Love me up with YOUR VOTES!!

Did you know that in addition to wowing you here with my personal exploits, I also run a salt free/low sodium recipe site coincidentally called The Daily Dish??  You didn’t?!  Well – SURPRISE!  This enchanting personal blog you’re reading is actually an outgrowth of that OTHER Daily Dish, a project I’ve been undertaking Oooh.. the past four years. For FREE. Mm-hmm.  Here’s my lastest recipe.

Somehow my salt free recipe site (That OTHER Daily Dish) manages to be the most well hidden treasure of the culinary world.  And frankly, I’m tired of it.  WELL. No more!  Last month I got an email from my friend Tracy, encouraging me to enter a grant contest being held by Mom Central Consulting.

Snazzy logo, huh?!  Ayuh.  Their website explains the premise behind the program:

The Mom Blogosphere is brimming with talented, smart, passionate and ambitious women. We feel so grateful and want to do our part in helping take Moms’ personal brands to the next level …whether graphic or technical help, a site redesign or self-publishing a book… we want to pitch in to provide the support.

SHA-ZAM!!!!!!  Okay, last time I checked I was a blogger AND A MOM.  Yehaw!  In a nutshell, the grant contest will award five bloggers $2000 each.  This money can be used to improve and promote each of the winning websites. In the case of The Daily Dish, I would FINALLY be able to upgrade the site, giving it the royal “spa treatment” it so deserves, as well as self-publishing a cookbook of (you guessed it) 365 original recipes.  A salt free Daily Dish! from The Daily Dish! 🙂

Yesterday The Daily Dish cleared the first of three hurdles towards winning a grant.  My application was accepted! The next hurdle? Open voting by the public.  THIS IS WHERE YOU ALL COME IN BIG TIME.  Open voting begins today, March 1st, and runs through April 15th. One vote per person per day, through the next month and a half.  That’s a lot of votes.  But I for one know you’re all up to the challenge.  To (poorly) paraphrase Walt Whitman:


Please, if you value my website, if you love this blog or JUST WANT TO BE NICE! take a moment to click the link below. Your vote today, tomorrow, and everyday through April 15th will make me SO VERY HAPPY I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MYSELF JUST THINKING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

(one vote per person per day)



0 thoughts on “Love me up with YOUR VOTES!!

    1. Thanks so much, Art! I’d say you’re pretty easy on the eyes too, but my husband is a VERY jealous man!

      PS: PLEASE cast your vote for The Daily Dish! Thanks so much!!

  1. I got there & thought I was going to have to sign up for evil Facebook but it let me vote without it. That strawberry whatsit looks awesomely awesome. I wanna taste it but I’m too far away. Perhaps you could put it in an inflated plastic bag & throw it into the ocean. I will check the beach in a few months…

    1. LOL!! Not sure it’d be the healthiest dish, festering in a floating ziplock bag all those weeks, but what the hey.

      PS: Thanks SO MUCH for voting, Tony!! Please do so again, and again, and… 😉

  2. Wow – I had no idea (did I mention I’m a little slow)?! I’ll do my best to try remember to continue voting (did I mention I’m a little slow)?! Seriously, though – there are a lot of people who could benefit from your hard work – your blog definitely deserves a win! 🙂

    1. YIPPPEE!! Thanks so much!!

      PS: You are NOT slow – seriously, that’s the running joke. The Daily Dish is like the best hidden secret ever. Hopefully after all this it’ll get its just desserts. (pun intended) hah!


    Several people have said they can’t vote again today. They’ve gone to the site and it reads “I voted” still.

    My guess is the voting is timed to 24 hr intervals for fairness. PLEASE try the site again after a “full day” has passed between votes and it should work. IT BETTER! LOL

    Thank you all SO VERY MUCH for your continued support!!!

    1. OOoh I didn’t win. I wish! The open voting continues now through April 15th, so please, if you get a chance VOTE DAILY!!

      After the 15th, the highest vote recipients move onto panel judging and from there 5 websites are selected as winners, each receiving a $2000 grant.

      But I won’t get to that unless people keep voting, so PLEASE!!!! Vote daily for The Daily Dish!! 🙂

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