Snack Attack: Healthy Yogurt Toppers You’ll Love

I’ve long been a fan of basic Greek yogurt. From baked goods to simple snacks, the creamy, thick, and tangy yogurt is very versatile. But lately, I’ve been kind of bored. Actually, very bored. I’ve almost stopped eating yogurt entirely because I was much happier eating whole-grain cheddar crackers or a hard-boiled egg with a bit of smoked salt. Still, […]

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My Favorite Earth-Friendly Find: Epicurean’s Recycled Milk Jug Cutting Board

The love for the Earth is palpable today. (It is Earth Day, after all.) That’s why I wanted to share with you my newest favorite eco-friendly kitchen find. With as much plastic waste is there is in the world, I appreciate a genius (and handy) way to recycle. Epicurean’s Recycled Plastic Cutting Boards (starts at $20, epicureancs.com) are made from an […]

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We Tried It: Seattle Chocolates Spring Trio

How adorable are these spring chocolate bars from Seattle Chocolates? I was excited (and a little sad) to rip open the beautiful wrappers to see if the chocolate inside was just as delightful as the packaging. I’m happy to say it was. We tried the spring trio, Spring Surprise, Fluffy Toffee, and Fresh Mint, and each flavor received glowing reviews from CL […]

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Move Over, Thomas! Here’s How You Can Make Homemade English Muffins.

If you love to bake bread but haven’t tried English muffins yet, you’re going to be amazed at how easy and delicious homemade muffins really are. And if it’s your desire to be a bread baker, English muffins are a great way to get your hands in the dough. Start your muffins the day before by making a simple mixture […]

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How to Reheat Hard-Boiled Eggs

Reheating a hard-boiled egg in a microwave seems harmless. It’s just a few seconds. What could really go wrong? A lot, actually. A reheated hard-boiled egg will explode when you cut or bite into it. That’s something I learned the hard way. Instead of that experiment, here’s a trick for reheating or warming a hard-boiled egg, if you’re like me and […]

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Are Kind Bars Healthy? What the FDA’s Warning Means

A fruit-and-nut bar is a better choice than a chocolate candy bar, right? Well you won’t be finding the word “healthy” on either of them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that KIND adjust their labeling language. Specifically, they can no longer use the term “healthy” on four of their bars and throughout their website. In the warning, the FDA singled […]

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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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Cookbook Corner: New England Farmgirl by Jessica Robinson

After diving into the recipes in Jessica Robinson’s new book, I’ve officially become a wannabe farmgirl. In “New England Farmgirl: Recipes & Stories From a Farmer’s Daughter,” Robinson makes it sound (and look) idyllic—canning tomato sauce and harvesting fresh corn; tapping maple trees during sugaring season; watching fireflies from grandpa’s screened-in porch. And while I can’t very well re-create my suburban childhood, […]

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The Best Drugstore Night Creams

The latest drugstore night creams add even more beauty while you rest.  

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Booze Blog: 420 Fest Double IPA with Experimental Hops

In honor of the 11th annual Sweetwater Brewery’s 420 Fest, they bottled up a limited-release 420 Fest Double IPA as a part of their Dank Tank series. Touted as a Double IPA with Experimental Hops, don’t let the “experimental” scare you. They’re brewed with Lemondrop and Eureka hops for the Hopsteiner Breeding Program out of Yakima, Washington. “Eureka yields a […]

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