Cassandra Thomas

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Boozy Cherry-Basil Lemonade Spritzers

Instead of the fluorescent red cocktail garnish, fresh cherries take center stage in this refreshing sipper. Macerating the cherries in sugar first …

drinks

Sweet Potato Salad

From: EatingWell.com, July 2018<p>Give traditional potato salad a fresh spin with sweet potatoes, peppery arugula and a tangy-sweet dressing. This …

Food

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat an oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with PAM cooking spray.<p>Step 2<p>Beat the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar …

Recipes

10 Great Tales of Dragons and the People Who Love and/or Fear Them

The blood of dragons (or drakes, as they are referred to in the books) makes the world go round in Anthony Ryan’s <i>Draconis Memoria</i> series. A rare few, …

Board Games

Yes, he can: Obama debuts as Sherlock Holmesian detective

Step aside Holmes and Watson; back off Poirot and Hastings. A new pair of amateur sleuths are hitting town this month: Barack Obama and Joe Biden.<p>Andrew Shaffer’s Hope Never Dies opens as Biden, his narrator, mopes around the house shortly after the 2016 presidential election. Obama is “on the …

Cover Art

How to Make an Amazing Creamy Taco Sauce in About 45 Seconds

By Alex Delany<p>It slays on just about any taco you can think of, but tastes incredible on everything from grilled veggies to steak too. This sauce is life.<p>When I'm at a restaurant, eating tamales or enchiladas or tacos, you can bet that I'll ask for crema. That creamy, tangy, dairy-based sauce is …

Cooking

These Emergency Shrimp Tacos Are Made for Frantic Weeknights

By Alyse Whitney<p>You can go from frozen shrimp to dinner in 20 minutes.<p>Sometimes the most memorable dinner parties start with the biggest disasters. Last week, I decided to make chipotle–honey shrimp tacos on a random Wednesday night for a couple of friends who live in my neighborhood. I ordered …

Seafood

Coconut Rice Noodles with Ginger and Turmeric

4 servings<p>This is a weeknight pantry curry that comes together in the time it takes to boil water for the rice noodles. Fast! For this recipe, blooming the ginger, turmeric, and black pepper in oil is essential for releasing their aromatic properties into the coconut milk-based sauce.<p>August …

Recipes

Recipe: A large round of pizza dough is grilled with veggies and ricotta, then drizzled with honey

<b>Serves 4</b><p>For extra-crispy grilled flatbread, start by cooking dough on the hot grill rack for a few minutes on each side without any toppings. Pizza …

Recipes

This could be the future of architecture in space

MIT researcher Carson Smuts is thinking about life in zero-gravity where the traditional rules of architecture do not apply. With the help of City …

Space Exploration

Here's a Cold Soup That Isn't Gazpacho

It’s that magical time of year again, folks: school’s out, the ice cream truck’s back, and temperatures are once again climbing to levels most …

Recipes

Summer Sangria

Preparation<p>Make the herb syrup<p>In a large, microwave-safe glass measuring cup, combine the sugar, water, and herbs. Microwave on high power until the …

Recipes

Step Away From The 'Trauma Buffet' With These 5 Beach Reads By Authors Of Color

Suffering, suffering, and how would you like a slice of abjection on the side? When it comes to books by writers of color, sometimes it seems like we're only allowed to write serious, painful tomes. Reading lists of our most noteworthy books can feel like one After School Special after another — …

Books

10 Three-Ingredient Cocktail Recipes You Need To Try This Summer

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a tall glass of delicious cocktail. So, beat the heat in style with these three-ingredient summer sips you can make in a jiffy:<p><b>1. Cucumber Lime Margarita</b><p>This skinny no-hangover cocktail makes for a picture-perfect boozy treat that you can enjoy by …

Recipes

Eat This Corn Salad with Hot-Honey Dressing Outside in Your Shortest Shorts

This new recipe should be mandatory at every summer cookout.<p>A few weekends ago, I went upstate with a group of friends. We brought the necessities for outdoor life: bug spray, hamburger patties, and<p>too muchjust enough beer. After bagels and a meandering “hike”, it came time to turn on the grill. …

Grilling

Peanut Butter Chocolate Magic Bars

These peanut butter chocolate magic bars are must try this season! The creamy combination of chocolate and peanut butter creates magic in this …

Dessert

Instant Pot Herbed Chickpea Plov

Plovs. I started cooking them last year pretty regularly, locking onto one in particular early in my exploration. It was the Green-herbed Plov with …

Cooking

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare three pans with parchment paper.<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment (you can also use a hand-held …

Dessert

Flag Cake Recipe - Southern Living

Sour Cream Flag Cake Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Spray a jelly roll pan (10- x 15-inch) with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350˚. In a large …

Dessert

This Rhubarb Spoon Cake Is What You Should Bake This Weekend

BRB, preheating the oven.<p>The recipe is super easy. First, you have to make a rhubarb compote, which basically consists of heating up rhubarb in a pot with some sugar, a bit of lemon juice and some cornstarch, and stirring constantly until it turns into a sauce. The whole thing takes about 5-10 …

You'll Love this Unique Lavender Fudge

• Prepare a 9x9-inch pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.<br>• Combine the cream and lavender in a small …

Dessert

Chocolate Desserts

From fudgy chocolate brownies to rich chocolate layer cake, here are fabulous chocolate desserts.

Dessert

The New Book To Read, Based On Your Favorite Shakespeare Play

To be perfectly frank, I am a Shakespeare nerd. This isn't entirely my fault: both of my parents are Shakespearean actors, and I spent a great deal …

Books

Traditional Sangria

Now Playing<p>Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48<p>A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.<p>Now Playing<p>Ice Cream in a Bag …

Cooking

Master This All-Purpose Sauce and Never Waste Herbs Again

No more wilted basil on your watch<p>When gardeners tell me that there is no such thing as a black thumb and of course I could grow things if I wanted, …

Recipes

Hate Speech: An Imaginary Debate

INTO THE MAELSTROM of controversy over the extent to which our nation and our Constitution should protect racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, …

Rights & Freedoms

How Tidally Locked Planets Could Avoid a 'Snowball Earth' Fate

Tidally-locked planets in the habitable zone of stars may be able to avoid global ice ages, according to a study that models the interplay of where …

Astronomy

These 8 lettuce-free salads are the antidote to summer greens burnout

During the warmer months, a big ol’ bowl of colorful, chilled salad is often <i>the</i> go-to healthy meal—whether you’re tossing together your latest …

Food

The 30 best summer holidays for people who hate the heat

Baking beaches in August not your thing? From forest retreats in Scandinavia and polar bears in Spitsbergen, to Australia's Great Ocean Road and the ski slopes of Chile, our writers reveal 30 great escapes from the summer heat.<p><b>Britain and Ireland</b><p>1. It’s a breeze<p><b>England</b><p>There’s no danger of …

9 Beachy Murder Mysteries To Read On Your Vacation

Want to make your summer a little more exciting? Check out these nine beachy murder mysteries to read on your vacation, because there's nothing quite …

Books