It’s no longer summer, but there’s still some sun! ~Sunshine Blog Award ~

Hi everyone! ...

Yes, yes i know it’s been a while since i’ve had a chance to post a recipe (so sorry!) but i have some coming out soon for the Holidays, so keep a look-out! 😉

Today i’ve got exciting news, and it’s that Matea from FightForTheBite has nominated Sweet 16’s Country Kitchen for the Sunshine Award! (how sweet of her is that right!?) 🙂 A Big THANK YOU Matea! 🙂

The rules for the Award are as follow:
1. Include the Sunshine Award icon in your post.
2. Link to the blogger who nominated you.
3. Answer 10 questions posted by your nominator.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers to receive the award.
5. Link to your nominees and let them know you nominated them.
6. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

Questions  from Matea:

1. Chocolate or Caramel? – Oh please, don’t make me answer that! i love them both so much!!! lol

2. What tip would you give to a new blogger? – keep a regular blogging schedule, don’t overwhelm yourself trying to do it right – we’re are still learning here, who are we kidding?!-  &  just have fun!

3. What’s the last book you read (or are reading)? – The Witness by Josh McDowell & Argo by Antonio Mendez , & Matt Baglio

4. Dogs or cats? – Well, i do have a cat & he’s really the cutest thing- so i’ll say cats, but in general i’m not a huge animal person so i guess it really just depends on the particular animal! 

5. If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?  – I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska, USA  , But Prince Edward Island, Canada is on my list too, so maybe one of those places!

6. How long have you been blogging? – Since May 2012

7. What’s one of your favorite things to blog about? – Food & just random stuff that goes on.

8. What’s one of your favorite things about Thanksgiving? – Spending the morning in the kitchen making the turkey dinner with my mom! 

9. Do you prefer winter or summer? – I like different things about both seasons, In winter you have snow – but then you have the cold to deal with & that sucks! Summer on the other hand – lets you where cute clothes, & go swimming & go running (with-out falling flat on your face!) but then if it’s too hot out, you really start wishing for some of that arctic winter air!  So it’s really a toss up of both!  lol

10. What’s the last thing you ate? –  A&W Chubby Chicken

My Nominee’s :

  1. A House On The Rock
  2. Your Favorite Girlfriend
  3. cooking from the heart
  4. Pepperminting
  5. the sunny kitchen
  6. Over Thinking
  7. Heritage of Grace
  8. Running shoes & Chocolate Mousse
  9. Tea, A Drink With Jam & Bread
  10. Living My Adventures

Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite holiday?
  2. What is your ‘go-to’ recipe?
  3. Your favorite song right now?
  4. What do you love most about cooking/baking?
  5. Which do you prefer – Sweet or Salty?
  6. Do you own a camera?
  7. What rules do you follow when it comes to blogging?
  8. What’s your favorite fashion trend? Do you follow it?
  9. If you had the day completely off from work, what would you do for fun?
  10. What do you blog about most?

Congratulations to all the nominees! 🙂

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Award, Award, Awards, I love the blog Awards…

..Hey Everybody!

Guess what i found in my comments section this week?! That’s right! – An Award nomination from Mimi! She’s the lovely blog author from Les Saveurs De Mimi And it was so sweet of her to include me in her nominations!  (big Thank You Mimi!) 🙂

So,  i am super excited to announce that this time I have been awarded the “I am Part of the WordPress Family” award! ...

The rules are as follows:

  1.   Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2.  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
  3. Nominate up to  10  bloggers for I’m a part of the WordPress Family Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
  4. Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.

Ok, so to pass this thing along – here are my nominations of some very well deserving blogs!

  1. Sugar and Spice Baking
  2. Married In Marrickville
  3. Cannot Contain
  4. Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts
  5. FightForTheBite
  6. Hey, Taste This
  7. CornbreadAndHeels

Congratulations Everyone!  🙂

~Versatile Blogger Award~

http://versatilebloggeraward.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/versatileblogger111.png  I’m super excited to announce that Sweet 16’s Country Kitchen has been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!

        I want to especially thank Prateeksha from over at cooknutritious ~ she has a really cool blog & so it was such a lovely surprise to open my WordPress this morning and find her nomination!

♥ Thank You So Much!!! ♥

The Versatile Blogger Award is maintained by bloggers who want to support each other. Below are the set of RULES that we have to follow for this award : 

  1.  Thank the blogger who gave the award and link to their blog.
  2. Share seven things about yourself that people may not know.
  3. Give this award to as many as 15 bloggers (and link to them)
  4. Comment on their blogs to tell them of the award.

Seven Random Things:

  • Thing 1: I recently discovered that i love the color purple! (idk why i never knew this until now. hum….)
  • Thing 2: I’m not as friendly as i may appear in the morning ~ if i haven’t had my coffee yet! (watch out world! lol)
  • Thing 3: I love shopping! (just ask my anybody who knows me well! lol)
  • Thing 4: I adore Running!  (on the beach, in the early morning!)
  • Thing 5: Music makes-up my heart beat.
  • Thing 6: I have a thing for Sunglasses…the pretty & stylish ones!
  • Thing 7: I have a cute little (or not so much so, but that’s another story! lol) kitty…his name is Charlie.  And i shall tell more about him if ya’ll ask me to *leave me a comment about it if you do…he was a rescue cat…. 😉

Ok, so that ^ was way more fun than i anticipated it would be! 😉    On to the nominations!

