Peaches are in Season! Check Out These Peach Muffins!

peaches, peach muffins, peach crumble, butter toffee

                With the skies filled with smoke from the wildfires lately, we haven’t had a lot of time to spend outdoors. This has put a damper on my fruit supply. I had been watching the reports from local orchards and was almost ready to don some sort of breathing suit to get out… Read more »

An Apology – Spoon Shortage and Washington Wildfires

I want to apologize to my readers for disappearing for a couple weeks and not staying on top of adding new posts. Hopefully my many spoonie friends understand this issue…my spoon supply was low. Heck, let’s be honest. My spoons were in the dishwasher and I was running on nothing. To begin with, I have been battling a flare for… Read more »

The Power of Healing Through Medical Journals and Blogs

You spend most of your life active and healthy, but then one day, out of nowhere, you receive a diagnosis of a devastating, debilitating, or chronic disease and find out your life is about to change.  Primarily affecting women, there are over 80 autoimmune diseases alone that take away the “normal” life you are accustomed to.  One day you may… Read more »

Breakfast Bites – The Perfect Make-Ahead Meal in a Muffin Pan

breakfast bites, quiche, tater tots

                Ever since I was a child, I have always loved quiche. The baked egg mixed with cheese, a variety of fillings and a soft, flaky crust always seems to hit the spot, whether it be for breakfast or a mid-day snack. When I make quiche, I typically make a couple because they… Read more »

Benefits of Online Social Groups for those with Chronic Conditions

One of the most difficult things when it comes to living with a chronic disease is the feeling of loneliness and isolation.  Many people who face these diseases were active and healthy before symptoms started and many of these diseases were able to take the life we knew away within months.  Friends and family don’t always understand what we are… Read more »

Why the Changes to the Website Design?

If you previously visited SpoonieFoodie, you may notice that the main design of the site has changed. There are a few reasons for these changes and I figured I would share them with you. The changes are basically for design appeal and ease of writing for myself. While I liked the scrolling bar of photos, my brain fog mind and… Read more »

Managing the Brain Fog – Become the Ringmaster of Your Circus

I am going to begin this post with a little bit of history…the me before these wonderful diseases hit. I spent many years of my early adult life working in the medical and social service fields, often working 80 hours a week. I was always on the go, looking for new adventures. I was a certified master scuba diver and… Read more »

The Image of Autoimmune or “Invisible” Diseases – Is The Media Hurting Us?

Fibromyalgia, pain, Lyrica, Humeria, medications

I follow a group on Facebook called Fibro Colors Fibromyalgia Awareness. Often, posts from other followers are asked of the group and, this week, a post struck a nerve with me. Someone asked if we were tired of seeing the Lyrica commercial (and this question could be asked of all pharmaceutical company commercials for the major drugs typically used to treat… Read more »

Beer Nuggets…A Flashback to College Life

beer nuggets, fried pizza dough, Dekalb, NIU

I lived in Dekalb, Illinois quite a few years ago and attended college at Northern Illinois University. And, if you have ever spent time in Dekalb, or attended NIU, you know what beer nuggets are. According to an article from the Northern Star back in 1989, beer nuggets began at Sgt. Peppers restaurant and were the result of an employee… Read more »

Cookie Bowls…Not as Easy as They Appear on Pinterest

cookie bowl, chocolate chip cookie

If you are a foodie like myself, you probably spend at least some time looking at food photos on Pinterest. A while ago, pictures kept coming up of cookie bowls, many made on the bottom of a muffin pan. Simply form your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe over the muffin molds and bake…yeah right. After numerous attempts with my favorite… Read more »