New Site Launch & Baking Kit Giveaway!

 

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I’m SO excited to share the brand-new 52 Kitchen Adventures with you all! For the past couple of months, I’ve been busy behind the scenes, revamping the look of the entire site. The blog just turned 5 years old and it was time for a makeover to reflect what it’s evolved into over the years.

52 Kitchen Adventures started as a new year’s resolution in 2010 to try new foods and cook once a week for a year. As many of you know, I love to bake but hate to cook, so I was trying to get used to it (…it didn’t really work though ;)). Since then, it’s really evolved into a baking blog, with the occasional slow cooker recipe, but it didn’t look like it.

I designed a new logo featuring a couple of my favorite baking tools in mint and gold. From there, the whimsical site design was born. One of the most important things for my new design was a functional homepage that wasn’t just a list of the most recent blog posts. Now you can find featured recipes and categories on the homepage, making it easier to discover new recipes.

One of my other favorite features of the new site are my visual recipe indexes. You can browse through my cookie recipes, cupcake recipes, etc. and see a photo of the recipe before clicking through.

What do you think of the new look? Good or bad, I’d love to hear – please tell me in the comments!

Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of 52 Kitchen Adventures’ new look and 5 year anniversary, I’m giving away a baker’s tool kit of some of my favorite baking tools from OXO!

Enter below to win a kit including: food scale, mini chopper,Β small cookie scoop, medium cookie scoop, large cookie scoop, spatula set, measuring spoons, measuring cups, triple timer, ice cream scoop,Β cookie spatula, cherry pitter, baker’s dusting wand, bowl scrapers, balloon whisk, brownie spatula, cake tester, and more!

Enter to Win Baker's Tool Kit

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112 Comments on New Site Launch & Baking Kit Giveaway!

  1. Shelly Firebaugh
    February 11, 2015 at 9:22 am (3 years ago)

    My girls and I LOVE to bake and would be thrilled to win this baking set!

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  2. Julia
    February 11, 2015 at 9:32 am (3 years ago)

    The site revamp looks great!!

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  3. Allison C
    February 11, 2015 at 10:31 am (3 years ago)

    The new site is great. very user friendly and fresh looking

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  4. Stephanie Saunders
    February 11, 2015 at 10:46 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you Allison! I’m so glad you like it!

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  5. Shelby Stewart
    February 11, 2015 at 12:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Woo hoo!! Count me in! What marvelous tools!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 11, 2015 at 1:35 pm (3 years ago)

      You’re in! Good luck Shelby! πŸ™‚

  6. cherie
    February 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks GREAT – I love the color scheme . . . off to look at maple bacon cupcakes – though I think I already pinned it – but honestly I need to look at it again LOL

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Cherie! And there’s no shame taking another peek at ’em πŸ˜‰

  7. Becky Corbin
    February 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the new light and airy look!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Becky! Light and airy – that’s a great way to describe it!

  8. Judy R
    February 11, 2015 at 5:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the new look!

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  9. Eliza
    February 11, 2015 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I love it! Nice work! I’m such a fan of your baking and have made many of your recipes (a few are now my favorite and have been made many times over). Thanks for all your hard work to share such yummyness with the world.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 11:43 am (3 years ago)

      Your comment made my day, Eliza! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my recipes so much! Thank you πŸ™‚

  10. Sarah Green
    February 12, 2015 at 4:31 am (3 years ago)

    Love the look of the new site and it works great on my phone! It doesn’t make the page microscopic so I can actually read the recipes!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 12, 2015 at 8:52 am (3 years ago)

      That’s great to hear Sarah!

    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 12, 2015 at 8:55 am (3 years ago)

      Yay! I’m so glad you love it Pam!

  11. Maria Patenaude
    February 12, 2015 at 6:31 am (3 years ago)

    Love the colors! Also, my favorite thing to bake is sugar cookies.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 12, 2015 at 9:02 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Maria! I love sugar cookies too. Decorating them can be so fun!

  12. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free
    February 12, 2015 at 8:10 am (3 years ago)

    First, the new site looks fantastic! I love the color scheme, simple, clean and inviting. Hmm, favorite thing to bake with – I’m addicted to measuring cups and spoons and my scale – I measure everything!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 12, 2015 at 9:03 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Alisa! And I’m with you – I measure almost everything too!

  13. Becky B
    February 12, 2015 at 9:15 am (3 years ago)

    I love to bake whole wheat, banana, zucchini, chocolate chip muffins!!!

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  14. Caitlin Peel
    February 12, 2015 at 9:49 am (3 years ago)

    The new site looks amazing! So light and airy, like a good souffle! πŸ™‚

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 9:21 am (3 years ago)

      What a perfect way to describe it! πŸ™‚

  15. Kristi
    February 12, 2015 at 9:58 am (3 years ago)

    I love the new design, it’s clean but vibrant and cheerful.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 11:35 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Kristi! I was going for that, so that makes me happy to hear! πŸ™‚

  16. brendalynn
    February 12, 2015 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

    Love the new look! And just in time for Valentine’s weekend, feeling inspired to bake up some new-to-me sweets for my sweet πŸ™‚ Would love to win these tools!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 11:44 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Brendalynn! Good luck in the giveaway and have a happy Valentine’s weekend!

