Kelsey Hendrix

Recent Posts By Kelsey Hendrix

Wine Down Friday: Wine-Related Accessories

Be it a need to display your previously opened bottle of red on the counter, or a simple charm to designate which glass is yours, there are wine accessories for just about every need one can think of. We’ve rounded up a collection of adorable, and rather useful, items that will have you looking like a vino pro in no […]

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Five on Friday: Have a Healthier Memorial Day Weekend

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light office—from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient. This week, we’ve put together a few tips for enjoying a happy, healthy Memorial Day weekend. 1. Think ahead. Simple things like staying hydrated and reapplying sunscreen are essential during a weekend […]

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5 Tips for Healthy Outdoor Entertaining

As Memorial Day approaches, a weekend bound to be filled with good food, great friends, and lots of laughter, it’s increasingly important to plan ahead for your outdoor entertaining festivities. From safe grilling practices to hydration tricks, we’ve rounded up our top five tips to ensure that you and your family remain safe and healthy throughout the holiday weekend. 1. Stay […]

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Wine Down Friday: Wine Glasses with Personality

Here at Cooking Light, we believe that a diet won’t work if you deprive yourself of your favorite foods. That probably doesn’t mean that chocolate should become your main food group – it simply implies that when consumed in moderation, even the most indulgent treats won’t send your healthy lifestyle into a downward spiral. For wine lovers like myself, that’s […]

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Celebrate National Salad Month

Throughout the month of May, we’re happy to be celebrating National Salad Month. As the weather gets warmer (at least here in Birmingham), salads become a natural part of this season’s menu. With fresh produce in abundance, we’re happy to get the creative juices flowing, once again, to combine unique ingredients for unbeatable combinations, atop tasty greens. Starters, sides, and […]

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National Pretzel Day

They’re salty and scrumptious–what more do we need to say? Pretzels have long-since been a go-to snack for busy afternoons or stay-in movie nights. Kids, teens, and adults love them all the same, so it’s only natural that on National Pretzel Day, we celebrate this beloved treat. Problem: It’s tricky to take even a modest dip into a bag of […]

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National Garlic Day

Here at Cooking Light, we’re always happy to celebrate a day dedicated to an essential cooking ingredient. Being National Garlic Day and all, we’ve rounded up a little garlic trivia and information on how to grow, choose, store, and use this pungent veggie. Did you know? Garlic is native to central Asia and found its roots as a staple part […]

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Portion Police: Do you overpour?

When thinking about healthy eating, salads are an assumed safe bet. Full of nutrient-rich fruits or vegetables, these meals not only look fresh, but taste great, too. But if you’re anything like me, a tendency to overpour when it comes to salad dressing can be a huge calorie bomb. My fridge is stockpiled with bottled dressings for easy and quick […]

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Most Wanted: Fun and Funky Coffee Mugs

Let it be known, loud and clear, that I simply cannot function without a cup of coffee in the morning. I’m not exactly sure when my daily obsession began, but suffice it to say, I’m now what some might call a moderate coffee addict. There’s not a day that goes by that I walk into the office without my travel […]

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Most Wanted: Cute Lunch Bags

After becoming a “working woman” this year (also known as the time when I learned that post-college budgets don’t allow for frivolous lunchtime spending), I quickly discovered that pasta salads, turkey paninis, and grilled wraps need to be kept cold during the morning hours at the office. Each day, I would prepare my meal, only to realize that it would […]

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