Happy Father's Day Everyone! I hope all the fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, husbands and male role models out there are having a grand day today.
Today's event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita's Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim's dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society
Cancer seems to touch most of our lives. I also have been touched by cancer with it affecting many members of my family. The member that is very close to my heart is my darling father. I am lucky that I got such a wonderful man to call my father. My dear Dad is now in his 80's and still the strong patriarch of our family. I always thought my dad looked like a silent film star (and I have heard that by many other people as well). But he's not just handsome, he's a man of many talents as well. He is an artist, fantastic singer, musician (he can play the violin, guitar and mandolin). He also loves to be knowledgeable about everything so he literally reads the newspaper from cover to cover.
The one thing my dear Dad cannot do by any means is cook. His is lucky to be married for over half a century to my mother... the best cook I know. I asked my mother for his favorite dish and she had to admit he loves it all. He is not a picky eater either. He can be happy with an elaborate meal or just as happy with peanut butter and crackers. The one thing he does have to have several times a day is a hot cup of tea. So I did a variety of food from savory to sweet (he loves both equally) to showcase the dishes my Dad would love and enjoy.
My father has always been larger than life and healthy, but when he was diagnosed with cancer, it took a toll on him. He endured a major operation and long recovery, but he took it on and beat it. I am so fortunate to still have this man I call "Thathi (father in Sri Lanka) in my life for his wisdom, loving and caring nature. So thank you Thathi for all you have done for your children and continue to do for us.
The bloggers that are part of the Recipes from the Heart event have banded together and are giving away one (1) KitchenAid Mixer within the US and Canada sponsored by KitchenAid.
Enter for your chance to Win an Artisan® Series KitchenAid® Stand Mixer in the color of your choice (there are 26 to choose from) as well as an Ice Cream Maker Attachment. A sweet choice for all, this creative attachment features the largest ice cream bowl capacity in the industry. Prepare 2 quarts of ice cream, sorbet, gelato or other frozen desserts. We're pleased to announce the giveaway is open to Canadian residents, as well as U.S. Residents. Winner will be chosen and announced during the pinchatlive event, described below. Winner will also be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond another winner will be chosen. 1 Stand Mixer and 1 Ice Cream Attachment are being given away as a group, not 1 per blog just to be clear for our readers.
There are bonus prizes for the pinchatlive event. We are giving away 1 Vanilla Infused Gift Box Set, 1 Lemon Infused Gift Box Set and a $30 Amazon Gift Card. In order to participate in this event follow the Pinterest Board #recipesfromtheheart. Hop on the Pinterest board on June 22 at 2 pm Est to follow along. We'll ask questions and those who comment are entered to win the bonus prizes. There will be a G+ Hangout on Air during the event as well. Winners of the pinchatlive event must be Canadian or U.S. residents.
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Okay so here's the list of participants:
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chili Verde by Juanita's Cocina
S'Mores Brownies in Jars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins by The Dutch Baker's Daughter
Boston Cream Pie by Pass The Sushi
My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up by Curry and Comfort
Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb
Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story
Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance
Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts
Spicy Beef Sliders by Katie's Cucina
Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious
Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker
Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry
Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple
Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie
Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy
Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos
Blueberry Lemon Cake by Roxana's Home Baking
Angel Cake by Ninja Baking
Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!
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