provider. I missed it terribly and am so thankful to have access to it again.
    Michelle….you can’t please the whole world….just keep doing what you’re doing!

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  44. tamra on August 18, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I am still newish to this site. I discovered it about 6 months ago and you have become my go to baking blog. I love how often you post and the way you write. I look forward to each post, and love Friday things. The only thing I would suggest would be in your recipe section have a favorites. I don’t remember which blog I look at sometimes that has it, but she has a favorite: cookies, frosting, cakes, etc. header with her personal favorite recipes. When you stumble upon a site like yours with so many incredible recipes sometimes you want to use the bloggers favorites as a jumping point Plus chances are good they will be many of your readers’ favorites too so its easier to find them quickly.

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  45. Susanne on August 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I love your site and hope hope hope you will do change it to have that revolving screeen at the top that shows all the recent recipes. Those cooking blogs drive me batty.

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  46. Jennifer on August 18, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Of the handful of food blogs I subscribe to, BEB is my favorite!! Especially love that when I search receipe, I can check out the “most popular”, which is generally where I start. Keep up the good work!! :)

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  47. Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds on August 18, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I just love your site and honestly can’t think of anything you could do better. Just keep up the great work!!!

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  48. Shirley on August 18, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I love your site and recipes and continue to persevere even though I cannot get your email to go anywhere but my junk mail. I contacted you about this shortly after it changed from going to my “in” box to junk mail. You said you had made some changes–those must have affected me. I have used every tool to try to change this, I.e. “Never block sender” and “Never block sender’s domain” but nothing works. I have no problem on my iPad but continue to have the problem using Outlook on my PC. The problem seems to be that every time I receive the email it has a different “from” address. One may say: browneyedbaker.com@l111.rsgsv.net another says browneyedbaker.comatl121.mcsv.net. It would be nice to be able to receive your blogs without searching through 200 junk mails per day. I do not have this problem with the other dozen or so sites that I subscribe to.
    Thanks for posting such great recipes.
    P.S.Your bread recipes are the greatest!

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  49. Kristin on August 18, 2014 at 10:14 am

    My only suggestion would be when reading a post, to have links at the bottom of that particular page to the previous or next post, instead of having to go back to the blog home page to then see the next post. Does that make sense? I only stop by once a week or so, so when catching up, having to keep going from a post back to the home page to then see the next post gets cumbersome. But, besides that, love your blog and your recipes! Love your writing style and approach on food and blogging!!

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  50. Jessica on August 18, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Love the website and rarely bake a recipe that I don’t get from you. When I’m looking for a new cupcake recipe, I always come here first! I love that I can easily find specific recipes through the recipe index. The only thing that I’ve ever had difficulty with is the search function, for some reason it occasionally won’t return results to me even though I know I’m searching for a recipe of yours. I generally end up going back to google and putting in “Brown eyed baker red velvet cupcakes” to get the link instead of using your search box.

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  51. Lori on August 18, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I love your site, I generally like the layout, and I have been coming here since at least 2008. I love the savory foods and the sweet foods, and I think you have a good mix of both. I don’t look forward to the dog updates, but they don’t bother me, either (it’s your blog! Your dogs are part of your life!).

    The only thing on your blog I’ve ever actively disliked is when you do the giant recipe roundups/lists on holidays, because there are too many to go through–I might as well just go to the recipe index (and do) because it’s better organized than the list. Maybe just highlight 4 or 5 recipes on holidays, so people’s eyes don’t cross at the length of the list?

    Thank you so much for this blog–it really is my go-to if I want to try something new, or if anyone asks me what food blog to look at. I’ve only had one recipe not work out of the dozens I’ve made from here, and I’m pretty sure it was my fault. I’ll follow this blog as long as you have it!

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  52. dkny on August 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I love your site and even though I am not an ‘animal person’ I do love the pictures of your beautiful dogs. They look so sweet together. I do wonder why the cartoon picture of you on the email page is wearing pink and holding a pink cupcake while the one on your home page is decked out for the holidays all through the year. Sometimes when I click on your site I think that it must have been a holiday posting but in fact is not. Don’t change too much – your recipe index and search features are terrific and you make printing a recipe so easy, something that other bloggers should take a lesson from. By the way, my mother taught me to always place my pans on a larger pan in the oven, i.e. a jelly roll pan, to catch any drippings and overflows. You never know when you have miscalculated the size of the pan and will have a runny burnt-on mess to deal with.

