Yesterday I was quite surprised to get a message on one of my recipes that said they had a surprise for me. When I clicked on her site I see that Carmen from Carmen's Kitchen had awarded me and 5 other up coming food bloggers with the Leibster Blog award. Leibster is a German word that means dearest, sweet, and lovely. It means so much to me that a fellow food blogger took the time to pick me and a few others to say good job. I know that we are all very busy and we blog because we love it but it is so wonderful to have some say your blog is great. I've been blogging for over 7 years but food blogging is completely new to me. I started it in November and absolutely love doing it. I am excited to pay it forward and award 5 fellow food bloggers who have been wonderful in following me and leaving such sweet comments on my blog when they have the time. Please take a moment to check out Carmen's kitchen and see what wonderful dishes she is cooking up and then take a look at the 5 I think are also writing such wonderful stories and making mouth watering meals.