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O, The Oprah Magazine July 2019

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst
Frequency:
One-off
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in this issue

1 min.
let them eat s’mores

Presented by THE CHINET® BRAND Who’s ready for a summer s’mores bar? Everyone! Put an extra-yummy and delightfully gooey twist on your next outdoor celebration by replacing cake and ice cream with this rally-round-the-campfire favorite. Stylish enough to stand out and strong enough to handle the stickiest, messiest creations, Chinet® brand disposable tableware is your go-to choice for entertaining. Stock the bar with a variety of colorful, creative filling options like seasonal fruit, rainbow sprinkles, melted caramel, pretzels and, for more adventurous palates, savory crumbled bacon. SIMPLY YUM-AZING Fuss-free prep and cleanup means even the host can relax and enjoy maximum fun. Chinet® Classic Whiteª plates and napkins complement any décor, whether you’re celebrating a patriotic July Fourth, a rustic-chic birthday, or an outdoor movie night. Keep the milk effortlessly cold (and fashionably cool)…

2 min.
all together now

Yasmine Gateau, ILLUSTRATOR FEELING GOOD, PAGE 55 A barbecue isn’t complete without…friends, sun, a glass of wine, and a carefree atmosphere. My favorite light bite at this time of year is…a Greek salad on a Greek island! My best summer reading experience was…The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, a little masterpiece of strangeness. Lori Gottlieb WRITER “THE SECRET LIVES OF THERAPISTS,” PAGE 55 The ideal place to dine alfresco is…on the deck of a restaurant that overlooks the beach, where I can listen to the water. A barbecue isn’t complete without…good company, spicy drumsticks, dips and sides, and a tablecloth that doesn’t rip. My best summer reading experience was…when my son started learning to read. I’ll never forget the awe I felt hearing him say the words on the page. Kindall Gant O BOOKS…

2 min.
be my guest

Over the years, I’ve become quite the entertainer, if I do say so myself. Sharing a home-cooked meal with friends and family—it doesn’t get better than that. Well, maybe if you throw in a good cocktail to toast the occasion. My favorite party starter is a drink we call Maui in December, and despite the name, I love it year-round. It’s part zesty (from lemongrass and ginger), part fruity (from pineapple-infused vodka; yes, I’m a tequila fan, but vodka comes a close second), and one hundred- percent refreshing. Sipping it surrounded by people I love, just as the sun is going down—that’s my definition of happy hour! Maui in December (or July, February, whenever!) Makes 2 cocktails, plus extra infused vodka 1 large pineapple2 lemongrass stalks, root ends trimmed and outer leaves reserved…

2 min.
q what’s your go-to cookout dish?

No summer gathering is complete without my scotcheroo bars. The recipe involves warming sugar and corn syrup in a pot over low heat with peanut butter. Then you add Rice Krispies, transfer the mixture to a pan, and melt butterscotch and chocolate chips to spread over top. Let it cool, and once it’s firm, cut it into pieces to share. And if the sun melts the treats and makes a mess? Licking your fingers clean is part of the deliciousness! CONNIE PELTON Waunakee, Wisconsin Sweet and tangy calico beans, my aunt’s recipe. I use canned molasses-and-pork baked beans, lima beans, and kidney beans with bacon, ground beef, and onion. Then I stir in catsup, brown sugar, mustard, and vinegar. It can be made in a slow cooker or the oven. It’s always…

1 min.
your take

Q WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FROZEN TREAT? 78% I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! 22% A FRUITY ICE POP, PLEASE Q WOULD YOU CONSIDER ACUPUNCTURE FOR YOUR PUP? 58% THAT’S SILLY TALK 42% ANYTHING FOR BUDDY! Q HOW OFTEN DO YOU EAT OUTDOORS IN THE SUMMER? 57% EVERY DAY, AS LONG AS IT ISN’T RAINING 43% ACTUALLY, I PREFER MY DINNER WITH A SIDE OF AC DID YOU VOTE IN 2016? 91% YES, AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR 2020! 9% DOES IT EVEN MATTER? Q WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO BEACH READ? 71% LIGHT, BREEZY ROMANCE 29% PAGE-TURNING THRILLER WE WANT YOUR TAKE! TO WEIGH IN ON FUTURE TOPICS, FOLLOW US AT @oprahmagazine BOOKS: DORLING KINDERSLEY/GETTY IMAGES PLUS. ALL OTHERS: GETTY IMAGES…

1 min.
here we go!

WE’RE IN THE MIDST of that glorious season when we move a little slower, laugh a little easier, and linger a little longer. The lingering is extra wonderful when we’re engaged in an activity we love. For me, that’s reading! And that’s why, every year, I look forward to O’s July issue, when we bring you our annual summer reading guide. This year, as always, you’ll find passionate recommendations for brilliant new titles just in time for your travels (even if you’re traveling only as far as the sofa). But you’ll also get a privileged peek into the creative processes of women writers we admire, with a look at the sometimes unusual, sometimes ordinary, always meaningful objects that inspire them as they work (page 92). We’re also offering up the most…