I tried to explain to her about this wonderful world of food blogging - about all of the terrific people I've come to know and how much I look forward to visiting them and their blogs. I told her that some of the connections I've made with other bloggers are are just as real as if I'd met them right here in town. We celebrate each others' successes, laugh over our failures, cry over our losses and support each other in our endeavors. She didn't get it. I guess people often can't accept what they don't understand. That got me thinking. How do you feel about this? Is what we do true communication? Can you really forge a strong bond with someone you've never met? Hmmm. Food for thought.
There has been a lot of sweet stuff going on here in SGCC Land and I couldn't be more thrilled! I've been saving it up to share with you all at once. I had planned to write this post a while ago, but with all of the craziness, I just never got to it. In the last several weeks, I've won a few contests and have been honored with some great awards!
Last month, I submitted an entry to Holly at Phemonenon for her Little Wonders, Blogging for Babies event. My Lemon Yogurt Cakelets was chosen as one of the top three entries! I was stunned! I was happy just to be able to participate in such a worthwhile event. To actually win was the icing on the proverbial cake! For my efforts I received a copy of Govind Armstrong's excellent cookbook, Small Bites Big Nights. Thank you so much, Holly and everyone who voted for me.
When it rains, it pours, this time in a very good way. Patsy at Family, Friends and Food has passed on the Blogging With a Purpose Award to me. Patsy is one of the sweetest bloggers around. She writes about her adventures in the kitchen with humor and charm. Not one to shy away from a challenge, she features lots of interesting and diverse recipes. Take a moment to check out her blog. You'll be happy you did. Thank you Patsy!
The Blogging With a Purpose Award was originated by Eric at Blogging With a Purpose. The rules are, that recipients must nominate five people who have not yet received the award, and that the blogs that receive the award must serve some purpose.
This award was started by Roopa of Kitchen Treats. Here is Roopa's decription of it in her own words: " The Yummy Blog Award is the award given to the blog with most yummy recipes/photos. The receiver should also quote their favorite yummy-licious dessert(s) that they have ever prepared/eaten...Also the receiver should pass on the award to four other bloggers who’s blog they find “yummy” and let them know about the rules." There are so many "yummy-licious" dishes that I've posted about. After all, if I don't love the food I make, I usually don't bother writing about it. If I had to choose one, I think it would have to be my Thank Heaven for Little Girl(Scout)s Samoa Cheese Tart. With all of that cream cheese, dulce de leche, toasted coconut and dark, rich chocolate, it is the quintessential Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy dessert!
Last but certainly not least is the Arte y Pico Award that I received from Nikki from Canary Girl. I have to admit that when I first saw this one floating around the blogoshere, I was secretly hoping that someone would pass it on to me. I really, really wanted that lovely badge! I'm so very happy that Nikki thought enough of me and SGCC to send it my way! Nikki is one of the most fun bloggers around. Her sunny smile is infectious and her breezy writing style makes for a great read. Nikki lives in the Canary Islands, which is too cool for words! Her recipes are a great mix of different cuisines, but I especially love all of the Spanish offerings. Stop by and check it out. Thanks, Nikki!
Barbara at Winos and Foodies
Cathy at Noble Pig
Holly at Phemomenon
Jen at A2EatWrite
Susan at Food Blogga
The Yummy Blog Award goes to:
Aran at Canelle et Vanille
Kevin at Closet Cooking
Heather at Gild the Voodoolily
Marc at [No Recipes]
The You Make My Day Award goes to:
Stacey at Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Ho-Hos
Tempered Woman at Tempered Woman
Rachel at The Essential Rhubarb Pie
Mike at Mike's Table
Michelle at Thursday Night Smackdown
Grace at A Southern Grace
Mark at No Special Effects
Patricia at Technicolor Kitchen
Rita at Mochachocolata Rita
Lori at The Recipe Girl
The Arte y Pico Award goes to:
Jessie at Cakespy
Michelle at Bleeding Espresso
Diane and Todd at White on Rice Couple
Jen at Use Real Butter
Nicisme at Cherrapeno