Food Finds

Your Burger Craves This Sauce

In the South, we have Comeback Sauce. Everyone’s Comeback Sauce is different. Each restaurant, mother, and cook guards their sauce with their lives, knowing it is what (as the name suggests) keeps people coming back again and again. Addictive, unique, and special–that’s Comeback Sauce. Sir Kensington’s just might put all those Comeback Sauces to bed. Their new Special Sauce, which […]

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The Joy of Cooking for People You Don’t Know

Mealsharing.com, a network that connects folks who want to cook for strangers with those who want to eat with strangers, is redefining the way food enthusiasts foster community around the dinner table. The concept is simple—hosts in any given city decide what and when they want to cook and how many guests they’d like. They post the information to the […]

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Global Ingredient: Achiote

When a spoonful of just one ingredient lends amazing depth to a dish, it becomes a secret weapon in your culinary arsenal. Achiote paste is just such an item: A Mexican blend of annatto seed, oregano, nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic, and vinegar, it lends smoky, tart, and musky notes that make simple dishes sublime. Work a teaspoon or two into marinades […]

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We Tried It: Fruttare Fruit Bars

After an amazingly pleasant spring here at CL headquarters, summer has arrived with a hot, humid bang. We’re all just trying to stay hydrated and keep our cool. So when Fruttare’s creamy, frosty pops crossed our desks this week, we had several eager testers ready to try them out. Fruttare pops are available in several varieties of icy fruit or fruit and milk bars. […]

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First Sip: Grounds & Hounds Coffee

Grounds & Hounds launched a specialty coffee company last March with a mission to support no-kill dog shelters all across the nation. Twenty percent of all proceeds generated from the Fair Trade roaster is put toward these shelters, and it doesn’t hurt that their coffee is smooth, rich, and fun to look at. Paper & Slippers is a favorite—even among non-coffee drinkers. […]

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Two Jerkies You Should Try for National Jerky Day

We’ve established that the food holiday trend, while silly, is just plain fun. In years past, we’ve covered National Ice Cream Day, National Jelly Bean Day, and even National Lobster Day. We’ll take any reason to share some of our favorite foods—or better yet, some of our opinions. Today is National Jerky Day, so there’s no better day to share […]

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The Gluten-Free Pizza This Gluten-Lover Loves

I would never willingly follow a gluten-free diet. Please understand that I know some people need it for medical purposes—sensitivities, allergies, and intolerances. I get that. It’s just that … I’m not any of those things. I like gluten. I can eat gluten. I kind of adore gluten. So when I tell you that I’ve fallen in love with a gluten-free […]

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We Tried It: Macadamia Crunch Clusters

Macadamia nuts are the king of all nuts, if you ask me. Prized for their exquisitely creamy texture, they’re only elevated by these yummy snacking clusters. While they’re definitely on the indulgent end of the snacking scale, we loved these sophisticated treats for their crunch, their savory-sweet balance, and their subtle fruit flavoring that still let the macadamia flavor shine through. One […]

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Booze Blog: New Belgium Salted Chocolate Stout

I’m a big fan of multitaskers, even when it comes to food. So when New Belgium decided to combine chocolate and beer into a dessert stout, I said “Bring. It. On.” At 9% ABV, the Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is pitch black dark with a bold tan foam and complex flavor throughout. It starts slightly sweet, enhanced by a subtle saltiness, […]

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We Tried It: Late July’s Taco Truck-Inspired Tortilla Chips

I’m a confessed chip addict, I’ll be the first to admit, but we see a lot of funky flavors passing through the tasting tables here at Cooking Light, which makes me skeptical. I was instantly intrigued, however, when I opened a box containing these Late July beauties. They take flavor inspiration from smoky, spicy, yummy items one might find at […]

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