Month: January 2016

  • Chocolate Chipotle Cookies With Smoky Salted Caramel

       Don’t bake these if you want a subtle, light cookie. These really get in your mouth. First, the flavors. Chocolate from lots of cocoa. Smoke from chipotles and smoky sea salt. Bight from chipotle and black pepper. Oh, and some cinnamon. Then, they are pretty sweet and quite salty. Don’t plan on eating more…

  • Don’t Try This While Drinking

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    Designated Passenger I had two patients from a single car crash. He was the driver and she was the front seat passenger. Neither was wearing a seat belt. She told us that he was very drunk and went to get in the car to drive away. Though she was also drunk, she was afraid to…

  • A Bag for Sonia’s Retirement

    One of our wonderful nurses, Sonia, had her last night at work this week. Here is a picture of her and the bag I made her as a retirement gift.   

  • Speculoos Cookies

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    A few years ago, our kids took us to eat Belgium waffles at Bruges Waffles & Frites in downtown Salt Lake City. One option to top the waffles was speculoos cookie butter. Every since that tasty introduction, speculoos cookie butter has been a part of our lives. When we first started to eat it, I had…

  • Gambler’s Fallacy?

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    My wife, Shari, forwarded me a link to a segment on NPR about Gambler’s Fallacy. In short, Gambler’s Fallacy refers to our brain’s tendency to see patterns in random events then thinking those patterns can predict future events. A simple example is a gambler betting on whether a flipped coin turns up “heads.” Each coin…