We Tried All of Ben & Jerry’s New Non-Dairy “Ice Creams” and Found the Only One Worth Eating

Behold, non-dairy and vegan eaters! Ben and Jerry’s just introduced four new selections of ice cream just for you. This almond-based “ice cream” line comes in four flavors, P.B. & Cookies, Coffee Caramel Fudge, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Chunky Monkey. To top it off, this new group of ice creams is fair-trade and non-GMO. We’ve done the tasting work for you, so […]

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All The Single Ladies!: A V-Day Playlist for Those Flying Solo

Say goodbye to heartache, tears, and loneliness—instead, celebrate your love for yourself this Valentine’s Day. Your independence is beautiful, and you need to take a moment to appreciate it. The fierce female editors at Cooking Light have put together a Spotify playlist called “Single and Happy” that’ll have you singing your heart out. Turn the volume up, listen our favorite girl power anthems on repeat, and […]

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Move Over, Boring Restaurant Dinner! Try These 6 Fun Foodie Date Ideas with Your Food-Loving Significant Other

Try getting a reservation to your favorite fine-dining restaurant right now for Valentine’s Day night. Just try. You probably can’t, right? It’s the season of love, so everyone has booked up every imaginable Valentine’s Day dinner slot. But that’s fine. That means you and your honey bunny are available to try a different type of food adventure. I polled the Cooking Light staff […]

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Not Doing This Household Chore Could Sabotage Your Weight-Loss Goals

We’ve all gone to bed with dirty dishes in our sinks. It just happens from time to time. But if your kitchen is chronically messy–think: dirty dishes, old newspapers, stacks of bills–you could be doing some real damage to your weight-loss goals. Research conducted by the brilliant folks at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab shows that a cluttered kitchen […]

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Brilliant Boozy Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Light some candles, turn the music low, and prepare for a moment of chocolate bliss when you bite into our melt-in-your-mouth Boozy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. Regular strawberries are romantic and all, but these sweet treats are the ultimate in temptation. Boozy Chocolate Strawberries Ingredients 1 cup strawberries 2 cups alcohol of your choice 3.5 oz. dark (72% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped Preparation […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—February 8-12

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. If you like having a healthy meal […]

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The Perfect Dumpling for Celebrating Chinese New Year

It may not be January 1, but another very exciting New Year is just around the corner: Chinese New Year. On New Year’s Eve, it’s a Chinese tradition to eat dumplings. To celebrate, we’re sharing a special preview recipe from a dumpling story I wrote for our April issue. Pork and Chive Dumplings with Red Chile Oil Hands-on: 35 min. Total: […]

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Celebrate a Mardi Gras Sweet Feast with King Cake Cupcakes

King Cakes can be a portion-control nightmare. The cinnamon croissant-esque cake is topped with gobs of sticky-sweet glaze and buckets of colored sugar sprinkles. I wanted to eliminate the potential for turning a simple Mardi Gras treat into a diet buster, so I devised this recipe for King Cake Cupcakes. You still have the experience of waiting for a yeast dough to rise […]

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6 Sweets You Should Definitely Ship to Your Long-Distance Sweetie

Spending the day of love away from your sweetie is hard. I’m dealing with a long-distance relationship that’s approximately 783 miles long, which makes being together on Valentine’s Day nearly impossible. Luckily, thanks to the brilliance of technology and the good people at FedEx, you can ship virtually anything to your long-lost lover to remind them how much you appreciate them. […]

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What Cut of Meat Should You Use for Beef Stew?

Beef stew is one of the most cozy comforts you can dream of, perfect to warm up a cold night and leave you feeling loved. And the key, of course, to a good beef stew is tender, really beefy-tasting meat. You’ll find that in tough cuts with lots of connective tissue; over gentle, slow cooking, that tissue breaks down and […]

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