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What's been happening since last month…..

Sunday, December 15, 2013

We went to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. My in-laws moved there over the summer and wanted us to come for the holiday. We packed up the car and drove there on Wednesday before. Did some running and walking while we were there and drove back on Saturday.
On our Friday run, we went from their condo to the Pawn Stars shop and then back.

It was my brother in law's birthday on Friday as well and I baked what he requested and brought it down…..he wanted gluten free brownies with nuts. I made gluten free kitchen sink brownies and they were a big hit.

This is a photo archived from my computer….I forgot to get a shot of the actual brownies.
www.myrecipes.com/recipe
/kitchen-sink-brownies-100
00001923548/

I used King Arthur Flour gluten free all purpose flour instead of regular to make these treats.
For a friend's birthday, I made lemon squares.

www.cookscountry.com/rec
ipes/2868-lemon-squares?ex
tcode=MASKZ00L0

I'm not sure if this link will work….you may have to be signed in. The recipe is from the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook.
I baked regular chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chocolate chip cookies for the "Country Store" at the VA Palo Alto. The money raised from the sale if these and other things is used by the volunteer services to throw parties and stuff for the veterans.

See below for chocolate chocolate chip cookies.
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ard-Winning-Soft-Chocolate
-Chip-Cookies/Detail.aspx?
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chocolate%20chip%20cookies
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Yesterday I baked up some red velvet brownies…I thought they'd make nice holiday gifts.

www.newlyweds-blog.com/2
012/02/21/red-velvet-brown
ies/

This morning I baked up some super chocolate chocolate chip cookies….same recipe as the regular ones but used chocolate pudding…for these I also added 1/4C black cocoa in place of 1/4C flour……wow!!


I've been doing only a little running recently. The Morton's neuroma isn't bothering me but the top/outer ankle is doing so again….just like it did after I twisted my ankle but I haven't done that. I'm thinking it is probably really in my calf/shin and I've been working on those muscles. I have a sports massage coming up on Tuesday….I hope it gets rid if it for good so I can get back to some more running…..the exercise bike just doesn't cut it but at least it's activity.
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