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Reviews of books, articles, and poetry written by or about ssbbw/bbw


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The book we are showing off today is a little different to our usual books. It's a recipe book. But not just any recipe book. It's the Tickled Pink Cookbook and is a unique collection of recipes from friends around the world and aimed at raising money and awareness about breast cancer and breast cancer research.

What makes this cookbook unique is that many of the recipe contributors have included heart-warming stories of someone who has touched their lives in a special way and made a difference.

100% of the net proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will be donated to the hospitals and foundations within Canada and the United States that focus on breast cancer research. Please help them be the end to breast cancer and purchase a book.

Below are a couple of sample recipes from the book.

Whoopee Pies
Ingredients

1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2tsp baking soda
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
Salt

Filling
1 cup icing sugar
6 tbsp butter
1/2 jar marshmallow Fluff
1 tbsp milk
Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream sugar and butter together.
3. Add eggs and vanilla.
4. Add dry and liquid ingredients alternately.
5. Let batter stand for 15 minutes – this is an important step.
6. Drop by teaspoon onto greased sheet and flatten with palm of hand.
7. Bake for 7 - 10 minutes.
8. Let cool.
9. Fill with fluff mixture.

Crap Dip
Ingredients

1 package cream cheese
1 can tomato soup
1 envelope gelatin
1 cup celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
2 cans crab meat, chunk style in water base
1 cup Miracle Whip

Directions

1. In a double broiler, soften cream cheese. Once softened, using a whisk, stir in tomato soup and gelatin, mixing until smooth.
2. Drain crab meat and rinse with tap water. Using fingers, separate chunks of crab meat and place in large bowl.
3. Add chopped celery and green onions.
4. Add warm mixture of cream cheese, tomato soup and gelatin to ingredients in bowl, mixing well.
5. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours (overnight is better).
6. Once mixture has set, fold in Miracle Whip and refrigerate once more for approximately 2 hours.
7. The dip is now ready to serve, and can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.


Big Woman Beauty

I feel my hips wide
My legs strong
as I stand to walk
My shoulders back
my hair swept up
I stride unapologetically
Their eyes follow my motion
as I swish and sway
Let them stare
I refuse to accept
the societal standard of sexy
as one I do not possess
With my voluptuous curves
and my scintillating stares
my very presence in this room
redefines the word beauty
I hold my head high
I wear my lips red
I look life in its face
with a smile.


Submitted by: Cindi Goodeaux


Dust If You Must

How many countless hours have I spent cleaning? I used to spend
at least 8 to 12 hours every weekend making sure things were
just perfect, "in case someone came over." Then one day I
realized that no one came over; they were all out living life,
having fun!

Now, when people visit, I find no need to explain the
"condition" of my home; they are more interested in hearing
about the things I've been doing while I was away living life
and enjoying it!

If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice:
Life is short - enjoy it while you can!
And people don't care if your house is spotless just as long as
they're welcome.

Dust if you must but wouldn't it be better,
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake a cake or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go and go you must,
You, yourself, will make more dust.

Remember, a house becomes a home when you can write "I love you"
on the furniture!

Author: Unknown

 


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