  17. Jessica
    February 12, 2015 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

    The website looks awesome! My favorite thing to bake is brownies or chocolate chip cookies!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 9:23 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Jessica! Those are two of my favorites as well!

    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 9:33 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Susan! OXO is the best!

  18. Luli
    February 12, 2015 at 10:23 am (3 years ago)

    Hey! Is this open to international readers? πŸ™‚

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 9:47 am (3 years ago)

      I’m sorry to say it isn’t – shipping would be too expensive. Sorry Luli!

  19. jan
    February 12, 2015 at 10:23 am (3 years ago)

    I love to bake! I’m going to bake the nutella stuffed cookies next. Yum!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 9:48 am (3 years ago)

      I hope you enjoy them, Jan!

  20. Jennifer
    February 12, 2015 at 10:27 am (3 years ago)

    What a great new look! All of your recipes are delicious and even the valentines day options look amazing!!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 9:50 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Jennifer! That makes me so happy to hear! πŸ™‚

  21. sheadtke@aol.com
    February 12, 2015 at 10:40 am (3 years ago)

    I baked more when I worked and coukd take my coworkers a treat. Now I limit it so that we don’t eat it all ourselves

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 9:51 am (3 years ago)

      I totally understand. My office is really small so I’m always on the lookout for people to give my baked goods to. Otherwise I’d eat them all myself!

    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 9:52 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks! I love all things gold and all things mint, so it was the perfect combo for me.

  22. Mary O.
    February 12, 2015 at 11:17 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks for the giveaway. I like to bake all kinds of things, but especially cookies.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

      Cookies are one of my faves too! Good luck in the giveaway πŸ™‚

  23. Joan
    February 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm (3 years ago)

    love the new look!

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  24. Lynn
    February 12, 2015 at 1:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Include the word “bake” and I’ll be there! Site looks incredibly yummy!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 10:10 am (3 years ago)

      I feel the same way! Thanks Lynn!

  25. Traci D. Haley
    February 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm (3 years ago)

    The site looks awesome!

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  26. licy
    February 12, 2015 at 4:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Very nice and friendly site.

    TY for sharing your recipes

    Congratulations for your 5th .
    To reach 5 years. looks but it is not easy that require a time and dedication.

    TY

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 10:11 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you licy! It is definitely a lot of time and dedication, but it’s so fun that it’s worth it!

    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 10:12 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Rebecca! πŸ™‚

  27. Jenny @ Honey and Birch
    February 12, 2015 at 5:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I love your new site design – it’s gorgeous. And inspiring – now I want to do mine. πŸ™‚

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 11:02 am (3 years ago)

      Aw, thanks Jenny! Glad I can inspire you (although I really like your clean design with big, gorgeous photos!).

  28. Hez Lynn
    February 13, 2015 at 1:24 am (3 years ago)

    I love the new colors and your site looks so good!

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  29. Naya
    February 13, 2015 at 1:35 am (3 years ago)

    Cookies are always my favorite thing to bake. The new site looks very sleek.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 11:05 am (3 years ago)

      I love cookies too! Thanks Naya πŸ™‚

  30. itia
    February 13, 2015 at 7:40 am (3 years ago)

    i love to bake cupcakes.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 11:14 am (3 years ago)

      Cupcakes are one of my all-time favorites to bake!

  31. Dale Hunsberger
    February 13, 2015 at 9:42 am (3 years ago)

    i love making things for my grandson and ur new site is beautiful!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 11:45 am (3 years ago)

      Your grandson is a lucky boy! Thanks Dale!

  32. Pat Caruthers
    February 13, 2015 at 10:18 am (3 years ago)

    So excited to see the new webpage! I do like the color scheme although given that I have certain vision issues it’s hard to fully appreciate the contrasting/coordinating colors. DIDYA KNOW that the OXO line of kitchen tools and accessories are also carefully crafted and designed so that people with grip/mobility/visual limitations can handle them safely? Needless to say, as far as this contest goes, I”M IN!!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 11:20 am (3 years ago)

      That is great feedback – thank you for letting me know, Pat. I know the white on mint can be hard to read. I’ll see if I can tweak the shade to make the contrast higher.

      I already love OXO but that makes me love them even more! Good luck in the giveaway πŸ™‚

  33. KimberlyC
    February 13, 2015 at 10:26 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations!!! The design looks great!! I’m looking forward to exploring the new site!! Thank you for the giveaway!! I love OXO products!!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 13, 2015 at 11:25 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Kimberlyc! I hope you enjoy exploring the site! πŸ™‚

  34. simon
    February 13, 2015 at 11:39 am (3 years ago)

    looks like an interesting site. looking forward to
    see whats new on it!

