Power of Pink Roundup

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for participating in this event. Breast Cancer Awareness means a lot to me and my family.

I recently signed up for the Army of Women. This group allows you to participate in Breast Cancer Research. Basically, when studies come up, you will receive an email detailing the study and requirements for participants. If you’re interested, you respond to the email. If not, you can forward it to friends or family members or just delete it. There is not obligation but it can provide a concrete way to participate in Breast Cancer Research. Check out their FAQ site for more information.

As promised here are some common myths about Breast Cancer (from Women’s Health on about.com).

Myth: I’m too young to worry about breast cancer.
Fact: While it’s true that your breast cancer risk increases as you get older, the fact is that women of all ages are at risk for developing breast cancer.

Myth: There’s never been a case of breast cancer in my family so I don’t need to worry about it happening to me.
Fact: The truth is the majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have a family history of this devastating cancer. However, if your mother, sister, or grandmother ever had breast cancer your risk is significantly increased.

Myth: I don’t have a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene so I’m sure breast cancer is not in my future.
Fact: Don’t fool yourself! Not having a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene does not mean you won’t get breast cancer. Actually, the truth is that almost all women (90 to 95 percent) diagnosed with breast cancer have neither a family history nor mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, according to the American Cancer Society.

Myth: The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer had more than one risk factor prior to diagnosis.
Fact: All women are at risk for developing breast cancer whether they have known risk factors. In fact, the majority of breast cancer patients had no known risk factors, other than being female, for this frightening disease.

Myth: Breast cancer is preventable.
Fact: Although a drug classified as an antiestrogen called, Tamoxifen may decrease breast cancer risk in certain women, the cause of breast cancer remains unknown and is not completely preventable. The real key to surviving breast cancer is early detection and treatment.

Myth: Having yearly mammograms will expose me to too much radiation and cancer will occur as a result.
Fact: According to the American College of Radiology, the benefits of annual mammograms far outweigh any risks that may occur because of the minute amount of radiation used during this screening and diagnostic procedure.

Myth: I’m not going to breastfeed because breastfeeding would increase my risk of getting breast cancer.
Fact: Just the opposite is true. Breastfeeding may actually decrease the risk of perimenopausal breast cancer.

Now for the roundup. I got a great variety of entries from an international crowd!

Yasmeen from Health Nut in Cleveland, Ohio, made a Rose Berry Banana Soy Smoothie

Lubna from Yummy Food in Bangalore, India, made a Vegan Strawberry Milkshake

Karen from Loves To Eat in Tampa, Florida, made Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Stephanie from Confessions of a City Eater in Boston, Massachusetts, made Kiss Cookies for Breast Cancer

Priyasuresh from Priya’s Easy N Tasty Recipes in Paris, France made a Sugar Free Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Ning from Heart and Hearth in Manila, Philippines made Easy Strawberry Muffins

Ricki from Diet, Dessert and Dogs in Toronto, Canada made Raspberry Coconut Coffee Cake

Nazarina from Giddy Gastronome in Denver, Colorado made Pink Soap

Ivy from Kopiaste… to Greek Hospitality in Athens, Greece made Watermelon Mousse

Susan from Food Blogga in San Diego, California made Cranberry, Banana, and Honey Smoothies in her new Blender

Mike from Mike’s Table in Florida made Fig and Goat Cheese Swirl Ice Cream

Clara from i♥cuppycakes! in California made Power of Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Carrie from Carrie’s Sweet Life in the Twin Cities, Minnesota made Whoopie Pies

Sara from Lemon Pepper in Indianapolis, Indiana made Strawberry Cupcakes

Susan from My Life’s Joys in Pennsylvania made Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Julie from Designer by Day, Dreamer by Night in Chesapeake, Virginia made A Very Pink Halloween

Hanne Sofie from Freshlymade in Copenhagen, Denmark made Pink Cupcakes

I also made quite a few things to help promote my blogging event. I hope no one minds that I submitted recipes for my own event… I made Pink Cupcake Bites

Pink M&M Treats, and …

M&M Cookies.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in my blogging event! Watch for CB’s giveaway to be randomly selected sometime soon.

