Cassandra Shires

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8 Ways To Make Your Road Trip Even Better

8 apps to download now.<p>Everyone knows the essentials for a successful road trip—good company, good music and A LOT of snacks. Whether you're planning to head to your favorite cross-country vacation spot or hopping in a car with no destination at all, be sure to add these apps to your must-have list.

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

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David Foster Wallace: "This Is Water" (part 1)

Vladimir Nabokov on literature and life (1969)

On Craftsmanship: The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice

Josef Albers and the art of seeing

Anaïs Nin reads from her famous diary (1966)

September “Fresh Start” Playlist + Weekly Wrap-Up

From today’s radio show about re-organizing and simplifying your life to special round-ups of brilliant organizing ideas, we’ve been talking about …

Ina Garten's Mac and Cheese

This recipe is adult- and kid-friendly. Try the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for grown-up macaroni and cheese.<p><b>Serves 6</b><p>12 ounces thick-sliced baconKosher saltVegetable oil1 pound small pasta, such as cavatappi or macaroni1 quart whole milk8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided1/2 cup …

Recipes

Heirloom Tomato Pie from Alex Hitz

Now is the season for truly delicious tomatoes — in every variety. And this pie recipe lets you revel in all their juicy glory.<p>I won't insult your intelligence by gushing on about the glories of late-summer tomatoes. I know you get it. But these days, we're all so accustomed to eating tomatoes …

Jewels and Jill Elmore's Chicken-Lettuce Cups

Jewels and Jill Elmore share a healthy Asian-inspired recipe from their cookbook, The Family Chef.<p><b>Serves 8–10</b><p>Ingredients<p><b>For the filling</b><p>2 tablespoons peanut oil<p>2 teaspoons sesame oil<p>24 shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped<p>2 large carrots, peeled and very finely chopped<p>4 scallions, very finely chopped<p>2 …

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