7 Random Things and an Award to Boot!

What an honor to receive another award in such a short time!  Many thanks to Megan the Chef at GutsyCompass for this fun nomination!  Megan has such a diverse catalog of recipes growing – Salads, Pickling, Baking and even Boozing :)!  I say YES to All! 
The rules of this nomination are:
I get to tell you seven random things about myself as well as pass on the award to seven other great bloggers.
Nominees, in order to accept this award you must:
-Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.
-Write seven random things about yourself.
-Award seven other awesome and inspiring bloggers.
My Random Facts:
1. I prefer stale marshmallows over fresh.
2. I was born in Philadelphia and slid down the coast to Virginia Beach, Charleston and have landed in Orlando.
3. I love to buy books and magazines, but find it hard to find time to actually read them.
4. I haven’t eaten pork or beef 1994, resulting from my distrust in the college cafeteria.
5. After 16 years together I said goodbye to my handsome cat, Bodhi, a few months ago.  It still hurts.
6. I absolutely love Ahi Tuna, but am very, very tired of only finding it with Asian style marinades. 
7. House Hunters is a very popular show in our house, and yes, like in the commercials…we totally try to pick what house they will pick!
And the Nominees are:
A great group of people telling stories from their lives, feeding our eyes and our hearts!

Versatile Blogger Award Winner- Yowza!

Sooo excited to be recognized by Ally’s Baking Journey for a Versatile Blogger Award.  It is a true honor for a newcomer, and so awesome to receive a nod from another foodie blogger!  So thank you Ally!!

As a recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award I am able to pass it on to other new blogs that I admire.  Check them out!!!

A Girl in Her Kitchen


Love and Zest

Sweethart Cakes and Bakes

A Michelin and A Mom

Ryan Bakes


A Cook Walks Into A Bar

The Elegant Eggplant


All of these blogs are great! I hope the recognition is as special to them as it was to me!  And to the recipients they pass it on to! Now on to part II of the Award- 7 Things about myself 🙂

1) I grew up in a pool, swiimming from age 6 and under thru college.  I loved being on a team surronded by such great people and strong role models.

2) My Grandmother (GG) and Uncle are SUBERB Chefs, I love sitting around the kitchen and talking about food with them!

3) I haven’t eaten beef or pork since 1994, the 2nd semester of my freshman year at The College of Charleston- Craig Cafeteria, wasn’t bad…it just was what it was..

4) Sir Wes has a 15 year old daughter, who was nicknamed Jelly by my brother Ryan.  She stays with us most of the week, and is a terrific food critic- She is developing a very refined pallette!

5) Chips, Salsa, and Beer are my end all, cure all.  A bad day often ends with that trio-

6) Sometimes I hope for bad days because of the Chips, Salsa and Beer that might follow 🙂

7) I worked in a popcorn shop when I was in college, which I love to talk about.  Have I ever told you I worked in a popcorn shop??  Well there was also nut shop connected to it- I was the Shop Artist, I painted the tins, and helped out in the shops making great tasty treats and of course “Killa Chedda”!

Anyway- I think it is so great to get a chance to tell you more about myself, and share other blogs with you- I’ve been inspired by many!