Thursday, September 4, 2008

"It's a major award!"

I have exciting news everyone - I received my first blog award! Woo HOOOOOO! Thanks so much to Laura at Real Mom Kitchen for giving me this - I am truly grateful.

No it's not this (although, how cool would that be!):

But this:

Isn't it adorable?!

So now, I need to pay it forward (let's see how many movie references I can get into this post) and send it to 10 other fantastic blogs.

Flannel Hippos - My friend Jennifer started blogging quite a while ago and I've been following since the beginning. She's one of the people who inspired me to start my own blog (and do so many other things) - she is amazing!

Prudence Pennywise - I just love this food on a budget blog! She is positively prolific with her posts and recipes.

La Mia Cucina - I haven't laughed so hard at a baking post -ever- as I did with hers on the July Daring Bakers challenge (Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream). I just may have to go back and read it again.

The Tortefeasor - Just getting to know Cathy because she just started with Tuesdays With Dorie too. The saying she's got on her blog wins big points with me (because I have said this myself to some turned up noses at the magnificent meals I prepared) "you'll eat it and you'll like it!"

Matt's Kitchen - I love reading a guy's perspective on cooking and baking! His blog is great and he's fellow newbie to TWD, too.

The Del Sisters - These two teenage girls are amazing! I can't believe how much cooking they get done, and it all looks so good too! You go girls!

Simmer Till Done - Marilyn's posts are great and they're always good for a chuckle or two. She's got fantastic recipes, too.

Ezra Pound Cake - This is just such a nice looking blog. Rebecca's got wonderful stories to go along with her recipes and fantastic photography.

The Dogs Eat the Crumbs - Her success with the Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte (it's gorgeous!) alone is worth giving her this award (but she's got a great blog, too).

Proud Italian Cook - A fellow Italian cook, need I say more? Beautiful blog and food - I nearly drooled all over my keyboard at her Daring Bakers Eclairs.

These are some really great blogs and I hope you all visit and enjoy them! Congrats to all!


Marilyn said...

Laura, thanks for putting me in such fine company! Your own blog is looking delicious. Thanks again and keep it up!

Prudy said...

First of all congrats on your award. Your blog with your gorgeous pictures and recipes is so deserving. Second, thank you sooo much for thinking of my blog to pass it to. I consider it such an honor to be counted as one that you like, especially considering that the other blogs you named are some of my favorite reads as well.
I also love the Christmas story reference. I was just thinking of that movie last night since I made the TWD cookies with Ovaltine!

Cathy said...

Laura, my gosh, I am just speechless!! No -- wait -- that can't be right. Thank you SO much for thinking of my blog -- I can't remember the last time I had this much fun, and it is gratifying to know that people are reading it. I could not be more honored if the award came with fishnet-and-fringe adorned leg lamp (coincidentally, I've had Ralphie on the brain lately, what with the Ovaltine in next week's Chocolate Whopper Drops). Your blog is gorgeous and I love reading it. Thanks again!

Matt's Kitchen said...

Thank you so much for thinking of my blog when considering who to pass your award on to. I am brand new to the whole world of blogging, and I've been constantly amazed at how generous-hearted the blogging community can be.
Your blog and those others you gave your award to are so much more stylish and well-done than mine. I'm honored to be in such company.
By the way, I enjoy your blog. We have similar tastes in everything from your food choices to your music playlist (Sometimes I put on your music mix to provide a soundtrack to cook to in the kitchen. From Aretha Franklin to Chris Tomlin, you have great taste!)
Thank you again, and have a wonderful weekend with your family!

n.o.e said...

Laura, thanks!!! We have similar bloggy tastes - you picked lots of the same people for your award that I would have! It's a shot in the arm to know that people enjoy my blog... have a great weekend.

Jennifer said...

I am quite tickled and I don't even have a totally food blog - it is just an old boring ole me blog! :)
I just have to say that I LOVE LOVE your blog and check it often during the day to see if you have posted anything new!
Thanks and have a great weekend!

Now... to pick out 10 blogs to give this coveted award to....

Lis said...

Congrats on your first award.. I'm sure it will be one of many!

And thanks so much, Laura!! I'm glad I can give you a giggle - you've made my day! :)

And YES I think you should join up with The Daring Bakers - you'll do great! :D


Cathy said...

It's me again, Laura. I think you deserve a second Major Award. Click on my blog under "Thank you, Jamie!" to get it. Don't worry -- it is Brillante, but not Frag-ee-lay.