Kimberly Holland

Recent Posts By Kimberly Holland

Taste Test: Best Graham Crackers

We tested 6 brands, first eliminating any crackers that contain trans fats. BEST FOR SNACKING Back to Nature Golden Honey Oat Graham Crackers $4.39 (10-ounce box) The first ingredient in these dense, crunchy graham crackers is graham flour, so one serving delivers 20 grams of whole grains. The hearty texture makes them better suited for a snack than a crust, […]

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5 Tricks for Upping Your Hot Cocoa Game

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light offices — from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient.  Tomorrow is National Cocoa Day, and seeing as it’s a crisp 43 degrees here in Alabama currently, I’m going to assume the creators of this holiday […]

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Sliced Bread 2.0: My New Favorite Brand

When you go on a vacation, you will likely fall in love with scenery, quaint coffee shops, adorable B&Bs. You might also find a new love for red wines, dark chocolates, or flaky sea salts. It’s rare, I suspect, that vacationers fall in love with sliced bread, but fall in love I have. During a recent west coast jaunt, I […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — December 8-12

Here, another week’s worth of fast, healthy, and tasty menus. It’s not the dread of cooking that deters so many of us from the kitchen each night; it’s actually deciding what to cook from the millions of options bombarding us from so many different places. Here, we’ve done the planning for you. Not just menus, but healthy menus that are […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — December 1-5

Here, another week’s worth of fast, healthy, and tasty menus. It’s not the dread of cooking that deters so many of us from the kitchen each night; it’s actually deciding what to cook from the millions of options bombarding us from so many different places. Here, we’ve done the planning for you. Not just menus, but healthy menus that are […]

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Homemade Walnut Butter

My grandparents have a walnut tree beside their home in North Alabama. Each fall, my grandmother has to race the extremely determined neighborhood squirrels if she wants enough walnuts for just one baked good. I am always reminded  just how precious those nuts are when I visit them–which might explain why I have such a fondness for them now. Walnut-topped […]

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A Thanksgiving Menu for Procrastinators

I say this with all the love in my heart: We procrastinators are the worst. Actually, that’s not entirely true. We know how to get things done. We just need a spot of panic to really kick us into gear. With that said, Thanksgiving and big meals like it can sink even the most veteran procrastinators among us if we’re […]

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Keep the Kids Entertained at the Thanksgiving Table

Little hands can get mighty bored while the finishing touches are being put on turkey and dressing. Keep them entertained, maintain sanity, and produce a few fun memories in the process with these fun Turkey Day activities. 1. Modern-Twist Mark-Mat. Let wee artists explore their creative side with these food-grade, hand silk-screened silicone placemats ($18-28). Placemats are entirely reusable–just wash off the marker after […]

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SOS! Thanksgiving Edition: The 5 resources that will get you through any Turkey Day disaster

If Murphy’s Law is a real thing (and I’ve experienced several episodes that could confirm its existence), Thanksgiving might be the ultimate test. On the best of days,  Turkey Day menu-making is a well-choreographed dance that could rival some of Moscow’s finest ballerinas. It’s one part precision, one part pure luck. At least, in my opinion. For decades, I’ve watched my grandparents […]

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Healthy Habits Challenge: Give Back to Your Community

It’s Tuesday night in the Cooking Light Test Kitchen, and 9-year-old Maurice stands atop a step stool, gently shaving carrots on a cutting board. Nearby, his father, Tony, is chopping tilapia fillets into bite-sized nuggets. Maurice, Tony, and several other families are taking part in a cooking skills program created by Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF), an urban farm in […]

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