Meet Megabite

I am a redhead who likes to spend most of my spare time in the kitchen.

Meet Megabite // take a megabite

Photographs by Kristi Gnyp Photography

My name is Megan DeKok and I’m a 30 year old lady icing donuts in the suburbs of Detroit with my pup Elliot. My hair’s shorter now and I totally ruined those sandals up there going kayaking, but just know that the cute pup you see is still my BFF and I still daydream about eating cookies until I’m full.

I work full time as a community manager for a couple different brands. Basically this means I say “totes” and “bestie” a lot for my job and take pictures of things and post them on social media. It’s really fun.

My interest in food started watching my mom cook and bake treats for years. When I moved out on my own I realized that I am the kind of girl who requires homemade strawberry jam for my toast and homemade hot fudge for my ice cream. So I started making things! I also love to entertain! Sometimes I throw brunch parties happen and I tell you all about them.

Meet Megabite // photograph by Kristi Gnyp

Thanks for visiting! I would love to hear from you. Comment away! It makes my day for real.

Feel free to e-mail me at takeamegabite (at) gmail (dot) com to chit chat or to discuss working together.

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Dad June 30, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Megabite, You are great. This is a super page and I am looking forward to see how you develop it and then benefit from the recipes you put on here.

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dana@minimalistbaker December 22, 2012 at 12:59 am

your dad is the cutest/sweetest. also, I agree with what he said.

kindly,
dana

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Lisa June 30, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Megabite, You make me very hungry! I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

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Mum July 1, 2009 at 1:16 am

Megan, I am soooo very proud of you! You are so talented in many, many ways. I love looking at what you are doing! Keep them coming!

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Lora July 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm

This page is so cute! Can I get your autograph?

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Joy July 1, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Yum! You make me wish I liked to bake! 😉 So proud of you Meg and look forward to spending time here. Who knows – Uncle Jon might get a treat baked by me inspired by you one of these days.

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Kay July 8, 2009 at 7:48 am

Cute idea !!! Hope things go great for you !!!

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Dad July 16, 2009 at 11:04 am

I am impressed. I love the creativity that you use in the pictures. I saw the bite out of the bread and it make me hungry. I will have to go home and get some. Maybe Mum will make some bread.

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Katie July 25, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Remember when we made the Unbreakable Oath that I would always love your cooking?

I guess I just have to be your fan for life.

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Velvet Raindrops August 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

don’t ever delete these recipes! I want to bake everything thats on here!

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Kyle Suczynski August 28, 2009 at 8:36 am

this is an AMAZING site MEGAbite!!! i love love love it! way to be, sister, way to be.

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Brooke September 3, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Hey, Megabite,
where are you located?

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Megan (megabite) September 3, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Hey Brooke!
I added my location to my info.
I live in the mitten.
Thanks for your interest!

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John Chacon September 9, 2009 at 8:10 pm

This makes me about 1 billion times more hungry than i am.

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Amber September 10, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I just found your site through Joy the baker. You’ve just been added to my favorites list. Good luck with your site.

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Vera February 16, 2010 at 10:24 pm

My husband, Chris, works with Jake who has been kind enough to share with us some of your tasty treats! Your blog has kind of inspired me to start baking more and even start a blog of my own. I hope I can keep on top of it…Chris can’t wait for me to try some of your recipes!

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Kerri March 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Hey Megan!! It’s Kerri(Brown)Welch. I used to babysit for you. Remember? It’s no wonder you love to bake. Your mom was an amazing baker & cook. I remember her cinnamon rolls, all the cookies she made for church at Christmas time and her homemade pizza (for dinner while I was babysitting). I too love to bake and so does my 3 year old son Logan. All your recipes look amazing. I’m going to have to try some. Love the website Meg. Tell your family I said HI!! Kerri

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Jason Eagle March 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Megan, you give me some great ideas….I love to bake, cook and especially eat…

You have a great perspective in your photos of your food. I especially like the pic of your dog waiting, hoping to have something drop on the floor.

