Kimberly Holland

Recent Posts By Kimberly Holland

A Final Tribute to Summer: My Favorite Corn Recipes

When sweet corn arrives at my local farmers’ market, it heralds the beginning of a beautiful season. But, when ears become as scarce as an Alabama snowflake in December, I know summer is coming to an end once again. We still have a few ears around, so before they’re gone for good, I’m taking one last moment to celebrate corn. Here, […]

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We Tried It: Q Drinks Ginger Beer

Good Moscow Mules are made with two ingredients: vodka and ginger beer. (Okay, and maybe a squeeze of lime.) Minus the vodka, a Moscow Mule is just really cold, really delicious ginger beer. Every bartender that serves me a Moscow Mule will inevitably hear me ask, “Which brand of ginger beer do you use?” Then they’ll show me the bottle […]

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Scents to Remember Summer By

Scented candles—and all fragrances for that matter—are one of the easiest ways to connect with a memory and recall its joy for even a fleeting moment. As the end of summer approaches, I’ve collected a few of my favorite summer-food-inspired scents so you can keep the beauty of summer lingering in your home just a bit longer. Keep Reading: Our […]

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A Night in Birmingham with the Roca Brothers

It isn’t every night that I get to sit down to an 18-course dinner. In fact, it’s only been one night. Last night. Joan, Josep, and Jordi Roca, the owners and chefs of World’s Best Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, served this extensive meal to more than 400 guests here in Birmingham, Alabama. I was lucky to be just one of them. […]

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Taste Test Award Winner: Unreal Milk Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Peanut Butter Cups

If a candy company offers a pb-choco cup-type confection I’m going to eat it. It’s my candy of choice. (Justin’s, I love your minis. Reese’s, you’ll never do me wrong. Sun Cups, you still count in my book!) And as if I needed another reason to love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, Unreal Candy introduced a crunchy peanut butter chocolate […]

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate: A Great Combination? Or the Greatest Combination?

In the world of sweets, if a more treasured combination than peanut butter and chocolate exists, I’m unaware of it. Sea salt and caramel has its merits. It’s trendy, but it seems to have some staying power. Mint and chocolate is strong, too, but it’s too polarizing to be really great. Seasonal favorites like strawberries and balsamic vinegar or peaches […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners — August 17-21

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes—both from current issues and classics. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in 45 minutes or less so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. If you like having […]

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This Trick Makes the Creamiest Hummus Ever

You know it when you see it–creamy, pillowy, silky-smooth hummus–and your mouth instantly waters. Your eyes widen because you know you’re about to dig into the best kind of hummus there is, and your tongue responds in kind. So imagine my heartbreak when, after many failed attempts, I could never recreate the silky results I get at my favorite Lebanese […]

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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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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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