I’m Blushing! The Liebster Award!

Strictly Delicious nominated me for the Liebster Award, and I couldn’t be more honored! And I’m a little upset, because she already got it and that means I can’t nominate her. I really do feel very flattered – thank you! She asked me a few questions, and here are my thoughts…

Geeky Chique

1. What are you most afraid of in the kitchen?
#humblebrag, I like to think of myself as pretty fearless, but honestly, I haven’t dabbled in gluten-free baking. (Minus the macarons I made last year, which definitely give me hope!)
2. What inspired you to begin blogging?
A few friends of mine who have blogs encouraged me to start my own, and looking for an addition to my New Years Resolution, I decided to just give it a shot!

3. What gives you the most joy from blogging?
Blogging gives me a great place to record my shenaniganry :)

4. What does your ideal Saturday look like?
Sleep in; make a big breakfast (preferably including buttermilk pancakes and caramelized onion fritatta); explore some new part of the city; and have friends over for cocktails on the roof…is it Saturday yet?

5. What pantry staple would you never want to live or cook without?
Salt. Done and done.

6. Name a place you have never visited, but want to.
I would love to visit Japan, but realistically next on my list will be Germany and Greece, buuuuut I also want to visit Brazil! And I’m dying to go back to France. Basically everywhere. Can you tell I miss traveling?

7. What’s the most surprisingly delicious thing you’ve ever eaten?

8. Who is your favorite “audience” to cook for?
Obviously my family and friends, but I do love cooking for people who I’m starting to get to know – there’s that moment when they try my cooking, and I feel like I’ve really secured the friendship ;)

9. What’s your favorite time of day and why?
I love the evening – whipping up a cocktail or pouring a glass of wine to enjoy with my roommates before drink #2 (or 3) while making dinner. (On the other end, my mornings are ALWAYS accompanied by a mug of coffee the size of my head and a general zombie-like demeanor.)

10. What are you looking forward to most this year?
California <3


I’m sure these wonderful bloggers have received wide acclaim, but nevertheless, I would like to nominate the following awesome bloggers for the Leibster Award!…

Ngan at Ngan Made It

Sue at Birger Bird

Liz at My Favourite Pastime

Patty over at Patty Nguyen

Sonal at Simply Vegetarian

Elmarie at Flippen blog

Josette at The Brook Cook


And my questions for you lovely ladies:

  1. What was the last thing you ate?
  2. What was your typical elementary school lunch?
  3. What’s your favorite kitchen utensil/appliance?
  4. Food you’d never touch?
  5. Food allergy you wish you had?
  6. What was the cause of your last hangover?
  7. What’s your favorite splurge at the grocery store?


The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions you were given.
  3. Nominate other blogs with less than 500 followers.
  4. Post questions for your selected nominees to answer.
  5. Tag and link the nominees and post a comment to let them know you have nominated and appreciate their hard work


22 thoughts on “I’m Blushing! The Liebster Award!

  1. Congrats to you & thank you so much for your nomination! I know it’s confusing, but my blog is named after where I live (Stony BROOK, NY) not after me! :) Thanks again! Josette- “The Brook Cook” :)

  2. Loved reading your responses! I feel the exact same way about the cooking + new friends combination. It’s a way to open up to them, show them what you’re passionate about (yes, passionate about food). And also to get them hooked! :) I also agree about your favorite time of day. There’s something so relaxing about coming home, pouring a glass of something, and then settling into dinner making. Therapy in food. Yup!

  3. Congratulations and thank you so much for thinking of me for this award! Your award is well deserved – I love coming to your blog for inspiration on what to bake next! I also love traveling, oysters, and California (never going to leave)! My favorite kitchen utensil is my MAC santoku – makes chopping and cutting so easy. :)

  4. Katie,
    A big big congratulations :). So well deserved. Thanks for the nomination too :). I really appreciate it! Did I mention, you are funny ;)……. So so fun! Keep rocking!

  5. Just to remove any possible doubt, you are still adorable!! Red heads rule—-what are we, something like 3 percent of the world’s population? Are we going to get a chance to see you before you leave for the left coast? Cousin George

    Sent from my iPad


  6. OH MY GOSH YOU’RE TOTALLY FAMOUS. I’m so lucky to be able to take fun in so many of these incredible food adventures with you :) CONGRATS HLP!!!!!

  7. I also love the evening. It’s the only time you can put your feet up, sip a refreshing drink, reminisce about the day and enjoy yourself. Congratulations on receiving the award. Best wishes!

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