Cindy Hatcher

Recent Posts By Cindy Hatcher

We Tried It: Why an Ingredient Delivery Service Can Be Fun

I’ve got thousands and thousands of awesome recipes at my fingertips, sure, but even I can get in a rut of thinking up new things for dinner. I have my go-to favorites and sections of the magazine (I’m a sucker for our 5-Ingredient Cookbook section), but I’ve recently signed up for—on my own volition and dime, not as a job thing—a […]

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The Best Drugstore Night Creams

The latest drugstore night creams add even more beauty while you rest.  

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We Tried It: Honeydrop’s Honey-Based Drinks

Honey is still a big buzzword in food and drink trends, and this tasty drink gives a nod to that sweet nectar. We sampled two varieties from Honeydrop, the Lemon Cayenne Cleanse, with raw local honey, and the Apple Ginger Lemon Daily Immunity, which uses raw manuka honey. What we thought: The honey trend meets the Master Cleanse trend in this kicky cleanse […]

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Power Up with These Pomegranate Beauty Picks

The vibrant fruit and its jewel-like seeds imbue beauty products with nutrients. Pomegranate juice helps increase skin’s collagen levels, making it a natural plumper for fine lines. Punicic acid, a fatty acid found in pomegranates, stimulates hair growth and helps fortify your strands. Estée Lauder Radiant Vitality Essence Oil Just a few drops of this super-nourishing serum applied between cleansing […]

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Get the Party Started: Tunes to play at your next cocktail party

I threw a Christmas party last year, and I thought of almost everything ahead of time. That is, except for the music. Which is probably why we wound up dancing to Beyonce’s “7/11″ about ten times in a row. Or probably because of the tequila. Or maybe that was just me dancing, come to think of it… Anyway. Music is […]

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How to pick flower arrangements for your next party

Flowers are a central element of bringing a party together. They lighten the mood, visually and psychologically, and are especially important when pulling together a Spring Fling. I spoke with florist Shelley Montoya, of Here Come the Blooms in Los Alimitos, California, on BloomNation. BloomNation is a little like Etsy for florists. You search local florists’ designs–no cookie cutter arrangements here–and they […]

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You’ve Got to Taste This: Oat My Goodness Granola

The Cooking Light staff is full of granola lovers, and every type is represented here: There are those of us who like to keep it loose and light, as well as an equal number who enjoy goop-y clusters. Those of us who fall in the former category (personally, I love to sprinkle loose oats over my Greek yogurt) have found […]

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St Patrick’s Day: Ways to go green (beyond beer)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re supposed to be drinking green beer. Really? No thanks. Fortunately there are ways to rep the holiday’s required color without ruining a perfectly good brew. So pour yourself a Guinness and try one of these emerald-hued items to avoid getting pinched. A breakfast: Green Machine Smoothie A snack: Cucumber-Feta Bites A lunch: Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro […]

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Three Steps to Help Tooth Sensitivity

No need to suffer mouth pain. Here’s how to stop being so sensitive. STEP 1: BRUSH BETTER Try an electric toothbrush designed for sensitive teeth. “The ones with small rotating heads are my favorite,” says Nancy Rosen, DMD, a dentist in New York City. When it comes to toothpastes, those designed for sensitive teeth can help when used consistently over […]

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Beauty Editor’s Picks: Oh, Honey!

This sweet nectar is a natural moisture-booster. See what all the buzz is about. JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor Bolster dry winter hair with the help of hyaluronic acid, hibiscus, and honey. $28, johnmasters.com ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY Facial Glow Radiance Peel Exfoliate dry spots and keep skin vibrant with fruit enzymes. Makuna honey helps soothe inflamed skin. $66, […]

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