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    • Michelle on August 21st, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      It sounds like you may need to clear the cache on your computer. The holiday version of illustration is only there after Thanksgiving through New Year’s. If you’re still seeing it, your browser has cached that image.

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  53. Robin Christensen on August 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I, too, love your website/blog. Looking forward to seeing the changes!

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  54. Christine Myers on August 18, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I love your website just as it is. I don’t have any problems navigating thru things. One of the reasons I love your site is the photography. I also love how you take the time to make a recipe perfect. Sometimes those extra steps are needed to make the item taste delicious as opposed to just mediocre. I have recommended your site to several people and they like it too.

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  55. Karen Koval on August 18, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I’m not sure if this is possible but on the small pictures of food along the right margin if when you move your mouse over them the name of the recipe appeared.

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  56. Joan Sadler on August 18, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I just love your blog and have been inspired by so many recipes. You asked for suggestions for improving the site and any websites we visit that has features we enjoy. One of my favorites is http://www.allrecipes.com. What I love about the site, aside from the variety of food ideas found there is the choice of printout options: 3×5, 4×6, whole page, size of font, etc. Members can set defaults and change as needed. It really comes in handy for me because most of my recipes are in wooden, handmade boxes which hold 3×5 cards well but I have a binder of bread recipes and opt for the full-page option there.
    Thanks for asking!

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  57. Kelly P. on August 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I believe that you have the best blog out there! First, It is the most user friendly site. Second, it does not have all the pop-ups, flashing signs, and tons of pictures, to slow the opening of the page. My advice is keep it simple and clean (which you have) and update whatever you want. Thank you for a wonderful food blog with enjoyable family stories that make your blog feel as if I’m sitting down with a friend. My family loves BEB and her boys!

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  58. Patti on August 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I love your blog, everything is perfect. I especially love all the info on your dogs. Keep up the great work!

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  59. Terri on August 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Just wanted to say that I love, love, love your blog. I follow a great many and yours is the absolute 1st one I check each and every day. I love your mix of of sweet and savory. I love that you share just enough about your life. I love your format. The only teeny, tiny request would be for more dip recipes, which I know is a tall order because you already have so many, but I really love dip, (or maybe its just appetizers in gendral). With football season anything starting up anything new or improved that you could come up with would be sooo great. Thanks do much for doing such a great job, you make a lot of people vet happy!!!!

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  60. Sandra Bair on August 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Love the site, my go to for entertaining. Would like a section in holiday/events for general entertaining ex meals and freezer friendly and make ahead ideas.

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  61. McKenzie on August 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

    HI!

    First, I love the website. Every time that I want to make something new, I always check here to see if you have done it. It really seems like you test your recipes and give enough feedback for your readers to know what they should look out for when they tackle a particular recipe. Those things take time and are a big deal, so good for you!

    I will preface any kind of suggestions by saying that even if you never changed anything on this site again, I would continue to read it everyday as I do now. So there’s that :) But anyway, I do sometimes feel that this website is too formulaic. I love (read: LOVE!!!) that there is a new website everyday and the format that the recipe is in. I think that’s where the longevity of the site is. But the Friday and Saturday posts can get a little tired. On the one hand, it’s good to know what to expect (pics of the dogs, what you are watching, what products you are into, maybe some Buzzfeed articles or funny videos for Friday things), but it’s a little too predictable, even for me, and I am kind of a formulaic person. It’s so great that there is new content 6 days a week almost guaranteed, but some slight changes in delivery to mix things up a bit would be nice, too.

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  62. Simona on August 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Michelle, First off – yours is the only blog I follow. I can’t exactly remeber how I got to your website but I immediately knew that if I ever was to follow a blog then it would definetly be yours! I love your recipies, the way you write and especially the way you share your life with us “followers”. I really appreciate the effort you put into writing your posts and it kind of gives you the feeling to be part of a big BEB-family. Please keep up the gret work – whoever doesn’t like the posts about your personal life should just skip them and go straight to the recipes. However, I think there is a great bunch of people out there who would be missing the connection “Food-to-Michelle” if you stopped sharing your life with us. I think your blog nos not only about the fabulous recipes but also about you and the story behind every recipe you post. I’m really happy about your site – and I fully trust that you will improve it just fine :) THANK YOU!

