Archives for January 2017

chocolate espresso sables with raspberry mascarpone filling

What the world needs now is love sweet love. As we get closer to Valentine’s Day I like to find ways to share love with people all around me. Passing around a few chocolate espresso sables with raspberry mascarpone filling is a good way to start. Chocolate and Valentine’s Day are basically synonymous with each…

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link love

Sometimes January seems like a nice fresh start, and sometimes it just seems like the Monday of months. We got a little of both and I’m ready for February. via So, on this last Friday of January, I hope you can spend some time sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate…

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homemade croissants

Homemade croissants, aka the best (and maybe only successful) yeasted baked good I can make. If you have been following along for a while, you know about my love-hate relationship with yeast. I like eating yeasted baked goods, but have struggled to get them right when I make them. Cookies, cakes and brownies – no…

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link love

Happy Friday! This “short” week has felt extremely long to me and I am ready for the weekend and all it brings. Here is some link love to get you to through the final stretch! via President Barack Obama served his last full day as the President of the United States yesterday. NPR’s exit interview…

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almond banana bread

Date check. Yup, it’s still January. How are you doing on your goals?! Will and I ran past a gym this weekend and the parking lot was packed with cars. For the next 5 minutes of our run we discussed when we think most people drop their resolutions and the gym parking lot goes back…

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goals for 2017 and january

We are 13 days into January and I am just finishing setting my goals for the year. Most people have already decided on and gotten started on their goals at this point, but I firmly believe in the idea that there is nothing magical about January 1st. We put so much pressure on January 1st,…

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pistachio coconut granola bars

Pistachio coconut granola bars are healthy, portable and packed with delicious flavors. Not to mention studded with green, yellow and purple from the colorful nuts. In the past several years I have become a huge fan of nuts. I would grab a few handfuls of raw pecans and almonds every day after I got home from track practice…

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link love

The first week of 2017 is almost over – was it a good one for you? I hope so! I haven’t posted my goals and intentions for the year yet (I plan to do so soon!) but I feel so rejuvenated after a nice long break relaxing with family.  We have snow in the forecast…

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2nd blogiversary!

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of Pass the Cookies blog (a second blogiversary, if you will)! I started this blog in Will’s second semester of medical school, mainly to give me something to do while he studied at night and on weekends. I look ahead and see the few short years until medical school graduation,…

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