I hope everyone had a really great Halloween! In case you didn’t get enough sweets over the weekend, I’d like to share some sweetness with you right now. Let’s start with the many reasons of why blogging rocks for me! (In no particular order of course.)
1. Stella @ The Witchy Kitchen
2. Ameena @ Fancy That….Fancy This
3. Denise @ Quickies on the Dinner Table
4. Jessie @ The Happiness in Health
5. Lazaro @ Lazaro Cooks!
6. Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet
7. Valerie @ A Canadian Foodie
8. Mary @ Keep Learning, Keep Smiling
9. Biren @ Roti n Rice
10. Ann @ Anncoo Journal
11. Brittany @ The Day Just Began…Already
12. Aletheia @ La Fille Naturelle (even though you don’t blog anymore, I want you to know I’m still happy to have met you through blogging)
13. Sophia @ Burp and Slurp
14. Tanantha @ I just Love My Apron
15. Monet @ anecdotes and apple cores
All of you are on that list because I believe that real friendships can definitely be made through blogging, do you?
Brittany’s blog always puts a smile on my face. Even when she’s not having such a great day, she still blogs with enthusiasm and laughs off her mishaps. And when she IS having a good day, y’all better watch out cause there’s going to be some crazy fun headed your way. This was a LONG OVERDUE thank you (blush). So thank you Brittany for your patience and your continued support. Keep blogging the way you blog!
Biren’s blog always has wonderful and delicious recipes that she so kindly shares with her readers every week. She is also a stay at home mom, but much much more talented than I am. Aside from her lovely recipes, I also love visiting Biren’s blog for ideas of activities to do with my kids when they get older as Biren enjoys doing with her boys now.
I was then honored again with the same award from Lazaro of Lazaro Cooks! Words can’t explain how touched I was when I read this post. If you follow Lazaro’s blog, you’ll know he speaks from the heart and is not afraid to dish it out the way he sees it. Speaking of dishing, he also creates some of the most amazing dishes I’ve seen. Lazaro, you know what I think of you and your blog. You are a true talent in the kitchen.
Thank you Brittany, Biren, and Lazaro for thinking of me with these awards, I really appreciate it! I’d like to pass the second award onto the 15 bloggers that I listed above. Please just take the award with no obligations of posting about it. I know some of you have already received this award, but you’re on MY list because I appreciate your friendship and want to thank you for always replying to my stalking emails ;-).
Besides the lovely friendships I’ve made through blogging, here’s another reason why blogging rocks! (sorry for the blurry picture and the horrible attempt at getting some light.)
Trying out different recipes. This is Mrs. Chen’s (Lynn’s Mom of The Actor’s Diet) delicious bitter melon with flank steak recipe. Her wonderful recipe can be found here on Lynn’s guest post on Angry Asian Man’s blog. Gary gave this dish a two thumbs up, needless to say, I loved it as well. Wanna know what else? Kiddies even ate this too. When I was a kid, I hated bitter melon, so either my kids are very easy (picture me shaking my head right now), or Mrs. Chen knows how to cook up some delicious bitter melon. Thank you Mrs. Chen for this wonderful recipe. Hubby has requested I now cook my bitter melon this way every time. No worries, it’s all cool, I can admit defeat to great recipes like this :-D.
I’m almost ashamed to show you my cookies, cause when compared to her’s, mine look horrible. They tasted quite the opposite of the way they looked though. Please don’t take offense to that Tanantha. It’s just really bad baking skills on my half. I loved that these weren’t too sweet and had just the perfect amount of green tea taste. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe again, and I promise I’ll do better next time Tanantha. I changed the recipe a little and left out the macadamia nuts because of my allergies, and I used white chocolate chips because that’s what I had. I’m a white chocolate kinda gal ;-).
One more thing before I leave. Alisha aka Magic of Spice tagged me in one of her posts with some fun questions to answer. Seeing that this is already quite a long post, I’ll save those questions for another post. Thank you Alisha for the tag.
There you have it, the many reasons of why blogging rocks for me. Why do you love blogging? Is there something you hated to eat as a kid, but have grown to enjoy now? Thank you all for reading again. Until next time, friends and family :-D. Happy Blogging! I’ll leave you with these Halloween pictures. I call this first one: “The Loot!” or “Drive Mom Bananas for a Year”
But how do you say no to this face?
The jacket on the floor —–> hand me down. I’m too cheap to buy anything like that :-D.