Help Your Kids Be Sun Smart During Summer’s Hottest Days

The sun is out, and it’s that glorious season of dripping cherry popsicles and watermelon wedges by the lake. One of our favorite sunscreen companies, Coppertone, is making it safer to become a summer fun champion, especially for the little ones. They recently launched a campaign to encourage parents to apply sunscreen more frequently. Tips for Becoming a Sun-Savvy Role […]

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World Cup Semifinals: Argentina vs. Netherlands

It’s inevitable—whenever we’re toasting or cheers-ing before a meal, my grandfather slips in the obligatory, “Here’s to looking up your record.” I can guarantee you that after yesterday, Brazil’s hapless team, and the country as a whole for that matter, want no part of a meal with my grandfather. Everyone from Pôrto Alegre all the way to Boa Vista woke up […]

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Here Comes the Sun: Honey Sunflower Seed Butter

I was born with a tree nut allergy. But I consider myself lucky—and oh so thankful—for peanuts, the misunderstood member of the bean family. Peanut butter is one of those things in life that just makes sense. Why not grind up golden legumes into a creamy salty spread… and consequently put it on everything? In recent years, that genius idea has been applied […]

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Wow! You’ve Got to Try This—Grown-Up Jellied Desserts

Wow your dinner party guests with grown-up parfaits that feature rich, silky pudding topped with a decadent boozy layer. Check out the video to see how to make them.   MOCHA PUDDING WITH RED WINE JELLY Use the Mocha Pudding recipe, but chill it instead of serving it warm. Red Wine Jelly: 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin 2  tablespoons water 1 cup syrah, […]

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World Cup Semifinals: Germany vs. Brazil

What gets you excited? I mean really EXCITED. For some people, it’s travel, great food, or a sun-soaked day spent by the water. For others, it’s a new book, time spent with family, or discovering what newfangled consumer ridiculousness SkyMall will ply us with on our next flight. If you’re a sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea, crabby […]

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Fresh Right Now: Key Lime Time

Summer is peak season for Key limes—a fruit no bigger than a walnut but mighty in intensity. In our panna cotta (on the next page), we use the aromatic juice with restraint to highlight the fruit’s floral notes along with its distinct tang. While tarter and more acidic than Persian limes, Key limes are actually a little sweeter. The juice […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — July 7-11

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in 45 minutes or less. The Plan Monday: Silky Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons and Radishes in Browned Butter and Lemon Tuesday: Potato, Poblano and Chorizo Tacos and Orange and Avocado Salsa Wednesday: Pork […]

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World Cup Quarterfinals Day 2: Netherlands

It’s the final day of World Cup quarterfinals! Hopefully we’re all now on the road to recovery from Fourth of July hangovers excessive patriotism and can fully enjoy what looks to be two great games. Our feature match is Netherlands (a team that needed “theatrics” to edge out a wily Mexican side in the knockout round) against the surprise team of this year’s […]

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World Cup Day 20: Quarterfinals Commence

As the sun set Tuesday evening on Sunset Bay, New York, I was forced to come to terms with the fact that the sun had also set on Team USA’s World Cup. It was a tough pill for me to swallow, so I can’t even imagine the heartbreak the team must’ve been experiencing. But man, what fight they showed! What grit, what fervorous […]

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Global Ingredient: Halloumi

In grilling season, Greek halloumi stands alone among cheeses. This briny goat- and sheep-milk cheese hails from Cyprus and boasts a high melting temp: The outside gets golden and crispy, while the inside softens lusciously. Grill slabs of it to accompany meat or veggie kebabs, or brown it in a nonstick pan over medium heat to add to summer veggie […]

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