Our Favorite Recipes

5 Dishes You Need to Try This Month

September is my New Year. Sure, each calendar year technically begins in January, but as the child of a teacher, September is when the year starts anew in my book. It seems for many of us, September is also a time to restart or refresh our routine. For folks around here, school has been in session for a few weeks already. For others, […]

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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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5 Sips for Salsas

I love a good ladies’ night in. Or peoples’ night in. Or just a me night in, if we’re being honest (actually, that might be my favorite). Regardless of who you’re inviting, you gotta have good snack game. Sure, hummus and pita are staples of these types of shindigs, but I like to serve something with more staying power, like […]

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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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5 Easy, Freezable Lunches for Busy Weekdays

I’ve started fancying myself a bit of a Weekend Warrior Princess, with a little help from our weekly Sunday Strategist posts. Basically anything that can help me #WintheWeek and get ahead is well worth a few hours of planning and plotting in the kitchen on Sunday. That’s why I love learning how to make these easy homemade freezer pockets, based […]

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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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5 Sides for an Awesome Shrimp Boil

A shrimp boil sure is a fun, delicious way to bring people together. It’s communal eating at its best (and easiest). In only 20 minutes, you can turn out a hot pot of Boiled Shrimp with Tangy Cocktail Sauce onto a newspaper-lined picnic table, and everyone will gather together and dig into the shared pile of goodies. Check out just […]

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