My Nominees:

  1.  And She Had Too Much Caffeine, and Possibly ADD 
  2.  Nickel City Pretty
  3.  Tea With Erika
  4. Pocketful Of Sugar
  5. My GoodMorning
  6. luminosityblog
  7. Running Shoes & Chocolate Mousse
  8. fRustUratinNg
  9.  Unfading Elegance
  10. Miss Chris Creations
  11. My Favourite Pastime

Congrats guys! 🙂

1st Year of Blogging

...Today marks our very first year of blogging here at Sweet 16’s Country Kitchen! It’s amazing how time fly’s by so fast right?!

The idea for starting this blog was so exciting to us and it has been such a fun adventure learning how to blog and getting to know some of our followers through their blogs. We both love working in the kitchen, and so it has been really fun getting to test both our culinary skills, and our writing skills through blogging! 🙂

We want to especially thank all of our loyal followers on this special day – You guys keep us excited abut blogging! 🙂

Have a great week-end and please make sure to stop back on Monday for a new recipe! 🙂

Liebster Award

Liebster-Award

Hey Everybody!

Hopefully you are all having a lovely day! ~ I know i am because it is gorgeous & sunny outside at the moment and it’s starting to feel more like spring should! Also, I’m super excited because Sweet 16′s Country Kitchen has been nominated for a second award! (Now how cool is that!?)

About the Award:
The Liebster Award is an award given to rising bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.  (Isn’t that awfully sweet?! ~ we think so!)

Our Nominator: Charlotte from over at Bake With Me!  so kindly nominated us for this valued award! She has a lovely blog that is always so enjoyable to visit- plus she often blogs about CAKE! – and i mean who doesn’t like cake?! lol  So Thank You sooo much Charlotte! for the nomination ~ We are so very honored! ♥   Please visit her awesome blog – Bake With Me! – Here

The RULES:

1. You must thank the person who nominated you.

2. Answer the 11 questions posed by your nominator

3. Pass on the award to 11 new recipients

4. Pose 11 new questions to your bloggers

 So in keeping with the rules for the award, below are the  Answers to the questions that Charlotte has asked  us to answer. :)

QUESTIONS by Charlotte:

1. What do you like most about blogging? –  It’s so much fun hearing from & sharing with others- We have people visit our blog from all around the world & that is just so cool!

2. Describe your blog in three words. – Sweet, Country, (Random?)

3. What is your profession or what are you studying? – We are both studying forms to several different Colleges!  lol

4. What has been your all time favorite post to write or favorite topic to blog about? – The post about the Perfect Brownie recipe was so much fun to write… basically writing about anything pertaining to the culinary arts is a favorite right now! :)

5. If you could go back in time and relive any memory – what would it be and why? To hard to decide = not sure!

6. Favorite film of all time? –We can’t decide! Anything Jane Austin (i.e Emma, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility) Julie & Julia or Ratatouille! ...

7. Do you have any hidden talents? –  Um, Not sure – they might still be hidden! lol

8. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? – On a tour through Europe because there must be great and inspiring restaurants to visit, and because i want to go to ancient castle. ;)

9. What are your three worst foods? – Brussels Sprouts, Susi, & Anchovies

10. What advice would you give to new bloggers? – Keep a regular posting schedule because people are drawn to blogs that are updated regularly! 

11. What can we expect to find on your blog in the near-future? – Recipes and little everyday snap-shots from our lives! :)

Passing along the blog love – Our  Nominations:

  1. Jessica’s Baking Blog
  2. Vagabond Baking
  3. The Misfit Baker
  4. Home Schooled Baking
  5. Add More Butter
  6. Sweet Cravings
  7. Paint Chips & Frosting
  8. Brahms & Cupcakes
  9. Playing With Flour
  10. The Bubbly Baker
  11. The Hunger Pangs

11 Questions to those Nominated:

  1. What made you decide to start Blogging?
  2. What’s the meaning behind your blog name?
  3. Which do you prefer most – Cooking or Baking?
  4. What is your go-to comfort food?
  5. What is your favorite style (i.e Italian, Chinese, Mexican) of food?
  6. What is your favorite restaurant/café where you live?
  7. If you could meet any famous cook/baker either past or present, Who would that be?
  8. Do you listen to music while you’re in the kitchen, or do you prefer silence while you work?
  9. How many Cook-Books do you own?
  10. Coffee or Tea?
  11. What is your favorite recipe?

Thanks for popping by today & make sure to stop by the blogs of those who were nominated! Cheers! :)

~Super Sweet Blogging Award ~

Super Sweet Blogging AwardHey everybody we’ve got news! 🙂

Sweet 16’s Country Kitchen was pleasantly surprised to be nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!  We are so excited as this is the first recognition that our blog has gotten and so we would  like to send a Big Thank You to Candy over at her blog ~lovely buns~ for nominating us! She has an awesome blog so go check it out! 🙂

The rules of the award are: 1 Visit and thank the blogger(s) who nominated you. 2 Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back. 3 Answer the “Super Sweet” questions. 4 Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen” (13) blogs for the award, add a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs. 5 Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

The Super Sweet Questions (and answers) are:

1. Cookies or Cake? Cookies (unless there is a Coconut or German chocolate cake involved somehow!)

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, (but Vanilla’s amazing too, so don’t make us decide on that one!)

3. What is your favorite sweet treat?  Chocolate maybe? – it’s to hard to choose!!!

4. When do you crave sweet things the most? Pretty much ALL the time! 😉

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  Sweetie Pie and Snicker-doodle 🙂

Ok, so now that the Q&A session is over with, Let us go on to announce our Super Sweet Blogging Award Nominees!  Congratulations! 🙂