Mott’s Clamato Contest

I won, I won, I won!! I could not be more thrilled. I did, not that long ago 4 posts leading up to an entertaining tip using Mott’s Clamato and they picked me as a winner!! I get to fly to Toronto to meet and be filmed with Caesar Clint plus I get an honorarium of a $1000. I am thrilled beyond belief. The best part is that I love Clamato and can’t wait to have one with Clint!!! Thank you so much Mott’s Clamato, you are the best!!! Here are the four posts I did in case you missed them.

1. Spicy Pickled Caesar
2. Gazpacho
3. Italian Stuffed Meat Rolls in Mott’s Clamato
4. Spicy Fudgy Mott’s Chocolate Cake/Entertaining Tip with Mott’s Clamato

Grab some Mott’s Clamato today and try it in your own creation!! Enjoy!!

Celebrating My Six Month Blogiversary with a Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I have made it six months, posting everyday and loving every minute of it. I think we will have a little celebration tonight of some sort but I will also celebrate with this award and I am thrilled to accept. Any award is very important because it means you are being recognized by someone for your efforts. This time I was nominated by My Weekend Kitchen. Ashima has a very nice looking blog with yummy looking recipes. Take a moment and go for a visit. As with the other awards I am to name 7 things about myself and then nominate other blogs, so here goes.

Here are the rules to participate once you have been nominated

1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Post the award image to your page (the initial image on the post)
3. Share 7 facts about yourself

1. Halloween is one of my favourite times of year, huge in this house!!
2. I am addicted to Scrabble
3. I love it when it rains
4. I could wear pj’s all day!!
5. I love being at home, hence the love of pj’s!!
6. My brain never stops creating
7. I love spending time in the kitchen with my family, all of us cooking at once!!

4. Nominate 15 other blogs and tell them they have been nominated

1. Free Spirit Eater
2. Charlotte Julienne
3. Katherine Martinelli
4. Juanita’s Cocina
5. Cupcakeluv
6. 4 Little Fergusons
7. Running With The Devil(ed) Eggs
8. The Paper Cup Kitchen
9. Sally’s Baking Addiction
10. Two Girls Cooking Blog
11. Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen
12. An Uneducated Palate
13. My Crowded Kitchen
14 .The DIY Dreamer
15. Whipped

Versatile Blogger Award

I am very grateful to be nominated for this award from two different sites and will combine them here today. First off a big thanks to Caity from an Awkward Kitchenette. She has a lovely site and lots of great recipes. I love her Taco Egg Rolls of today!!

I have also been nominated by Ormond of Eating With My Family. Another big thank you Ormond!! He also has a great site and I enjoyed this post of one of his Progressive Dinner Parties something I have never done but it sounds like so much fun.

The rules of the award are as follows:

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
  2. Include a link to their site.
  3. Include the award image to your post.
  4. Include the award image on your blog.
  5. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
  6. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
  7. When nominating other bloggers, include links to their sites.
  8. Let those bloggers know they have been nominated.

Seven Random Facts About Me Are:

1. I love our guinea pigs very much
2. I love to travel and have been to many places in the world
3. I just discovered I really like salted black licorice again
4. I love sitting on the front porch with my hubby
5. My world lights up with a smile from my daughter
6. I love being at home on rainy days
7. A multitude of things make me happy!!

And finally the 15 blogs that I am nominating for this award are:

1. Addicted to Recipes

2. Bev Cooks

3. Gregs Kitchen

4. The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

5. Pass The Sushi

6. Crunchy Creamy Sweet

7. The Roasted Root

8. The Country Cook

9. Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends

10. Bakeaholic Mama

11. Hot Eats and Cool Reads

12. Chat ‘n Dish

13. Peanut Butter and Peppers

14. Seaweed and Sassafras

15. Spicy Cinnamon

Come and check out all these great food blogs!!

One Lovely Blog Award

Wow, I was just nominated for my first award!! I am thrilled to accept it!! Thank you so much Vanessa from Homemade Bites. I always wondered how you got these lovely awards but hadn’t figured it out yet.

{Seven random facts about me}

1. I have had a love of food and a passion for cooking starting as a child.

2. It takes me months to read a book. I would love to have time for that but seldom do. An airplane is the perfect time.

3. I don’t like baked beans but will eat them in chili.

4. I love all sorts of music from opera to heavy metal.

5. I am half Finnish and half Irish, quite the combo!!

6. My favourite drink is a very dry Beefeater martini on the rocks with an olive. I inheredited this from my dad.

7. I could watch the Food Network 24-7.

{The seven blogs I want to nominate for One Lovely Blog Award}

1. Cupcakes and Kale Chips has started at the same time as me and has some lovely recipes and pictures. She is also been a great support.

2. My Prairie Window also started at the same time as myself and has been an amazing support. She can sure ice a beautiful cake!!

3. Ground Beef Budget was the first blog that got in touch with me and is a wealth of information. She is lovely and so is her blog.

4. Carolina Heartstrings for always popping by to see me and for her beautiful southern hospitality in her down home blog.

5. Adora’s Box for her gorgeous recipes and amazing photos that are truly inspiring me.

6. Feed My Soul. Peter has also been a friend from the beginning and a huge support. Always popping by some site to say how much he likes my photos.

7. Sunflower Supper Club again for her great support. They have a beautiful site filled with great recipes.

{Did I do it in the right way?}
Some rules must be followed, since I was nominated for One Lovely Blog Awards. Here I go:
. Display the blog award -> {check}
. Create a link to the site that nominated you -> {check}
. Write seven random facts about yourself -> {check}
. Display the links of the blogs you love and pass on the award -> {check}