Wine Pairings: What Should I Drink with Shrimp Scampi?

Picture this: a warm spring day, robins chirping, jonquils, snapdragons, bacopas, zinnias, verbenas, and petunias in full bloom under a breathtakingly-blue, cloudless, impossibly-sunny sky. What could complete this imagery? If you were thinking a healthy, delicious Shrimp and Broccoli Scampi dish, we’re on the same page. And to complement that succulent entrée, you’ll need a refreshing bottle of white wine. For […]

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Chocolate bunny season has arrived

It’s that time of year again… chocolate bunny season. So many questions surround the selection process for the perfect long-eared edible likeness of Easter’s favorite woodland critter: Hollow or solid? Dark, milk, or white? Cartoon cute or realistically elegant? Without a doubt, these are all fair (and challenging) questions, but this year, I’m posing a single inquiry to determine the bunnies […]

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: To fight cancer, exercise for the long haul

The first in a series of articles about how to reduce the risk of cancer…  If you resolved to exercise more often this year, here’s a major reason to keep you committed to working out: Research conducted at City of Hope has shown that not only does exercise help prevent cancer, it also increases survival chances for those diagnosed with […]

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

It’s not the dread of cooking that deters so many of us from the kitchen each night; it’s actually deciding what to cook from the millions of options bombarding us from so many different places. Here, we’ve done the planning for you. Not just menus, but healthy menus that are fast—on the table in less than 45 minutes. Still ecstatic […]

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Three Things You Shouldn’t Miss in the May Issue

If you’re reading this post, you made it to the weekend. We should all take this moment to smile, sigh collectively, and look forward to two whole days of productivity (or the opposite). Free time on the weekend offers many perks. Some of us will spend time with our families, do yard work, maybe catch up on Game of Thrones before this Sunday’s episode, which […]

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5 on Friday: 5 Yummy Ideas for Beets

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light offices—from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient. Beets don’t always get the respect they deserve. They’re brown and sorta odd looking on the outside, but beneath that thin skin lies a gorgeous, earthy, even meaty gem that is […]

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What loving Cooking Light says about you, according to The Kitchn

Sifting through and responding to your letters, e-mails, and voice mails each day instills all of us here in the Cooking Light editorial office with a deep and sincere appreciation for the beautiful diversity of people who sit down with our magazine each month. Even still, we’re left to wonder… there must be a common thread among all of our […]

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Crop Pots: Easy Container Gardening

A well-stocked kitchen has the right pots for sautéing, braising, and making soup. It stands to reason the well-stocked garden should have the right pots for certain crops, too. Lettuces love shallow troughs and planters, while stocky, vining tomatoes crave deep pots for deep roots. And just as a shiny Mauviel copper pot or colorful Le Creuset dutch oven is […]

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SPFs that help you face the day more healthfully

Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days Lighter-feeling coverage and SPF 30 that performs well under makeup. $9, coppertone.com Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer This SPF 15 lacks the dyes and perfumes that can irritate sensitive skin. $12, simpleskincare.com Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Soy complex and light diffusers brighten dull spots while SPF 30 protects. $17, aveeno.com Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer This SPF 20 […]

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Q&A with Laura Russell, author of Brassicas

It’s not exactly a secret that for a lot of folks, broccoli isn’t much of a treat. Neither are Brussels sprouts. Or cabbage. But when so many of us grew up identifying these veggies as the vile piles of odorous, off-colored greenish mush that stood between us and dessert, hard feelings are justifiable. At least they were justifiable until the […]

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