World Cup 2014: The Grand Finale

It’s here. The final showdown. The big kahuna. The game that the whole world stops to watch. Emotionally speaking, I’m like a child who just got the puppy I’ve always wanted…only to find out I’m impossibly allergic to canines. Life—it’s a mixed bag, folks. You see… this game, this Beautiful Game, only comes along once every four years. It’s not like […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — July 14-18

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: Black Bean Burgers with Sriracha Aioli and Greek Cucumber Salad Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic Wednesday: Ancho Pork Medallions and Tomato […]

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World Cup Continues: Battle for 3rd Place

Have you ever had a job that you really, really hated? You know the one—terribly long hours that drag on and on, mindlessly arduous work, passably intelligent coworkers, and a boss that no one in their right mind would even assume is human, but rather an incarnation of the unholiest evils more insane than a Canadian mayor. [Lightbulb goes off in […]

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Walmart Launches Organic Food Line, Promises to Drive Down Organic Food Prices

No one wants pesticides and antibiotics creeping into their dinner. But organic food is expensive! Sometimes it’s double the amount of their non-organic counterparts. Organic foods cost more because they require more labor and more expensive supplies to produce. But the huge organic demand also raises prices; organic sales have been steadily increasing each year and are expected to reach […]

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What to Do With 54 Pounds of Blackberries?

We have a joke at our farm, specifically describing my husband’s excitement for anything outdoors, his work ethic, and his hunger to grow: “Why do, when you can overdo?” Staring at my inky-purple stained fingertips as I type, it’s evident this applies to our ever-expanding blackberry patch. I’m just about outdone. I’ve been picking more than any Peter and his peck […]

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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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