Month: November 2012

  • Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These are easy to make. They come out  firm and compact. Almost like eating candy. Recipe By: Elaine Thompson in Mercury News Yield: 24 Ingredients: ½ cup butter, softened 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups fine graham cracker crumbs ¾ cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup English…

  • New Flower Bags

    Hilary made a bag for me, black with a yellow flower. I have stollen her flower idea and have put flours on several bags. Here are the latest two which turned out pretty nice. It takes me about as long to make the flower as it does to make the rest of the bag and…

  • Some Dumb Things to Not Do

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    Here are a couple of fun activities I heard about by taking care of patients with less than good judgment. If you are bored and looking for something fun to do, you might try one of these creative activities. Dry Ice Russian Roulette A 13-year-old boy came in who had multiple lacerations and pieces of…

  • Pumpkin Cookies for Thanksgiving

    I have been going to share with you a pumpkin cookie recipe for quite a while. With Thanksgiving here, what better time? I looked through my recipes for pumpkin cookies and found five I had made before and a note of wanting to try pumpkin in place of maple syrup in my Maple Cranberry Oatmeal…

  • Pumpkin Cranberry Zingers

    The cranberries and zest make these cookies. I left out the nuts, as I usually do. They have a very festive smell and taste. Recipe By: Diningaround.com  Ingredients: ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 cup canned or cooked and pureed pumpkin 2 ¼ cups all-purpose…

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Of all the pumpkin cookies I have made, these had the most integrity and were the least likely to be soft and cakey. They tasted a lot like a pumpkin chocolate chip Harvest Loaf recipe we make. Very good! Recipe By: Mercury News  Serving Size: 48  Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 ½ cups oats 1…

  • Pumpkin Pie Cookies

    I don’t really like white chips and this much nutmeg is a bit bitter so I didn’t like these as much as others but they look really cool and folks in the ED liked them. Recipe By: Mercury News  Serving Size: 36  Ingredients: 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup oats 12 ounces white…

  • Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

    These are very soft so are tricky to ice so don’t make the icing too stiff. The icing makes them! Recipe By: I got it from Hilary but it’s all over the Internet  Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 large egg 1 teaspoon…

  • Pumpkin Cookies

    Not too imaginative a name. These are moist. I used almonds buy like them better without the nuts, as is usually the case for me. Serving Size: 72 Ingredients: 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups canned pumpkin 1 cup salad oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1…

  • I Want a Drink of Water

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    A forty-three-year-old man was admitted to a different hospital in our community. There, he was found to have abdominal pain and fever. A CAT scan of his abdomen showed a mass in the pancreas and he was scheduled for further testing to determine appropriate treatment. In order to have the test done the next day,…