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  63. Judith on August 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

    08/18/2014
    I like your website and blog just as it is right now! I like your recipes! If you or your readers are determined to make changes then the change I would suggest would be to add step-by-step pictures for the recipes.
    Keep cooking! Sugarcookie#1

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  64. Michael R. on August 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

    There’s always one in the crowd…I guess I’m it, Michelle.
    I’ve never had a problem with anything on your site., ma’am :)

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  65. Jen N. on August 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Love your site. The only thing I would suggest is maybe adding the use of something like a Rafflecopter widget for your giveaways. It’s a pain to have to keep scrolling up to remember what the parameters of the giveaway are.

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  66. Anna on August 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Hello Hello!
    #1 and 2 – My most preferred method for browsing recipes in a recipe index is when there is a picture attached to each. It makes me notice recipes I may otherwise pass up.
    #3 – I love your content! I feel you have a great mix of savory/sweet and that all your recipes are attainable and practical. Everything I’ve made from your site has turned out well and I would just say keep it up! And the Friday posts are so fun. I’m a golden retriever mom too and your Duke is about the same age as my Winnie :)
    #4- Just love your site! Thanks for the hard work you put into it!

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    • Marsha on August 18th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      I second that!
      Reviews on recipes would be nice too.

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  67. Jenny W on August 18, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I love your site the way it is. I make so many of your recipes and, seriously, they have all been delicious…can’t say that for every blog! I love the mix of sweet and savory; and I love the dog posts too! I am envious of your photography skills and how skinny you are since you obviously eat well and stay thin…. that’s my only problem with the blog- please get fatter (join me)!!
    You are my go-to blog- keep up the great work! And get cracking on that cookbook- and maybe a Food Network show or something!!

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  68. jyllzie on August 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    love your site, your recipes and your commentary. wouldn’t bother to reply if i didn’t :)
    the one thing i find cumbersome is that you cannot go directly to a specific recipe in your ’10 most popular recipes of 2013′ type lists. i always want to just click on the picture and go to that recipe and not have to go to the whole list then scroll down to the one i want to look at.

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  69. Erica on August 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I would love to see a frying tutorial detailing every step of the process, including what always trips me up- what to do with the oil when you’re done!

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  70. Cathy on August 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Love the site! I have tried lots of the desserts. My only feedback is that a large amount of the desserts contain cream cheese (some call for large amounts of cream cheese: 32oz in one receipe). I would like see more recipes without cream cheese. Thanks! Love the site!

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  71. Mary Jo on August 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Love your recipes and the pictures that accompany them! Like the combination of savory and sweet; just like real life. I have never figured out how to see the winners of your fantastic giveaways.

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    • Michelle on August 21st, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Mary Jo, The winners are posted at the top of each giveaway post. Hope that helps!

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  72. Donna on August 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Michelle, I love your site. I look forward to looking at it on my way in to work on the train. Love the stories about your dogs! You have a lot of delicious recipes. One of my favorites was peanut butter and jelly ice cream. You’re doing a great job. Keep on keeping on!

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  73. Lisa H on August 18, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    First and foremost this is the first site I look at every morning. I find it easy to navigate and your recipes use readily available ingredients. I would love any continued posts about suggested tools you like or use. I also like when you discuss specific types of ingredients and what you use. Thank you for your wonderful blog!

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  74. Rosalie on August 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I like your format. I come here every day because you always have a new recipe. That’s a smart way of running a blog because it draws your readers back on a daily basis. And I enjoy the photos of your dogs on Friday. The recipes I’ve tried so far have all been very good and accurate – and accuracy is very important! My husband and I are looking forward to eating the quick and easy refrigerator dill pickles we made on Saturday.

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  75. Gina on August 18, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Michelle, You’re my favorite blogger. I love all your recipes I have ever tried. I also looked forward to Friday to see Einstein and Duke. They always put a smile on my face. Keep doing what your doing, its perfect.

