A Salute to Peas

We’re celebrating spring and the glorious warmer weather with a salute to our favorite produce the season brings, including peas. With a vibrant green hue and a slight sweetness, peas are a delightful addition to any spring dish. Toss in pasta or create a creamy spread, any way you prepare them they’ll be sure to shine this time of year. […]

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Cooking for One: Spicy-Sweet Chicken Breast with Green Onion Rice and Spring Salad

Cooking for one person can be quite difficult–and, frankly, very boring. Many recipes make 4 servings. Even more make 6 or 8 servings. For families, that’s great, but if you’re not into leftovers, this just won’t work when you’re flying solo. Our Cooking for One series focuses on combining a few fresh ingredients with pantry staples for 5 nights of fun dinners. This […]

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Fast, Easy Easter Table Decorations

Now that Easter is only days away, you may have your menu set, but not your table! Don’t worry; I’ve pulled inspiration from recent Cooking Light photo shoots for these four quick and easy Easter table decorations that will wow your guests and give the impression that you have been planning for weeks. Easter Nest Place Setting These are like little love notes […]

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A Salute to Strawberries

There is nothing like walking over to the produce section of a grocery store to encounter the scent of perfectly ripe strawberries. It’s the smell of straw hats and summer heat. The perfume of beach ball silliness and pool-side relaxation. It’s the essence of community gatherings on picnic tables, grassy hillsides, and blankets strewn across your backyard. It’s strawberry season. […]

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3-Ingredient Yogurt-Covered Pretzels for Easter

Between the pastel colors and tasty sweetness, Easter sweets just feel like a celebration. Here’s an easy homemade treat—Yogurt-Covered Pretzels. A DIY cousin to the thick coated pretzel snacks, these glazed pretzels have just the right touch of sweetness and a tiny pop of springtime color, but they don’t have any additives or unhealthy fats like many store-bought varieties. Plus, they’re easy to make, […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus– March 30-April 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. The Plan […]

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Foodies Take on the Gym: Part 3

This is the third post in our workout series. No matter how much we love our workout routine, there are some days when getting to the gym is a struggle. Finding ways to make exercising fun and exciting helps us stay motivated to get up and go—and take our minds off the fact that the rest of the world is still sleeping. We’re now […]

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Toasts with the Most: Toast with Greek Yogurt and Citrus

As of late, bread has become the common denominator in trending ‘bad-for-you’ food. When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten? To battle to defeat carbs? In my opinion, there is no need for such negative feelings about the humble loaf; it doesn’t deserve such treatment! Yes, moderation is key when it comes to the carb argument, […]

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Weekend Brunch Inspiration: Baked Eggs-in-a-Tomato Cup

Low-calorie, beautiful in presentation, and bursting with flavor, these baked eggs-in-a-tomato cup make an easy and delicious dish to serve at brunch on the weekends. While they’re baking in the oven, you can prepare a batch of mimosas, whip up a side of strawberries and cream, and set the table before they’re done. When the eggs are set and ready […]

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How to pick flower arrangements for your next party

Flowers are a central element of bringing a party together. They lighten the mood, visually and psychologically, and are especially important when pulling together a Spring Fling. I spoke with florist Shelley Montoya, of Here Come the Blooms in Los Alimitos, California, on BloomNation. BloomNation is a little like Etsy for florists. You search local florists’ designs–no cookie cutter arrangements here–and they […]

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