July 17, 2017

I’ve been so, so good at staying dairy free. SO GOOD! And on those rare occasions when I’ve broken down and had a cheese item, I’ve doubled-up on the lactaid. The result? My stomach has been much more pleased with me the last few months. Enter Saturday: I was out and about much of the…

June 19, 2017

I have been in the process of moving my website from one place to another for a long time. I’ve been blogging at gazellesoncrack since 2006 (although I’ve owned amycissell.com for just as long). Today amycissell.com is live. There might be a few broken links or broken forms, so bear with me as I get…

February 27, 2017

Saturday night was my birthday party. As per usual, I took almost zero photos. However, I did get pics of the important things: the pre-party shower wine, the Parmesan cheese I made, and the most epic cake in the history of cakes. I’ll show you how it can get better…   I had such a…

February 1, 2017

I will be forty in 23 days. TWENTY-THREE. DAYS. There are days that I feel old, but most of the time I have trouble reconciling the number forty with how I feel. The last thirteen months have been some of the hardest of my life. Between separation, divorce, job loss, and no job found…it’s been…

December 29, 2016

I’m just going to pretend that this year is over. I really can’t take any ¬†more 2016. The next couple of days are interstitial days – they belong to no year and nothing that you do on those days matters. This is a new rule I just made up, but I’m keeping it. This year…

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