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I have been nominated for a number of blogging awards. I want to thank both those who nominated me and you, the reader, as you have made The Rantings of an Amateur Chef great.

The Sunshine Award

Description and Rules:  Positivity and creativity inspires other bloggers  Link

Nominated by (date): Lisa at fLVE (3/28/12), LdsConvertBlog (4/1/12), suzyplatt (4/2/12), The White Trash Gourmet (4/6/12), Joe’s Primal Scream (4/7/12), All Things Boys (4/23/12), Project 9179 (4/23/12), Personal Chef Grazia (5/1/12), Living Beyond Organic Mom (5/1/12), Bliss Travels News (5/13/12), f00ddventures (6/7/12), Things I Want To Tell My Children As They Grow Up (6/11/12), Family Foodie Survival Guide (6/18/12), Meaingful Western Life (8/10/12), Julia Julie & I (8/27/12), Plant Based Diet Adventures (10/31/12), Andrea’s Garden Cooking (11/21/12), ayummygreenworld (10/24/13), spencesgirl (1/22/16)

Liebster Blog Award

Description and Rules: From a German word “Beloved, dearest or favorite”  Link

Nominated by (date): Sarah at Memoirs of An Amateur Cook (3/28/12), Louisegnes (9/23/12), Chef Doru’s Blog (11/14/12), Sustainably Single Parenting  (11/23/12), KnowledgeKnut (1/15/13), Life on Life’s Terms (5/9/13) Fresh Beginnings and Apple Pies (5/28/13), Be Who You Want Not What Others Expect From You (5/28/13), Living: Pure and Simple (3/30/14),  Amintiri din Bucatarie (4/16/14)

The Versatile Blogger

Description and Rules: Given to blogs that handle a variety of items well. Link

Nominated by (date): Letizia from DutchGoesItalian (3/18/12), suzyplatt (4/2/12), MLM WorldWide (4/5/12), Lavender and Lime (4/6/12), The White Trash Gourmet (4/6/12), What Was I Thinking? (4/8/12), Salsachica (4/11/12), La Vie Urbane (4/13/12), Tales and Travels of the Tinman (4/13/12), The Little GSP (4/16/12), Inspiration All Around (4/17/12), For His Glory and Praise (4/17/12), the eclectic faerie (4/17/12), Food Fun and Life (4/18/12), K Lyn Wurth (4/18/12), A Dollop and a Pinch (4/18/12), nThenSome (4/19/12), Jittery Cook (4/22/12), The Optimistic Baker (4/22/12), The Domestiaclly Impared Guide to the Retro Kitchen Arts (4/25/12), Gluten Free We Will Be (4/25/12),  Life Worth Living (4/28/12), Confessions of a Curious Cuisiniere (4/30/12), Just Between Cousins (5/3/12), Lazy Laura Maisey (5/5/12), My Baking Empire (5/5/12), The Sustain Blog (5/12/12), Smokley (5/16/12),  StoryBook Apothecary(5/18/12), FoodVentures (5/19/12), Rileys Random Review (5/20/12), Naturalfemina (5/21/12), Books, Cupcakes and Cats Chasing Chipmonks (6/3/12), Tiller’s Tale (6/4/12), Quick Asian Recipes (6/6/12), On life and stuff (6/8/12), Serendipity (6/9/12), Wife Meets Life (6/10/12), Poet: Jemmy Farmer (6/12/12), Lazy Hippie Mama (6/12/12), Linny V’s Blog (6/21/12), Kitchen Memories (6/25/12), Chompasaurus Reviews (7/19/12), Learn 2 [use the] Kitchen (7/20/12), The Whims of Fairness (8/13/12), Crazy Bunny 66 (1/8/13), astridcook (1/16/13), Savor the Food (1/30/13) Nailed It/Failed It (3/13/13), Twist and Turn (3/19/13), Diva di Cucina (4/4/13), soadhachami (4/19/13), Kaffee und Kuchen (6/17/13) ayummygreenworld (10/24/13), Country Home and Hearth (11/24/13), Tea and Sesame (3/23/14), Skinny Sweet Treats (4/20/14) Sweet Jaw (6/6/14), Samantha’s Gluten Free Food Spot (7/1/14), Glittery Moss (1/23/15), Camp That Site (4/25/15)

