About Be a Bree

Written on January 1st, 2006 by Jenna
Posted in News

“Bree [Van De Kamp] was known for her cooking, and for making her own clothes, and for doing her own gardening, and for re-upholstering her own furniture. Yes, Bree’s many talents were known throughout the neighborhood. And everyone on Wisteria Lane thought of Bree as the perfect wife and mother. Everyone, that is, except her own family.”

-Desperate Housewives - Episode 01.01 - Pilot

muffins.jpgBree, a main chracter on the ABC network hit series Desperate Housewives, has often been dubbed the Martha Stewart on steroids! She seems to be the perfect housewife. She is resourceful, hardworking, and loving … yet under-appreciated. Often homemakers in the real world (mothers and fathers alike) long to become even remotely as skilled as Bree. They are “desperate homemakers.” This web site is a hybrid between a blog and a fansite dedicated to the perfect housewife played by Marcia Cross. The mission is to give helpful advice to clueless homemakers as they strive to “Be a Bree” (or a Martha Stewart).


The writers for this blog include myself (Jana “Jenna”), Allan, and soon-to-be contributing readers. When Allan and I met, we discovered that we both liked the Desperate Housewives series and our favorite character was Bree Van de Kamp. I’ve been reading Allan’s blogs and I thought it would be a fabulous idea to collaborate and start a blog dedicated to our favorite housewives character. I will be writing most of the articles with what I learned as a wife, homemaker, and mother. Allan will be porting all of his “Home and Cooking” articles from The Information Bank and he will also post a few articles on cooking.


Jenna is a proud mother of three children: Alexandria (9), Russel (15), and Adam (17). Like Bree, her marriage was on the rocks when she and her husband were at the verge of divorce. Thankfully, they now enjoy a healthy marriage (although, she admits, there are still a few kinks every now and then). Jenna always says that communication and listening are really the keys to a good marriage. In her spare time, when she is not tending to her family and the house, she enjoys scrapbooking.


Allan, a self-proclaimed vegetarian hacker, loves to cook. He was forced to learn the skill since he grew up as a picky eater and didn’t like Asian food (which was most often served in his home). When Allan is free, he is usually on the computer working on his website network.

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8 Responses to “About Be a Bree”

  1. Geraldine Says:

    Bea Bree rulz!
    Well Marcia Cross rulz!
    Such a great actress and realy pretty!
    Love her
    a fan

  2. Renee Says:

    Be a Bree… way too funny! I love it! I about fell out of my chair when I saw this website… I was idly searching around for other communion bread recipes when I happened onto your site…. I have my own favorite recipe I got years ago… BUT… I had just told my husband that I wanted to TRY olive oil sometime… plan to try yours… I will share my great Aunt’s Special K Loaf recipe sometime also… she’s got like the original… VERY GOOD!!… keep up the good work.. you make me laugh!

  3. Pastor John Says:

    Thank you for saving the day (actually night!) The person who makes our communion bread has done a horrible job for several years - when you touch the bread it turns to dust (opps - I mean crumbs). Well, last night the deaconesses were preparing the elements - and the bread was as crumbly as ever. I was told that they wanted a new recipe and so after I went to bed my wife went looking on the net for one and came across your site. Well, she tried it out and we now have decent bread for the service!

  4. Belle Says:

    Nice website. Great content.

    Thanks for sharing the Polvoron recipe! =)

    More power!

  5. Joanne Mitchell Says:

    Love it!!

    She is my heroine though I hate to admit it.

  6. Jana Says:

    Haha Im With Renee. I was just looking for the Communion Recipe and I stumbled with this life-saving website. =) My name is Jana too. =)

  7. sunshyne Says:

    wow…I, too, was looking for a recipe for unleavened bread and got here through google. the recipe sounds like just what I was looking for. I will be using kamut flour instead of whole wheat. just because I have it on hand. very tasty. used to be referred to as \’pharoah\’s flour\’. this will be for our weekly communion. we are running on a low budget and I thought this would be one way I could help out. we had been buying the \’matzoh\’ from a retailer. there has been some very interesting reading here. I am pretty sure i have identified a couple of folks with the same beliefs as I have. those referring to the first day of every week, not burning the leftovers, reference to the New Testament church, etc…. but i was rather puzzled…is this a seventh day adventist site?? and is the theme of the desperate housewife thing not too vulgar for those who profess such as some of the \’sda\’ comments i have read? just curious…by the way, we don\’t do tv and we don\’t miss it. thanks for your time…sunni

  8. mesk Says:

    I fall in love with this loving movie,I am too grateful i meet u guyes……….BREE was my favorite.

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