Kimberly Holland

Recent Posts By Kimberly Holland

Celebrate a Mardi Gras Sweet Feast with King Cake Cupcakes

King Cakes can be a portion-control nightmare. The cinnamon croissant-esque cake is topped with gobs of sticky-sweet glaze and buckets of colored sugar sprinkles. I wanted to eliminate the potential for turning a simple Mardi Gras treat into a diet buster, so I devised this recipe for King Cake Cupcakes. You still have the experience of waiting for a yeast dough to rise […]

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We Tasted It: Tribe Ranch Hummus

In what might be considered a move to shake up the entire chip-and-dip world as we know it, Tribe introduced Ranch Hummus. Fans of Tribe’s original hummus will be happy to know it still retains its über creamy texture, but now ranch fans (and possibly the hummus averse folks amongst us) will have something to cheer. This isn’t super-duper fake ranch. It’s […]

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Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Cauliflower (If You Can Even Find Any)

Carb-conscious dieters, take heed: A cauliflower shortage is upon us. (Gasp!) According to a Wall Street Journal story, colder-than-average temps in cauliflower’s hottest growing regions (California and Arizona) have created a shortage of the beloved cruciferous in some places across the country. What heads of cauliflower you do find might boast a price tag far beyond anything you’ve paid in the recent past. So […]

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The Strangest (and Tastiest) Foodie Odd Couples We Love

Admit it: We all have a fascination with one (or more) food couples that baffles even the people who know and love us most. I’m owning up to mine here and now. Attention, everyone! I love mustard so much I just it on saltine crackers. I really love mustard. It’s basically the only condiment I use on sandwiches, hot dogs, […]

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Just Wait Until You See Le Creuset’s Newest Color!

The first few months of every year are like Christmas for product and market editors like myself. We wait anxiously for word of new items, new colors, and new trends. Monday, one of my favorite brands, Le Creuset introduced the newest color to their beautiful line: Hibiscus. The blush pink limited-edition color is perfect for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, too. It joins a lineup of […]

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We Spend Our Whole Day Thinking About Healthy, So Here’s What We Think About Barbie’s New Bodies.

Today, Mattel announced that their signature toy, Barbie, is receiving a shapely update. Instead of the original Barbie (which, as you probably know, could not stand up if she were human), they’ve introduced three new dolls to their line: Curvy, Tall, and Petite. The Barbie body you’ve known for so many decades will be sold with a new name, the “Original” shape. Possibly because we work […]

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We Tasted It: Van’s New Banana Nut Granola Clusters

Banana flavored foods typically receive a giant thumbs down from the Cooking Light taste test crew, so if it’s any indication how delicious Van’s new Banana Nut granola clusters are, I’ve had to fight off several folks from taking my single remaining bag. I need the bag for photography purposes, but once the photo is snapped, I expect a hungry […]

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We Tasted It: Yoplait Plenti Oatmeal and Greek Yogurt Cups

Greek yogurt has been the big man on campus for several years, and trust me, it’s not going anywhere any time soon. However, yogurt manufacturers are quickly getting hip to the fact that consumers want as much bang for their calorie buck as they can get. That’s where the magic of the marriage between oats and yogurt happens. Yoplait’s contribution to the […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—January 11-15

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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6 Fabulous Uses for Perfectly Caramelized Onions

Sweet, creamy caramelized onions are the well-earned result of many precious minutes spent stirring and stirring over medium-high heat. They can’t be rushed—that’d be criminal–so you need to make sure you’re doing it right. Let Test Kitchen professional Katie show you how: Almost any dish is made better with a topping of caramelized onions, but some just really shine. Here, a few […]

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