Sorry Not Sorry: When A First Kid Goes to College

It’s been a couple of weeks since my older son Jack headed off to school a plane ride away. And it’s been a couple of weeks of lovely, concerned people asking about how he likes it so far, and then leaning in and asking, “And how are you doing?” I don’t quite know how to answer this. I usually say something about being just so busy with work and other things, and make a joke about being a master at denial, and that visiting weekend is mere weeks away. I certainly know that after flying home I flung myself into a …

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Rib Eye Steaks with Thyme-Garlic Butter

A perfectly cooked steak is what many people – with good reason – think of as a perfect meal.  This is an extremely classy take on a restaurant-quality steak dinner, but other than remembering to salt the steak ahead of time (which is not a deal breaker, just recommended), it’s 30 minutes from start to finish. Here are the five things that often help make a good steak great, and a great steak marvelous. 1. Salt the Meat 1) Salting the meat a day before cooking it draws out excess liquid (concentrating and developing the flavor) and gives the meat …

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