Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'd like to thank the Academy....

Forgive me for being so cheeky. This is my very first blog award.

"You like me, you really like me"
LOL. Sorry, I just had to quote Sally Field.

This is so exciting for me!!! Okay, Okay, I'll calm down.

I have to say a special thank you to Patricia at ButterYum for presenting me with this awesome award! I really enjoy her blog and all the recipes she shares. I wish she was my neighbor! Yummo! Be sure to check out her blog for beautiful pictures, yummy recipes and to see her beautiful award.

As part of the award, I'm supposed to list 5 things I love, and pass this award on to 5 of my favorite blogs. (just 5? That's just so unfair!)

Aside from the usual top 3 favorite things - God, Rick and Family, Here are five things I love:

Playing card games with Family & Friends
I love the laughter & conversations that abound

Cinnamon Rolls
making them, eating them, smelling them. It's all good. :-D

I could bake all day. I love everything about it. But my absolute favorite part is sharing the baked goods with others.

My new DSLR camera
What would a blog be without one? Now I just have to learn how to use it.

I'm addicted. I've tried stopping many times but I haven't been successful yet. (I'll be blogging on roasting your own coffee soon. It's so easy. Did I mention I was addicted to it?)

Now it's time to pass this award on to my 5 favorite blogs that I really love (yes, they're all food blogs, what did you expect from someone who loves to bake?):

by Patricia
I don't know if I'm allowed to pick her since she gave me this award but she is one I'd choose. She loves God, has a great sense of humor, takes awesome pictures, and has great recipes. She's great with step by step pictures on how to do complex recipes.

by Heather

I love her quirky sense of humor, her writing style and the subjects she writes about. She is really down to earth and fun. She used to be a newspaper reporter but is now going to pastry school and blogging about it here

by Barbara

She likes taking a recipe and putting her own spin on it. I love that she shares what works and what doesn't in all the recipes she tries.

by Nicole

Nicole has a beautiful blog with fabulous photography, recipes and useful links at the end of each blog. She's also started the Bread Baker's Apprentice bake-off Challenge

The Other Side of Fifty
by Mags
Another wonderful baker and photographer with a great sense of humor.

If you 5 are too busy and don't have time to do all this crazy blog stuff, just enjoy the award and know your blog is wonderful and I have enjoyed meeting you and treasure your blogs and friendship in this blogging world!


  1. Sniff, sniff... you're so sweet!!! I wish we were neighbors too. Hey, the house 3 doors down is for sale. :)

    I'm so glad you mentioned Barbara's blog... I love it! I'm going to go check out the others you listed... can't keep me away from a good blog!!!

    Take care!!!

  2. Aww, thanks! You are too sweet. You like me! You really like me! Seriously, thank you. I'm tickled!

  3. You'll love the others too. They're all good!

  4. I do like you GlutenforPunishment. (as do millions of others) I'm glad you are enjoying Chicago and culinary school. Sounds like a lot of fun!

  5. Wow... I'm so flattered you included me! Thank you so much for the award (my first too!)

  6. Your welcome Mags. I enjoy your blog. Congrats on your first award. :-)

  7. Thanks so much for the award and the sweet comments about my blog! I think your blog is fabulous, too! :-)

  8. Thanks Nicole! You deserve it and more.

  9. Way to go Tammy! I like to thank "the academy" for you! I can't wait to bake together and soon! I hope :-)

  10. Thanks Becky! I can't wait either! I'm looking forward to the pictures of your final cake in Wilton's Fondant and Gumpaste class.