Hope everyone had a really wonderful Christmas, but it's not over yet. I have a few more gifts to give and would like to share some awards.
Thanks to everyone who left comments on A Gift for a Foodie about the cookbook they'd love to write. They all sound like terrific ideas. The winner of Recipe for a Cookbook is Tiersa at Chef Bliss. She loves to cook and is following her bliss in the kitchen, cooking and creating new recipes. She plans on writing a healthy comfort food cookbook. Check out her blog and be sure
to look at the picture of her dog, Koda. She looks just like my dog, Moki.
Everyone (at least everyone I know, including me) can use a little--or a lot--more Coffee, Coffee, Coffee plus a whole lot of calm in their life. Now I'm not saying that Teresa at Mexican-American Border Cooking could use some calm; she seems pretty laid back but I know she loves coffee and
is the winner of Zen Coffee: A Guide to Mindful Meditation, my new book which offers a way to look at coffee and meditating a bit differently than you might have thought of it before.
Ladies, please send me an email at email@example.com with your address so I can send these gifts to you.
Now, on to the awards: Teresa, at Mexican Chocolate Lore and More, gave me the Friendship Award. I really value this award because it came from my favorite foodie friend.
I'd like to pass it along to a few new friends and some that I've known for a while:
Deeba, at Passionate About Baking because she combines coffee and chocolate into many of the wonderful cakes she makes and besides that, she's a really nice person.
Reeni, at Cinnamon, Spice, and Everything Nice because she writes nice, thoughtful comments on almost every post here and besides that, she also comments on my new blog, Foods and Flavors of San Antonio.
Arlene, at The Food of Love, because how can you not like someone who gags on her mother's meatloaf? LOL. This is my kind of friend and besides that, she loves to play with words.
Sanghi, at Sanghi's Food Delights, because the first time I visited her blog, she already had me on her blogroll and besides that, she is so appreciative of her friends.
Last, but definitely not least, Aggie, at Aggie's Kitchen, because she posts the kind of recipes that I love to cook. (I've already made two of her recipes and they were both delicious.)
I especially love this Inspiration Award because it's a happy face coffee.
I'd like to pass this award on to Natashya at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. She inspires me because she can really cook and all her food looks really good! She's a dedicated foodie who cooks and blogs every day. I really admire that. Besides that, she has two adorable dogs. I have two dogs and they are always in the kitchen trying to cook with me--well, actually, they're just there for the food that falls on the floor!
Have a happy day and for those of you that are still snowed in, stay warm!