Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Father's Day Recipe Round Up #recipesfromtheheart and KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

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 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.


KAButton.jpg 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 and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim's father's battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!


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. 



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Giveaway Information:

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.
Visit Facebook.com/KitchenAidCanada and click on the “More than a Mixer” tab to explore all 12 attachments available for the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer.

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Okay so here's the list of participants:  

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
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
Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple
Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie
Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos
Blueberry Lemon Cake by Roxana's Home Baking
Angel Cake by Ninja Baking
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22 comments:

  1. Ramona, really sorry to hear that your dad is suffering in terms of health. And nice to get to know about him, he's really talented!

    I loved your recipe roundup. Such a wonderful collection!

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  2. What a delicious round up for Father's Day. I'm so glad your father's story had a happy ending...happy Father's Day to him and your husband. xo

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  3. YOur daddy is quite handsome and you are right he looked like an actor in his young years, in fact he still looks like an actor. People say that about my dad too. ^.^
    I hope your father will get better soon Ramona, take care!
    btw lovely roundup =)

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  4. Beautiful round-up and tribute to your dad. I always love when their is a happy ending!

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  5. Ramona your dad is so handsome. My goodness, I just love all the photos of him. Thanks for adding that personal touch. It's nice to see photos of family in posts like this.

    I am so happy your dad beat his cancer and you continue to be able to celebrate Fathers Day with him. That just makes my heart so happy.

    Your recipe round up is spectacular. I'm sitting here going "that one" and "this one" while I bookmark recipes. Lol.

    Thank you so much for participating today and for your continued friendship. I am so happy to count you among my friends. You are a treasure. xx

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  6. Deeeelicious roundup, Ramona! I always love your roundups!! And, yes, your dad is a hottie! Can't believe I just said that about a man in his 80s, but I speak the truth! :)

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  7. Your right, Ramona. Your father does look like a film star and his photo does exude strength. So glad he was able to beat cancer. Your round up of recipes is a beautiful tribute to him =)

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  8. Dying to make some fresh ice cream! glickgirls@gmail.com

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  9. Your Dad sounds like an amazing man! What a great round up of dishes, they all sound incredible!

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  10. Great round up of dishes. Your dad looks very handsome! I am salivating on those chicken pics:)

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  11. What great pictures of your dad! He does look like a silent film star. You both are so lucky to still have each other. Hope you had a wonderful day with him.

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  12. You dad is indeed a handsome man! He sounds like a wonderful father and great husband; the look of benevolence on his face says it all. Hoping u had a great time with him.
    The spread looks lip smacking good!

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  13. Such a special post to tribute your father :)
    Lovely!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. Nice round up. Great post about father.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear that your dad is not well. It must be so hard. Your recipe round up looks delicious. I want to make every single dish!

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  16. Sorry to hear abt that.. But happy to know that he fought & recovered :)

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  17. If I win this prize, I'd make chocolate chip cookies.

    Great roundup and tribute to your dad!

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  18. Happy to hear your dad is part of your life and yes he does look like a silent film star. You've put together a delicious roundup!

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  19. This is such a touching story. Your Dad beat cancer and I'm so grateful for your sake that he did. What a very handsome man - and he is still very handsome! So great to have a Dad that you love so much. So funny that your mother had to do all the cooking. She taught you well. Obviously, your talent came through the bloodline from your mum.

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  20. Romona, I am meaning no disrespect when I tell you that your father is a very handsome man. You are right, he does look like a movie star! I'm so sad that he and your family had to experience cancer. It is such a horrible disease. I get many patients who have either had cancer or are going through chemo treatments currently. Two of the nurses with whom I work currently have cancer and some of the other nurses are cancer survivors. Anyway, I am so happy for you that you still have your dad. He looks and sounds like a wonderful man...just don't let him in the kitchen! ;)

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  21. Wow this is truly a great tribute to him! ... very touching indeed.....

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  22. What an amazing tribute to your dad! And thank you so much for joining us in this post!

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