There’s no place like home…

July 3, 2008 at 2:05 PM | Posted in blog awards, non-cupcake | 4 Comments

I’m home! I’m home! Didja miss me?

Thanks to everyone that commented or emailed me about things to see and visit while on my east coast vacation. I’ll post some pics and reviews in the next few days but while you’re waiting, you can read some review snippets in my Cupcakery Review tab above.

So… guess what I got?!!

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I heart blogger awards! What a great welcome home.

Thanks Janna from Honeyed Hashette and Mary from Shazam in the Kitchen for giving me the Arte Y Pico (Peak of Art) Award and Tanya from Take That Cannoli for the YumYum award! I am so honored and flattered. You girls are too sweet!

Now I admit that I don’t read rules very well but I think the gist is that I get to give out each award to 5 other bloggers and those bloggers get to give it out to 5 more bloggers and so forth and so on. So here we go…

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1. Angie from Bakerella
What can I say about Angie’s blog that bloggers don’t already know? She’s been on Martha Stewart’s show for pete’s sake! I want to switch creative brains just for one day.

2. Jess from Cakespy
If you haven’t checked out the Cakespy blog, you’ve been living under a rock. Jess’ art is known all over the blogosphere and has been published in many magazines and websites. She integrates her art background with tasty desserts by writing reviews and baking up various sweet treats. Definitely one of my favorite blogs!

3. Cheryl from Cupcake Bakeshop
Even though Cheryl has recently taken a hiatus from blogging, her cupcake blog is my go-to cupcake read every time I am in search of cupcake inspiration for my own cupcake creations. I hope she comes back to the blogosphere soon. I know I won’t be the only cupcake fan that welcomes her back!

4. Blake Bake contributors from Blake Bakes
I am not sure exactly how many contributors there are but I can tell its a great eclectic group of bakers. I am a little biased b/c I am a contributor too (though I haven’t posted a recipe yet! I am such a procrastinator! Sorry fellow BBers! I’ll get on that stat!) but what I’ve read so far keeps me coming back.

5. Ree from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
This classy lady is such a fun read and her recipes are fabulous too! What more can you ask for in a cooking blog? I am a HUGE fan of her Asian Noodle Salad. OHMYGOD. You have to make it. NOW.

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1. Nikki from Crazy Delicious Food
She’s my mentor, my bestest foodie friend and the one I always turn to for advice, inspiration and motivation. You know what else? I’ve seen her kitchen and I am in awe of all that she can create in that teeny little mouse hole. Just imagine what she’ll be able to do with her dream kitchen someday? I hope she invites me over for that housewarming party!

2. Holly from Phe/mom/enon
I met Holly through my baking group, Tuesdays with Dorie [Greenspan]. Even though some friends would call me anti-children, this phenomenal mom (now you get her blog name right? haha) makes it looks so fun to bake with her kids. She has a great sense of humor and fun writing style. Definitely a must-read!

3. Lindsey from Cafe Johnsonia
I also met Lindsey through my baking group, Tuesdasy with Dorie [Greenspan]. Unfortunately she’s on a hiatus due to preggo stuff (Congrats to her!) but that doesn’t stop me from reading her blog on a regular basis. My recent favorite recipe on her blog is the Cilantro Citrus Chicken. My husband loves it so much that its on my regular weekly menu rotation more days than not!

4. Joy from Joy the Baker
Joy the Baker’s blog is pure joy to read. I love her photos, her recipes, her writing; I love everything. I wish I lived closer so I could come bake her. I bet it would be a fabulous time… or at least hold the video camera for her next podcast. A new one is long overdue! ::winkhintwink::

5. Steph from A Whisk and a Spoon
I first got a glimpse of what Steph could create as I first followed the Cupcake Hero challenge. I call her my cupcake nemesis (at least in my head). I love her photos and her cupcake creations. She’s already won 2x and well deserved too. I definitely aspire to be like her cupcake greatness someday.

Please feel free to play the “pass on the award” game but if not no worries. I promise I won’t tell. It will be just between you and me. Lips zip.

Stay tuned for an important announcement of the cupcake kind later today…

What an excellent day!

March 10, 2008 at 8:58 AM | Posted in blog awards, non-cupcake | 17 Comments

I admit that I get tween-age giggles when people leave me comments or email me about something I’ve written in my blog b/c that means I “actually” have readers! So imagine my surprise when fellow members of the foodie blog community deem me worthy enough for awards too! sniff. You love me. You really love me. ♥

Isn’t this the sweetest award? Who doesn’t want to make someone’s day better, sweeter and brighter right? Thanks to fellow TWDers April and Caitlin for bestowing this award on me! I am getting all warm and fuzzy inside. You say I make your day… well… you made *MY* day! Now its my turn to make 10 more peoples’ days…

Can I get a w00tw00t for the following blogs…?

1 Crazy Delicious Food
2 Quirky Cupcake
3 Tangerine-Tart
4 Lemon Tartlet and the Dust Bunnies
5 Winer Lover’s Cooking Diary
6 Born to Entertain
7 Artists in the Kitchen
8 Love Sweet Love
9 BB’s Fantabulous Life
10 Brighter than Sunshine

And just when I thought my day couldn’t get any sweeter…

Continue Reading What an excellent day!…

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