Food Finds

You’ve Got to Taste This: Oat My Goodness Granola

The Cooking Light staff is full of granola lovers, and every type is represented here: There are those of us who like to keep it loose and light, as well as an equal number who enjoy goop-y clusters. Those of us who fall in the former category (personally, I love to sprinkle loose oats over my Greek yogurt) have found […]

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Paint a chocolate egg, and eat it, too!

Kollar Chocolates sent us a DIY Edible Chocolate Egg Painting Kit. Before I opened the box, panic and dread set in. A stream of childhood memories of oily food paint messes and bad chocolate flooded my mind. With skepticism, I sifted through the bubble wrap to find this neatly wrapped kit. The Kollar Coloring Kit comes with three dark chocolate eggs, a paintbrush, […]

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St Patrick’s Day: Ways to go green (beyond beer)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re supposed to be drinking green beer. Really? No thanks. Fortunately there are ways to rep the holiday’s required color without ruining a perfectly good brew. So pour yourself a Guinness and try one of these emerald-hued items to avoid getting pinched. A breakfast: Green Machine Smoothie A snack: Cucumber-Feta Bites A lunch: Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro […]

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Taste Test: Quaker’s New Steel Cut 3-Minute Oatmeal

Product name: Quaker Steel-Cut Quick 3-Minute Oatmeal Varieties: Blueberries & Cranberries and Brown Sugar & Cinnamon The cereal aisle is undergoing a revolution. Granolas and grains are replacing cartoons and toys. As more and more breakfast cereal makers begin looking for new ways to keep customers coming back to the cereal aisle, expect more products that promote grains, protein, and fiber. […]

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Chocolate Fix: Unreal Candy

I’m a professed chocoholic, which means I try and get my fix just about every day. It also means that I don’t discriminate. Imported Belgian bar? Give me a piece (make that a bigger piece). Vending machine grab at the end of a long work day? I’ll take it. Chocolate covered peanut butter cups are a particular weakness. Now Unreal […]

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Grant a Sugar Wish

One of my dearest friends is about to hit a major birthday milestone, and sadly I won’t be with her to celebrate. I’ll be sending her a rather humorous birthday card and a great gift, but I wanted to send her something I know she’ll really love: candy. After all, who doesn’t love candy? Sure, I could package a few bags of […]

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5 on Friday: Editors’ Picks for March

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.  1. ONPOT: The clever Onpot lets you rest your pot lid on the edge so condensation rolls back in. 2. CHAMPAGNE BEARS: Boozy bears come in classic Brut and fun Rosè. Best […]

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Taco Lovers, Rejoice!

The trend: big-time chefs launching modern Mexican joints with the tastiest tacos this side of the Rio Grande. Last fall, Sean Brock opened Minero in Charleston, while John Besh and Aarón Sánchez rolled out Johnny Sánchez in NOLA. Alex Stupak’s Empellón Al Pastor in Manhattan has earned huge raves. Now the world waits to see what comes of Danish überchef […]

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Global Ingredient: Colman’s Mustard

Now marking 200 years in business, Colman’s is the gold standard of English mustard. It delivers a sinus-clearing blast of horseradishy heat (though it doesn’t contain horseradish). Unlike Dijon and yellow mustards, English mustard is mixed with water instead of wine or vinegar, which keeps the heat intense. Work the prepared mustard into herb rubs for roasts, or whisk a dab […]

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5 on Friday: Must-Have Tools for Your Coffee Break

From beans to brew, the very best gadgets for enjoying your cuppa. By April Hardwick

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