anonymous said:

do you know any (tumblr) blogs that are sort of like this or your food blog?

Food/food-centric blogs that I follow:

  • The Gourmet Gourmand (Joel's food blog! So pretty.)
  • XO Breakfast (Noelle is so great oh my goodness. I want to live in her kitchen.)
  • Add Butter (Delfin is a chef in the making! And he just moved to NYC so lots of great eats.)
  • Grilled Cheese (Lovely Jenn often posts about food that she makes/eats and it’s beautiful.)

As for blogs like this… do you mean blogs that are similarly crazy? Idk, but here are some blogs run by people who love too much:

I hope this was helpful! Wish you all the best, anon.

XOBreakfast's Baked French Toast Bread Pudding

You can find the recipe here. It was INCREDIBLY delicious. I changed a couple of things:

-I used Challah, it’s my favorite bread, so it sort of figures

-in the mixture of ingredients I added a splash of fresh oj and a dash of vanilla extract

Other than that, I did exactly what she said to do. And wow. It was quick (if you don’t count how long it took to take the pics) and easy to make, and everyone loved it. 

Cubed Challah:


Some of the ingredients:


Pouring the syrup:


I love this picture, lol:


Mixture goes over the bread:


Dotting the bread with butter:


Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes:



Fresh out of the oven:


On the table:


And plated:


You can probably tell which pics were shot by me and the ones that weren’t (the ones with me in them lol), my ex used a Canon 5D Mark II with a 24mm-200mm zoom that is the biggest lens I have ever seen. I used a Nikon D90 with my 50mm f/1.4 prime lens. I played around with filters in post processing as I’m sure you’ve noticed. Since I’m still so new to Lightroom they’re still a novelty, and I love them, so I threw a few in without trying to overdo it. 

Everyone else is doing it.

I am in love with food blogs.

Not the ones where people post random pictures of other people’s stuff, the ones where people cook, and then they post their recipe and pictures they took. In. Love.

Last week my ex mentioned wanting to try and shoot some stock photography, I have been wanting to try this whole ‘food blog’ business, so I went over to his apt and the result is all of the pics I’ve been posting lately. 

I started obsessing a little when I came across xobreakfast’s baked french toast recipe. I blame her. It was all sort of downhill from there. I made three things this last weekend with the original intention of making 5, however, this whole food blog/photography thing is seriously time consuming, I have a newfound respect for people who know what the hell they’re doing when it comes to taking pictures of food. I’m going to post pics of the French toast process, the other stuff I may or may not post as I wasn’t very happy with any of it. The French Apple Cake and the Kouign Amann are still on the table, I’m just working up the guts to attempt the two. Especially the Kouign Amann. Because. Holy crap. I have no idea what I’m doing. I should probably mention that I don’t bake.