I have an almost subconscious tendency to show people I love them by cooking. When someone has a baby, I like to bring dinner. When someone is sick, I bring a treat. When I was dating my husband, I was constantly baking for him (and I think to his skinny starving self this was very desirable!) All this cooking can be messy but it makes me feel happy and productive. Well, my mom went into the hospital unexpectedly last Saturday and was stuck there until just yesterday. I've been baking cookies to bring down, trying to keep my Dad fed, and all in all, just cooking almost more than normal. Nonetheless, I haven't really made much worth posting aside from some Barefoot Bloggers recipes coming later this month (Apple Turnovers, yay!)
So I admit I've neglected my blog a bit in the mayhem (did I mention we are also house hunting? Anyone have a nice cheap house available in the East Valley?), and I was so happily surprised to find this blog award from my new friend Cathy, who I feel a special kinship with. Not only does she cook fabulous things while managing children, which I try to do, but her kids and husband's name all happen to be on my favorite and potential baby names. Everyone one. I think we'd be friends, if I could ever manage to live in the humidity of the South. So thanks Cathy for making my day and for sharing your adventures and new hobby- I love reading all about it!
So here are a few blogs I'll pass it along to- awesome blogs to browse while your kid is distracted watching Signing Time or "walking" the dog in the house!
Susie of She's Becoming Doughmesstic- her entries are hilarious, the food is beautiful, and she gets it all done with baby in tow.
Heather of Randomosity and the Girl- she's so funny, includes her adorable dog in everypost, and just makes me happy when I read her blog.
Jenny of Picky Palate- this is the first food blog I ever read and probably my favorite still. Not only is she so sweet, but her real life approach to cooking mixed with some creativity has amazing results.
Aggie of Aggie's Kitchen- she so nice, makes amazing things, and inspires me too do more cooking instead of just baking (my husband and waist thank you Aggie!).
And finally, Kim of Scrumptious Photography- which is the best name for this blog. I don't know how she gets such beautiful photos, but I'm awed every time I check it out. Keep it up Kim!