Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stress, Stress, and more Stress, but friends + Lady Gaga come to the rescue

So as I mentioned in my last post - it's been quite stressful lately. As graduation looms, I've been hectically trying to finish up my graduate work. Did I also mention that I'm leaving behind research to pursue a career as a physician? Some think I'm crazy, but I think I'm just passionate about being able to make a difference. But, it means I have to apply to medical school and that's exactly what I'm doing right now. Between that and hospital shifts that I'm getting ready to start soon, life gets quite stressful.

But I'm lucky. And let me tell you why.....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chewy Chocolate chip and Almond cookies

So things have been a little crazy around here. I've been trying to wrap things up at Stanford before I graduate in June - I'm excited about that! So I haven't had much time to do a lot of baking. But here's a recipe that I tried a couple of weeks ago, that was really "interesting."

Chewy Chocolate chip cookies. I added slivered almonds to these to give it that extra flavor - plus I love nuts.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Homemade dark chocolate truffles, anyone?

Short post this week. I just got back yesterday and I wanted to get back into the groove of baking. I was thinking of something I could make for a good friend of mine that was easy and could be done ahead of time.

And then I came across the recipes for chocolate truffles.