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Oatmeal Raisin Blondies with Apple Butter Swirl

So Kate started her real life recently.  Meanwhile, I started my pretend real life.  This is the time when medical students go from study-study-study in the 1st 2 years to…work-work-study-study in the 3rd year.  We get to pretend to be doctors and most days it’s the best.

For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been pretending to be an ob/gyn.  There have been babies.  There have been ladies (like, all ladies obvs).  There have been…other things involved in ob/gyn that we don’t need to talk about.  It’s been preeetttyyy awesome. (more…)

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Brown Butter Bourbon Apple Pie

Sometimes, it’s right in the middle of test week, and you decide to make a coffeecake, an apple pie, and homemade rolls for premature Friendsgiving.  You just decide this, and you don’t think about the fact that it is a stupid decision, and that you have no time management skills, and that there are more important life skills you should be working on with all this apparent “free-time” you’ve created to bake this stuff. (more…)

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Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

I did something a little strange and a little watch-out-for-my-own-sanity.

I’m kind of proud.  You see, I knew I would be getting back the grade from the exam we took on Friday.  Quick recap: it was a hard, hard, hard exam about all the stuff that can go wrong with your heart.  The kind that makes you realize why cardiologists make lots of money.  (more…)

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Apple Oat Bars with Pretzel Crumb Topping

Sweet and salty is totes all the rage for good reason.  It’s a delicious combination.  And there are so many different variations and ways to achieve that perfect sweet-salty balance.  Fleur de sel caramels…salted chocolate shortbread cookies…honey cayenne roasted pecans.  And these:

Remember a couple weeks ago when I had extra pretzel crust leftover from my strawberry-cheesecake-pretzel bars(more…)