Wipe Out! The Best Budget-Friendly Makeup Removers

You know how important it is to remove makeup before bed or after a gym session, but sometimes you’re in a hurry, you’re half asleep, or you just want to get on with it already. That’s why I love a makeup removing wipe. When they were first introduced, they seemed more like glorified (or not so much) baby wipes for adults. Now […]

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How to Cut Down on Food Waste

This article originally appeared on All You. By Sara Morrow In the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the comedian-host addressed America’s relationship with food waste. Long story short? We waste a TON of food, and we’ve got to put an end to it. According to the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), as much as 40 […]

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Five on Friday: Fire Up The Grill with Our Bloggers’ Connection

Join us each month as we round up our favorite seasonal posts from the Cooking Light Bloggers’ Connection. This month’s theme is grilling, and we’re fired up for some killer cookouts. 1. Grilled Salmon with Grilled Peach and Avocado Salsa: Bursting with flavor, this entrée from The Roasted Root is a real catch. One bite and you’ll always serve a fresh slab of […]

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How Lena Dunham Learned to Love Running

  This article originally appeared on Health. By Julie Mazziotta Lena Dunham has clearly drank the fitness Kool-Aid (which is actually green juice, of course). She’s talked about her new love of hitting the gym for Acroyoga and Tracy Anderson Method classes in the last few months, and now she’s found another, unexpected favorite: running. “Not usually one to post a […]

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What Is Peanut Butter Powder? How Do I Use It?

You’ve probably started seeing powdered peanut butter on the grocery shelves—right there next to standard peanut butter. No doubt, it’s becoming increasingly available, but what exactly is it? It’s a product that’s made by pressing roasted peanuts to remove most of the natural oils, and the remaining peanut “particles” are ground into a fine powder. Out with the oil/fat go […]

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Super-Easy Simple Syrup Trick

I make simple syrup by shaking up 3/4 cup sugar and 1 cup warm water in a jar until dissolved—no cooking or cooling required. Store in the fridge up to a week, and use for cocktails, sauces, and desserts. Keep Reading: How to Make Simple Syrup 38 Top-Rated Cocktails Our Most Popular Cocktail Ever

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Cool Gear for Hot Days

Right now, my phone tells me it’s 90º outside. My phone might as well read, “If you step outside, you’re going to feel like you’re swimming your way through warm, wet cotton.” That’s the best way to describe Alabama summers. We spend them jumping from air-conditioned building to air-conditioned building, dodging thunderstorms and the sun’s severe rays. That’s why you’ll never […]

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Avid Hiker Finds Diet That Doesn’t Feel Like a Diet

We welcome back Gai Doran to the blog to hear more about her Cooking Light Diet experience. We recently got a peek into the beautiful garden that was inspired by the Diet. Hopefully her tomatoes are coming in rosy red at this point, perfect for some of our summer recipes hitting the diet. Gai was born in Australia and now […]

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Wellfleet Sea Salt: A Taste of the Cape

I miss my native Massachusetts most of all in the summer. Growing up, my summers were spent on the Cape, scarfing whole belly clams, lobster, and oysters, sweet-briny flavors that perfectly distilled Cape Cod’s terroir (merroir?). Alabama summers are different: My time is spent rushing from one air-conditioned environment to the next, hoping to dodge the inevitable—and often quite violent—daily […]

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If You Need a Cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day, We Have Just the One

A few days ago, two friends and I got into a fight over the merits of cheesecake as an acceptable dessert. They love cheesecake as it is in its natural form: buttery crust; tangy, creamy filling; and possibly a fruity topping. I love cheesecake in its adapted forms: frozen pops, inspired ice creams, even a little no-bake cheesecake bar. As […]

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