Blog of the Year 2012 Award

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpegThank you so much to my friend Fae for nominating me for the Blog of 2012 Award! 2012 has been very exciting for me because it was the year that I started at350degrees! When I started this blog, I had no idea that I would be able to share my recipes and stories with such an amazing and caring community, so I would like to thank all of my fellow bloggers for their support and feedback. Since the “grand opening” of at350degrees, it has gotten over 1,400 likes and attracted 380 followers! (I was so surprised and excited to find these stats!)  Continue reading

Liebster Blog Award

liebster-blog-awardThank you so much, Just Enough Sugar and Daisy and the Fox for the Liebster Blog Award! I really appreciate your generous nominations! Also a thank you to my followers and anyone who reads At350Degrees; it means so much to hear all of your fabulous feedback and support! Continue reading

Addictive Blog Award (& Behind the Blog!)

I would like to thank Them three pees for this fantastic award nomination! I am so honored and so touched! I love sharing my  baking experiments with all of you and I would love to hear feedback about the recipes! It’s fabulous to be able to share my passion of baking with such lovely followers, a passion I will continue to have my whole life. But let’s get back to the beginning and discover the history/inspiration behind at350degrees:

My whole life, I’ve loved expressing my creativity while giving back to others. This first appeared early in my childhood through my art; even in pre-school, I would insist on drawing pictures instead of running around on the playground. This past year, as a serious high school student, I was so busy with academics and extracurriculars, that I had very little time to do activities that I truly enjoyed. I suddenly realized how much I enjoyed baking in what little time I did have to spare, a hobby that I had been practicing often for family dinners and advisory snacks for school. So then came my idea: why not combine my love of baking and expression through writing to share with the world!? This idea came to me during Spring Break, my time to start getting serious about studying for AP courses, so I forced myself to complete the year before starting my blog in order to avoid procrastination. Eventually, summer finally drew near and it was time to kick off my blog! I created the name of my blog “at 350 degrees” as a subtle play with words; a true baker knows that the standard degrees for baking is 350 (F), but from a grueling year of AP Chem, my inner scientist appreciated the chemical reactions at work at that key temperature. And so at350degrees was born, and the blogging era began….

**Fun fact: Because I have always been interested in health and nutrition, I initially intended my blog to feature healthy, “guilt-free” desserts. I played with different recipes for about a month to create “skinny” versions of my favorite desserts, but I must admit that nothing compares to the real thing! So for now, expect sugar, butter, and gooey chocolate galore!

Award Rules:

  • Thank the person awarding you
  • Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started
  • Paste the blog award on your page
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award

10 Bloggers:

Glitz Girlz Glamour Guide, Trials in Food Good Life Eats, Marte Tatin, Heed the Feed, The Craving Chronicles, Salt and Serenity, Sweet Revelations, Cooking-Spree, A Dash of Cinema

Sunshine Award

Lianne, thank you again for the Sunshine Award nomination!! I so flattered and so appreciative to receive this award; it’s a true honor! I am so grateful to have such fantastic followers to share my recipes with! Happy baking and enjoy!

Award Rules:

  1. Copy the Sunshine Award logo and place it in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for their own Sunshine Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

7 Facts:

  1. My favorite type of book is historical fiction.
  2. I feel bare without a pedicure, but my fingernails are never painted… they get in the way of  baking!
  3. I love fairies! I used to draw pictures of them on my friends’ birthday cards.
  4. Nothing makes me feel happier than re-organizing my bedroom and bookshelves!
  5. I have a map in my room with red pushpins on every country I’ve visited.
  6. While walking home from morning workouts, I always stop by Trader Joe’s so I’m just in time for breakfast tasters!
  7. Although I don’t remember phone numbers or birthdays, I do know everyones’ favorite type of dessert!

15 Blogs:

Versatile Blogger Award

Lianne  and Learn to use the Kitchen, thank you so incredibly much for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! I really, really appreciate it and I am so happy to know that people enjoy reading my blog. When I started at350degrees, I could never have imagined to have so many fantastic followers or expect how much I love sharing my recipes with all of you! Thank you for all of your support and stay tuned for more!

Award Rules:

  1. Copy the Versatile Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for their own Versatile Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

7 Facts:

  1. I’m a true Taurus, loyal and determined.
  2. My bedroom is filled with sweet, vanilla scented candles…they remind me of baking!
  3. I can usually guess what country someone is from by their accent and dress. (It’s a hobby learned from listening to my cousins, who live in more than 7 countries around the world!)
  4. I’ve always been a perfectionist. My pre-school teacher thought something was wrong with me when I insisted on finishing my artwork before playing tag with the other kids.
  5. I must drink about 6 cups of tea a day. I’m addicted, just like my dad!
  6. I’ve taken art classes since before I could talk. I see cakes as blank canvases waiting to be adorned.
  7. My favorite quotation that I live by: “Follow your bliss.”

15 Blogs:

Sugar Pie’s Sweet Shoppe, Snazzy Biscuits, The Little Loaf, Fooding Rookie, Peach Water, The Hungry Mum, Gotta Get Baked, PKNewBy, Thoughts and Cake, Scratch Batch, Sugar and Love Bakery, Cooking with Candi, What Will I Cook Today, Nancy Creative, Swell Kid

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to  Fae for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award!! I was SO stunned to see this award in my messages, but it could not have made me happier! Thank you to my followers: I really appreciate all of  your feedback and I am so happy to share my experiments and recipes with you! Thank you for reading!

Award Rules:

  1. Copy the One Lovely Blog Award logo and place it in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for their own One Lovely Blog Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

7 Facts:

  1. Although I’m an avid baker, I’m an intense athlete and nutrition freak.
  2. I’ve always loved dogs. When I was little, I fearlessly pet a giant police dog until it lay on its back and started purring. (The policeman wasn’t too happy!)
  3. I’m obsessed with shoes. (Maybe because my grandpa was a shoemaker.)
  4. I’m Argentinian, but my family lives all over the world.
  5. I love learning; I’m a nerd at heart.
  6. I love bookstores and I still read paperback books. No kindles for me!
  7. Whenever I travel to a new country, I bring back an embroidered pillow for my bed. My room is decorated inspired by India but I also have pillows from Morocco, Turkey, Israel, Italy and Peru.

15 Bloggers:

Sweet Dreaming, College Cooking Chick, Chocolate-Covered Katie, Taralynn Mcnitt, Baker in Recovery, Meet Me in Paradise, Janae Monir, Kristine’s Kitchen Blog, Sweetlab, Sometimesibake, Trials in Food, Ailovebaking, Kale with Love, Mama’s Gotta Bake, Five and Spice

Congratulations!!!

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you Vannessa Lee for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award!!! I was so excited to get my first award nomination and I appreciate it so so so much! Receiving this nomination is truly rewarding and I am so happy to hear that people enjoy reading my blog. Thank you again!

Award Rules:

  1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

7 Facts:

  1. I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was born. (A plastic surgeon, like my dad)
  2. My baking skills aren’t hereditary; my mom only bakes bundt cakes from the box.
  3. I’m still in high school.
  4. Everyone at my school knows me because of my “famous” chocolate chip cookies. (Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies)
  5. I’ve been vegetarian for over 5 years. My family thinks I’m crazy.
  6. I’m an adventurous and passionate traveler. I’ve been to over 30 countries…and counting!
  7. I bake for two reasons: 1) For fun. 2) To give back to my family and friends.

7 Bloggers:

Big A little aTales of an Overtime CookGeraldineThis Sweet WifeFood Is My LifeThe Faux MarthaSweet Pea’s Kitchen

Congrats!!