Friday, March 19, 2010


My blog-friend, the author of YD's A Little Bit of Everything Place and her husband Mike stopped by on their way back from Florida. She is every bit as lovely, friendly and generous as her blog. And her husband is the perfect match!
I will say that I was a little bit nervous about meeting someone I really didn't know, but it turned out we knew a lot about each other already....and we have so many good and joyous things in common, that it was like we were never strangers. Our shared love of our dogs, cooking, blogging, our husbands ... as well as both of us being foreigners to the US. Of course those countries are as far apart as can be (she is from Malaysia and I'm from Sweden!).

We ended up in the kitchen, all of us including Kane, and made some excellent homemade pizzas. Homemade pizza dough recipe from Farmgirl Fare and a somewhat BBQ chicken pizza loosely based on Pioneerwoman's recipe. It was great fun, and I'm so appreciative of having friends that pitch in for dinner. Mike was an excellent pizzamaker, and showed us some of his professional(!) tips for yummy pizzas, and Sean even brought out the coveted roasted green chiles from New Mexico. Not everyone gets to share in his New Mexico roasted green chile stash!

For dessert I had made Pioneer Woman's best chocolate sheet cake ever, cut it in 4 pieces slathered raspberry/blueberry/strawberry jam in between 4 of the layers, stacked them with strawberries in between, added some whipped cream and our awesome local strawberries. YUM!

Kane was played with, loved on and petted. He was a very good boy and sent some treats back to his friends Samantha and June.

Now Sean and I have to plan a trip up to see them! Maybe in the fall, who knows?
Thank you for the flower, YD! Hope you all had a safe trip home!


Mrs. JP said...

Hey, wow, I bet you had fun. The pizza and chocolate cake look delish! I know that Kane was the perfect host.
Have a great weekend.

wvfarmgirl said...

Oh, that pizza is making me REALLY hungry! I'm glad you and YD got to meet, must have been a grand time for Kane getting all of that attention. Lucky boy! :)

Heike Larsson said...

How fun and delicious! :-) Yes, the virtual world becomes real sometimes, a great way to make new friends that share our interests. Phantastic!

Lisa said...

Sounds like great times...and that food!!!!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

It was definitely great times! We really appreciate you and Sean offering your home to us.
Kane is such a good boy and very handsome! We told the girls all about him! :) Of course they kept sniffing our clothes when we got home because they could smell Kane.


CrossView said...

Popping over from YD's...

I'm so jealous that you got to meet her and her husband, though I am happy for you! ;o)

Looks like you had a great time!

1000 Goldens said...

We are so happy for you :) It is wonderful that you got to be real life friends!

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Hi There I'm Sugar ... From my friend's blog YD. Just want to say hi n great you got to meet a fellow blogger. Oh! My mom LOVES the chocolate cake. Looking forward to your visit to my blog n be blog friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

The pizza and chocolate cake look sooo yummy! Looks like a great time was had by all. Kane is soooo gorgeous!

Irma :)