Tuesday, May 4, 2010

5 Star Pasta Makeover Win & More Giving Bloggers

This month I decided to compete in the 5 Star Makeover: Pasta on one of my favorite blogs 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures.  This blog is run by Natasha an amazing cook and writer.  Her blog sets high standards for culinary acumen.

I was fortunate enough to be selected the winner for my dish Linguini con Bacon.  There was a great turnout for this contest.  I would like to congratulate everyone who participated, you are all winners in my book.  Check it out, if you need ideas for pasta dishes, you will be amazed by all the incredible dishes.  Here's the link 5 Star Makeover: Pasta Roundup.

A big heartfelt thank you to the host of the contest Natasha.  It was hard work putting that thing together and I want you to know that you are very appreciated.

Her dish was my favorite from all the magnificent entries, check out this beauty...Morel Fettuccine with Spinach Ribbons and Crispy Shallots

On behalf of Nancy and I we are proud to be nominated for a gaggle of blogger awards by Kristy at My Little Space and Jenny at Hungry Jenny.  Jenny & Kristy are not only great bloggers, but wonderfully supportive people.  Please have a look at their blogs, I guarantee you will have a smile on your face.  This has truly been my favorite aspect of the blogging process, meeting fantastic positive people.



Here are my deserving nominees for any and all of these Awards....
1. Carla at Recipe Addict
2. Jenn at Defunkt Gourmet
3. Natasha at 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures
4. Jacqueline at Jacqueline's Cat House
5. Angie at Angie's Recipes
6. Mo at Mo's Kitchen
7. Chanel at Greedy Gourmand
8. Deana at LostPastRemembered
9. Jessie at The Happiness in Health
10. Malou at Skip to Malou
11. Roxan at Kitchen Meditation 

P.S....Thank you for all the affection for one crazy boy named Audi...He really appreciates it, as you can see!



That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!

41 comments:

  1. Thank you, Lazaro, for your wonderful words and the links! Congrats on your win and all the wonderful awards - well deserved! Thank you so much for sharing the awards with me too :)

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  2. Hey! Lazaro, thank you for the award and the shout out! I really appreciate it. I will announce it in my next entry.
    Meow...Audi! :-))

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  3. All the pasta dishes look great! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wow, thanks so much Lazaro.. just to think, a week ago we didn't know about one another.. How cool is that... most grateful for the award... I think I'll pull Kreative Blogger to put on my next post. I am enjoying reading yours and I guess you are enjoying mine!!!

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  5. Aww, thank you Lazaro! Congrats on all the awards you won, too. :)

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  6. Aw, that is so sweet of you!! Big thank you! It's much appreciated :)

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  7. Congrats for the awards and your post of Linguini for the contest, you deserve Lazaro!! Natasha and her blog is excellent-ious!

    Have a great week!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  8. Hi Laz,
    Great to see you again... I thought you were mad that I haven't done the happy award yet! Now that the weather is nice I am outside a lot and trying to catch up on commenting back to my friends who comment! This blogging thing is a lot of work! LOL
    Congrats on your pasta win, I would make it if I werent such a fattie!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

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  9. Wow, you are very well liked and fair minded to include so many with your win!

    Everyone wants to come to your house for dinner...yet, I live in Miami! (hint, hint!) haha!

    Congrats, isn't it fun to share your food world with so many people that appreciate it?

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  10. Your linguini con bacon is on our menu for Thursday. I've been thinking about it since I first found it. Love the photo of lollin' Audi. What's better than a furry friend. We have Argos, a liver-spotted dalmatian. On his back on the bed is one of his favorite spots as well.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  11. Hi Lazaro
    Congratulations on your win and your awards.
    Well done x

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  12. Congratulations! I knew that dish was a winner! Great job, well deserved! Bravo encore!

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  13. good post. I love blog shoutouts- each one is so different and fun to read!
    Katherine

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  14. Lazaro
    you are a genius with food!! it was no accident you won!

    Thanks so much for all of your support and wonderful posts!
    Dennis

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  15. Congrats on winning! And all those wonderful accolades. Well deserved.

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  16. Thanks for the nomination Lazaro - and congrats on winning for your pasta, much deserved:)

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  17. Congratulations on winning the 5 Star Pasta Makeover contest, what a fantastic compliment to you and your recipe!...Congratulations also on your blogger awards and I am honored you would think of my blog as well; thank you so much for your kindness and generosity of spirit...Audi is a beautiful boy and I love his tummy shot=he looks so happy and that's really an adorable photo!...Best wishes, Lazaro, thanks again!

