Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice! 🍰 The world of blogging has put me in touch with some of the nicest people! I have discovered how easy it is to broaden my horizons and nurture common interests. I would like to thank Stephy of for nominating me for my second Liebster Award! Her blog is a delicious link to bakery-fresh pastries! This girl has talent! 🍰
The rules for The LIEBSTER Award are as follows:

1 – Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.

2 – Answer the 10 questions given by the nominator.

3 – Nominate and link 10 bloggers.

4 – Notify all the bloggers you’ve nominated.

5 – Create 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.
Stephy asked me to answer the following questions:
1. Do you have any unfulfilled dreams you are awaiting to come true and if so plz do share. πŸ“ I would like to publish the first edition of “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet”.
2. Lavish lifestyle or simple and meek? πŸ“ Too easy. I already live a simple life in the country.
3. Which do you prefer with some free time, Walk or Sleep/nap? πŸ“ Walking.
4. Paperback or Digital format novels? Which one you like best? πŸ“ Hard Cover. lol
5. What do you enjoy about your blog? πŸ“ I love to keep it organized and simple.
6. Honesty or Loyalty? Which do you think is more admirable? πŸ“ Hmmmmm. Sometimes people are so honest, it hurts. So I guess…Loyalty.
7. Most memorable moment so far in your life? πŸ“ I have a really good memory, so it’s hard to point to just one moment.
8. With age comes…….respect OR wisdom? πŸ“ Wisdom!
9. What’s the one thing about yourself that you would say you love most? πŸ“ Patience.
10. If you had been given $3,000 by someone to do what you will with it, and you were financially stable but not rich (doing pretty good so to speak, but COULD do better, just not in harms way financially), would you choose to give to a more needy person, OR keep it and buy some things you have BEEN longing to get? πŸ“ I would give it away, honestly. God has blessed me beyond measure.
Now it’s my turn to nominate ten bloggers.
Nominees, please answer the following questions:

(1) What age do you feel right now?
(2) What do you want your tombstone to say?
(3) If you could choose one food to eat every single day, what would it be?
(4) Is it better to beg forgiveness or ask permission?
(5) Which is better……a novel or a movie?
(6) Are you a night owl or a morning person?
(7) Would you rather use Facebook or Twitter?
(8) On the average, how much time do you spend on your blog each day?
(9) What is your best character strength?
(10) Are you a free-spirit who “goes with the flow” or an organized person who likes structure and discipline?
Okay, Peeps, gather your thoughts and pave the way for others to follow.

Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter C

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Home Cooking: Crunchy Rosemary-Olive Oil Croutons! I often top my salads or garnish savory soups with homemade croutons, but these little buttery favorites give you the added crunch you desire anytime of day. And talk about easy! You already have your favorite herbs and spices in the kitchen pantry. I pick up a “day-old” baguette at the market bakery, for starters, but you can use whatever bread you choose. Now you know my secret to fabulous croutons!!!

1 French baguette, day-old

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup olive oil

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon rosemary snips*

*Any fresh or dried herb may be used. 

Preheat oven to 350Β°. Slice entire baguette. Take a kitchen sheers and cut each slice into strips and then cubes until entire loaf is used. Place bread cubes into a one gallon ziplock bag. Melt butter in a microwave-safe measuring cup for 30 seconds. When liquified, remove from microwave. Add olive oil and spices. Stir until blended. Pour over bread cubes. Seal bag and shake well to cover until all liquid is absorbed. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick oil. Empty contents of bag to form a single layer. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven, turn over with metal spatula and then bake 10 minutes longer until crunchy. Do not burn. Let cool before storing in an airtight container.