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Description and Rules: Given to blogs that inspire others  Link

Nominated by (date):  suzyplatt (4/2/12), The White Trash Gourmet (4/6/12), The Other Side of Infidelity (4/15/12), Silent All These Years (4/21/12), Notes from Dawn (5/1/12), I am NOT just a fat girl (5/18/12), gfootsteps (5/28/12), The Thread Affect (6/9/12), Two Cats Views (6/22/12), The Sofi’s Blog (7/2/12),  Sweets and Brains (7/11/12), Jimmy and Cha (7/24/12), Plant Based Diet Adventures (8/4/12), The Open Suitcase (8/11/12), We Move Together (8/13/12), Lily Sue’s Bites and Brews  (9/10/12), The Kitchen Novelist (10/12/12), Cookingwithatwist (10/18/12), Rabbit Can Cook (11/21/12),  Notes from a Southern Kitchen (1/26/13), olbigjim (1/30/13), Bonne Vivante Life (2/23/13), Extolerant (4/1/13), Never Trust the Skinny Cook (8/16/13), redheadedwhovian (9/28/14), Gluten Free Jess (12/22/14)

Kreativ Blogger Award

Description and Rules: Given to blogs that show creativity  Link

Nominated by (date):  suzyplatt (4/2/12), Zim on a Whim (4/18/12), HumbleFeast(4/20/12), Trev and Gaila Cooking (4/24/12),  Lucy’s Friendly Foods(4/25/12), The Making of a Chef (5/4/12) The Sustain Blog (5/12/12), Not in India 2012 (6/17/12), Mooney’s Footprints (12/15/12)

7×7 Link Award

Description and Rules: Given to blogs that have posts in a variety of areas   Link

Nominated by (date):  REMCooks (4/3/12), Mama Miyuki Easy Pantsy, (9/29/12), Les Saveurs De Mimi (4/8/13)

The ABC Award

Description and Rules: Awesome Blog Content

Nominated by (date):  Food Safari (4/27/12)

Reader Appreciation Award

Description and Rules: A reader appreciates you!

Nominated by (date):  50 Dates in 50 States (4/30/12), xxculture (6/7/12), Thought from an American Woman (6/9/12),

One Lovely Blog

Description and Rules: You have a lovely blog!

Nominated by (date):  Rileys Random Review (5/7/12), Pantry Obsession (5/7/12), dwittopinions (5/11) Naturally Frugal Homemaker (5/16/12), Twenty Four Seven In France (5/17/12) Madame Croquette (5/18/12), Sofi’s World (5/21/12), Naturalfemina (5/21/12), World on a Platter (5/21/12), The Left Wright Brain (5/25/12), Living for the Next Meal (5/26/12), Life’s Journey & More (5/30/12), Renee’s Revelings (6/2/12), Quick Asian Recipes (6/6/12), The Thread Affect (6/9/12), Drew Kail (6/9/12), College Girl Can’t Cook (6/11/12), Haz’s Random Musings (6/11/12), Czech the Flip (6/14/12), The Confluent Kitchen (6/21/12), JN Cahill (6/21/12), Fresh Fare (7/8/12), Sweet Little Thang (7/28/12), Morristown: A View From Our Back Porch (8/3/12), Meaingful Western Life (8/10/12), Simply Cessie (9/5/12) RockMad & Sweetum’s (9/13/12), Whisks and Ruffles (10/2/12), South By Southeast (10/11/12), Chef Doru’s Blog (12/1/12), Cooks and Facts (3/4/13)

Food Stories Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling

Description and Rules: Great story telling for food related posts

Nominated by (date):  Menu By Vicky (5/22/12)

Illuminating Blogger Award

Description and Rules: for illuminating, informative blog content

Nominated by (date):  The Fork Left Behind (5/29/12), Raving Mad Scientists (5/30/12)

Blog on Fire Award

Description and Rules: Your posts are HOT baby!

