March 03, 2016

Baked Chicken Thighs with Arugula Caesar Salad

Once you discover the magic of juicy thighs, you might not go back to breasts. Serve it with a kicked-up Caesar for a light meal.
Total Time: 0:40
Prep: 0:10
Level: Easy
Serves: 4

8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (2 1/2 lb.)
kosher salt
Black pepper
1/4 c. finely grated Parmesan (1 oz.), plus more for serving
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped (2 tbsp.)
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. anchovy paste
6 c. arugula (5 oz.)
1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F with a rack set on the highest level. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken 25 to 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk Parmesan, lemon juice, oil, garlic, Worcestershire, and anchovy paste and season with salt and pepper. Add arugula and tomatoes and toss to combine. Serve with chicken and top with more Parmesan.

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December 21, 2015

Cookie Butter Bites

The dough will be greasier than your average cookie dough, thanks to the cookie butter and banana, but that also means they'll stay soft and chewy longer.
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 dozen
Serves: 24

1 c. cookie butter
1 egg
1 medium banana, mashed
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. flour
1/3 c. crushed Oreos, plus more for topping


Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cookie butter, egg, banana, baking soda and flour, mixing until combined. Fold in the crushed Oreos.
Use a melon baller to scoop 1/2-inch-sized balls (or form them with your hands). Place each one about an inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes.

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September 23, 2015

Industry significance

The significant inscription found on an old key "If I rest, I rust" would be an excellent motto for those who are afflicted with the slightest taint of idleness. Even the most industrious might adopt it with advantage to serve as a reminder that, if one allows his faculties to rest, like the iron in the unused key, they will soon show signs of rust and, ultimately, cannot do the work required of them.

Those who would attain the heights reached and kept by great men must keep their faculties polished by constant use, so that they may unlock the doors of knowledge, the gate that guard the entrances to the professions, to science, art, literature, agriculture --- every department of human endeavor.

Industry keeps bright the key that opens the treasury of achievement. If Hugh Miller, after toiling all day in a quarry, had devoted his evenings to rest and recreation, he would never have become a famous geologist. The celebrated mathematician, Edmund Stone, would never have published a mathematical dictionary, never have found the key to science of mathematics, if he had given his spare moments to idleness. Had the little Scotch lad, Ferguson, allowed the busy brain to go to sleep while he tended sheep on the hillside instead of calculating the position of the stars by a string of beads, he would never have become a famous astronomer

Labor vanquishes all --- not inconstant, spasmodic, or ill-directed labor, but faithful, unremitting, daily effort toward a well-directed purpose. Just as truly as eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, so is eternal industry the price of noble and enduring success

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