blogger spotlight: support CenterCutCook

Support Center Cut Cook

The one thing that I love most about blogging is the community. When I first started this blog I never even dreamed that I’d make the friendships I have…all online. I consider some of these women among my closest friends, and the blogging community as a whole is like a huge support system.

If there is one thing you can count on as a blogger, it’s that if you’re in need in some way, the community will rally. They will organize, come together, and help you with whatever you need. Today is that day for my friend Ashley, of CenterCutCook. Just a few short weeks ago Ashley and Ryan, her husband of 10 years, were dealt a terrible blow; one that we all fear. Ryan was diagnosed, at 29, with colon cancer. He has had surgery and is awaiting chemo and pathology reports for news of his prognosis.

Today, the blogger community is posting for Ashley and Ryan. Heather, from Sugar Dish Me, organized this day for Ashley, to help bring awareness to their situation. I wanted to share a round-up of some of my favorite recipes from CenterCutCook, because Ashley has so many good ones!

**Please, please click through to her site to pin her fabulous recipes. While Ashley is with her husband, she cannot be working on her blog, cutting their income drastically. Clicking through to her site will register a page view, and she’ll earn at least a little income that way!**

Rainbow Rice Krispie Pinwheels

Chocolate Dipped Reese’s Blondie Bars

Peanut Butter Buckeye Bars

Peanut Butter Brownie Dream Bars

S’mores Truffles

Double Chocolate Brownie Cake

White Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Cinnamon Braid Coffee Cake

And that’s just her desserts! CenterCutCook is a full service blog from dinner to dessert, including Casseroles, Main Dishes, Salads, Pizza and Pasta, and so much more!

If you want to help Ashley and Ryan with their medical expenses, a GiveForward donation page has been set up for them. Any amount, even small ones, is appreciated.

I can’t even imagine what Ashley and Ryan are going through right now, and I am sending them so many hugs and prayers. Thank you to Heather for organizing this today!

And thank you all for reading. I appreciate it so much, as I’m sure Ashley does too!



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  1. So glad I saw this post Dorothy! I’m headed over now to do some serious pinning!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted..Festive Stocking Silverware Holders #ScotchEXPMy Profile

  2. Community is definitely the best part of blogging! The support and friendship can be unexpected and wonderful. :) I am off to click and pin!
    Wendy recently posted..Buttery Scottish ShortbreadMy Profile

  3. This is an amazing way to show support, Dorothy. Heading over now to pin, pin, pin! Prayers for Ryan, Ashley, and their family.
    Samantha @ Five Heart Home recently posted..Cranberry Pomegranate Bellinis with LimeMy Profile

  4. My heart goes out to Ashley and her husband. I will click through to her site.

  5. I cannot even imagine…what a great way to show support Dorothy
    Heather @ French Press recently posted..Merry ChristmasMy Profile

  6. Dorothy, I am so very touched by this post, and your support! Words can’t express how much I appreciate what you and the blogging community have done for me. Many, many thanks!

  7. Oh my – this breaks my heart. I will definitely do what I can to help. Thinking I will find some of my faves on her site & do a similar post. On Thanksgiving, when I found out my mom’s condition had worsened & I thought I was going to be spending an extended amount of time caring for her, I sent out a request for guest posts to get me through the holiday season while I adjusted to life with her. I was thrilled when so many jumped on board to help. When my mom ended up passing way at the beginning of December the support, love & prayers I received from everyone in the blogging community was overwhelming. It’s really what gave me strength to carry on & work through things. It’s amazing how we have all been brought into each others lives. I feel so blessed. I am thankful for all I have been given by this community & I am more than happy to help out others when they need it. I know just how much it means to have that support.
    Gina recently posted..Sweet Pepper Garlic & Cheese CupsMy Profile

  8. This is such a wonderfully written post Dorothy! Ashley is awesome — so excited that so many people have been so eager to help. Thank you thank you for doing this! Have a super weekend and a happy happy new year!
    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me recently posted..Kick Ass Chicken LasagnaMy Profile

  9. oh my gosh . . . my heart goes out to them. I’ll definitely go pin some of her recipes.
    Jenn@eatcakefordinner recently posted..My Top 10 Soups and Sandwiches of 2013My Profile

  10. Sending support and heartfelt wishes through the Internet highway to CenterCutCook, Ashley and Ryan.

  11. Glad I saw this too :) The kid is in bed I can pin at least 10. I can’t even imagine… her hubby is younger than me :( What a scary world we have sometimes. Praying for you guys Ryan & Ashley!!!!!
    Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Az Kitchen recently posted..4 Ingredient Hoisin – Lime ChickenMy Profile

  12. This is fantastic and I couldn’t agree more, I love the blogger community and joining together to help those when life hands out some tough times! Going to pin now!
    Liz @Life Made Sweet recently posted..Christmas Cream Cheese ButtermintsMy Profile

  13. Clicked on all the links – and then some! Ashley, your family is in my prayers! Dorothy, thanks for sharing and bringing awareness to her situation so we can all support her. <3

  14. Dorothy, thank you for sharing this and of course, on my way right now to visit and pin! Keeping Ashley and Ryan in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cindy Eikenberg recently posted..Tips to Ring in 2014 At Home!My Profile

  15. Dorothy,

    Thank you so much for caring for your friend to write this post to help her. I have clicked on the links and will make a donation. I can’t imagine going through something like this at such a young age. I will definitely keep Ashley and Ryan in my thoughts and prayers.
    Michele @ Flavor Mosaic recently posted..Top 10 Recipes for 2013My Profile

  16. Thanks for giving us a link to help with the support. The blogger community seems amazing and incredibly close and supportive. I hope Ashley and Ryan can feel the love!

  17. so sweet of you Dorothy~ and yes, Ashley’s blog is awesome, thanks for sharing. Best of luck and health to them.

  18. Thank you so much for posting about this! I just pinned all of her recipes on the biggest group boards I could find :)
    DessertForTwo recently posted..Dinner for Two: French Onion SoupMy Profile

  19. this is so sweet-bloggers are the beeest! <3
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted..Chocolate CobblerMy Profile

  20. Wow. That is really heartbreaking, but it’s incredibly sweet of you, Heather, and everyone else to support their family. Sending love and healthy thoughts their way!
    Amy recently posted..Chocolate Peppermint MuffinsMy Profile


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