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Show Patriotic Pride With These 4th Of July Fruit Recipes

Nothing screams “U-S-A!” quite like a red, white, and blue-themed Independence Day picnic table. From icy pops to tangy salsa, these fruity recipes are sure to put a spark in your Fourth of July menu. Mojito Fruit Salad Red, White, and Blue Protein Smoothies Celebrate with Red, White, and Blue Pops Red, White, and Blue Sangria Spritzer Stovetop Summer Fruit Crisp Easy and Healthy Fruit […]

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A Healthier Summer Treat: No-Cook Fro-Yo

Summer becomes a lot sweeter with a scoop of something homemade, creamy, and cold. Real-deal ice cream can run you upwards of 300 calories per scoop. And while the offerings at trendy yogurt shops may be lower in calories, they’re full of sugar (27g in a small), artificial flavors, and fillers and are surrounded by an endless display of calorie-dense […]

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Favorite Toppings for Baked Sweet Potatoes

There are few things more satisfying than a baked sweet potato. Rub it in a little oil, bake until tender, fluff with a fork—it’s a formula for perfection. Once your potato is cooked through, it’s time to pile on the toppings, which turn the humble root veggie into a hearty, nutritious meal. 1. Cinnamon Chicken and Cashews: Shredded chicken is mixed with cinnamon, dried fruit, […]

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Ginger Tea Coolers = Easiest Mocktail Ever

It’s time to put a little kick in your mocktail! Here’s a delightfully light and refreshing drink with a hint of peppery ginger. And there’s no need to get all complicated, either. As quickly as you can steep a cup of tea, you can make the pungent syrup that sweetens and flavors the drink using ginger tea bags. The syrup will […]

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Superfast Flavor Bombs: Quick Sugar-Salt Pickles

Around these parts, we’re always looking to brighten things up on the plate and palate with an emphasis on quickness, freshness, and—above all—flavor. With pickling being all the rage these days, one implement that I’ve added to my culinary toolbox of late is the quick sugar-salt pickle. It’s a great way to transform fresh veggies to punchy accompaniments that can really add some visual […]

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Warmer Weather Treats: Frozen Yogurt Dots

When warmer weather starts peeking out, it’s all I can do to resist the temptation of diving into a big bowl of creamy chocolate chip ice cream.  When an ice cream craving hits, there’s really nothing quite as satisfying as a spoonful of your favorite flavor. Over the past couple of months, however, I’ve seen frozen yogurt dots pop up […]

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Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Breakfast Jars

We all know that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. If you take part in an intense cross-training or a sprint-interval workout in the early morning, breakfast becomes a vital part of your day. That’s because eating breakfast after a workout helps replenish and restore the energy you used during your training. For me, the trick to keeping me full after […]

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Make Your Sweetheart Swoon: Our Best Valentine’s Day Desserts

Happy Valentine’s Day! No matter what you’re doing tonight—staying at home with the kids, planning a romantic dinner for a special someone, celebrating with friends—we’ve got a delicious dessert for the occasion. Short on time? Try our Limoncello Freeze. Ready in 10 minutes, this citrusy, icy dessert is both quick and impressive. Creamy and fruity, this tasty dessert makes the perfect […]

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Soupalooza 2013

What started four years ago as an anti-Valentine’s gathering is now one of my favorite parties of the year. My pals Audrey and Steve invite people to bring over their favorite soup, and we all taste and vote on our favorites. It’s a fun time, and everyone looks forward to it. People are remembered years later for their wins (spicy […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes for Two

Sometimes you just really, really need some chocolate. I was having one of those days recently when I came across the perfect recipe for my dilemma: Chocolate Cupcakes for Two from Faith Gorsky’s blog An Edible Mosaic—a Cooking Light Bloggers’ Connection member. This recipe was incredibly easy, it used ingredients I already had on hand, and—best of all—it resulted in a […]

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