Laird Smay

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What Is A Digital Transformation And Why Should You Care?

I’ve been extremely lucky to have spent my entire adult life on the forefront of digital technology – and most of it was by complete accident (but, that will be a story for another day….)<p>My career has spanned IBM, the launch team of the Pentium at Intel, an early Amazonian (I led one of the teams …

Internet of Things

The Airline Said I Never Boarded My Flight — Reader Mistake Story

Today, I want to share a story from <i>TPG</i> reader <b>Jim</b>, whose itinerary was canceled after a seat swap. Here’s what he had to say:<p><i>My story starts pretty</i> …

Flying

Roast with Gravy Recipe

"Roast like grandma used to make and easy gravy. This is a recipe my grandmother has made for years. I love the gravy that goes with this! Serve with …

Recipes

BBQ Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika<br>• 1 teaspoon chili powder<br>• 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<br>• 3/4 teaspoon garlic …

Recipes

Juan Luis Green Chile-Chicken Enchiladas

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place chicken, onion, celery, chiles, cilantro, bouillon granules, oregano, cumin, paprika, garlic, bay leaves, water, and 1 …

Recipes

Crack Chicken Tacos

If you're addicted to our Crack Chicken, just wait until you taste it in tacos.<p>Directions<p>Make crack chicken: Preheat oven to 425°. In a large …

Recipes

How to Roast Pork Butt

Take your pork out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature (about 1 hour).<p>Heat your oven to 250 degrees.<p>Season the pork liberally …

BBQ

Last Call: Let's make baguettes at home

Baguette tutorial<p>My <i>Takeout</i> colleague Kate Bernot and I both a bit obsessed with baking breads at the moment. Having started with Jim Lahey’s …

Bread

Make These Steak Kebabs with Garlic Butter for Dinner Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef Roast Recipe

"Best tender and juicy pot roast you've ever eaten! Also great sliced up and served on hearty rolls."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (3 pound) beef chuck roast<p>1 onion, …

Cooking

Original Homemade Italian Beef Recipe

"Best homemade Italian beef I have ever had. My mom always made it and passed it down to me, I think it's just so good...I wanted everyone to enjoy …

Food

How To Make the Ultimate Marinade for Tender Grilled Steak — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

A marinade is like an insurance policy for your grilled steak — not only will a simple marinade add flavor, but it will also help protect the beef …

BBQ

Southwestern Pork Lettuce Wraps

These easy lettuce wraps make for a perfectly light and lovely summer supper that won’t heat up your kitchen. We use a quickly grilled pork …

Cooking

Avocado Fries with Roasted Garlic Dip

After coming across other blogs featuring avocado fries, I knew I had to try this intriguing combination. Here is my take on these curiously …

Fully Loaded: Lessons from first-time Bikepackers

Big meals, steady miles, and chamois butter?<p>From the rocky ridgeline above Star Pass, I watched a line of eight excited bikepackers pushing their …

180 Miles of New Bike Trail Envisioned From Jackson to Yellowstone

Imagine two national parks, three national forests and three states linked by more than 180 miles of trail. This is the Greater Yellowstone Trail, a …

Spinach Salad with Warm Blackberry Vinaigrette

Beans, tomatoes, onion, berries, and plenty of feta make this the perfect summer lunch.<p>Directions<p>In a blender, puree 1 cup berries with 1⁄4 cup water until smooth. Strain through a mesh sieve into a small saucepan.<br>• Add vinegar and oil; whisk to combine. Whisk in mustard and pinch each salt and …

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Body Fat

My Lip-Smacking BBQ Ribs & the Secret Spice Blend That Makes Them Sing

Some people like to meal prep; I don't. Or rather, I don't know that I have the dexterity or mental wherewithal to plan a week's worth of groceries for myself. I'm much too disorganized, much too lazy, and—living in New York City without a car—<i>much</i> too weak to carry more than a single eggplant home.<p>…

The Only Italian Pasta Salad Recipe You Need This Summer

Is there a more quintessential summer side dish than pasta salad? This cool salad keeps well for picnics and potlucks, you can make a big batch to …

Recipes

How to make Emeril Lagasse's seafood gumbo

If there’s one dish that signifies Louisiana cooking it’s (arguably) gumbo. People in this Southern state take their gumbo seriously and while we …

Sweet and Sticky Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

Start with the slow cooked stage – Preheat the oven to 170c/350f. Place all of the ingredients from the slow cooked stage into a large oven-proof …

Grilled Peach Cobbler Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat one side of grill to medium-high (350°F to 400°F). Place peaches in a large bowl. Stir together sugar and next 4 ingredients …

3 Easy Steps to Boost Your Influence on LinkedIn

When you can be influential on LinkedIn, the deals come to you. Here are a few tips to help you get there.<p>Most people think of LinkedIn as a professional social networking site. But for some, LinkedIn is the most powerful lead generation tool on the market--and it doesn't cost a dime. With a few …

This Will Be Your Dad’s New Favorite Pork Chop Recipe

It’s almost Father’s Day, and that means it’s time to show dad he didn’t raise a bum loser. How do you do that? Well, you could get him a nice gift — …

This Technique Makes Pork Chops Taste Better Than Steak

The "other white meat" might finally deserve a turn in the spotlight.<p>I feel bad for pork chops. They’re often overlooked for steak or chicken and …

Cooking

Make These Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Hanger Steak Tacos with Chile and Herb Oils

Bring a medium saucepan filled with water to a boil. Squeeze half of the orange and half of the lime into a large bowl and add the coriander, cumin, …

Inferno Ultrafast Infrared Grill

Inferno by NorthFire is the latest innovation in backyard grilling, giving your steak the perfect sear in just seconds. Using a push-to-start ignitor …

Forty Cloves of Garlic Sauce (Thoum)

In a high-powered blender, add the garlic and process to a fine paste. With the motor running on high speed, slowly stream in the vinegar, egg …