Ice, Ice, Baby: Ice Block 101

A big ice block in the middle of your punch bowl can be as impressive-looking as it is functional. They’re perfect for parties as they melt more slowly than individual cubes, cooling the punch while only gradually diluting. For a flawless block, be sure to consider: Shape: Try a sphere for a round punch bowl. Circular Tupperware makes a great […]

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How to Make Cauliflower “Rice”

  While whole grains are a beneficial part of any healthy lifestyle, some days you need to pack a little more veg into your diet. And while I love whipping up a hearty rice bowl, this fun twist is not only a delicious substitute, but also it serves as the foundation for many delicious cauliflower-based recipes. With a quick and easy technique […]

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Glorious cauliflower. The new kale? Perhaps. The new quinoa? Maybe. Or, could it be that this superstar veg has passed the food trend phase and is here to stay? With a nutritious, low-calorie profile, the vegetable once known as “bland” has taken on one of the most versatile roles in the food world. From mashing to roasting to baking and […]

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Taco Lovers, Rejoice!

The trend: big-time chefs launching modern Mexican joints with the tastiest tacos this side of the Rio Grande. Last fall, Sean Brock opened Minero in Charleston, while John Besh and Aarón Sánchez rolled out Johnny Sánchez in NOLA. Alex Stupak’s Empellón Al Pastor in Manhattan has earned huge raves. Now the world waits to see what comes of Danish überchef […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — March 2-6

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 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. The Plan […]

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Five on Friday: Chocolate 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 chocolate-filled treats, and these five finds don’t disappoint. 1. Pain au Chocolat: With its dark chocolate center and gorgeous chocolate drizzle, this croissant-style pastry is perfect for brunch. As a plus, Kumquat‘s version is gluten-free, though you’d never suspect it […]

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Tell us: What’s your favorite style of chili?

We’re gearing up for a chili tour de force in the fall. Right now we’re busy developing, testing, and perfecting this chili face-off. So before we get too far down the road, we want to hear from you. Is there a style of chili we need to be sure to test? Tell us in the comments.  

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Cookbook Corner: The Perfect Egg by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park

Cookbook: The Perfect Egg Author: Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park Publisher: Ten Speed Press The egg is having its day. Truthfully, it has been having its day for quite some time now. #PutAnEggOnIt and #YolkPorn are top Instagram hashtags for foodie ‘grammers and those who just really love looking at luscious egg dishes. Capitalizing on the national momentum, authors Teri Lyn […]

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How to Pick a Healthy Hot Chocolate

A cup of luscious, decadent hot chocolate can set you  back more than 400 calories. You may not want to drink a meal’s worth of calories just to warm up. The good news–you don’t have to. Lighter, healthier hot chocolate options are easy to find. Keep these shopping tips in mind when you’re looking for a healthy hot chocolate. Healthy Hot Chocolate […]

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No School like the Old School

If a friend asked you to make something for a bake sale the next day, what would immediately pop into your head? It wouldn’t be a passion fruit pavlova or hibiscus flan, most likely, but something easy and reliable, ready to make with what’s already in your pantry. These are recipes that are beloved in their truest form. A browned-butter […]

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