Cookbook Corner: Salsas and Moles by Deborah Schneider

Cookbook: Salsas and Moles  Author: Deborah Schneider   Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and whether you’re getting prepped for the festive event or just looking for a delicious round of salsas to top tacos with, this book is just for you. Ranging from to simple to complicated techniques, you’ll find a variety of recipes that a beginning […]

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Will Diet Pepsi’s Shift to Sucralose Shake Up the Diet Soda World?

PepsiCo has announced that it will begin switching the artificial sweetening agent in Diet Pepsi from aspartame to sucralose. For all the visual learners out there, that just means they’ll be using the yellow packets instead of the blue ones. It does not mean they will be removing artificial sweeteners from their diet sodas. Nor does it mean they will be adding […]

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Avoid Listeria and Still Enjoy Your Favorite Frozen Treat

You’ve probably heard it on the news: Blue Bell and Jeni’s are battling listeria issues in their ice cream and frozen foods. Listeria, a bacteria, sickens about 1,600 people each year. It’s the third leading cause of food poisoning-related deaths in the U.S. each year. It’s not very common, but it is very scary. If you’re a fan of a […]

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Edible Flowers: Chive Flowers

Our love affair with edible flowers is back! Last summer we looked at marigolds and gardenias. With the spring showers pouring and blossoms blooming, we’re already seeing the world get a whole lot brighter, both outdoors and on our plates. Huzzah! When I was a kid, I ate like a goat–attempting to stick bugs and inedible things in my mouth and […]

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Books for Cooks: Vegetables Are the New Meat

A proper roast chicken once signaled the skill of a cook; now the marker is a roasted carrot. Led by chefs and inspired by their relationships with farmers, this cultural shift reflects an evolution of American cuisine as we return to our agricultural roots. Home cooks, take note: These new books will inspire a lifetime of farmers’ market meals.

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus–April 27-May 1

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 […]

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Toasts with the Most: Wasa Bread with Kale and Sweet Potato

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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Best of Luck to Our James Beard Award Nominee and Cookbook Author Keith Schroeder

UPDATE: Keith and Cooking Light Mad Delicious won a James Beard Foundation Book Award! Congratulations to Keith, his editors at Oxmoor House, and everyone who worked on this fabulous book! The James Beard Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner will be held tonight at Chelsea Piers in New York City. A veritable who’s who of the food journalism world will be wining, dining, and […]

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Five on Friday: Party Recipes with Our Bloggers’ Connection

Join us each month as we round up our favorite seasonal posts from the Cooking Light Blogger Connection. This month’s theme is fun party foods, and these tasty treats are dressed to impress. 1. Sweet Potato Rounds with Guacamole and Bacon: Yes, you just read all your favorite foods in one recipe title. The Roasted Root knows how to win over guests. 2. […]

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We Tried It: Why an Ingredient Delivery Service Can Be Fun

I’ve got thousands and thousands of awesome recipes at my fingertips, sure, but even I can get in a rut of thinking up new things for dinner. I have my go-to favorites and sections of the magazine (I’m a sucker for our 5-Ingredient Cookbook section), but I’ve recently signed up for—on my own volition and dime, not as a job thing—a […]

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