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  76. Krista C on August 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Love your site- you’re where I come first for just about anything I bake and what I call ‘party food’ because of your great assortment of appetizer/dip type recipes as well as cookies/brownies! I LOVED your pretzel bites, so more savory recipes would be amazing! This has been mentioned but I also get the html at the top of the screen, it’s not too obnoxious to me but I figure that’s not something that you want to be there :) Thanks and keep the great recipes coming!

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  77. deb on August 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I’d like to see recipe RATINGS from people who have actually tried them. No comments from people who give useless info like, “Oh, that looks good!” or “I want some of that right now!” How does that help?
    Most folks want to read helpful comments and opinions before they waste time and money on a new recipe. It’s one of the reasons why Allrecipes is so popular, though I personally don’t like them because their ads are so annoying and interruptive.
    Also, it would be very helpful to give multiple shots of FINISHED recipes, especially the inside of a baked good so bakers can see the “crumb.”
    Love the shots of the dogs because I am a dog snob and love only Golden Retrievers.

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    • gracie on August 18th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      I disagree about a ratings option. I find the ratings on Allrecipes to be useless and very subjective. I have tried many top rated recipes from that site and have found many to be ones I would never make again. I do like to see photos of the inside of baked goods but again, pictures can be somewhat deceiving. I find that by looking over the list of ingredients and ratios thereof, I can often tell what the ‘”crumb” should be.

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      • Shannon on August 18th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

        While I wouldn’t kind a ratings system, it drives me crazy when someone rates a recipe but has changed the recipe. I only want it rated if the recipe was followed exactly.

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  78. Kathi on August 18, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I, like the others, am a huge fan. I love your website, and it is a go-to for me, too. 2 comments, though. (1) Until fairly recently, I was able to read your daily blog in its entirety in my email. Now I can only read part of it and then have to follow the link to your website. That extra step is a bit inconvenient. (2) Your email address as listed at the top of the email is a little different every day. As a result, the pictures won’t download automatically. Again, this is a fairly recent change as well, and an inconvenience. Overall, keep up the good work.

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  79. Sheryl McLord on August 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I love reading your posts, recipes I’ve tried have been wonderful! I enjoy and always read Friday’s Things, my husband and I vicariously appreciate your Einstein and Duke photos! We are older so must use moderation in what recipes I use. That saidI loved your Carrot Cake triffle, Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe, and many others. I use an I-Pad for my recipe surfing therefore I would love to for your site to connect to a service to record my recipes, and create my on personal recipe file, nothing worked until now, that I have found. I refuse to use Facebook, Pinterest, etc. for privacy reasons. I congratulate you and your “chief taste taster” on your pregnancy. Our son is 31, last month, and is still the main joy of our lives. Keep on living well.

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  80. Margaret Smith on August 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    i think your website is amazing and super helpful! all your recipes are delicious and pretty. Please keep posting! also congrats on your baby!

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  81. Debbie on August 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    The only issue I have is the name of the recipe comes out in all different letters not the real name of the recipe, this is the only website I have this problem with.

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  82. Helen Gregson on August 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    1. Please do not give into any of the current/future fad diet crazes, i.e., gluten-free, Paleo, etc. Many, many, *many* other resources for those types of recipes.
    2. The ratio of sweet/savory recipes is totally fine.
    3. Hearing about your personal life and dogs is lovely. Keep it up.
    3. Do whatever works for you. No need to change anything.

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  83. Tina on August 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Love your blog, first email I open and look at everyday. Everything I have made has been very good. Please don’t change anything recipes wise… love the sweet and the savory combo. Friday things are wonderful! The pups and your cute comments always put a smile on my face. Thank you for your hard work.

