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Another Finest Foodies Friday, already? I really feel like I just did one! That must mean this week is going by really fast and I can’t complain because that means it is Friday and the weekend is here! I hope you all enjoy yours.

For those of you not familiar with FFF it is a weekly event, where we showcase favorite blogs from The Foodie Blogroll. It is a way to share and discover all the wealth of food information we have at our fingertips with The Foodie Blogroll, the fastest growing blogroll for food bloggers. The only requirement to be featured here is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and that you are displaying The Foodie Blogroll icon on your page.

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If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here, please join us over on The Forum, and post your favorite foodblogs here.

A word to the wise, if you are listed on The Foodie Blogroll as being a member, but I come to your page to feature you on FFF and the code is not there, I will not be able to feature you in FFF. The point of participating in The Foodie Blogroll and thereby displaying the code, is to help promote each others blogs, if you aren’t doing your part, it makes it hard for us to do ours. There are a few bloggers out there who I had planned to feature, but could not, because you are not displaying the code anymore…you know who you are! ;)

This week I decided that I wanted to learn about some blogs that I am not too familiar with (and some that I am) by featuring some of the nominated blogs from the forum thread. I guess we could call these The Readers Choice Blogs.

First I am going to talk about Jerry, over at Cooking By The Seat of My Pants
I know Jerry from way back – we were novice food bloggers together back in the day, but it has been a while since I have been over to visit him (Sorry, Dude, you know how it is…) but many of you on the forum reminded me about the great blog he has over there, where he talks about his special way of cooking. What is that special way? You guessed it, by the seat of his pants. Jerry says that he never follows recipes and when he tries, he never ends up getting through it! His style of cooking besides winging it is Southern Comfort with a little Asian and Italian thrown in.

Our next suggestion is for Terilynn of The Daily Raw Cafe
She is a mother of five who features raw cuisine on her blog. I have been learning a lot about raw foods since I became a food blogger. There are many blogs out there devoted to this cuisine. Although it is not a diet that fits in with my lifestyle, what I like about it, is there are some really yummy recipe ideas. I have enjoyed the challenge of adding some raw food recipes to our diet. Terilynn’s blog outlines her own discovery of this type of diet after she and her husband were tired of eating two different ways. They wanted a new way of eating that they could both feel good about and this blog is the story of their journey.

Another one of my favorites, as well as a nominee, is Cara from Cara’s Cravings
What I love about Cara’s blog is she is always upping the ante for herself. She is always striving to improve on her cooking and baking skills by trying new things. Her recipes are always unique, usually comforting and dare I say it, cute, just like Cara herself! Her blog is also very personable, by reading her posts, you always get a feel for the woman behind the apron!

Next is Home GourmetsSuzana‘s blog that hails from Lisboa, Portugal. Suzana is such a creative cook – her dishes always have that wow factor. Whether that is because she has her creative juices really going, or because her photography really captures the yumminess of the dish or sometimes just because the food looks so fresh and healthy you just want to stick a fork into the screen.

Let’s end with another of my favorites, Catherine of The Dish
Be prepared to laugh when you get there. Catherine just has a way about her that makes you chuckle. The first post I read on her blog was about a gay deer that she shot. Yep, you read that right. Don’t ask questions, just get over there! Catherine is so down to earth, even though she could have an inflated ego, because she has been on The Food Network and wins like every cooking contest that exists!