Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Exciting News

Oh my! Exciting things have been happening over here lately.

First, I made an awesome dinner Sunday night that really made me appreciate the power of food bringing people together.  My mom, dad, Bri, and I enjoyed BBQ Pulled Apple Chicken, Strawberry Spinach Salad (Fresh, sliced strawberries, baby spinach, goat cheese, and candy pecans with Poppyseed Dressing), Broccoli-Slaw (recipe on the bag plus 1/2 cup of Dried Cherries), and Grilled Corn on the Cob.  Plus, I made a delish Strawberry Cake.  It was a lovely evening!

Great way to do corn: just butter, garlic, salt, and pepper,
wrap 'em up in foil and place on the grill until cooked! 
Awesome way to eat: enjoying the outdoors
on a gorgeous evening

Next, I was nominated by two fabulous bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award! Huge thank you to Caity from Awkward Kitchenette and Emma from Food, Fork & Good for their nominations.  I truly appreciate their kind words about my site and I encourage you all to go check out their blogs.  They are both fantastic! I already recieved this award a while back and so I am going to refrain from passing it on this time around, but please head over to these two ladies lovely sites for some great stories, photography, and of course, recipes.  Also, their other nominations are fantastic as well!

And then, I woke up this morning to discover that yesterday, my blog reached 1000 views in just ONE day.  I remember when I was super pumped when I reached 10,000 views TOTAL.  But, now I am up to 28,000! I couldn't figure out what was going on, until I noticed that Blogger made me a Blog of Note! AND THEN, this morning I woke up to one of the more exciting e-mails of my life: my Strawberry Yogurt Cake made the FoodBuzz Top 9!!!!

I can't believe that so many people are enjoying my site.  This was all started because I was bored and wanted a way to keep track of my college experience and celebrate my love of cooking.  This is all just a hobby for me and way to keep me sane.  I love being able to get my thoughts down in writing and food is just something I am completely in love with.  The fact that others are enjoying my recipes and stories as well is a huge blessing and completely baffling to me.  I just want to say, Thank You! 


  1. Dinner looks fabulous! Congrats on the nomination!

  2. Fantastic news! Congrats on the top 9 and all the visits to your blog :)

  3. Yay! I wanted to come over to congratulate you on Top 9, and I see so many other great things happening too! :) Great work!

  4. that is so AWESOME! congratulations on everything!!

  5. That strawberry cake looks droolingly gooood!

    1. Hahaha thanks! I did actually drool a little over it :)