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  84. Betti@Stuttgart on August 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Hi Michelle!
    Yours was the very first food blog I ever discovered and I have been a faithful follower ever since, albeit somewhat quietly :-). I have since discovered some others, but yours is still my favorite.
    The list of what I love would be too long to include everything, so here’s an excerpt:
    – Quickest build on my laptop of any other food site – THANK YOU!! I have quit following several others because of the time it takes to upload them.
    – Your writing style: you write really well, and your English is impeccable. Call me a weirdo, but I have quit following someone else who had countless spelling and grammatical errors. Yes, it’s a pet peeve of mine and, after giving her several months and trying really hard to just let it go, I couldn’t take it anymore. :-P Plus, the content she was posting was not valuable enough to put up with it anymore.
    – Your rapport and blogging etiquette: I really appreciate your courtesy in the way you reply to specific requests for information, and on the other hand, your aversion to engage in conflicts or give too much personal information. You are a true example of how to do it right, and I wish more bloggers would ascribe to your philosophy of when to engage and when not to. (I also don’t find it important to reply to every single comment with a ‘thank you’ like other bloggers do. That slows the page down, and makes it tedious to scroll down the comments page, when looking for helpful information on the recipe.)
    – Your content: Just the right mix for my taste on personal info and foodie stuff. Perfect! (Although I would have loved to see more on your wedding. I’ll show you some of mine if you’ll show me some of yours! ;-) You also write what I need to know. As I’m reading your text and then the recipe, I sometimes find myself wondering things like, “Can I make this ahead of time and freeze? What if I don’t have that particular ingredient? That part sounds kinda tricky – what do I need to pay special attention to?”
    Then… BAM! You answer my questions before I finish reading!
    – On a side note, I am not a dog person at all, but I enjoy your Friday Things. In fact, you are the reason that I would get a Golden Retriever, if I ever decide to get a dog.
    – Thanks also for the more technical info and tips you give for aspiring bloggers. I won’t be a food blogger, but I may be starting a blog next year as part of a business idea I’m considering.
    – Fantastic mix of sweet and savory. I hope it doesn’t change.
    – I love that you use normal ingredients. Please don’t emphasize gluten-free, vegan, or any of the other fads. There are so many other good sites that address special-needs eating/cooking, and it would take away from your site. I don’t need the nutritional info either. Like others have said, we know what we’re getting when we visit your site, and we love it!
    – I also really appreciate the ease of copying and pasting your recipes. Thanks for making it so easy, and including the photo.
    – And, probably most importantly: Your site is the only one where every recipe I have tried has turned out perfectly. I credit this to your recipe, baking/testing, and posting integrity and your comprehensive writing style to include all the info we need.
    – I could have summed this all up by saying: YOU DO A FANTASTIC JOB, MICHELLE! I APPRECIATE YOU!
    (So, this did get longer than I intended. And I wasn’t even finished. You asked for suggestions to improve the site. Sorry I wasn’t really a help.)

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    • Sonya on August 19th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      I tend to be a bit of a grammar snob as well! So, I also appreciate your attention to detail in this regard:). As with many others, I really do enjoy your posts about Einstein and Duke…

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  85. Kirsten on August 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I love your website! It is very user friendly. And, every recipe that I have tried, my family has loved. Just more of the same for me! (And a few baby updates.) :-)

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  86. char riippi on August 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Don’t think I’d change a thing! I know everyone may not like dogs but that is part of who you are so don’t change that!! I LOVE those pictures! Your blog is enjoyable to read and your recipes are the best!!

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  87. Jeannine on August 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I love everything about your site! The way you write your posts feels more like reading a message from a girlfriend rather than reading a post on a blog.
    A review option would be great – but, to be quite honest, I’m not sure it’s necessary… I’ve never had a recipe of yours fail :)

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  88. gloria Sarmiento on August 18, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Your site is very user friendly. I think you’ve done a great job with it. It’s very easy to search for things as well. I love the variety of recipes. I am a baker, but when I’m looking for apps or dinner recipes, your site is usually the first place I look instead of googling something! Thanks for all of your hard work keeping this blog running and for being so aware of your followers. :)

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  89. George Mulvaney on August 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I like your site a lot. You’re not afraid to do unexpected things (Bacon Jam!!!). Since I’m a retired pastry guy, naturally, I’d like to see more baking stuff. But keep the bacon!

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  90. Rachel on August 18, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    I think this website is very user friendly so can’t think of much to change. I like the category index to browse certain types of desserts. I’d like to see more cookie recipes simply because I like to bake cookies, but I’ve tried all types of your desserts and enjoyed them all. I come here mainly for the sweets but I am a vegetarian so in a perfect world there would be more veg recipes. However, if you posted no vegetarian recipes ever again it wouldn’t keep me from coming back here regularly. Thanks for a great site!!