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27 Responses to “I’m bigger than you Yeast and you will make my bread rise!”

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    Jen Yu — November 26, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    Oh yum! Those look terrific. Congratulations on a successful first challenge and welcome to the Daring Bakers. Great job 🙂

    -jen at use real butter

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    Nikki57 — November 27, 2007 at 12:04 am

    You bread looks great! Congrats on overcoming your fear of yeast.

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    Katie — November 27, 2007 at 12:06 am

    Congrats on your first challenge!! Looks great!

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    MrsPresley — November 27, 2007 at 12:42 am

    1st, congrats on your 1st DB challenge! 🙂 2nd, congrats on overcoming your fear of yeast! i recently overcame this fear and am so glad i did! 🙂

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    Michelle — November 27, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Congratulations on your 1st challenge! Your bread looks so great!

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    Gigi — November 27, 2007 at 1:22 am

    Great looking bread! Congrats on becoming a daring baker. Isn’t it fun?

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    Dori — November 27, 2007 at 2:20 am

    you’ve inspired me to get over my fear of yeast as well!

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    breadchick — November 27, 2007 at 2:27 am

    Great job on your first challenge and on overcoming your yeast fear! Welcome to Daring Bakers!

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    Chris — November 27, 2007 at 3:04 am

    Welcome to the DBs! You did a “wicked awesome” job!

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    I(dot)J — November 27, 2007 at 4:14 am

    wow.. looking at your bread really reminded me of how this first challenge was for me.

    Great looking buns.

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    Tartelette — November 27, 2007 at 5:05 am

    Bravo on your first challenge! You did fantastic! I loave how cozy the loaf looks, it must be great for sandwiches, and congrats on beating the yeast demons to a pulp this month!!

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    ostwestwind — November 27, 2007 at 8:59 am

    Wow, what a success! All looks great

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    Sheltie Girl — November 27, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    You did a wonderful job on your breads. Congratulations on your first DBer challenge!

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

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    Candace — November 27, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Nice job! Love the step by step photos!

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    ~Amber~ — November 27, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    See yeast is not as scary as you though it was, huh?
    Congratulations on your first challenge. All of your goodies look wonderful!!

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    Deborah — November 27, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    You did such a wonderful job on your first challenge!! Especially with accidentally adding the larger amount of potatoes.

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    kitten — November 27, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    I loved your step by step photos and your bread looks divine. Great job in telling the yeast who’s boss !!

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    Gretchen Noelle — November 27, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Your bread looks great. I loved your post…funny and detailed! You succeeded with using yeast – great job! Congrats on your first DB challenge!

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    Julie — November 27, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Hey, your breads look great! Thank goodness your first challenge with us wasn’t baked yeast jello … gross. Anyway, your rolls especially look nice and tender torn in half, just crying for butter. Job well done!

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    marias23 — November 28, 2007 at 4:53 am

    Congrats on your first challenge! Carrying heavy baking ingredients lets you burn calories so you can enjoy your creations! Yippee!

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    chronicler — November 28, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    Your bread turned out perfect! and the pictorial post is an added bonus! Super first challenge!

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    Gabi — November 28, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    Glad you showed that yeast who is boss!
    Nice job and good for you for getting right to it!
    xoxo
    Gabi

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    Dolores — November 29, 2007 at 3:26 am

    Congratulations and welcome. It lookw from here like you successfully tamed the yeast beast! And thanks for the measuring-cup-in-the-colander tip!

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    Bev and Ollie "O" — November 29, 2007 at 11:39 am

    your bread looks great, your slashes on the loaf are so perfect!

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    Christina — December 1, 2007 at 1:33 am

    I must say, for someone who is fearful of yeast you really came out on top and produced both a stellar loaf and rolls. Great job!

    Welcome to the DBers!

    Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

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    creampuff — December 2, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    What a success story! From the storm to conquering of yeast … you did it all! Way to go on your first challenge!

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    Claire — December 3, 2007 at 12:24 am

    This dough looks like it makes a REALLY good loaf. Welcome to DB’s! Nice job.

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