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Sunday, July 17, 2011

I've got a bit of explaining to do

I've been missing for a couple of months, and the couple posts I have done since Mother's Day have not really been about cookies. The thing is, I've not been able to do any baking... because of this:

That's right, I'm about to have another one of these...

(This is Matthew at about 5 days old.)

At first I was just too exhausted to make cookies, and then I had a birthday order to do and I realized something... I have an aversion to my own cookies! It's not a small one either... if I smell nearly any sort of cookie it makes me want to... well this is a food blog, so I won't gross you out but I think you can guess! In fact just scrolling through my pictures of cookies makes me feel sick. Crazy, right?

As it turns out I have trouble doing most types of baking, and I finally figured out the main (but not only) culprit: VANILLA. That makes me so sad! Not only is vanilla one of my favorite smells (or at least, it used to be) but it's in everything.

I'm really excited for this baby, but my baking has sort of gone out the window. Now that the worst of my morning sickness seems to have subsided I think I'll be able to get back in the kitchen, but I may not have any cookies to show for a while still. On the other hand, since I've been baking less I've gotten back to doing some projects around the house... most of you don't know but I have another blog, it's really just one that I do for fun, but I usually put up projects that I work on around my house. I expect that one will probably start being updated more than this, but hopefully I can keep up both. For anyone interested in checking it out, here is the link:

Hopefully you will see me back here soon! Wish me luck!


  1. Congratulations, Melanie! It would be sad to never like the wonderful smell of vanilla again...

  2. Congratulations! I was wondering what happened to you. I hope you go my thank you for the Mothers Day cookies that I received. Ooooh. They were yummy.