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  91. Charlene on August 18, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Love your website and everything about it. Love the Duke and Eistein updates as I also have Goldens. The best part of your Blog is that you do not ramble as some do and you do not have an excessive number of pictures. I try to avoid the blogs that have to show pictures of adding salt. I also do not like having to scroll for 2 minutes before I find the recipe. You have a great variety of recipes and cook the food I do. I also enjoy your friday and weekend entries. Your blog is the only one I follow daily and with good reason. Keep up the good work!!!

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  92. Beth on August 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Michelle, you have such a fan base and literally every recipe you post that I have made have come out tried and true. I think the site is user friendly for sure. I would like to see some more seasonal recipes as the seasons change..I.e. Soups and comfort in the winter and perhaps bright and fresh in the spring featuring salads etc.Also, as a mom of a diabetic child , who loves food Perhaps like you could showcase recipes for people who have special needs, just one a month feature a diabetic or gluten free recipe. Also, with a baby coming how about some home made baby foods?

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  93. Racheal on August 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I don’t have any suggestions, but make sure you keep the “Search” feature on the website. Also, I love your “Friday Things” posts. Keep those up! : )

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  94. Bev on August 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    More chocolate malt recipes!
    Also, I wish you would keep the recipes/ingredients on your daily e-mail…I understand about the recent change, but am hesitant to load a recipe if I’m reading it on my phone.
    And please stick to baking recipes – I like a few healthy/main dish recipes every now and then, but much prefer baking…you are the Brown Eyed Baker after all.

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  95. Shelby on August 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I love your website! No changes needed! The most important compliment I can give to you is: I trust your recipes. Someone said that to me recently and it meant a great deal to me. I do not hesitate to recommend BEB!

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  96. Wendy on August 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I love this blog. It is one of six I check daily and the only one I subscribe to. Your writing is great, your balance is wonderful. Your etiquette is refreshing. I make time to read the post each morning, and your voice does not fail to remind me of the value of family-based food memories. Thank you.

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  97. Linda C. on August 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Your site has become my favorite cooking blog because every recipe I’ve made from it has been a winner! I think we have very similar taste in food. I also like when you talk about your grandmother’s recipes or family history of a recipe. I love how you make a birthday cake for your dad. I realize your pregnancy might effect the types of recipes you’re choosing lately, but personally I don’t go to your site for healthy or even savory (usually) recipes. Keep up the amazing desserts, of all kinds!! I also like your Friday Things and dog posts. I have an English golden so I may be partial to those posts that have pics of your adorable pups!

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  98. Joanna on August 18, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    I love this website! You are my go-to woman when I need a new sweets recipe. The only constructive (hopefully) feedback I would give is that I occasionally have a technical issue when I search for something. For example, last night I was moving back and forth between the Philly ice cream recipe and the hot fudge sauce (2 essentials!) and the screen kept getting stuck. This kind of thing seems to happen a lot with searches. Maybe something to do with how the ads are loading? Good luck with the changes, I look forward to seeing them!

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  99. Tesei on August 19, 2014 at 12:02 am

    I have been following your blog for quite some time now and I honestly love your recipes, your photos and your posts. Regarding tour posts, it’s very hard (impossible rather!) to please everyone so there will always be posts that may not interest me so much and other that I find essential that will not interest someone else. So I hunk in this sense you’ve doing a great job so far, but I totally appreciate you ask for our opinion and feedback. I also want to say that I have made MANY of you recipes and they are always a hit. On another note, it’s been a whole since I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on the coming member in the family. Babies are such a joy, you will see your life will now be whole and your home will be blessed by the little angel you are so lovingly embracing inside you. Finally I just want to say thank you for sharing your work, your time and your ideas with us. As always, I look forward to your next post!

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  100. Teresa on August 19, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Please don’t change the drawing of the baker with the big eyes or the font of the title. I enjoy reading BEB after I come home from work. The writing is always natural and often funny. And of course I like the recipes. I do feel slightly let down when a list of recipes shows up (such as seasonal recipes) instead of a new recipe. But lists often prove to be helpful later when I am deciding what to make next. So no improvements come to mind.

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