Nominated by (date): Humbled Pie (6/4/12)

Capture the Color

Description and Rules: Photos that capture the colors of blue, greem yellow, white and red!

Nominated by (date): Loving Sao Paulo (8/3/12)

Beautiful Blogger Award

Nominated by (date): Normal Cooking (8/12/12), Bake Eat Tuesday (8/23/12), Recipes From My Kitchen (9/2/12), life on wry (10/20/12), Laura Loving Life (11/17/12),  Aromas and Flavors from My Kitchen (4/28/14)

Dining Blogger Award

Nominated by (date): For His Glory and Praise (8/11/12),

Tell Me About Yourself Award

Nominated by: The Lift Blog (8/21/12)

The Super Sweet Blog Award

Nominated By: Rezich Family Kitchen (8/20/12), FaithRises (9/3/12), Geli’s Goodies (9/25/12), Jackie Eat World (1/16/13), 1 life 196 countries (2/15/13), Femmehaven (2/19/13) Soadhachami (5/2/13)

Inspiring Blog Award

Nominated By: My Sweet Addiction (8/13/12), Urban Night (10/3/12), Dear Ms Migraine (10/31/12), P.S. I Love Soap (3/4/13)

7 Things About Me

Nominated By: Domestic Superhero (9/5/12)

Family of Bloggers Award

Nominated By: Taste…and See (10/1/12)

Wonderful Team Membership Award

Nominated By: Sabhskitchn (10/10/12), Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen (12/6/12)

The Reality Blog Award

Nominated By: recipesfrommykitchen (10/28/12), Food Allergy Experience (11/30/12)

Blog of the Year 2012

 Nominated By: Where Fantasy and Magic Take Flight (12/16/12), Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen (12/22/12)

Shine On Award

Nominated By: Layedback Life (2/18/13), The Hasty Tasty Meals Kitchen (3/27/13), Garden State-ments (12/29/13), The Boi Poet (4/14/14)

My Lab Loves Your Blog Award

Nominated by: Celia Bedilia Designs (3/23/13)

Best Moment Award

Nominated by: Free Little Words (3/26/13), Kanzensakura (3/30/13) ayummygreenworld (10/24/13)

Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness

Nominated by: Charles Schnyder Photography (4/7/13)

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Nominated by: In My Hands (10/17/13)

The Cracking Chrispmouse Bloggywog Award

Nominated by: Belsbror (3/6/14)

Most Influential Blogger

Nominated by: Witless Dating After Fifty (7/19/14)

WordPress Family Award

Nominated by: Aromas and Flavors From My Kitchen (8/12/14)

 Most Inspiring Blog Award

Nominated by: A Southern Silver Lining (4/30/15)

31 Comments on “Awards/Fun”

  1. April 11, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Thank you for liking my blog on Cuban Sandwiches!! I appreciate being found in blogworld. Your blog is incredible, I’m glad to have it in my favorites!


  2. April 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Hello! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I realize that you’ve already been nominated for this award several times but your blog is definitely in my top 15 so I nominated you again. 🙂 You can read more here:


  3. April 17, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Pat, I too nominate you for another Versatile Blogger Award. Details:


  4. April 20, 2012 at 1:26 am #

    I just (also) nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award! I know you’ve gotten this one before, but I do really like your blog and couldn’t leave you off the list. 🙂


  5. April 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Without knowing about all the above awards, Jittery Cook also just nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award! Congrats for having so many awards!
    Check it out at


  6. April 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    In Uruguay though we think it is ours ). One thing is for sure no Uruguayan or Argentinean that I know has ever used cumin or conraider. Argentineans use a lot more Chlli in their sauces and this is about the main difference in our Chimichurris. However Chileans love conraider and cumin in all their foods. In fact they a sauce called pebre that actually uses these two ingredients. Coriander Yuck yuckty yuck, it tastes like a soap I grew up with, it was called LUX basically bathroom soap.


