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Cindy Hatcher

Recent Posts By Cindy Hatcher

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, which is exciting for those of us (i.e. me) who want to craft a romantic breakfast for that special someone without rising with the roosters. I can slowly sip my coffee and fully wake up while I make him something special. Here are a few great ideas, starting with our fun Inside-Out […]

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What’s in Your Bag, Nigella Lawson?

You’ve likely seen this saucy chef on one of her cooking shows or in the pages of her nine cookbooks. Her latest, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food,  shares lighter recipes, such as her Wild Alaskan Salmon, Avocado, Watercress, and Pumpkin Seed Salad. “It’s quick and makes me feel fabulously calm. Plus it’s lusciously good!” she says. When she’s out of the […]

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The Best Dips for the Big Game

Are you ready for some football? Cool. Me, I’m ready for some dip (my main motivation when it comes to watching sporting events in groups). I always show up primarily for the snacks, eliciting eye rolls from my Packers-obsessed significant other. That’s fine, and it means more dip for me! I’m planning on making a few different dips for the […]

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We Tasted It: New Even Thinner Wheat Thins

We’re huge fans of Wheat Thins here at Cooking Light. We love that these whole-grain crackers are made with 100% whole-grain wheat and offer a great combo of salty-sweet crunch. So while we thought it was hard to improve on the original, the new limited edition Even Thinner variety does just that. The nutrition profile hasn’t changed—they still clock in […]

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5 of Our Favorite Recipes with Avocados

Avocados are all the rage in menus and in our at-home repertoires, but they can be pricey—and (seemingly) hard to gauge when they’re at their peak of perfection. Until now. Check out our quick and easy tip to know when an avocado is ready to rock your guac (as well as these other avo-centric dishes): Keep Reading: Our Best Avocado Recipes […]

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What Is Your Table Doing New Year’s Eve?

We all have a little post holiday entertaining-fatigue, but New Year’s Eve still lurks straight ahead. We’ve given you solutions for what to serve and drink already. But there’s no need to start over for your decor–just try altering what you already have on hand or add a few natural touches to bring the New Year’s bling to your table. We […]

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Three Swaps for Better Skin This Winter

The heat is on. Not outside, no. But inside, drying out our skin and making the transition to winter even harsher on skin. Put that into play with the cold wind blowing outside, and it’s time to reconsider your beauty routine this time of year. Here are three ways to make sure you’re more snow bunny than sad honey. SWITCH TO: […]

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3 Starchy Sides to Serve Instead of Mashed Potatoes

Look, we all love mashed potatoes. But if you want an alternate take on the traditional starchy side, we’ve got you covered. First up: Polenta. Intimidated by this traditional Italian side? Don’t be. Start with our video for tips on how to make the best, creamiest polenta here:   Keep Reading: Healthy Holiday Sides Holiday Vegetable Sides Healthy Holiday Entrées

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5 Perfect Sides for Pumpkin Pancakes

We put a seasonal spin on the 3-ingredient pancake trend with these scrumptious Pumpkin Pancakes for One. And, to make it even easier and more enticing, we’ve created a video tutorial:   Now that you’re pumped for these pancakes, here’s some flavor inspiration of what to serve with them: Keep Reading: 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Pancakes Family Breakfast Recipes Christmas Breakfast Recipes

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My Organic Life: A Chat with Chef and Author Nora Pouillon

D.C. diners and organic aficionados may already be familiar with the culinary delights of Nora Pouillon, but we all owe a great deal to this internationally-renowned chef. Her Restaurant Nora in Washington, D.C., opened in 1979 and eventually became the country’s first organic certified restaurant. She also helped craft organic certification standards for restaurants, was a founding member of the Chefs […]

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