… because what is life without good food?


Coconut Mango Banana Bread

Coconut Mango Banana Bread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #banana bread #recipe

The toasted coconut on top of this banana bread adds a brilliantly sweet crunchy contrast to the incredibly moist banana bread. The coconut will be light brown for a smaller loaf, but it will get darker and crunchier for larger loaves due to extended baking time.  I made 4 little loaves so the coconut was […]

A-Z Health Challenge: Reflections & Summary

I survived the A-Z Health Challenge

About a month ago, The Fountain of Health for Plant Happy People (a blog I follow on facebook) asked me if I would like to participate in an A-Z Health Challenge. Each day on facebook would feature a letter and you would choose something with that letter and talk about the health benefits of that […]

Blogger Inspiration ~ Sunshine Award

Grand Teton Wake Up Call Coffee Porter

If you have been reading my posts this week, you might have seen my little rant about facebook and how all of us food bloggers who met on facebook and depend on it to keep in touch are feeling rather torn apart right now. Right after that, I got an award from one of my […]

Blogger Awards and Thank You’s

Rain lilies

A while ago The Pocket Farmer awarded me the Versatile Blogger award. And then yesterday Melissa at ChinDeep awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award … and then Home Heart “Tagged me” in a question/answer sort of game. Thank you my sweet friends! I feel so honored … I am not so good at remembering to do these things so I’m […]

Versatile Blogger Award & Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey

Prosciutto-wrapped Turkey Breast with Kiwi & Pomegranate

on a bed of greens with Kiwi, Pomegranate, and a Sweet Balsamic Habanero Mustard Drizzle This was simultaneously a long, hard week for me and a wonderfully blessed week. I am blessed with so many talented foodie friends who are such beautiful people. Four times this week I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. Last Wednesday the […]

Yellow Watermelon Basil Sorbet & the Versatile Blogger Award


Last week was an incredible week … I was awarded the Versatile Blogger award FOUR times! I am so grateful to have such awesome foodie friends. Three Rules come with this award: Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award. Share 7 things about yourself Send it along to 15 other […]

Connections through Food and the Liebster Awards

Liebster Blog Award

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched. They must be felt with the heart. ” ~ Helen Keller My day today started out in the most uncanny manner. At the very same moment that I posted my Rosemary Bread (my planned post for today), Saucy Girl’s Kitchen posted […]

Making Berry Liqueur and the 7 Things Awards

Mulberry Liqueur

Sawsan, the Chef in Disguise, gave me The Versatile Blogger award! I am so honored … am I really worthy of that? Sawsan is one of my favorite food bloggers. Her foods are always so beautiful and delicious. Really, you must go look at her blog — you will be drooling in no time. The […]

Cute Little Chef Blog Awards … And the winner is …


Well there are several winners … frankly I think all food bloggers are winners and wish I could fit them ALL into this post, but I can’t. First of all, I want to thank Food corner for giving me this award. I am so pleased and flattered that you would choose me! Thank you. I […]

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