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Chai-spiced Coffee Cake

Here in Michigan we’re experiencing a heat wave.  It was 30 degrees today!  There were enough minutes of sunlight that I may have made a small dent in my massive vitamin D deficit.

(Someone should figure out a way for hospital lighting to give you vitamin D.  Help the staff!  Help the patients!  Vitamin D for everybody!)  (more…)

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Rolo Cookies

Is that a long enough name for a cookie?

Has it been a long enough time since I wrote a blog post?  Or should I stay away for another, oh, I dunno FOUR MONTHS.

I would like to take this opportunity to make a post-dated announcement: Fleur-de-Licious went on a brief hiatus, due to…intern year.  It’s the real deal.  These 80+ hour work weeks are no joke.  But if my New Years Resolution is going to involve cookies and stuff (like, making and eating more obvi), then I see this as a perfect time to make another announcement: FLEUR-DE-LICIOUS IS BACK Y’ALL.

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Raspberry Pecan Blondies

Oof.  We are nearly 2 months into intern year, and I can’t believe it.

Passage of time, y’all.  It’s a real thing.  Most days of this job are pretty fantastic.  I’m surrounded by incredibly intelligent people who all know more than me about medicine.  I’ve met some amazing patients who I want to keep visiting every day even when I’m not on their service anymore.  Half of my patients so far have been babies who don’t know who I am and don’t care because I’m not the person who feeds them, but that’s fine.   (more…)

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Blueberry Coconut Crumb Bars

So I’m kind of in berry overload mode.

Almost every summer, I would try to find a U-pick blackberry/some-berry farm nearby.  In Texas.  I had these wonderful memories of doing this as a kid, I think somewhere outside of Brenham (sidenote: someone send me Blue Bell).  One year of my semi-adult life I was able to find a place to pick blackberries.  I picked a bunch and it was awesome.  But every other year, my search was futile.   (more…)