What Is Corn Syrup? And Why Is It in My Frozen Pop?

We’ve noticed a lot of hesitation toward recipes that call for corn syrup, so we decided to clear up misconceptions about the common sweetener. The corn syrup carried in grocery stores is not the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that is used in commercially prepared food products. Still, you may be reluctant to use corn syrup because of the negative health consequences associated […]

Read More

Pack a Picnic Basket So You’re Always Ready to Dine Al Fresco

With summer in full swing I can’t be outside enough, soaking up the sun and warmth. But, with long weeks and busy weekends, it can be quite hard to find the time to plan outdoor adventures. One of my favorite tricks for fitting in the time for fresh air is to always have a ready-to-go picnic basket. Weather you have a free day or […]

Read More

Your Burger Craves This Sauce

In the South, we have Comeback Sauce. Everyone’s Comeback Sauce is different. Each restaurant, mother, and cook guards their sauce with their lives, knowing it is what (as the name suggests) keeps people coming back again and again. Addictive, unique, and special–that’s Comeback Sauce. Sir Kensington’s just might put all those Comeback Sauces to bed. Their new Special Sauce, which […]

Read More

Refreshing Infused Water with Orange, Lemon, and Basil

If you think water is boring, then this is for you! We’ve heard it time and time again: Most Americans are chronically dehydrated without even noticing. Hydration is key for survival—and if you ask me, it’s more important than ever when facing the wrath of summer’s heat. So, you’re probably asking yourself, “How can I beat the season’s rising temps?” […]

Read More

Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — June 29-July 3

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes—both from current issues and classics. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in 45 minutes or less so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. If you like having […]

Read More

When Should I Add Sauce to My Barbecue?

Adding sauce to barbecue is a matter of taste. It’s often added after the meat is cooked, says Rocky Stubblefield, of Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas. But if you want a sauce glaze added to your barbecue, he recommends this trick. See more: Our Essential Grilling Guide 10 Grilling Tools You Need Cooking Class: Grilling

Read More

North Carolina Woman Sends Letter of Gratitude for Cooking Light Diet, Makes us All Cry

Everyone needs positive affirmation in the workplace. Regardless of whether you’re a professional athlete, a teacher, or a street sweeper, there’s always going to be a time when you need kind, encouraging words from others to keep from going full Bobby Knight and having a chair-tossing competition in the break room. My job is no exception. Don’t get me wrong: I […]

Read More

Eight Ways to Build a Better Salad with Chef Hugh Acheson

Earlier this week, we sat down with Hugh Acheson, a Georgia-based chef who is working with Newman’s Own Greens for Good recipe contest. Read more about it the contest here. Acheson is a big fan of a good salad, especially this time of year when produce is abundant and amazingly delicious. Here are Acheson’s tips for building a better salad: 1. Store […]

Read More

Basic Kitchen Kit for Your Vacation Rental

Summertime = happytime! It’s the season of vacay, of road trips and beach stays, amusement parks and unabashed tourism. And if you’re an avid cook, chances are you’ll want to play around in your rental kitchen and whip up a good meal or two. You can usually count on some solid basics in a vacation rental—dishes, glassware, flatware, some standard cookware, maybe […]

Read More

5 American-Made Finds for the 4th

Many of the most adorable and practical kitchen goods are made right here in the USA. Here are five of my favorites just in time for a fun and festive 4th of July.

Read More