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Lighten Up, America! Cookbook Giveaway

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM - Posted by Megan - (1) comment

There’s nothing like the comfort of your favorite foods. And America has a rich history of standout dishes that are loved by the masses. Cooking Light’s latest book Lighten Up, America! is a celebration and discovery of regional American cooking, which encourages you to indulge in the foods you crave most.

Lighten Up, America!

Contributing editor, Allison Fishman Task, embarked on a journey across the country—from Maine to Alaska—to ensure this collection includes the nation’s most beloved fare. Dig into recipes for all your regional favorites, from Chicago hot dogs to Memphis barbeque to Florida’s famous key lime pie.

Want to have your cake and eat it, too? Absolutely! Ranging from breakfasts to desserts, the 150 dishes in Lighten Up, America! have been recreated to be lower in fat, sodium and calories than their traditional preparations, but are still packed with mouthwatering flavor. So, you can savor the country’s most crave-worthy cuisine without the guilt.

Hungry to dive in and get cooking? Grab yourself a copy here (available on October 22nd) or enter my giveaway below for the chance to win an advanced copy!
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What’re your tips for putting a healthy spin on favorite regional dishes? Share your secrets for the chance to win an advanced copy of Lighten Up, America!

Just comment with your ideas below, on Facebook, or tweet me @ThisGirlCanEat—and be sure to use hashtag #LightenUpAmerica.
I’ll be picking a winner next week. Best of luck!
 
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Peach Bourbon Ice Cream

Friday, July 5, 2013 at 01:07 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Juicy peaches at the peak of ripeness are one of my favorite summertime treats. And there’s nothing like creamy, homemade ice cream to keep you cool on a hot day. This easy-to-make recipe combines fresh, flavorful peaches with a touch of bourbon and honey sweetness. The result? A perfectly refreshing, warm-weather delight that’s sure to be a winner at your next summer party.

peach bourbon ice cream
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, with my additions of bourbon and honey to kick it up a notch. Churn up a batch and enjoy!

Peach Bourbon Ice Cream

  • 3 cups sliced peeled peaches (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Place the peaches in a blender or food processor; process until finely chopped. Combine peaches and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour peach mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm. Note: this ice cream is best eaten the same day it’s made.

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    Cheers to Spring! Cocktails to Celebrate the Season

    Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 05:04 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

    Spring is finally in full swing, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Warmer weather, longer days, shorter hemlines, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, the Kentucky Derby… just to name a few. And what better way to properly ring in spring than with a refreshing seasonal cocktail?

    spring cocktails
    Whether you’re hosting a springtime soirée or just need a reason to raise a glass, here are a few of my favorite fresh and vibrant cocktail recipes to sip this season. Cheers!
     
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