– The Super Sweet Blogging Award –
I am still completely overwhelmed and perplexed by receiving the Versatile Blogger Award, so this one has left me nearly deaf and dumb! It doesn’t help my confusion that I was given this award by Knitting with Heart, which is a blog that I come close to stalking! I want to thank you so much for even considering to pass this along to me and I will do my best to continue on this wonderful surprise. So with all awards there are some rules that come with it. I will try my hardest to do this right!!
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1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you. (Done!)
2. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions. (Done!)
3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post (Done!)
4. Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other deserving bloggers.
5. Notify your Super Sweet nominees on their blog.
– THE 5 SUPER SWEET QUESTIONS –
1 – Cookies or Cake?
– Cake!! How can anything be as good as a slice of cake and a glass of milk?
2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
3 – Favorite Sweet Treat?
– Key Lime Pie….oh good God I love that pie.
4 – When Do You Crave Sweet Things The Most?
– Around four in the morning. Not the best time to crave sweets but with how I sleep I guess that is more like seven o’clock at night for “normal” folks.
5 – Sweet Nick Name?
– Shug (pronounced just like it’s spelled). This is what my Mom called me growing up.
OK, so now to nominate 13 other fellow bloggers of mine I feel deserve this award…This is the worst part of receiving a blogging award, there are just too many people I want to give it to. Okay…here it goes!
– My 13 NOMINEES FOR THIS AMAZING AWARD GOES TO……
- Pointe Shoes Punk Rock and Purl– Yarn Bombs, Hysterical Videos, Helpful Tabs and a voice all her own. I look forward to every post which displays both talent and a wicked sense of humor
- aHandKnitLife – Displaying an intimidating amount of talent, this blogger also supports Knitting in Recovery. Championing a cause as deserving as this makes you super sweet.
- knittingsarah – An eye for photography and a spinning goddess, this blogger makes me want to buy local yarn every day. The clarity and colors in her work are fantastic, she could make any knitter feel a tad envious.
- B.G.Bowers – Do you like to read? Well then there is nothing on this site that you aren’t going to like. Inspirational poetry, love of music and an openness that makes you feel like you are drinking coffee and talking in person – not just reading a blog.
- kfklever – A Klever knitter indeed! Intricate lace work, gorgeous photographs and an easy, care free attitude when offering help makes her one of my favorite bloggers!
- polkadotsandsparkles – Knitting talent, an easy sense of humor and great taste in music makes this blog a must read.
- Knitting Rays of Hope – Another knitter championing a great cause, she shows her love for children and knitting one hat at a time. This blog is sure to be an inspiration to any reader.
- knitnrun4sanity – This is an amazing blog, I will get that out of the way because it is obvious. This blogger also has helped me personally by sharing her strengths and advice from thing great and small, and it is greatly appreciated!
- A World Created – A Blog with a little bit of everything that is good and fuzzy. Awesome writing, diverse posts and an air of sweetness. Perfect for this award!
- Chris the Story Reading Ape’s Blog – Want to laugh while you are getting priceless insights to books, reading, writing and life? Check this out. Seriously…I will wait….
- schmoozelfleugen – Want a little bit of everything? Check out this eclectic blogger who also happens to be an amazing conversationalist!
- Monster Yarns – I don’t know what to say about this blog because there are just too many good things to say. This blog makes me want to be a better blogger and knitter.
- Movies, Silently – I love silent movies and I love this blog. The dedication to her posts are nothing short of miraculous, I check every day to see what movie she is going to review and am awed by her writing.
Congratulations guys! 🙂
There are so many more blogs I want to say “thank you” to, but since I can only do 13 these are my picks. Thank you bloggers, you are an inspiration to me.
THANK YOU for this great honour, I shall eat (oops, sorry, DISPLAY) it on my About Page with pride 🙂
I am so touched. I have been having a horrible day (my nan was admitted to hospital this morning),
And for my blogging friends to support me like this (unintentional as it may be) is so awesome. Seriously thank you.
You are seriously welcome. I hope all turns out well, you’ll be in my thoughts today. Take heart.
Thank you. She’ll be ok but still it was a bit of a shock. It’ll all be fine but thanks anyway.
I am sorry for the shock, I understand how stressful something like that can be. Here is to a great weekend full of sunshine and thing you love!
Congratulations! You deserve the super sweet blogging award.:) I am touched by your sweet words – honestly, that is such a lovely thing to say ♥ I am honoured 🙂 Sending you big hugs x
Sending hugs your way from the Buckeye state!
Key Lime Pie – Iv’e never tried it, you’ve got me craving it now! Do you have a good recipe for it?
I do actually, I just need to figure out where I put it! When I find it, I will message you!
Frozen Key Lime Pie
-Ingredients for the Crust-
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (10 crackers)
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
-For the filling-
6 extra-large egg yolks, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons grated lime zest
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 to 5 limes)
-For the decoration-
1 cup (1/2 pint) cold heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Thin lime wedges
(I don’t use lime wedges personally, and whipping your own whip cream is a pain. Sometimes I just buy the stuff in a can 😉
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
-For the crust-
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a bowl. Press into a 9-inch pyrex pie pan, making sure the sides and the bottom are an even thickness. Bake for 10 minutes until firm and golden. Allow to cool completely.
-For the filling-
Beat the egg yolks and sugar on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment for 5 minutes, until thick. With the mixer on medium speed, add the condensed milk, lime zest, and lime juice. Pour into the baked pie shell and freeze.
-For the decoration-
Beat the heavy cream on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until firm. Spoon or pipe decoratively onto the pie and decorate with lime. Freeze for several hours or overnight.
Note: If you have concerns about raw eggs, combine the yolks with 1/2 cup of the lime juice used in the recipe in a double boiler. Whisk constantly over medium heat until the mixture reaches 140 degrees. Use in place of the raw egg yolks, remembering to add the remaining 1/4 cup of lime juice to the filling mixture along with the condensed milk and zest.
It’s a bit complicated…but it’s delicious. Epicurious.com, allrecipes.com, and americastestkitchen.com also have some great alternatives! And remember, there is no shame in buying whip cream or a pre-made graham cracker crust, I won’t tell!
Thanks! The recipe looks delicious; I love recipes with real lime instead of the bottled stuff.
Stalking my blog? Awe… that’s SO super-sweet of you to say ❤
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So sorry so late, but we blogged about your nomination and are deeply touched by your support. http://knittingraysofhope.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-super-sweet-blogging-award/
Take your time, what you are doing is far more important. Thank you for being such a huge inspiration.