When I was a kid and my mom would bake cookies, there was an unwritten rule that my sister and I would get to lick the beaters when my mom was done. This usually happened in the midst of holiday baking, and I have such fond memories of hanging out in the kitchen, waiting for her to be done with the mixer so that I could swipe some of that sweet, sugary cookie dough off the beater. At some point along the way, raw cookie dough became bad news amidst worries over salmonella. I don’t think my mom ever made us stop eating cookie dough, but it sure took some of the fun out of it! Luckily, this sweet dip tastes almost exactly like raw cookie dough (minus the gritty, sugary texture), which means all the sinful goodness without the raw eggs!
Almost ten years ago, one of my best friends and I were lucky enough to work at the same place. We routinely used our work breaks to bring binders full of recipes to the corporate cafeteria and swap favorites. This recipe was one of the recipes that she gifted to me during one of those escapes from the cubicle, and it continues to be one of my favorites.
I love that it’s not a straight-up dessert, but rather an awesome sweet snack that’s perfect for get-togethers. If you grew up stealing bites of your mom’s cookie dough, you’ll absolutely love this dip!
One year ago: Compost Cookies
Two years ago: Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Vanilla Bean and Cardamom
Four years ago: The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Five years ago: Egg Bagels
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
A sweet, creamy dip that tastes just like chocolate chip cookie dough without the guilt of raw egg!
½ cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
⅓ cup light brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces cream cheese
½ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
Graham crackers or Nilla wafers, to serve
1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and salt over medium-low heat, stirring continuously, until the brown sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat, whisk in the vanilla extract, and set aside to cool to room temperature.
2. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar for 1 minute, until smooth and fluffy.
3. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly beat in the cooled butter mixture. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and refrigerate if not serving immediately. Remove from the refrigerator 15 to 30 minutes before serving. Serve with graham crackers or Nilla wafers. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
The thermal catalytic activity of GaN in non-oxidative alkane dehydroaromatization has been discovered for the first time. The origin of the catalytic activity was studied experimentally and theoretically. Commercially available GaN powders with a wurtzite crystal structure showed superior stability and reactivity for converting light alkanes, including methane, propane, n-butane, n-hexane and cyclohexane into benzene at an elevated temperature with high selectivity. The catalyst is highly robust and can be used repeatedly without noticeable deactivation.
Light weights: The readily available nondoped GaN material possesses superior thermal stability and catalytic activity towards the non-oxidative aromatization of light alkanes (from C1 to C6) at elevated temperature. Theoretical calculations propose an energetically favorable adsorption interaction between methane and the m-plane of GaN.
We don’t give a shit.
I asked myself what style we women could have adopted that would have been unmarked, like the men’s. The answer was none. There is no unmarked woman.
There is no woman’s hair style that can be called standard, that says nothing about her. The range of women’s hair styles is staggering, but a woman whose hair has no particular style is perceived as not caring about how she looks, which can disqualify her for many positions, and will subtly diminish her as a person in the eyes of some.
Women must choose between attractive shoes and comfortable shoes. When our group made an unexpected trek, the woman who wore flat, laced shoes arrived first. Last to arrive was the woman in spike heels, shoes in hand and a handful of men around her.
If a woman’s clothing is tight or revealing (in other words, sexy), it sends a message — an intended one of wanting to be attractive, but also a possibly unintended one of availability. If her clothes are not sexy, that too sends a message, lent meaning by the knowledge that they could have been. There are thousands of cosmetic products from which women can choose and myriad ways of applying them. Yet no makeup at all is anything but unmarked. Some men see it as a hostile refusal to please them.
Women can’t even fill out a form without telling stories about themselves. Most forms give four titles to choose from. “Mr.” carries no meaning other than that the respondent is male. But a woman who checks “Mrs.” or “Miss” communicates not only whether she has been married but also whether she has conservative tastes in forms of address — and probably other conservative values as well. Checking “Ms.” declines to let on about marriage (checking “Mr.” declines nothing since nothing was asked), but it also marks her as either liberated or rebellious, depending on the observer’s attitudes and assumptions.
I sometimes try to duck these variously marked choices by giving my title as “Dr.” — and in so doing risk marking myself as either uppity (hence sarcastic responses like “Excuse me!”) or an overachiever (hence reactions of congratulatory surprise like “Good for you!”).
All married women’s surnames are marked. If a woman takes her husband’s name, she announces to the world that she is married and has traditional values. To some it will indicate that she is less herself, more identified by her husband’s identity. If she does not take her husband’s name, this too is marked, seen as worthy of comment: she has done something; she has “kept her own name.” A man is never said to have “kept his own name” because it never occurs to anyone that he might have given it up. For him using his own name is unmarked.
