You’ll Never Believe What Makes This Cheese Dip So Creamy

Well, the recipe title gives it right away—Butternut Queso Fundido! Yes, that most beloved winter squash is the key to our creamy, faintly sweet, ultra-cheesy party dip. We’ve used butternut before in cheesy dishes: Our Vegetable Lasagna with Butternut Béchamel uses the squash between layers of pasta, mushrooms, and greens, while our One-Pan Bacon-Broccoli Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Creamy, Light Macaroni and […]

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We Tasted It: Van’s Releases New Additions to Snack Bar Line

If you were hoping that the good people at Van’s would pump up their delectable snack selection, you are in luck. The company known for dominating the gluten-free section in your freezer aisle has just released their Banana Bread and Chocolate Gramwich gluten free snack bars. Each bar boasts 10 grams of whole grains and contains real wholesome ingredients (none […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—February 15-21

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 about an hour so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. Our March 2016 issue just hit […]

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What Is a Good Substitute for Tomato Puree?

First of all, what is tomato puree? It’s a thick sauce of pureed, briefly cooked tomatoes that have been strained of seeds and skins; usually, there are no added herbs or seasonings (except salt). Tomato puree typically comes canned, and you’ll find it with other canned tomato products. You can substitute tomato sauce, with a couple of tweaks: First, cook the tomato sauce […]

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The Adorable Ice Cubes Your Valentine’s Day Sippers Need

Planning a Galentine’s dinner or maybe even a festive Valentine’s Day brunch for your closest couple friends? We have found the special finishing touch your party needs. OXO’s Xs and Os Ice Cube Tray ($13, oxo.com) is an easy and fun way to add a bit of lovey dovey to your dinner party. For the picture above, I froze no-sugar-added cranberry juice in […]

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We Tasted It: R.W. Knudsen Just Blueberry

A good cocktail (or mocktail if that’s more your speed) can sometimes be hard to recreate at home. More than anything, the mixer is the most important part of your drink. After all, alcohol is alcohol. But pick up a bad mixer, and game over. We passed samples of R.W. Knudsen’s new Just Blueberry juice around the office, and we all agree that […]

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Breakfast—Overnight Oats

Wake up, take the dogs out, feed the dogs, make coffee, go for a run, get ready for work and then… then it’s time for breakfast. Mornings are packed (at least they are for me), and if you’re anything like me, by the time you are ready to eat breakfast, you need to be out the door like 10 minutes […]

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Wow! You’ve Got To Try Egg Ravioli

These gorgeous ravioli come together easily thanks to pot sticker wrappers, which are made with the same ingredients as pasta dough. Just wait till you cut in and taste how good this appetizer is.     Egg Ravioli The ingredients for these delightful appetizers can easily be halved if you’re serving a smaller crowd. Ingredients 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese […]

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14 Reasons Why Pie is Better Than Cake

I am a pie person. Anyone who has any level of regular interaction with me knows that I am a pie person. I make a lot of pies, I own as many pie plates as our Test Kitchen. I have a pie carrying case that is cooler than anything else I own. I’m known to show up anywhere from the […]

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Download Your Favorite Foodie Odd Couple Valentine’s Day Cards

We asked you to share your strangest (and tastiest) favorite foodie odd couples, and you did! We had more than 500 comments and submissions, which means one thing: we’re all a bunch of foodie weirdos. But it also means we’re all in this love-for-strange-food-combinations thing together. With that in mind, Cooking Light in-house creative genius and illustrator extraordinaire Christina Harrison crafted […]

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