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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 Brownie Dream Bars
White Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Cookies
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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Last Updated on February 2, 2023
Sending support and heartfelt wishes through the Internet highway to CenterCutCook, Ashley and Ryan.
Thank you Edie!
oh my gosh . . . my heart goes out to them. I’ll definitely go pin some of her recipes.
Thank you Jenn!
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!
Thanks for organizing Heather!
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.
I’m so sorry for your loss Gina. ((hugs))
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!
Love your blog! Signed up for emails! Awesome!
I cannot even imagine…what a great way to show support Dorothy
My heart goes out to Ashley and her husband. I will click through to her site.
This is an amazing way to show support, Dorothy. Heading over now to pin, pin, pin! Prayers for Ryan, Ashley, and their family.
Community is definitely the best part of blogging! The support and friendship can be unexpected and wonderful. 🙂 I am off to click and pin!
I checked out your recipe for Buttery Scottish Shortbread. Sounds amazing and I will be making it tomorrow! Thank you!
So glad I saw this post Dorothy! I’m headed over now to do some serious pinning!