Through our Feeding Minds blog, we provide engaging content weekly that connects our audience to all things food; from picking fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets, healthy eating tips, cooking advice, must-try restaurants, food festivals, and kid-friendly activities.

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December 24, 2017

By PilotLight

Spiced Molasses Cookies From Our Kitchen to Yours

Spiced Molasses Cookies Ingredients  1¼ cups all-purpose flour  ½ cup whole wheat flour  1 teaspoon baking soda  1 teaspoon kosher salt  2 teaspoons ground ginger  1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon  ½ teaspoon ground cloves  1½ teaspoons finely ground black pepper, plus more for sprinkling  1 cup (packed) […]

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December 18, 2017

By PilotLight

A Healthy Holiday Recipe from the Pilot Light Chefs

Sweet Potato, Collard Green, Pomegranate, and Sunflower Seed Salad Ingredients: 2 Medium sized sweet potatoes, cut into small pieces 1 Bunch Collard Greens or Curly Kale ¼ Cup Pomegranate Seeds ¼ Cup Sunflower Seeds, Toasted Canola Oil or Olive Oil Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Apple Cider Vinegar, to taste 1 Tablespoon Yogurt Method: […]

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December 5, 2017

By PilotLight

Old Fashioned Face-Off 2017

On December 5th, Old Forester is bringing the best Old-Fashioned spin-offs together in the Old Forester Old Fashioned Face-Off. Seven cities around the country, including Pilot Light’s hometown of Chicago, will celebrate the 84th anniversary of Repeal Day by bringing their best to the table. 14 bartenders from around Chicago will compete for awesome prizes […]

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August 2, 2017

By PilotLight

Peach Party

By Brenna Gordon O’Dea Peach season is upon us and boy is it SWEET. Okay, so the exact parameters of peach season are a bit hazy, or as The New York Times puts it perfectly, fuzzy. But one thing is for sure, when it comes to summer peaches, when you get a good one, you […]

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July 26, 2017

By PilotLight

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday: Beating the Berry Blues

By Brenna Gordon O’Dea And finally…it happens. August arrives. We are not quite there yet, but the final month of freedom is just around the corner, and we are filled with…ALL THE FEELS. Of course, we are beyond excited for back to school season to begin. We miss YOU, our stellar students, teachers, and parents during […]

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July 19, 2017

By PilotLight

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday: Parchment Party

By Brenna Gordon O’Dea We are back for another Waste Not Wednesday and we promise it will be as delicious as the last! Today we are taking you from A to Z, through just a few of the MANY delicious ways to liven up those lackluster veggies. We are talking about one of the easiest, tastiest ways to take […]

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July 14, 2017

By PilotLight

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday: Pesto Party

By Brenna O’Dea Do you have some greens sitting in your crisper that have gone from gorgeous to gross?? Don’t go throwing them away just yet! Pesto season is upon us. If you didn’t already know that, then hop on board and enjoy the ride! Now is the perfect time of year to transform those […]

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June 14, 2017

By PilotLight

Berry Bonanza: savory stuff

By Brenna O’Dea Berries are some of the sweetest summer treats to find at the farmer’s market. But they are good for more than just desserts. This one goes out to all of you born WITHOUT a sweet tooth. Personally, I cannot relate to you…at all. I have quite the insatiable sweet tooth. It is […]

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June 12, 2017

By PilotLight

Berry Bonanza: sweet stuff

By Brenna O’Dea We are already headed into our second week of June. Crazy, right? The sun keeps getting hotter and hotter and we are getting hungrier and hungrier. One of my absolute favorite childhood memories is going blueberry picking. Well…not so much the picking part…but the EATING part. I would pick as many as […]

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June 7, 2017

By PilotLight

Three Cheers for Cherries: savory stuff

By Brenna O’Dea We’ve covered the sweet stuff when it comes to chowing down on cherries, but before you dive into dessert, let’s serve up something scrumptious for dinner. Cherries are one of the sweetest fruits around, so you might not think to add them to your next savory dish. But when combined with some […]

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