What Is a Good Substitute for Tomato Puree?

First of all, what is tomato puree? It’s a thick sauce of pureed, briefly cooked tomatoes that have been strained of seeds and skins; usually, there are no added herbs or seasonings (except salt). Tomato puree typically comes canned, and you’ll find it with other canned tomato products. You can substitute tomato sauce, with a couple of tweaks: First, cook the tomato sauce […]

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The Adorable Ice Cubes Your Valentine’s Day Sippers Need

Planning a Galentine’s dinner or maybe even a festive Valentine’s Day brunch for your closest couple friends? We have found the special finishing touch your party needs. OXO’s Xs and Os Ice Cube Tray ($13, oxo.com) is an easy and fun way to add a bit of lovey dovey to your dinner party. For the picture above, I froze no-sugar-added cranberry juice in […]

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We Tasted It: R.W. Knudsen Just Blueberry

A good cocktail (or mocktail if that’s more your speed) can sometimes be hard to recreate at home. More than anything, the mixer is the most important part of your drink. After all, alcohol is alcohol. But pick up a bad mixer, and game over. We passed samples of R.W. Knudsen’s new Just Blueberry juice around the office, and we all agree that […]

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Breakfast—Overnight Oats

Wake up, take the dogs out, feed the dogs, make coffee, go for a run, get ready for work and then… then it’s time for breakfast. Mornings are packed (at least they are for me), and if you’re anything like me, by the time you are ready to eat breakfast, you need to be out the door like 10 minutes […]

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Wow! You’ve Got To Try Egg Ravioli

These gorgeous ravioli come together easily thanks to pot sticker wrappers, which are made with the same ingredients as pasta dough. Just wait till you cut in and taste how good this appetizer is.     Egg Ravioli The ingredients for these delightful appetizers can easily be halved if you’re serving a smaller crowd. Ingredients 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese […]

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14 Reasons Why Pie is Better Than Cake

I am a pie person. Anyone who has any level of regular interaction with me knows that I am a pie person. I make a lot of pies, I own as many pie plates as our Test Kitchen. I have a pie carrying case that is cooler than anything else I own. I’m known to show up anywhere from the […]

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Download Your Favorite Foodie Odd Couple Valentine’s Day Cards

We asked you to share your strangest (and tastiest) favorite foodie odd couples, and you did! We had more than 500 comments and submissions, which means one thing: we’re all a bunch of foodie weirdos. But it also means we’re all in this love-for-strange-food-combinations thing together. With that in mind, Cooking Light in-house creative genius and illustrator extraordinaire Christina Harrison crafted […]

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Give Yourself the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Have you been dropping subtle hints about spending a leisurely morning in bed this Valentine’s Day? Subtlety was never my strong suit, so I’m just laying this out there to the Valentine’s Day gods: I want breakfast in bed! And here is exactly what I want served. Carrot Cake Pancakes: Because if I’m going to go all out, I might […]

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The Only Mimosa You Should Have This Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re single or you have a sweetie to spend this Valentine’s Day with, one thing is certain, you should feel special on this day of love. No need to wait until the evening for a romantic dinner–get hit by Cupid’s arrow the moment you wake up. Sure, you could start the morning with the same old orange-and-champagne mimosas in […]

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The Cooking Light Diet: New Jersey Mom Proves There’s Strength in Numbers

Dieting can be hard, especially when you go at it alone. Even worse is when you finally decide to change your eating habits, and everyone else around you is doing the exact opposite. From the co-worker munching on fast-food right next to your cubicle to the friends who are too busy to hit the gym with you (let’s not even discuss dinnertime with the family), it can be extremely […]

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