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Judy Miller April 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Hey Megabite!
Just love your site. You have proved to me old dogs can learn new tricks! I love all your ideas and your receipes. Whenever I make something they all say Mom must have been visiting with Megabite again!! Keep it up. So good to see you once awhile at church. Saw the back of your red head yesterday but didn’t get to talk with you come visit again. Again love the website, thanks for helping us all do some great cooking! P.S. our dog Cosmo loves it in the kitchen also and can’t wait for his share!

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Sarah September 9, 2010 at 5:44 am

Hey Megan, found your site through Joy The Baker and I’m glad I did. Your recipes are awesome, I’m going to bake those chocolate cupcakes this Saturday! Good luck to you love 🙂 x

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Jenna September 22, 2010 at 9:41 am

OMG Megan! As Sarah posted above, I also found you through Joy’s blog. Your recipes look delish-I don’t know where to start!

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Julia November 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I came across your blog while doing some research for an upcoming baking project. After getting lost in it for about an hour, drooling, laughing, envying, wishing, bookmarking and planning, you are now one of my culinary heroes. I have also shared you with my friends! Much food love, Julia in TX.

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Megan (megabite) November 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Hey Julia! I’m so glad you stumbled across my blog! Thanks for all the kind words. 🙂

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Alyssa January 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

You have been a baking legend for years. I have only heard of your talents from Alex (and my mom).Alex told me of your site, and I am truly impressed, inspired, and just wanted to wish you much success on your passion!!!

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Megan (megabite) January 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Thanks, Alyssa! 🙂 You should totally get Alex to bring you some cupcakes. I left a ton of them at his house yesterday.

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michelle January 12, 2011 at 4:51 am

i use your recipes alot.
i was inspired to start my own site.
plz check it out if you have time.

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Megan (megabite) January 27, 2011 at 11:32 am

Cool Michelle!

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roxanne February 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Megabite! This black bean and sweet potato recipe looks delish! I love black beans. I also love warm french lentils. I realized this afternoon after eating some for lunch that several of my favorite dishes have warm french lentils in them. Do you have any that you care to share?

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Megan (megabite) February 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Thanks, Roxanne! I don’t have any lentil recipes to share unfortunately. The truth is, I’ve only cooked with lentils once! I’d love to try your favorite lunch though.

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Bianca Stuhldreer April 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I work at Scout, but just on Sunday. Which unfortunately means I miss a megabite by a day…. :/ Pam said it was amazing 🙂 And she will save me some next week. Xo!

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Ashley April 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I, too, have a deep appreciation for all things food. I just spent the day baking cupcakes (vanilla almond with salted caramel butter cream and cookies and cream!) with my mother and one-year-old daughter and upon hearing this, my old neighbor Rhonda sent me to your website (me thinks she’s friends with your mother). Needless to say, I adore it. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes soon to be gracing my palate.

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gem May 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I love everything about your blog, the food, the utensils, everything ! amazing 😀

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Megan (megabite) May 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Wow, thanks, Gem! You’re a peach. 🙂

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Lindsey June 13, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I just searched strawberry cheesecake cupcakes and your blog came up….I am now hooked! I’m a redhead from Kentucky who LOVES to bake and cook! The cupcakes were amazing, I have more in the oven right now 🙂 I’ll definitely be visiting your blog for more of your recipes!!! THANKS!!

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Megan (megabite) June 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Us redheads need to stick together! I’m glad you like the cupcakes. : )

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Katelynn blankenship August 20, 2011 at 12:12 am

Hey,
I’m 14 and live in Missouri. I’ve loved cooking and I have red hair also. I’ve been cooking since I was 5. My mom never has really been a huge fan of cooking or baking, but I spend all day (when not in school) watching cakeboss, cupcake wars, chopped, kitchen boss, & everything on the cooking channel. I love cooking, but my grandma is the reason why. I wish my mom would help more often, but I know he won’t. I googled cheesecake cupcakes because I got nominated to bake for my grandmas 80th birthday, & your erasure came up. I’ve been looking and read for over an hour now. Your recipes have helped alot, & I’ve bookmarked over half of them on my phone. I want to be good enough to have my own business, & practice makes perfect!! THANK YOU.

