March 18, 2013

Liebster Award

Have you ever heard of the Liebster Award?? I hadn't until a fellow blogger nominated my Attainable Cuisine for it!! Thank You Summer over at Mallow and Co. for nominating me. The Liebster Award is awarded to blogs who have 200 followers or less but still seem to catch enough attention to deserve a little extra love from other bloggers and recipe searchers.

Do you know what Liebster means? It is a German word and has many different ways it can be used to describe how you feel for someone or something: dearest, darling, favorite, beloved, liked very much or preferred.

I did a little reading about the Liebster Award and I found out that this award (which really isn't an award but more of a recognition) has been making it's way through the blogging world for quite some time. It hasn't been going to only food bloggers but to all different types of blogs. And like the name of it, it started in Germany....original post from the starter of this award is unknown BUT to who ever it was that came up with this idea has started a great thing!

Rules of the Liebster Award:
1. Share 11 random facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by your nominator
3. Choose 11 bloggers with less then 200 followers to pass the award to
4.  Make sure to go to your nominated blogs and let them know they have been nominated
5. And most importantly thank the person/blogger who nominated you

So now it is my turn to share a few random facts about myself.....this should be interesting!!

1. I have never been to Disney Land or Disney World
2. I can't eat bananas once they are "too" ripe (any brown spots on the skin)
3. I spend way too much time watching America's Next Top Model reruns
4. I like working out but I absolutely find no pleasure in running or jogging and envy those who do
5. I LOVE gummi bears
6. If I ever win the jackpot in the lottery I am buying myself an apartment in Paris
7. I don't know what I did before having Pinterest....oh searches
8. I wish we had a place in Tucson that made Döner's like the ones in Germany
9. Doing laundry is the worst chore ever
10. I don't like reheating's the smell of cooke-cold food that I don't like and the texture is usually never the same either
11. I love going to the beach BUT hate the sand

Here are my questions from Summer:

1. What are your hobbies or things you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to read, go for walks or totally waste too many hours pinning on Pinterest!

2. What is your biggest pet peeve?
I really can't stand people who like to stir the point just to get attention.....especially when it's putting negative attention on to a different person to distract from their own flaws.

3. What's one of your favorite blogs of the moment?
My favorite blog at the moment is Hungry Little Girl because Jutta has a few of my favorite recipes of dishes from Germany that I haven't dared to try making on my own yet.

4. Salty or Sweet?
I like a little bit of both.....fresh popped popcorn mixed with a handful of peanut M&M's is an absolute favorite of mine.

5. What is a goal you have for 2013?
I have 2 goals right now.....pass my Praxis I Exam before the end of June and to stick with my gym schedule!

6. How many kids are in your family?
We have 3 kids, ages 8, 5 and 1....but if you count our 2 cats and 1 dog as then I have 6 kids!! ;-)

7. What is your dream job?
I dream of owning a coffee shop/diner some day.

8. What is the hardest thing about blogging?
The hardest thing for me is taking good pictures and trying to figure out the HTML codes!!

9. What is your favorite restaurant and why?
My favorite restaurant here in Tucson has to be Brush Fire BBQ.....Messy Fries....yummm

10. What would your touchdown victory dance look like if you were in the NFL?
Probably my own version of Gangam Style....LOL

11. What's your favorite season and why?
Fall time is my favorite! I love it for many different in Tucson because I can finally open my windows up again and turn off the A/C which means I can also start baking again!!! 


My nominations go to:

5. Jutta @ HungryLittleGirl
8. Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake
9. Jessica @ Love, Love, Love
10. Kirsten @ One Tough Mother

And now for my questions to you fellow nominees:

1. If your friends had to describe you with one word, what would it be?

2. If you won the jackpot in the lottery, how would you spend the money?

3. What is one thing you couldn't live without?

4. Where is the coolest place you have ever visited?

5. What do you love most about blogging?

6. Team Edward or Team Jacob?

7. What is your favorite candy?

8. What was the most recent book you read and what you thought about it?

9. What is your biggest pet peeve?

10. What is your favorite cereal?

11. How did you decide on the name of your blog?


  1. Thank you Stephanie for recommending my blog. I so appreciate it. Would you contact me at I need to chat with you.

  2. I had your blog for the secret recipe swap! Thank you for a great recipe. Check out the post at my blog!

  3. Hi! Thanks so much for the nomination! I really appreciate it! :)

  4. Thank you so much for the award! I really appreciate it! And you should definitely visit Disney-so much fun! And I'm with you on the bananas, one brown spot and I can't eat it;)