Two people honored me with The Versatile Blogger Award, Grapefruit who I bake with at Baking with Dorie and Melodie who has Vegetarian Fridays to link to, each week. Please visit them both and perhaps, you will want to jump in and join us, at either of these wonderful places.
I was fortunate to meet Grapefruit when she started Baking with Dorie, a group of bakers who were too late to join the original Tuesdays with Dorie. I decided to join in with them, even though I belong to TWD, because I came in to the group late and missed many recipes. I figured that the new group would bake some of these and I could fill in the gaps. Since, then, my respect and caring for Grapefruit has grown as we bake together. Anyone who would like to join in, let me know or better, let Grapefruit know.
Although, Melodie is new to my world, a few months, I find her to be inspirational to her readers. She has a way with words and her caring for others shines outwards. The emphasis of her blog is breastfeeding and healthy eating. She is a vegetarian and for someone like me, who is eating more and more meatless meals, the Friday link is a life saver with its delicious looking recipes. Take a peek on Friday and see if you have something to add to it or to use from it.
I am passing this award on to the following:
Faith of An Edible Mosaic, one of the classiest blogs, around with truly, the best recipes.
Krista of Rambling Tart, a place to see the best photos and great recipes and to meet, a warm and charming woman who cares about everyone.
Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table, a baker supreme. I have learned so much from her blog about baking and presentation.
Glugle Gluten-Free is next. She is a new friend and she is Blogger of the Week at Comfy Cook. She received this recognition with the sweetest manner. I am totally impressed by her.
Alex of Moderate Life who is teaching me through her blog how to eat in a more healthy way. She is also a darling person, ready to help us all. She started Two for Tuesdays. If you don't know what that is, visit her and find out. She will welcome you with open arms.
Heather from Girlichef who is a dynamo and you can pick up those vibes from blog to blog. She works with a number of groups such as I Heart Cooking Clubs. She has more than one blog. She is a busy lady but despite this activity, she never turns one down if the person needs help. Send her a tortilla soup recipe.
Debbie Does Dinner....Healthy and Low Calorie. I love her recipes. She must know what I like because those great recipes are always there. Debbie is a super blogger and supports other bloggers in their ventures.
Charlene from Secrets of a Southern Kitchen. A sugar free blog that still has delightful recipes. She is also a lovely person to get to know. Find out for yourself.
Geri of Heart and Soul Cooking, our blue ribbon winner from New Mexico. Geri learned to cook from her mother and grandmother and now, as a grandma, she teaches her grandchildren to cook. I love her for that. As a grandmother, I see cooking with the kids, as one of the best bonding experiences. I could write for hours about that and I bet Geri could also.
Kim from Stirring the Pot shares her enthusiasm and creativity through her cooking. I found her blog, early on, and have followed it since. There is something unique about Kim. It may be the joy, she radiates. It may be the diligence, she puts into her blog. Whatever it is, I like it.
Kristy of Mother Rimmy's Culinary Delights and that is exactly what you will find on her site. Culinary delights describes what she shares, to a tea.
Now for the Circle of Friends Award. I consider all of you, cyber friends. I certainly know some foodies better than others. I think there is a code of reaching out amongst foodies. I am proud to be a member of the Circle of Friends.
I got this award from Kristy of My Little Space. Kristy is fantastic. She is a doll of a person, treating everyone with respect and kindness. Then, she cooks up a storm of interesting dishes. I don't always know what the ingredients are but they sure look good. Those cakes of hers are one of a kind, just beautiful. Thanks Kristy.
Foodessa. I want to thank her for the lovely comments, she writes on our blogs. They are super thoughtful and caring. Each time, I read one, I feel like someone just wished me the best.
Aubree Cheri of Living Free who sets a standard for gluten-free blogs. Her recipes, layout, photos all show her caring and professionality (I have no idea if that is a word.) She is also a great gal to know.
Joanne from Regional Recipes who wants your Ethiopian recipes. Does that sound a bit out of context? Joanne and Regional Recipes spotlight a different part of the world, each month and we have another day or two to get in out recipes from Ethiopia. Trust me. It is good to have a happy Joanne and it is so easy to make her happy. Just sent that recipe, please.
Mary, Mary Culinary bakes like a dream. Take a peek at her pavlova. I have to make it. I do. Mary produces such fine baked goods---I want her to teach me how she makes them so pretty.
Red Kathy from Are you Hungry, is a doll and so deserves to friendship because she is a friend. The is one of those special people who everyone likes. Check out those tropical banana muffins.
Nina from Nina's cupcakes is one of my baking buddies and each time, I visit her blog, I am inspired. She turns a plain cupcake into edible beauty.
Tiffanee from One Crazy Cookie is a gem of a person. I like her so much. She is enthusiastic and a real sweetie.
I have tremendous respect for Mary of One Perfect Bite which in my opinion, is one of the best blogs around. Mary, not only shares recipes that we can make but have class, she also shares loads of interesting information. Even in the cybersphere, we can all see how respectful Mary is and also how kind.
Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner is a place to visit, not only for recipes, but for the interesting information and pictures, she has around her blog. The first time, I visited, I did a lot of sightseeing.
Linda of My Kind of Cooking has a cookbook by the same name. It has recipes with only a few ingredients. She uses her blog to share some of these easy recipes with us and also to fill us in, information that I have found invaluable. She also has a new cookbook coming out. You might be very interested so stop by and check these out. While you are there, check out her run-in with rattlesnakes.
For those of you who belong here and I hope you know who you are, thank you for being supportive of me. A special thanks to my good buddy, Mia, who is for a very short while not blogging, but is still being a good friend. I didn't know they made people like her.