  7. April 30, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Hi Pat! You’ve got a really great blog here! Your posts make me smile and your food always looks great! It looks like you’ve gotten a bunch of these, but I have decided to nominate you again for the Versatile Blogger Award.


  8. Nicole Brait
    May 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Well, I just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger and a Kreative Blogger Award without realizing you have gotten both already. Oops and congratulations


  9. June 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    And I am nominating you again :D. Doesn’t hurt I guess 🙂


  10. allinkedout
    June 7, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    Thanks for liking my post on Great Cadbury Commercials! I love the thought of someone reading what I write! If you hadn’t found my blog, I wouldn’t have ever found yours. Thanks!


  11. June 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    I just nominated you for the reader appreciation award as well. I hope that means you win!


  12. jmtinkler
    July 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Congratulations… Looking forward to learning from you!


  13. July 24, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    Hi Pat, thanks for stopping by my blog a couple of times lately. I must say that I really like your idea of having a separate page for blog awards…I may think about doing something similar, if that’s ok with you (I would give full credit to you and a link to this page of course). Keep up the good work!


    • July 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Of course. Feel free to create an awards page. Pat



  14. August 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Hey! I have nominated you for Capturing the Colour, hope you were not already in it! Check it out here: Cheerio!!


  15. August 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    Hi, I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the “Inspiring Blog Award” There are a few rules to this nomination (these aren’t my rules, so do what you want…no pressure) you need to give a shout out to me, of course, tell us 7 things about yourself, true or otherwise, and then nominate 15 bloggers, that’s the tricky part, if you don’t have 15, don’t sweat it, just pass it on to someone….share the joy by following this link, …….and good work!


  16. September 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    It’s understandable why you have been nominated for so many awards. Your blog is FABULOUS! I too am nominating you for the “Beautiful Blogger Award” Love, Love, Love your blog.


  17. September 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    I know you have received this award many times but your blog is truly inspiring to me so I have awarded you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award 🙂 It is amazing how you have grown so quickly with your blog. Congrats!

    Click on the link or visit my blog for details.


  18. October 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    You know I love your blog, for real. I nominated The Ranting Chef for the One Lovely Blog Award:
    Have a great day!


  19. October 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Hey there! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. To accept and participate visit:


  20. January 16, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Because you don’t have enough awards: I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Again!


  21. February 28, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    Wow! I had no idea there were so many blogging awards out there! Congrats ! I look forward to reading your posts!


  22. April 8, 2013 at 3:41 am #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the step by step pictures accompanying your recipes. I am such a visual person, I think it’s fantastic! Congratulations on all of your awards!


  23. April 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    reading all that made my stomach growl for some reason.


  24. August 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    I nominated you for the inspiring blogger award. You can check out all the details at this link!


  25. November 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    I’ve noticed you have done some fun contests recently, and we are also having one that ends November 13th! We are looking for Home-Made Chambord Recipes if you or anyone else is interested!


  26. March 27, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    Greetings! Awards time, fellow blogger!
    I nominate you for The Cracking Chrispmouse Bloggywog Award.
    You can check. for more details.
    Have a wonderful day!


  27. May 5, 2014 at 2:05 am #

    Wow! You have a huge list of awards. I didn’t know you already had the Beautiful blogger award and that too so many. Thank you for accepting it with so much humility and grace. Respect.


  28. samanthapidoux
    July 1, 2014 at 4:20 am #

    Hi there,
    I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award –
    I love your blog and thought you deserved it.
    All you now have to do if you want to accept is write a short post and nominate up to 15 people and in the post say 7 things about yourself. Also acknowledge the person who nominated you!
    Keep up the great work.


  29. July 17, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    I have followed this blog and it’s beautifully inspiring recipes for a while. Again, with all my favourite blogs, most of them have already been nominated for a Liebster Award. Well, I am nominating you again.
    Please don’t feel pressured into participating. If you don’t wish to, just delete this message. I just wanted you to know that this blog is appreciated by me. xx



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