The Only Recipes You Need for the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Taco Night

Don’t settle for average tacos this Cinco de Mayo! DIY tortillas and flavorful fresh salsa can make all the difference between falling flat on your taco-loving face and having a fabulous meal. If you’re short on time, feel free to buy pre-made tortillas (we recommend La Tortilla Factory brand), but homemade tortillas are superior in taste and texture. They’re also much […]

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Transform Cooked Quinoa into Three Amazing Meals

Each month, we encourage you to Cook Once, Eat 3x: Start with a special Sunday recipe that yields a bit extra, then two quick and easy recipes to transform those leftovers during the week. This is get ahead cooking at its most inventive: instead of repeats night after night, our strategic recipe trio gives you three completely different dinners and […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus–May 1-6

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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“Sometimes the Pain of Cooking is Coming Up With an Idea”

“I FEEL LIKE because so many of us have the same issues—we’re probably not eating as well as we could. We may want to drop a couple pounds, we’re all busy working and cooking three meals a day. Even if you like to cook, it kind of blows sometimes. Let’s be honest. And you just get tired of coming up with […]

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Cakes to Make for Mom This Mother’s Day

Baking a cake is one of the sweetest ways to show Mom just how special she is. It’s a meaningful gesture because you’ve spent time creating something with care and love from your own hands. Whether you are a seasoned baker or a novice, there’s a cake you can make that will leave Mom impressed, proud, and touched with your thoughtfulness. […]

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Obsessed with Korean: The Drinks

As a country, we seem to be quite smitten with Korean food—and for good reason. It’s anything but subtle, boasting intense flavors ranging from fiery to potently garlicky to fermenty-funky to salty-sweet … or some glorious combination of all the above. Here, an exploration of some of the defining dishes from this burgeoning cuisine.  If you want to have an authentic Korean dining experience, you […]

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The Most Valuable Kitchen Wisdom Mom Ever Gave Us

As we countdown to Mother’s Day, I asked our editors and staff to reflect on the best kitchen wisdom they ever received from their moms. The stories are quiet touching and often hilarious. I gathered a few of the best here. In the comments, tell us the most valuable kitchen wisdom your mom ever shared with you. “If you eat your cake […]

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Instead of Sushi Burgers, Make Sushi Sliders!

We did it. We fully admit it. We went there: the Sushi Burger. In this case, we’ve got Sushi Sliders. Brown rice “buns,” marinated tofu, and gochujang mayo make these little sushi sliders the cutest thing brown rice has ever made. Try your favorite marinade on the tofu, or opt for simple soy sauce! Brown Rice Sushi Slider with Teriyaki Tofu […]

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5 New Margarita Recipes Sure to Shake Up Your Cinco de Mayo Party

While tacos may be the main focus of Cinco de Mayo parties, no one should forget what really matters: margaritas. Don’t just stick with lime or strawberry—there’s a world of flavors that blend well with tequila. When it comes to choosing the tequila for your drinks, you have two great options: – Silver tequila is a purer form that is distilled […]

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Ugly Produce May Be More Nutritious

We’re all guilty of it. Digging through the produce section to find those perfectly round, bright red tomatoes or bruise-free apples. Consumers are experts at rejecting any oddly shaped or mildly bruised produce, which makes it no surprise that 133 billion pounds of food went uneaten in 2010. But would you be more likely to choose those misshapen or unusually […]

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