Monday, October 10, 2011

Food Blog Forum Wrap Up

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I’m back to Kansas City and rested after the 16-hour road trip to and from Nashville.  The Food Blog Forum was full of amazing people and I am bursting at the seams with great information, inspiration and energy to continue doing what I’m doing.

We arrived just in time for lunch on Friday where we ate at Burger Up.  I will be trying my hand at the burger that I had very soon with hopes to share it with you.  All I will say is that it was meatless and it was probably one of the best burgers I’ve ever had.

Friday night was the welcome party and was full of smiles, handshakes and hugs from “friends” whom I’d never actually met in real life and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Arnold Myint (from Top Chef) did a demonstration of lentil tacos and Pumpkin Apple soup that was to-die for.  My mouth is watering thinking about it…it was full of Indian spices like cardamom, cinnamon, tumeric, etc. and it had a beautiful creamy texture that was finished with coconut.  It was amazing!

Saturday was occupied by some top-notch bloggers filling my brain with lots of very useful information and inspiration.  If you don’t know the White on Rice Couple and/or Steamy Kitchen, please check them out. You won’t be sorry. Oh, and the whole weekend was chalk-full of awesome swag and door prizes, of which I got the hookup from Oxo…I’ve already used my mixing bowls,  travel coffee mug and handheld egg beater.  I also have a stainless steel mandolin slicer that I can’t wait to rip out of the box.

Saturday night we got to socialize and experience a little of downtown Nashville which included a lot of burgers at the Hard Rock Cafe.  There might have been one with peanut butter and banana…and it might have been my favorite of all (we tried 6!)  In all, it was an unforgettable weekend.  I came home with many new friends and feeling very inspired.

I horribly neglected my camera so didn’t end up with many photos to share.  Here is Lindsay’s wrap up of the event: Food Blog Forum Wrap Up

Recipes to come this week, I promise!


25 Responses to “Food Blog Forum Wrap Up”

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    Liz — October 10, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    What fun!!! I can’t wait to hear more details…sounds like a dream weekend. Congrats on all your fun loot, too~

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 10, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    How cool!! I wish I could have gone, sounds like it was super fun!

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    carly {carlyklock} — October 10, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Had so much fun with you, lady!

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    Cara — October 10, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    I wish I had bought a ticket but after Blogher Food and IFBC in New Orleans it just wasn’t in the budget!Can’t wait to hear more about it

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    Lesley — October 10, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    If you can replicate the Marathon burger from Burger Up, I definitely want to know! Love that burger!

    • Cassie @ Bake Your Day replied: — October 13th, 2011 @ 7:57 am

      I’m going to try it. I fell in love with that thing!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — October 10, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    this sounds so fun!!

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    Jill | Dulce Dough — October 11, 2011 @ 12:19 am

    Sounds like you had a great time! I’m looking forward to your burger post!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — October 11, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    Sounds like it was a wonderful time!

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    CJ @ — October 11, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    That sounds like so much fun!!! and that soup sounds delicious. I am totally on a pumpkin kick right now!!

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    Ryan — October 11, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    Wow, sounds like a fantastic time and that is awesome swag! Can’t wait to see the recipes for those yummy dishes!

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    Juliana — October 11, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    Oh! It sure sounds a lot of fun…looking forward to the recipes, in the meantime have a great week 🙂

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    Roxana GreenGirl — October 11, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Can’t wait for the best meat-less burger recipe!

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    Christine — October 11, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    I’m glad you had a great time.

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    Kim - Liv Life — October 11, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    I was reading so many of the tweets about this event… so wish I lived closer to Nashville!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 11, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    So glad you had a great time, Cassie!

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    Anne@frommysweetheart — October 11, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Cassie….that sounds like such an awesome event! I can’t wait to see what you will share with us next! I would love to attend something like that in the future! I’m so glad you had a great time and that you are feeling so renewed! Love that beautiful quote you lead off this post with….so very appropriate for us all.

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    Alida — October 11, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    Glad you had such a great time. How fun!

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    Lauren — October 11, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    So happy to meet you, Cassie! Hopefully we’ll be seeing each other soon!

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    Baker Street — October 11, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    Awesome! Looks like you had a great time!

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    Ann — October 11, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful time….I hope to make at least one forum next year!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — October 12, 2011 @ 3:32 am

    It sounds like the forum was very inspirational and fun at the same time. It’s a great social networking opportunity and I’m glad you sound very excited and positive! Looking forward to your posts!

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    Elyse @The Cultural Dish — October 13, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    This sounds like so much fun! I’m jealous! 😉

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    Kate@Diethood — October 13, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    I’m so happy to hear that it was an amazing time. I look forward to attending one of these workshops in the near future! 🙂


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