<3 katelynn Nicole blankenship!

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onQue September 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I absolutely adore your site. I’ve already made the banana bread, the chocolate cake and the chocolate chunk cookies! YUM!

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Megan (megabite) September 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Yay! Thanks for coming by to tell me!

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Debi Hormel October 28, 2011 at 7:11 am

I found this blog page on Laura’s FB. So glad I did!!! I’m such a foodie, this feeds my soul! Fab job Megan.

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onQue December 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Love the new layout! 🙂

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dia December 30, 2011 at 11:56 pm

so i found your blog off of pinterest and i’m dying to make the cookie no dough ice cream! i sound like everyone else who comments on your blog probs, but i really admire the time and work you must put into this (and all the fun/chaotic moments that must tag along:). thanks for making my day a little sweeter-hehe.

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Megan January 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Wow, dia, thanks! <3

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Carla January 6, 2012 at 6:40 am

So glad you listed your site on the thesis list of blogs. What a great site and what delicious and creative ideas! I can only dream that my food blog will look like this one day.

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Megan January 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Thanks, Carla! Such a nice comment!

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Jen @ pretty plate January 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I love you blog! Im so glad I found it. Awesome pics and recipes.
I’m adding you to my list of inspiration!

: ))
Jen

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Thanks, Jen! That means alot. <3

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Patty Ruszkiewicz February 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

don’t know if you remember me from MCS – glad to see you’re having such a good time baking and enjoying recipes from your Mom – congrats and keep coming up with good ideas!!

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Montana February 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm

hey! i just found your site and it is amazing! its a hoot to follow your recipes and see your take on great food. I have been baking since I can remember and some of your recipes bring me back! I hope you can post more in the future!:)
Montana

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Melissa February 29, 2012 at 3:54 am

Megan WOW! I’m offically obsessed with your website! Pinterest lead me here and now I have pinned a few recipes and will come back to check for more! So excited to try my black bean burger tomorrow night for supper! You have some great ideas! Bravo!!

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Bethany March 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Um. I’m in love with your blog. I’m sad I only just discovered it and I’ll be stalking you and your recipes (in the most non-creepy way) until I’ve seen it all (again, in the most non-creepy way). If I lived in the mitten I’d want to hang and bake with you all the time.

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Megan April 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Yay! I’m so glad you found me!

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Shelby June 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Hello Megan! I just wanted to take a few moments to tell you that I enjoy your site very much! It’s beautiful, inspiring and it makes me hungry! 🙂 Good job!

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Megan June 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Aw yay! Thanks, Shelby! You totally made my day! <3

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Sarah July 19, 2012 at 5:00 am

Hi Megan,
I’m from New Zealand and I just stumbled across your blog and absolutely love it! I’ve just finished scrolling through all your ‘sweet’ recipes and have found so many that I will have to try out! Will definitely be showing your blog to my friends!
Best of luck 🙂

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Megan July 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

Oh yay! I’m glad you found me! <3

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Ben October 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

I was getting ready to invent my own cornbread pizza, googled it for tips & found your blog… I then got distracted by the whole redhead/cook/artist thing & forgot about the pizza, entirely. But, now I’m getting hungry again. Thanks for sharing your kitchen. 🙂
-bw

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Megan October 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

!!

I hope you love the corn bread pizza! It’s one of my favorites. You can even make it in a cast iron skillet.

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Ben October 2, 2012 at 12:43 am

Was planning on it. 🙂 Didn’t have time today, though; made venison pozole, instead.

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Megan October 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

Oh! That sounds delicious.

Katie October 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Just found your blog through Shutterbean. Love the photos, love the food. I’ll definitely be back!
-From one suburban Detroit girl to another …

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