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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How the Cooking Light Diet Helped One Idaho Family Open Up to New Foods

Have you ever been prodded to try a new food that you just really, really didn’t think you’d like? Yet, when you tasted the taboo morsel, you found yourself wondering, “Where has this been my whole life?!” Sherry Smith of Oldtown, Idaho, had just such a relationship with avocados. Then she joined the Cooking Light Diet. Now Sherry and her family are indulging in recipes and ingredients they never […]

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Snack Attack: Healthy Yogurt Toppers You’ll Love

I’ve long been a fan of basic Greek yogurt. From baked goods to simple snacks, the creamy, thick, and tangy yogurt is very versatile. But lately, I’ve been kind of bored. Actually, very bored. I’ve almost stopped eating yogurt entirely because I was much happier eating whole-grain cheddar crackers or a hard-boiled egg with a bit of smoked salt. Still, […]

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My Favorite Earth-Friendly Find: Epicurean’s Recycled Milk Jug Cutting Board

The love for the Earth is palpable today. (It is Earth Day, after all.) That’s why I wanted to share with you my newest favorite eco-friendly kitchen find. With as much plastic waste is there is in the world, I appreciate a genius (and handy) way to recycle. Epicurean’s Recycled Plastic Cutting Boards (starts at $20, epicureancs.com) are made from an […]

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We Tried It: Seattle Chocolates Spring Trio

How adorable are these spring chocolate bars from Seattle Chocolates? I was excited (and a little sad) to rip open the beautiful wrappers to see if the chocolate inside was just as delightful as the packaging. I’m happy to say it was. We tried the spring trio, Spring Surprise, Fluffy Toffee, and Fresh Mint, and each flavor received glowing reviews from CL […]

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Move Over, Thomas! Here’s How You Can Make Homemade English Muffins.

If you love to bake bread but haven’t tried English muffins yet, you’re going to be amazed at how easy and delicious homemade muffins really are. And if it’s your desire to be a bread baker, English muffins are a great way to get your hands in the dough. Start your muffins the day before by making a simple mixture […]

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