Every autumn, as a personal rule, I greedily hoard fresh pumpkins of every size, and I carefully tuck away a few bags of fresh cranberries into my freezer. I find a guiltless satisfaction knowing I have such beautiful ingredients to add to any recipe on a whim. And who could blame me? In these cooler… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Baking, Day 4: Spiced Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookies
With notes of green onion, lemon juice, garlic, and more, you'll find it has a wonderful balance between tangy and salty, smoothness and crunch.
Peppermint Simple Syrup (Skill Level: Easy) Some may argue that this is not baking or is so simple that it should not count. The purpose of this Bake Along, however, is to accommodate people of all skill levels because everyone started at the beginning once upon a time. For those of you who think you… Continue reading The 12 Days of Christmas Baking, Day 2: Peppermint Syrup
The Twelve Days of Christmas, 2017 begins with cheerful cookie snowballs made with shortbread, mini chocolate chips, and slivered almonds. They're melt-in-your-mouth delicious and sure to become this season's new addiction.
Today marks the one year anniversary of my thyroid cancer diagnosis. It's all still very clear to me like it happened yesterday. I had black and blue bruises in a huge patch across my neck from the biopsies which had been performed one week prior. One of the thyroid nodules- the largest- hadn't even been… Continue reading One Year and Counting!
SGFB Entry 4 The sad truth is this: In response to my last post, momentum was unable to be maintained quite yet. This makes me absolutely crazy. You have to know something about Old Me in order to understand why Now Me is always so critical of not being able to be the New Me… Continue reading SGFB 4- the sad truth
June 30 marked six months post op for my total thyroidectomy. I knew in my gut what was wrong with me before I received my thyroid cancer diagnosis. That helped me handle the blow of the news with little struggle. I was so happy to finally have answers to my years-long malaise that I was… Continue reading Going Strong
Miscarriage is a touchy subject for many good reasons. Most of the women I speak to had a big deal miscarriage and have lost a part of their heart and won't ever feel complete again. On rare occasions I will meet someone who had a miscarriage very early in pregnancy so it was only like… Continue reading Anniversary
I received this picture from one of my fellow sisters in battle. She found me through WordPress and I am grateful that we talk now-- she is amazing. We ended up doing our RAI treatments back to back and slightly overlapping. Her in Australia and me in the states. How this quote has helped me! … Continue reading When You Feel Like Giving Up
Last night (this morning) I didn't go to bed until about 4am. I have been struggling with severe calcium deficiency off and on for a whole week. Symptoms got so bad that I finally decided to do as counseled and go to the ER to get my blood checked and to hopefully get an IV.… Continue reading Optimism does not equal Strength