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I would like to start by thanking fellow blogger  Tuttacronaca  over at  …

  For nominating me as this was  not only very unexpected, but I am sincerely humbled. When I started this blog over five months ago I had a general idea of what and where I wanted this to go. But….

I never imagined I would meet so many wonderful souls along the way. Everyone has been very supportive to me and to each other. You have inspired me to not only be a better cook, writer, and blogger, but a better person every day! Thank you for your daily inspirations.

Directions to accept this award / Guidelines for accepting this award:

1. Create a post and tell 7 things about yourself / Create a post and reveal 7 things about yourself.

2. Enter the prize in your dashboard, indicating from whom you received / Post the award on your blog site, show who nominated you.

3. Share the award with 15 bloggers from which you draw inspiration and include their links in your post / Present the award to up to 15 bloggers That inspire you and includes links to Their blogs in your post.

7 Things About Me

I love the sport of MMA,  and grew up watching boxing. I love to shop for Vans tennis shoes and MAC make up. In fact I own more pairs of vans then high heels. I am 47 and a grandmother to a beautiful six-year-old grandson name Damien. I love to run daily along Pacific Coast Highway. And I love, love, love red wine.

Nominations !!!

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About Clarissa Cordero

Hi, I'm Clarissa from Huntington Beach, CA, I am an Author, Foodie and self taught "Home Cook" I love to “Dish” when it comes to anything that is food related as it has been a passion of mine from the moment I was able to hold a spatula. I have well over thirty years of experience in cooking, baking, and grilling. I've spent the last five or so years learning to replicate dishes of various cuisines around the world, create new dishes and reboot some of the classics I grew up with. It has been a pleasure sharing with others my passion, ideas, tips, and tricks that will make life in the kitchen fun and a lot easier.

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  1. I am very flattered you would think of me for this nomination, since I am not just a food photographer☺ It tickles me how much we have in common, I too LOVE LOVE red wine, pacific coast and have a grandson also. Lets toast to that♥

  2. Well I chose you along with other bloggers based on “Inspiration” . Your site is so beautiful with amazing photo’s and stories that gives your readers a glimpse of you.
    I wanted to give back what you have given to me and many others!
    Cheers! “clink’

  3. Thank you for your kindness. And congrats to you as well. Here’s hoping there are many more exciting surprises in store for you this year! Cheers :)

  4. *Giggle* this was supposed to be my month for honoring…

    Eventually I am going to make an Awards page. As the gemstonepages blog connects to another site I don’t want to take up space there.You are so very correct with the internet being a wonderful place of connections. I started out about two years ago just writing and sharing small verse, added a long verse, story verse and fiction blogs.

    And I have expanded to enjoy many adventures with photos, food, and travel. Thank you for sharing a path together.

    Continued success and peace, Jules

    • Thank you Jules, I really am so humbled and glad to share this with so many wonderful people. I started out looking at other food pages and found I really enjoy reading bits of everyone and their likes. Being here has cured me from way too much facebook. I really love being here.
      I wish you the same with your writing, I really enjoy it so much., Clarissa

  5. Congrats! and thanks for the nomination! I had no idea how wonderful other bloggers were before I started blogging, it was such a nice surprise!

  6. Mmmmm, Pacific Coast Highway. I am totally California dreaming! (And it is sooo such a winter’s day here, like, I can see a snow storm out the window right now!)

  7. Hey I love the new look of your blog! It looks gorgeous. And thanks for the shout out!

    • Teresa,
      You are so welcome my dear. When I was notified late yesterday I made a solid commitment not to let another of these pass by. They really mean a lot because its coming from my peers, and the only way to give back the support and kindness I have received from all of you, is to return it from my heart. And I wanted you to know how much it all means to me.
      I’m glad you like the new look, i’m playing around with the idea of changing the background by Holiday or seasons. I have a background that I think was taken in some part of Italy. .

  8. Thanks for including me on your list! I’m very flattered. I enjoy keeping up with your posts. Cheers!

  9. Congratulations on your nomination and thank you so much for nominating me :)

  10. Thanks so much for the shout out Clarissa!

  11. jalal michael sabbagh.

    Congratulation on your award.You deserve it.You have a very interesting.weblog.Thank you for liking my poem.Warm wishes.jalal

  12. You’re never 47! Not possible. I can’t believe I never came here in February to thank you, so a big THANK YOU


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