Saturday, July 17, 2010

Blogger Award Nominees

Today we found out that we had received the The Versatile Blogger Award from our friends at The Ardent Epicure at  It is a nice surprise to be acknowledged, since we are still a young blog, by a beautiful blog like The Ardent Epicure and we are truly honored and we thank them!

The Guidelines for accepting this award are:

- Thank the person who gave it to you.

- Tell 7 things about yourself

- Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whom you have recently discovered,
  and think are fantastic!

7 Things We Would Like to Share About Us:

1.  We love motorcycle's and husband has a Harley Sportster

2.   We are a family of two sons, Alex is 25 and is currently in the
       Marine Reserves.  Jason is 20 and currently a junior at University
       of North Texas.

3.   We have two dogs Abby a.k.a Miss. Mule (pointer beagle mix) and Bailey  a.k.a Bad Boy Bailey (shih tzu)

4.    Our names our Rowland and Ronnie a.k.a RnR

5.    Married 5/2002, honeymooned at Martha's Vineyard

6.    Ronnie works with special needs children part time

7.    Rowland works in the financial field for a large brokerage firm

Our 15 Choices for recently discovered bloggers:

1.    A Happy Girl & Loving Life
Love this Jersey girl's approach to good eats, and sharing her light hearted stories along with great recipes and food photos.

2.    Simply Maran
Her blog promotes eating healthy, sharing her healthy lifestyle while attending college.

3.    My Life As a Mrs.
A beautiful blog documenting a newly married brides life, beautiful stories and photos.

4.     Joseph's Grainery
This blog is all about creating beautiful recipes with wheat, barley and lentils.  Great stories and recipes.

5.    The Mom Chef
I can totally relate to this blog because I to am a magazine collector.  This mom documents recipes made in her test kitchen from home that she gets from magazines she has collected.   Great stories and photos

6.     Chef Dennis - More than a Mount Full
I know why Chef Dennis receives numerous awards, he has a warmth and sense of humor that is very evident in his blog posts.  When we started our blog he was our first follower.  I look to him for inspiration and love visiting his blog and you should to!

7.     Monet - Anedotes and Apple Cores
I love Monet's baked goods, she shares a warmth through each of her recipes and beautiful photo's.  We are big fans!

8.    Weekend Food Projects
A blog dedicated to food and photography.  This blog is a mix of beautiful recipes and food.

9.    Bittersweet Blog
I have to say this is one of my favorite blogs.  Rick cracks me up with his great sense of humor, and his very different twist on food keeps us coming back!

10.  Baking Serendipity
Great family recipes and good conversation with beautiful food photos.

11.   Queen Bee Eats For A Day
Beautiful recipes and photos accompanied by great stories.

12.    The College Critic
An insight on a college students prospective on bland college food.  Beautifully documented.

13.     The Voice of Joyce
Fun filled blog with beautiful home baked goods recipes.

14.    Foodalution
With an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle, Megan takes a fresh and healthy food and turns them into delicious recipes.

15.     JoeynGoy
Simple and straight forward approach to food.  The recipes and food are beautiful.   Makes me want to cook!

If you haven't already visited these blogs, stop by and visit them!


  1. Hi, Rowland and Ronnie...the award is well deserved:) And it is so nice to learn more about you. I also have two sons 27 yr and 25 yr olds (The 27yr old is Truffle Shuffle on our site).I am also excited that there are a few blogs that you added here that we are not familiar with, going to check them out. I hope your weekend is going along pleasantly.

  2. Wow!!! Thank you SOO much for including us in your 15, we are super excited! What a great way to be recognized, by your peers!

    Queen Bee Eats for a Day

  3. You are so sweet! I have been blessed to have come upon your blog. Each time I visit, I'm impressed with your recipes, photographs and words. I think it is wonderful that Ronnie works with special needs children...we need more people like you in the world!

  4. First, congratulations on your award it is well deserved!! and thank you so much for thinking of me, I am honored! And thank you so much for introducing me to some new friends!
    all the best

  5. Firstly, congrats on your award! I'm proud to say that I have investigated your blog and I'm loving your approach to food. You will definitely be a blogroll addition and a frequent stop during my blog reading time. Thank you so much for including me in your 15. This is my first award and I'm so surprised and honored. You truly do have a beautiful blog!

  6. How sweet are you! Congratulations on such a wonderful award. Kudos to you! And thank you for passing it along... my first award as well.. how wonderful to be acknowledged. It was like receiving an unexpected gift, I guess those are the best kind. Cheers and here is to passing on the goodness.

  7. I tried commenting earlier, and it seems it didn't work. I just wanted to say Congrats on the award and Thank you so much!!

  8. Oh Wow! I feel so honored! Thank you so much for the award. So glad to have come across your blog also! Cheers!

  9. Awe, thank you for the award. I love coming back to your blog too. Especially with those banana cupcakes!

  10. Thank you for the award! It's absolutely made my day :)

  11. Hiya, Where ya been?? Just wanted to give you the heads up that I called you out on my blog, there is a "getting to know you" chain going around and I have included you in it!

    Have a Happy Weekend!!