    Reply
    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 14, 2015 at 11:16 am (3 years ago)

      Welcome Simon! I hope you enjoy my site!

  35. Roberta Giordano
    February 13, 2015 at 11:56 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations. Love the site. I love to bake and try new stuff!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 14, 2015 at 11:16 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Roberta! Hope you find some new recipes you love.

  36. Norma
    February 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I love baking, I got to bake with my kids now I get to bake with 2 of my nephews that love to bake.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 14, 2015 at 11:18 am (3 years ago)

      That’s awesome, baking with kids can be so fun!

  37. Betsy Hartmann
    February 13, 2015 at 8:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Can’t wait to see all the great things the new site will bring!

    Reply
  38. JOanna Green
    February 14, 2015 at 12:59 am (3 years ago)

    I love the revamp. Very homey and it feels like I’m your neighbor down the street stopping in for a visit and a glass of iced tea!

    Reply
    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 14, 2015 at 11:19 am (3 years ago)

      Joanna, you just made my day! That is just lovely, I’m so glad it makes you feel that way! πŸ™‚

  39. Cindy A.
    February 14, 2015 at 8:01 am (3 years ago)

    I love baking brownies! They are easy, delicious, and the combinations are endless. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 14, 2015 at 11:20 am (3 years ago)

      Agreed! So many combos: peanut butter, caramel, mint, etc…now I want to make some brownies!

  40. Vivienne
    February 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I love to try new baking recipes and your site looks wonderful!

    Reply
  41. TAMARA
    February 15, 2015 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    MY FAVORITE THING TO BAKE IS COOKIES. I LOVE THE OXO UTENSILS THAT I HAVE ALREADY. I WOULD DEARLY LOVE TO HAVE SOME OF THE ONES YOU HAVE IN THE PHOTO. YOUR NEW LOOK IS BEAUTIFUL. I REALLY ENJOY THIS SITE.
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND THANK-YOU FOR SHARING.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 15, 2015 at 6:36 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Tamara! I’m so glad you like it. Good luck in the giveaway!

  42. Chrik
    February 15, 2015 at 6:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the new look! I like to bake anything I haven’t tried yet.

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Chrik! I love trying new recipes too. I have a few favorites I make over and over, but I mainly look for new things to try.

  43. Dee Fedor
    February 15, 2015 at 8:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I love to bake cookies

    Reply
  44. Rusty H
    February 16, 2015 at 8:53 am (3 years ago)

    I love to be in the kitchen. If I didn’t have to work, that’s where I’d spend all my time.

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  45. Ashley Morrow
    February 17, 2015 at 7:07 pm (3 years ago)

    I love baking so much, I wish I could do it everyday. I love baking cupcakes. My birthday is in a few days and I’m going to make my own cake.

    Reply
    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm (3 years ago)

      Happy birthday Ashley! I always bake my own cake too, cause it’s fun!

  46. Lily
    February 17, 2015 at 9:56 pm (3 years ago)

    This giveaway is so cool! And I want to tell you I am absolutely in love with your website, it was probably the first one I stumbled upon when I started to bake regularly and I’ve tried quite a few of your recipes (I have a massive weakness for those Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes, yum!). Everything you make looks amazing.

    Cheers!

    Reply
    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 17, 2015 at 10:17 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Lily! Your comment made my day! I’m so glad you enjoy my site. I love those Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes too!

  47. Michelle Thayer
    February 18, 2015 at 5:37 am (3 years ago)

    I’m in the mood to make some cookies and quick breads.

    Reply
  48. Laura
    February 18, 2015 at 11:02 am (3 years ago)

    Looking good!

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  49. Susie D.
    February 18, 2015 at 11:50 am (3 years ago)

    Love the mint green color. One of my favorites!

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm (3 years ago)

      Same here, Susie! You have good taste πŸ˜‰

  50. Rhonda
    February 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Lovely site

    Reply
  51. Clare C.
    February 18, 2015 at 5:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the new look! Lately I’ve been on a brownie kick but I really like to bake anything- chocolate, vanilla, fruit. It’s all good!

    Reply
    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 18, 2015 at 6:39 pm (3 years ago)

      A girl after my own heart! Baking anything and everything is fun πŸ™‚

  52. Alyssa H.
    February 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m new to your site, but it looks great! I’ll have to stop by again and check out your recipes…I’m also a baker at heart πŸ˜‰

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    • Stephanie Saunders
      February 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Alyssa! I hope you come back soon and enjoy some of my recipes πŸ™‚

  53. joanna
    March 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm (3 years ago)

    wow, this would be awesome! I came across your site looking for recipes for the forbidden rice I got recently and have not been disappointed…about to make some matcha white chocolate truffles this evening…cooking is my “happy place” and as much as I love to make others (my bf, kids and friends) happy through the art of food, a new set of baking implements would be awesome!

    Reply

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