I am still making lots of cookies and bars in order to take photos for the cookbook I am giving my mother-in-law. This week I made "spoon cookies":
and Nanaimo bars:
These are both delicious cookies. I believe they are both from Food Network's Christmas Cookie countdown 2007? My favorite part about making the spoon cookies is the smell of brown butter. I decided that that is my favorite baking smell of all time (and that's a strong statement for a baker).
In other news: we are starting on a new fertility path. After some further testing last week, my Reproductive Endocrinologist found a problem with one of my tubes, which could explain why the injections didn't work last time (the eggs I developed were on the same side as the bad tube). So, not only do I have PCOS, a possible pituitary tumor causing hyperprolactemia, but now I have a bum tube as well. The odds are not in my favor for conceiving naturally. So . . . we have decided to take the uber expensive route of in vitro fertilization (IVF). I think I will need a place to talk about the procedures and all that I have to endure through this arduous process. Therefore, this blog has been retitled yet again: Sweet Melissa: Baking Brownies and Babies. Waddya think? Just trying to make light of a really difficult situation. :/