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…)


Buttermilk Cornbread with Peaches

I moved.  My friend Cathy (not to be confused with Kate, whom I do not live with despite spending most Monday nights in front of her television) and I moved into a 2 bedroom because did you know that’s cheaper than paying for rent all by yourself?  I only took health care economics in college, and we didn’t learn that.   (Also don’t ask me any questions about health care economics, because I don’t know the answer.) (more…)

New York Style Crumb Cake

This past weekend, our school trusted that we med students could handle a very rare, treasured 3-day weekend.

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Instead of my usual pinterest-filled, sleep-until-you-drag-me-out-of-bed, clean-all-the-things post-test weekend…I hopped on a sunrise plane to New Orleans to visit my dad.

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New Orleans is up there.  Paris, Switz, the Florida gulf coast, and New Orleans top the favorite places and home-away-from-home lists.

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Out of proximity, I find myself in New Orleans more often than any of the other places, and every trip manages to fit in the perfect balance of old favorites and new finds. (more…)

Blackberry Buttermilk Cake (also Kate’s first. post. ever!)

Helloooooo, Fleur-De-Licious readers! I hope that I wasn’t a disappointment as the “very exciting change” coming to this very awesome blog. First, let me say I am supes excited and honored to be a part of Fleur-De-Licious. There are a few reasons for this: 1) this blog is awesome; 2) this blog has awesome readers; 3) I now have an excuse to bake ALL THE TIME (“It’s for the blog! I HAVE to bake 3000 cupcakes a week!”) and 4) I get another excuse to bug Hannah ALL THE TIME (“It’s for the blog! I HAVE to text you about cupcakes 3000 times a week!!”). Really, it’s a win for all of us.

Second, I understand if you are a bit suspicious of my credentials. You’re probably all “Who is this girl and how do I know she even appreciates baked goods?” And I get that fersure. I hope this first post will allay your fears a bit and show you that I’m the real deal. (more…)