Happy Friday! I hope you all are surviving your post-holiday food states, or, if you’re crazy, the black friday early morning rush:) I’ve certainly been busy with family this week, so I haven’t done nearly as much blog reading. However, I did find a few links I wanted to pass along to you all!

Peppermint Pattie Brownies. Now that the Christmas season is officially upon us, it’s time to start planning out all the Christmas making! I think this recipe sounds delicious, and the perfect addition to a Christmas party!

Cranberry Orange Brussels Sprouts With Walnuts. I don’t even like brussels sprouts, but once you see the pictures of this recipe on Emily’s blog, you’ll see how tasty this dish looks…

16 Essential Things When You’re Becoming An Adult. A great post by Thought Catalog on a few critical things we should be responsible for once we reach adulthood!

Most Patients Are Reluctant To Ask Doctors To Wash Their Hands. Ok. Gross. Doctors know that they should be washing their hands before touching a patient. But sometimes in the busy schedules of the day, it’s easy to forget. Please don’t be reluctant to advocate for yourself and keep yourself safe!

Getting Through Gluten Free Holidays: While Thanksgiving is now past, Christmas is coming up, so i thought this post could still be helpful! Also, just because it says “gluten free” doesn’t mean that it can’t be applied to other food allergies or intolerance.

Now it’s your turn to share! How are you spending the day after Thanksgiving? Did you learn anything interesting this week?