More S’mores, Please! Peaches and Cream S’more

With More S’mores, the classic summertime dessert goes beyond chocolate. Key Lime Pie S’mores, Mexican Chocolate S’mores (okay, the chocolate doesn’t stop), and of course, bacon!  Peaches & Cream S’mores homemade graham cracker +marshmallows from scratch + 2 peach slices + a 1/4-ounce square of white chocolate I used the following recipes for the marshmallow and cracker. You can use your own recipes, or give these […]

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Finger Food: Nail Polish Names That Satisfy Our Cravings

Nail polish names are known to be delightfully random (OPI’s “I’m Not Really a Waitress,” for example), but there’s also quite a bit of crossover with our world via the many polishes with food-inspired titles. Here are a few of my favorites plucked from a buffet of options: What’s your favorite food-inspired polish name? Let us know in the comments. Read […]

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5 Dressings for Tastier Mason Jar Salads

You’ve probably heard the phrase K.I.S.S., which stands for Keep it Simple, Stupid. But during this hot, hazy, lazy summer, I’ve turned my lunch mantra into Keep it Salad, Sister. That’s just much nicer, right? One great way to make salads more portable, desk-friendly, and, well, cuter, is via our Mason jar method. Here’s more info: Cute, right? So the basic formula […]

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If You Like It Then You Should’ve Put an Egg on It

Sometimes when you’re in the kitchen you want to play a recipe by the book. Other times you’ll find yourself wondering, “What could I do to take this dish to the next level?” Our answer: a fried egg! They’re deliciously delectable, low fat, and add a protein boost to any meal. We’ve paired a fried egg with five recipes to take […]

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More S’mores, Please! The Classic S’more

S’mores are important to summer! In fact, if you are eating anything other than fresh fruit pies and s’mores all summer, you’re really not doing it right. Don’t get offended, homemade ice cream and cobbler! It has nothing to do with you and everything to do with marshmallows. There is just something so satisfying about a melty, gooey interactive treat that you […]

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How to Make Fresh Watermelon Juice

Discover the easiest way to mix up a glass of all-natural watermelon juice in just under a minute. Preparation 1. Using your mixer blade as a guide, cut a hole at the top of your watermelon with a knife. Remove the section of watermelon. 2. Attach one mixer blade to your hand mixer. Insert into the hole. Firmly grip the […]

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Celebrate National Watermelon Day With Frozen Pops

Watermelon is undoubtedly summer’s sweetest and juiciest fruit. Here at Cooking Light, we just can’t get enough of it. We’re endlessly celebrating the sweet flavors of watermelon in salads, margaritas, salsas, and pizzas, but everyone knows there’s nothing quite like biting into a watermelon popsicle on a hot summer day. Beat the heat with our favorite fruity melon pops. Watermelon-Jalapeño Ice Pops Hibiscus and Minty Watermelon […]

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How to Chiffonade Basil

Don’t let the name fool you—a chiffonade is a very simple knife technique for slicing thin ribbons out of delicate leafy greens like basil and lettuce leaves. Here are the three most important things to remember when making a chiffonade of basil: stack, roll and slice. 1. Stack up to eight basil leaves on top of each other. 2. Roll the […]

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Mad Delicious Lesson: Grilled Short Ribs

If you’ve been to a Korean barbecue restaurant, you’ve probably enjoyed kalbi, grilled flankenstyle short ribs, which are long and thin and cut across the bone. But it’s unlikely that you’ve had grilled English-cut short ribs (the type you typically braise). A straight-ahead dry rub with a touch of cornstarch traps in juices just enough to allow quick formation of […]

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Refreshing Infused Water with Watermelon, Cucumber, and Mint

If you think water is boring, then this is for you! We’ve heard it time and time again: Most Americans are chronically dehydrated without even noticing. Hydration is key for survival—and if you ask me, it’s more important than ever when facing the wrath of summer’s heat. So, you’re probably asking yourself, “How can I beat the season’s rising temps?” […]

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