A married woman who wants to have her cake and eat it too may use her surname plus his, with or without a hyphen. But this too announces her marital status and often results in a tongue-tying string. In a list (Harvey O’Donovan, Jonathan Feldman, Stephanie Woodbury McGillicutty), the woman’s multiple name stands out. It is marked.”
Google has already been pretty great about supporting two-factor authentication. Now, the company is adding another option: authentication with a secure USB key.
در گذشته های دور و در سرزمینی واقع در جنوب غربی آسیا، مردمی زندگی می کردند که در تمام معابر خود پله برقی نصب می کردند اما هر وقت می خواستند بروند بالا فقط پله های پایین کار می کرد و هر وقت می خواستند بروند پایین، فقط پله های بالا! مردمی که همگی عقل کل بودند و پیش خودشان حساب کرده بودند که اگر روی پله های برقی روشن راه بروند، حدود پنج-شش ثانیه زودتر می رسند و اگر روی پله های برقی خاموش راه بروند، حدود 5-6 پله کمتر راه در پیش دارند! مردمی که روی پله برقی همدیگر را هل می دادند، جیب هم را می زدند، برای هم ماچ می فرستادند، دخترهای پله بالایی یا پایینی را دست مالی می کردند، از همدیگر روی پله ها سبقت می گرفتند، دکمه خاموش کننده پله مسیر مخالف را می زدند و هرهر می خندیدند و در کل مردمی بسیار فرهیخته و شاد بودند!
Il y a 2 jours, Google a publié sur Github une mise à jour de sa petite collection d'icônes (symboles) dans le cadre de son site Design rassemblant les "meilleures pratiques" en terme de design web et applicatif selon Google.
À vous de voir ce qui est à prendre ou à laisser sur ce site mais cette petite collection de plus de 750 symboles sous licence Creative Commons va faire votre bonheur.
On y retrouve des icônes classées par catégories, permettant de couvrir tous les types de contenus, de comportement, de communication, de médias, d'objets...etc. que vous pourriez avoir à illustrer sur vos sites ou dans vos applications, qu'elles soient web ou mobile.
Les icônes sont disponibles dans les formats suivants et sont utilisables librement :
Cet article merveilleux et sans aucun égal intitulé : Plus de 750 icônes libres pour vos projets web et mobiles ; a été publié sur Korben, le seul site qui t'aime plus fort que tes parents.
A mother in Fort Myers, Florida is leading a petition against Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures, to which Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston responded perfectly:
"Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014
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It’s Okay It’s Love(2014)
This drama is tragically and beautifully written. We rarely see the deglamorized reality of Mental Illness and the stigmas that come with it. I would highly suggest this drama to everyone! You don’t even have to be a drama fan to appreciate this amazingly well written story.
In some east Asian countries, mental illness carries even more of a stigma then it does in the UK and the US, which makes this film so much more important.
Ok I cried this drama needs so much more attention
- The two male leads both suffer from mental illnesses
- The male lead has very severe schizophrenia
- He also has PTSD and can only sleep in his bathtub
- His friend (the second male) has Tourette’s which is consistently portrayed
- They DO NOT HOLD BACK on the ableist statements and remarks posed to the characters at all
- Nearing the end of the drama the male lead completely loses his grasp on reality with a severe relapse
- Neither character gets miraculously 100% cured (both are indicated to still take medication)
- They make peace with their illnesses and it’s a happy ending
The drama’s writers were also recently given a plaque for their efforts in raising awareness for this, and it breaks the stereotype of the conventional ‘perfect family’ K-drama. Seriously, go watch this.
seriously watch this drama.
it breaks down so many stereotypes about neuroatypical people and has really great representation of various mental health disorders. The drama also features some nice 1-2 episode story arcs about the patients that are being treated under the care of the female lead in the psych unit of a hospital.
here’s a description of just a few of her patients:
- a trans woman recovering from family abuse
- a schizophrenic man who stops taking his meds to save his sex life
- a grieving mother who thinks her baby is still alive
the writers really made an effort to humanize all of the patients, instead of just writing them off as “crazy”.
An extremely old stamp.
This ancient stamp dates to the 22nd century BC, and is from the holy city of Nippur, located southeastern Iraq. Nippur was the religious centre of Mesopotamia for thousands of years, and was believed to have been where Enlil created mankind.
Translated, the inscription on the stamp reads: Narâm-Sîn built the house/temple of the god Enlil. As the British Museum state: “Such stamps were used to impress or mark the bricks of important religious and public buildings. They are therefore an important source for the identification of architecture and a valuable criterion for the date of a building.” The impression in front of the stamp is modern.
My sister Laureen took this picture, she took them to a bookstore. I love these two! My heart swells. I want to give them an award for letting me draw comics about them and not complaining. They are the best.