Food and Drink

Snack Attack: Healthy Yogurt Toppers You’ll Love

I’ve long been a fan of basic Greek yogurt. From baked goods to simple snacks, the creamy, thick, and tangy yogurt is very versatile. But lately, I’ve been kind of bored. Actually, very bored. I’ve almost stopped eating yogurt entirely because I was much happier eating whole-grain cheddar crackers or a hard-boiled egg with a bit of smoked salt. Still, […]

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Move Over, Thomas! Here’s How You Can Make Homemade English Muffins.

If you love to bake bread but haven’t tried English muffins yet, you’re going to be amazed at how easy and delicious homemade muffins really are. And if it’s your desire to be a bread baker, English muffins are a great way to get your hands in the dough. Start your muffins the day before by making a simple mixture […]

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Booze Blog: 420 Fest Double IPA with Experimental Hops

In honor of the 11th annual Sweetwater Brewery’s 420 Fest, they bottled up a limited-release 420 Fest Double IPA as a part of their Dank Tank series. Touted as a Double IPA with Experimental Hops, don’t let the “experimental” scare you. They’re brewed with Lemondrop and Eureka hops for the Hopsteiner Breeding Program out of Yakima, Washington. “Eureka yields a […]

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Consumers in Colorado High on Marijuana Edibles

Fizzy drinks, chocolate truffles, ice cream—these aren’t your parents’ pot brownies. In Colorado, where marijuana was legalized in 2012, the edibles market is bubbling up. In fact, one company recently installed equipment to fill up to 1,000 bottles per hour of THC-infused sodas. While edibles are often seen as pot consumption for beginners, the stakes are high: Edibles made up […]

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Hard-Boiled Egg Ideas: Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps

I adore hard-cooked eggs for several reasons: They’re cheap, ridiculously versatile, and great to have on hand—they last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days if peeled and about a week if left in the shell. They also now have a clean bill of health. This isn’t new news, exactly, but the 2015 federal nutrition guidelines (still under review […]

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Party On, Pollinators: Whole Foods is Hosting a Bee-Friendly Event Tomorrow

Whole Foods is a regular stop for the Cooking Light Test Kitchen when we’re shopping for particular foods that can be tough to find at other grocery stores. While checking out at WF recently, there was one of those tiny little sample trays, the ones that usually say “please try me.” These types of samples always give me a weird feeling, and […]

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How Do I Know When My Pork Chops Are Done?

We’ve all experienced the dreaded dry pork chop, but it’s easier than you might think to reach pork chop perfection: juicy, moist, meaty, porky enjoyment. Check out the video for my best pork chop tips. For a delicious, fast weeknight entrée, try Pork Chops with Fennel, Orange, and Olive Salad. Or use my go-to spice rub: 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt […]

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What Is Beef Consommé?

Maybe it’s the bone broth trend that has people commenting on consommé, but we’ve noticed a lot of you asking about what it is. Well, allow me to clarify. OK, that (bad) joke becomes more clear (if not more amusing) once you know that consommé is clarified meat broth. Let’s break it down. To make beef consommé, you start with brown […]

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Today’s Special: Sweet Pea Soup with Yogurt and Pine Nuts from Iron Gate’s Tony Chittum

Spring produce doesn’t get much more iconic than the sweet green English pea. “I love to use peas this time of year because they’re at the absolute peak of their sweetness,” says Tony Chittum, chef of Washington, D.C.’s venerable Iron Gate restaurant. Chittum plays up the pea’s classic status by pairing it in a velvety pureed soup with one of […]

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Hard-Boiled Egg Ideas: Grilled Asparagus with Sauce Gribiche

I adore hard-cooked eggs for several reasons: They’re cheap, ridiculously versatile, and great to have on hand—they last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days if peeled and about a week if left in the shell. They also now have a clean bill of health. This isn’t new news, exactly, but the 2015 federal nutrition guidelines (still under review […]

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