Most Wanted

5 Party Essentials Everyone Should Have

Whether you’re starting your entertaining collection for the first time or simply just want an update, collecting the right essential items can help you throw together the perfect party or gathering, no matter the time of year. Here, a few tips to keep in mind so you build a collection that’s just right for you and your style. 1. Picking the Perfect Plates When it comes to […]

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Scents to Remember Summer By

Scented candles—and all fragrances for that matter—are one of the easiest ways to connect with a memory and recall its joy for even a fleeting moment. As the end of summer approaches, I’ve collected a few of my favorite summer-food-inspired scents so you can keep the beauty of summer lingering in your home just a bit longer. Keep Reading: Our […]

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We Tried It: Zoku Ice Cream Maker

As evidenced by my multiple drawers and cabinets full of kitchen gadgets and appliances, it’s possible I have a slight obsession with them. So naturally I was thrilled when I was asked to test the Zoku Ice Cream Maker. A new gadget to play with and homemade ice cream as a result. Who could ask for more? The Details: The Zoku […]

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Pretty Picks for a Flawless Summer Party

Summertime is the right time for outdoor gatherings. Sure, it’s hot—that’s why you party in the shade—but you have endless opportunities for lakeside, poolside, beachside, or just house-side gatherings. Just don’t let the prospect of planning, organizing, and executing a party prevent you from getting your fête on. We’re here to make it easier. So whether you consider yourself the hostess with […]

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Cool Gear for Hot Days

Right now, my phone tells me it’s 90º outside. My phone might as well read, “If you step outside, you’re going to feel like you’re swimming your way through warm, wet cotton.” That’s the best way to describe Alabama summers. We spend them jumping from air-conditioned building to air-conditioned building, dodging thunderstorms and the sun’s severe rays. That’s why you’ll never […]

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The Alpha Toaster: Wolf Gourmet’s Toaster Can Do It All

Toast is having a moment. From smashed avocados to delicately shaved lox with cream cheese, folks are finding so many creative ways to expand toast beyond butter and jam. No wonder the toaster industry has truly blossomed. From inexpensive (but adorable) options to top-of-the-line behemoths, you can find a toaster for just about every taste. So if you are a fan […]

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5 More Great American Companies to Celebrate This Fourth

As I was compiling our list of products for the July issue’s Made in the USA Most Wanted column (I’m Cooking Light‘s market editor), I marveled at the number of my favorite brands that also happened to be great American companies. That’s right, these iconic brands make their products here in the land of the Stars and Stripes. Now that’s something […]

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Pack a Picnic Basket So You’re Always Ready to Dine Al Fresco

With summer in full swing I can’t be outside enough, soaking up the sun and warmth. But, with long weeks and busy weekends, it can be quite hard to find the time to plan outdoor adventures. One of my favorite tricks for fitting in the time for fresh air is to always have a ready-to-go picnic basket. Weather you have a free day or […]

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5 American-Made Finds for the 4th

Many of the most adorable and practical kitchen goods are made right here in the USA. Here are five of my favorites just in time for a fun and festive 4th of July.

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You Can Make It: Fourth of July Dip Dye Linens

Looking for something fun and easy to do for your 4th of July decorations this year? Try making these awesome 4th of July dip dyed linens and flags.  I love this project because you truly can’t mess it up. Each linen has its own look, so you don’t have to worry about perfection. Just let loose and let the dye […]

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