Kimberly Holland

Recent Posts By Kimberly Holland

Is It Time to Dump American Cheese?

In recent days, I’ve seen a lot of Facebook talk about what our Founding Fathers would have wanted for our country. The topics have been pretty divisive, so maybe it isn’t the right time to introduce another hot topic to the debate realm. But, why not? In what I think is one of the best marketing ploys I’ve seen in […]

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The Perfect Last-Minute Fourth of July Appetizer

It’s the day of your holiday barbecue, and you have to provide an appetizer. Guess who forgot until just now? Don’t fret. I’ve got a simple, you’ll-cry-it’s-so-easy appetizer. Bonus: it’s designed to look like the American flag, so it’s a win-win for all your patriotic party needs. Ingredients 56 phyllo cups 8 ounces 1/3-less fat cream cheese, at room temperature 4 ounces […]

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Mini Red, White, and Blue Pancakes

If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you a truth that I can’t easily hide: I love a good theme. In recent months, I’ve thrown theme parties for Frozen, The Lego Movie, and, my personal favorite, Jimmy Fallon. (We were meant to be life-long best friends. We just haven’t met yet, but when we do…) Holidays are, of course, no exception. When […]

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Your Burger Craves This Sauce

In the South, we have Comeback Sauce. Everyone’s Comeback Sauce is different. Each restaurant, mother, and cook guards their sauce with their lives, knowing it is what (as the name suggests) keeps people coming back again and again. Addictive, unique, and special–that’s Comeback Sauce. Sir Kensington’s just might put all those Comeback Sauces to bed. Their new Special Sauce, which […]

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5 American-Made Finds for the 4th

Many of the most adorable and practical kitchen goods are made right here in the USA. Here are five of my favorites just in time for a fun and festive 4th of July.

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Must-Have Gear for the Perfect Summer Picnic

If you’re headed outdoors to soak in the summer sun with your significant other, bestie, or family, gear up with these must-have items for the perfect picnic. Just remember to keep hydrated, protect your skin from the sun’s rays, and stay cool. Find the Perfect Picnic Food: Top-Rated Picnic Recipes Picnics for Pairs From Health.com: 8 Perfect Picnic Recipes

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Does Soda Cause Dehydration?

With the weather heating up, we all should be reaching for hydrating fluids more frequently. Tradition tells us that we should only drink water. After all, it’s zero calorie, safe, and basically free (if you pay for your utilities, that is). Sports drinks, which can be highly caloric and filled with sugar, are really only necessary for athletes and people doing a lot of sweating […]

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What Are Trans Fats?

The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that food manufacturers have to remove all trans fats from their foods by 2018. That’s a big step in the right direction, according to many in the health community, but if you don’t eat, sleep, and breathe food and nutrition the way we at Cooking Light do, you may be left wondering what the […]

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Eat Your Veggies with a Simple Bell Pepper Gazpacho

Today is National Eat Your Veggies Day. Truthfully, every day should honor eating your veggies, but if we need to set aside one day to honor the healthy task we’ve all been assigned each day, then so be it. This recipe for Bell Pepper Gazpacho is from Daily Greens: 4-Day Cleanse, a cookbook written by Shauna Martin with a foreword written by Big […]

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To Lose Weight, I’ve Stopped Exercising

Last week, a friend posted a meme on Facebook that read, “If you went to the gym and forgot to check in, did it really happen?” If I checked in every time I went to the gym, my friends would all block me from their news feeds. I’ve been a regular gym-goer, averaging five workouts each week, for the last year. That […]

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