While on leave last week, I received two compliments from fellow blog-friends in the form of awards.
The first is from PatsyK at Family, Friends and Food , who bestowed the Blogging with a Purpose award. Thank you Patsy! I am honored. Patsy's blog is always an inspiring read. Think fuzzy slippers, comfy chair, awaited book, and a dinner tray decked out with favorite foods--that's how I feel when I pop in for a visit to Patsy's site. Open another browser window and visit right now.
The second award comes by way of Recipegirl, namely a Blog of Distinction Award. Thank you so much, Recipe Girl! Recipe girl has such a fun blog. I feel especially akin to her since she is a fellow Californian (granted, I'm a displaced Californian--but as the current governor is famous for saying, "I'll be back.") You need to check out her past two posts in particular. The first is for an edamame dumpling (easy, healthy, delicious--what more could you ask for?) made with wonton wrappers and frozen shelled edamame. The second is for cheesecake pops (Patsy made some chocolate ones, too); as a self-professed cheesecake freak, I was tempted to drop everything and head to the store for the ingredients.
I am passing along the award to the following people:
(1) Erin (a.k.a. Prudy) at PrudencePennywise. You don't need a cypher to determine her blogging slant: delicious, frugal eats. Prudy is a fellow cooking contester whom I've had the pleasure of meeting on more than one occasion (including a Cooking Light Contest where our hotel lost all power the first night and morning. In August. In the South. Good times!). Erin has been writing a terrific blog over on Rachael Ray's website (yes, that Rachael Ray; she met RR when she won the RR burger contest last year). Her new blog is as smart, witty and inspiring as she is.
(2) Sophie at Flour Arrangements. Go take a peek--now!--for a sugar rush (she makes savory food, too :). She bakes and writes with flair, and I'm in love with the design of her blog--it makes me want to dive headlong into the page.
(3) Tracy at RahChaChow. Tracy rocks--literally. In addition to being an award-winning cook, dedicated blogger, and mother, she also sings in a rock band. I am always cheered by her posts, which are a clear reflection of her humor and vivacity.