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A Final Tribute to Summer: My Favorite Cherry Recipes

Summer, I will miss you (but not the frizzy hair your humidity brings, to be quite honest, but that’s another blog post)! One of the fresh treats of summer that I will miss most: cherries. Here, five ways to keep summer’s tart star going just a wee bit longer. Double-Cherry Upside-Down Cake: We’ll get to the classic pie in just […]

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A Final Tribute to Summer: My Favorite Corn Recipes

When sweet corn arrives at my local farmers’ market, it heralds the beginning of a beautiful season. But, when ears become as scarce as an Alabama snowflake in December, I know summer is coming to an end once again. We still have a few ears around, so before they’re gone for good, I’m taking one last moment to celebrate corn. Here, […]

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A Final Tribute to Summer: My Favorite Watermelon Recipes

Considering the fact that most of my blog posts are about watermelon, it’s safe to assume that I’m obsessed with the juicy summer fruit. Here at Cooking Light, we’ve poured many glasses of all-natural watermelon juice, we’ve beat the heat with fruity melon pops, and we’ve quenched our thirst with the most refreshing infused water. As August comes to an end, […]

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How Long Does Fresh Corn Stay Good?

Fresh corn is best eaten within 1 or 2 days, when the cobs are at their sweetest. Overtime, those natural sugars will convert to starch, and the kernels will lose their juiciness (a process called “respiration”). Cooler temperatures slow down that process, meaning unshucked, uncovered corn cobs can stay fresh for about a week. You can freeze your own corn […]

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A Final Tribute to Summer: My Favorite Peach Recipes

We bid you adieu, sweet summer. Thank you for giving us long, lazy days for farmers’ markets, boat parties, and roasting marshmallows bonfire side. But above all else, we are grateful for your bounty. The fuzzy kind. What follows is an ode to our favorite summer fruit: The Peach. Use them all up while you still can. Blueberry-Peach Cobbler: No […]

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A Final Tribute to Summer: My Favorite Blueberry Recipes

I’ll admit it—I’m obsessed with those blue-hued beauties. Believe it or not, there actually used to be a time when I despised blueberries. What was I thinking? Despite my sad past of not taking part in the deliciousness of these antioxidant-packed berries, I’m making up for it in my current love affair. You can find me adding them to my […]

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4 Perfect Summer Salsas

One of my favorite all-purpose flavor boosters is Avocado-Mango Salsa: It’s sweet and tropical, it’s rich, it’s savory, and it goes with everything from fish tacos to grilled chicken to good ol’ chips. It’s also really easy to make. Now that we’re in the prime of summertime produce, I look to fruit and veggie salsas all the time as a quick way […]

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PSA: Tomato Toast Is the New Avocado Toast

If there is one thing we know for sure from food on the Internet, Avocado Toast is everything. Bread. Avocado. Salt. Done. The mystical equation equals the eternally Cooking Light snack—satisfying, light, and wonderful. It’s essentially the perfect food. But when August rolls around, the Internet (speaking, of course, about a collective of Facebook and Instagram users) freaks out about tomatoes. Peak […]

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Papaya Breakfast Boats with Yogurt and Granola

It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with smoothie bowls. We’ve tried—and loved!—a nostalgic PB&J blend, a seductive chocolate and raspberry fusion, and a beachy, tropical mango mix. But as much as we love healthy smoothies, we’re digging the idea of serving a much simpler treat with a delicious edible bowl. I’d rather eat it for breakfast, but let’s be real, fruit bowls […]

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Two Easy Summer Sides You Need to Make This Week

A mix of veggies, diary, grains, and lean meats provide the foundation for beautiful, simple summer suppers. Pick a delicious fish, pick a topper, and then add these two beautiful, easy sides to the plate for a well-balanced plate that’s sure to please. Creamed Kale Hands-on: 18 minutes Total: 18 minutes In this twist on creamed spinach, sturdy kale leaves come in, and loads […]

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