A few weeks ago I received a nice surprise from a fellow blogger. Pam from Pam’s Midwest Kitchen Korner presented me with the Liebster Blog Award. Then last week Jeff from Jeff’s Plate also presented me with the award. One of the things that I have enjoyed the most about blogging has been getting to know so many different bloggers from all over the world. So, needless to say, receiving some acknowledgement from other bloggers is definitely another added joy. Thank you so much Pam and Jeff and I apologize that it took me this long to pass it on (I just wanted to make sure that I gave it some thought before I wrote this post.) Pam and Jeff both have great blogs and I definitely encourage you to visit and subscribe to their posts!
So now it is my turn to pass along and I think that you will agree that I picked some excellent blogs:-).
First of all, liebster is German for “favorite” or “dearest.” This award is given to draw attention to blogs worthy of note — usually with few followers, 200 or less. There is no evaluation committee or formal award process for the Liebster Award, but in a way it is even nicer. It is recognition that a peer has noticed and appreciated your work!
The rules are as follows:
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
- Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
- Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
- Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed.
Here are my selections for the award!
While you are reading over these great blogs you can enjoy this yummy and simple rice pudding! Seriously, it takes no time – go make it right now and you can eat it warm while you are reading!
Slightly adapted from Allrecipes.com
- ¾ cup uncooked white rice
- 2 cups milk, divided
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- ⅔ cup golden raisins (I left out the raisins)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Bring 1½ cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- In another saucepan, combine 1½ cups cooked rice, 1½ cups milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in remaining ½ cup milk, beaten egg and raisins (if using). Cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla. Serve warm.