Eating Whole30: Week 2

My comrades and I have successfully made it halfway through our Whole30 without fudging the thing up too bad. Our cravings for Talenti and Taco Bell have mellowed [sort of], we’re progressively firming up our disciplinary muscles, we’re naturally falling into healthier habits, and we are most certainly continuing to learn. Like, we’ve learned that weighing in is not the […]

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Do I Need to Refrigerate a Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting?

Should I refrigerate a cake iced with cream cheese frosting? Last night at 11 p.m., I found myself asking this question. I had cut a piece of freshly-frosted cake and then realized everyone I would feed cake to was in bed and wouldn’t be able to eat my cake until at least 8 a.m. (Well, probably more like noon, since […]

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Q&A: Michael Symon’s Summer Grilling Secrets

Whether it’s brisket, burgers, Swiss chard, or even cherries, Chef Michael Symon knows how to grill it. Growing up in the Midwest, he remembers shoveling a path through the snow just so he and his family could grill in the wintertime. Now that’s dedication. This summer, the Iron Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author is teaming up with Serious Eats and Bank of America […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — August 18-22

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 for which you’ve prepared it. The Plan Monday: Orzo […]

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Five on Friday: 5 Favorites from our New September Issue

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light offices — from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient. Our new September issue has arrived, and we’re so excited to share it with you on newsstands, iPhones, and tablets. It’s filled with sensational wine pairings, our […]

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Grown-Up Lunchbox Treat: Watermelon Fruit Leather

Remember Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot? Those super sweet snacks that tasted like anything but fruit, wrapped in cellophane with cut-outs and hyper-pigmented colors? I do. And I loved them. Now? Not so much… but the occasional longing for something sweet and nostalgic is still there. In this new age of DIY, we’ve come up with a version […]

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Freezing Fire: An Easy Way to Preserve a Huge Harvest

It is indeed possible to freeze a cube of fire…and save your sanity while preserving a huge summer harvest. We’re not practicing sorcery over here — simply roasting and freezing hot peppers for quick recipe starters. In my own garden patch, I’m outdone with just how many jalapeño, serrano, Lemon Drop, and spicy bell peppers I have picked this week. Our August […]

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Eating Whole30: Week 1

Read why I have challenged myself to a month of Whole30 eating here. As promised yesterday, here we have a glimpse of going 8 days deep into a Whole30. Like I said, we’ve already collected some invaluable lessons in both self-control and self-awareness… Before starting into our first Whole30 week, we strived to understand the importance of adequate preparation. We quickly […]

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My Month of Whole30 Eating

In my book, the phrase “to diet” reads an awful lot like “to die.” Being that my work and play are grounded in a sincere adoration for eating, the idea of restricting what I put into my mouth can feel a smidge blasphemous. You know, because sometimes being true to yourself requires downing a second doughnut. But when a trusted […]

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Wow! You’ve Got To Try This–Herb-Laminated Biscuits

Makeover your bread basket with this easy idea for beautiful herb-laminated biscuits. This technique works for any rolled biscuit recipe (but not drop biscuits because they’re too bumpy); try one of our favorites, such as Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits or Sun-Dried Tomato Semolina Biscuits. You can also use this technique on your next pan of cornbread—just let it cook till almost […]

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