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  18. thank you for choosing my blog as one of the blogs you "dig" hahaha.. when i read your comment in my blog, it brought a wide smile on my face... and it's such a great honor to receive an award from you.

    congratulations for winning the 5 star foodie challenge... wow you rock! how many awards have you collected? didn't you just start this blog? AWESOMENESS!!!

    thanks mucho!
    malou

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  19. Hi Lazaro,
    WOW!!! First, Congratulations on receiving these awards. You are so deserving. Even though I've been reading your blog for a short while, I can feel your passion for cooking (in an environmentally sustainable manner) through your writing. No small feat sir! But that's why we all keep coming back - your passion, your great writing, creativity and inspiration. Keep it coming :)

    Awww... thanks for the award. I think it is always so surprising to receive something like this. Such an honour and feel so happy that you thought of me. A random act of kindless ~ Thank you Lazaro ;)

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  20. Thanks, Lazaro, I shall be careful with the eggs. So sorry to hear about your Marvin. Argos is now eleven and we just had him to the vet today. He's having some spinal issues. So sad. He's our second dalmatian. Our first, Cooper, was with us until the age of fourteen. They are wonderful companions!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  21. Dear Lazaro! The fact that you won is by no means a fluke! YOU deserve it!

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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  22. No disrespect to the other contestants, I saw all the entries and they were all amazing! Picking a winner from such a line up was no enviable task. But, it's not for nothing that you won Lazaro! What can I say, that I haven't already? You're a kitchen wizard and passion just can't be beat! Congratulations on a well deserved win!

    Congrats also to the award recipients - truly deserving, one and all :)

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  23. Congratulations on winning the 5 Star Pasta Makeover contest!! Congrats on the series of excellent blog awards, and thank you so much for thinking of me! You already know how highly I think of your blog, so I'm honored to receive an award from you. Thank you, Lazaro :)

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  24. I enjoyed this round up and your entry looked delicious! I keep missing out on the Makeover roundups. I need to make it a priority!

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  25. Always liked that bacon recipe. Not surprised you won.

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  26. Hey Lazaro, congratulation on the pasta win and the awards. I was actually looking at your pasta again with My Mom the other night when we were thinking about a pasta dinner. It sounded so good-We ended up doing quinoa that night though, as she's trying to lose weight...
    Oh, and I can't believe Audi was a stray-quite a specimen he is, and I can see his personality a bit in that pose (smile)!

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  27. Congrats on the awards and winning that contest. I went and checked out the recipe and I MUST make it. Sounds so divine! I just love your blog. Your cooking truly inspires me and I hope you continue to be blessed with your blog. Thanks for stopping by today- I am doing an amazing giveaway if you are interested! Have a great day! Love
    Jessica

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  28. Congratulations!! That is awesome and thanks for the links too. I've been a bit behind in the food blogging world, but that's about to change finally. I will definitely be checking out your blog like nobody's business. Thanks and congrats again!

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  29. Heartiest congratulations, Lazaro! :-) Audi is adorable. :-)

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  30. Lazaro, Congrats on your well deserved awards!

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  31. Congrats on those awards everyone. Lazaro, I am now head over heels for Audi!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  32. Oh Lazaro you are too much! Every single recipe of yours makes my mouth water. I'll have to try this Linguine con Bacon! But I'll need to try to find a way to squeeze it in between all of your other amazing dishes :)

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  33. Oh Audi! How sweet!
    Thanks for the follow Lazaro, I will follow ya back, your blog looks pretty awesome :]

    Congrats on your awards!

    -Noelle xO

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  34. Great post! The pasta dishes look awesome! Congrats on all the awards. I know one of the best part of blogging is all the friendships that you create and all the creative and interesting people you meet. Thanks for showing us more!

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  35. Congrats on your win and awards. They are all well-deserved! I'm dying to make that winning pasta dish! :)

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  36. Congrats on your win and awards! That is one tasty pasta dish.

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  37. Congrats on the win!!!! A fabulous dish for sure. Cute pic of your lil kitty ;)

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  38. Congratulations on your very deserved win! Your dish was excellent! Also congrats on your awards! What a cute kitty.

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  39. congrats on your win..and your wonderful awards

    sweetlife

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  40. Hi Lazaro :) Got a little something you might want to take a look at over at my place - not another award, don't worry ;) Hope to see you there!

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  41. Congrats on the winning...you deserved it! You did an excellent job there!

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