Sandwich Showdown: Super Bowl XLIX Edition

It’s almost here. The Big Game. Super Bowl Sunday. The Final Throwdown. Sunday night, the New England Patriots take on defending Super Bowl Champions the Seattle Seahawks. That means it’s also time for a bi-coastal Sandwich Showdown. For you Seattle fanatics, the Open-Faced Salmon and Avocado BLTs. Tender salmon fillets are cooked in bacon drippings to soak up every last ounce […]

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From Plated: 5 At-Home Dinner Date Night Essentials

When you want to put your hectic schedule on pause and recharge, you can’t beat a relaxing night in with your special someone. Good company, a bottle of wine—the only challenge is finding time to make a great meal. To make things a little easier, sign up with Plated, a startup that delivers ready-to-cook meals to your door. How can […]

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Mad Delicious Lesson: Silky Pureed Soups

Old-school French chefs are serious about sweating vegetables for soups, and you should be, too. Slowly cooking them in butter yields a gloriously creamy pureed soup—a potage—with nothing but water and stock, no cream, to adjust viscosity. We take sweating a touch further here, rounding out the almost citrusy aroma of celery root with chicken stock and thyme. Be patient […]

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The Ultimate Super Bowl Snack: Hot Buffalo Wing-Flavored Peanuts

Do you remember when fear and panic swept the country because chicken wing supplies were shockingly low? (If you don’t remember, I’ll let Stephen Colbert explain.) Turns out the scare was unfounded (phew!), but I’d like to think out of that national faux-emergency, the creators of Lord Nut Levington Peanuts found some inspiration. What if they could combine two of the world’s greatest football […]

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The Perfect Snacking Combination: Granola Popcorn

300 treasured calories. That’s the built-in snacking amount I have each day. For me, those 300 calories represent a chance to try new things, have fun, and enjoy something unique. Of course, I don’t veer off course and eat a honey bun or candy bar. I like to try healthier alternatives that really stretch those 300 calories as far and […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—January 26-30

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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From Plated: This Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons Recipe Is Too Delicious To Ignore

No matter the weather outside, it’s always the perfect time for this nourishing Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons recipe from Plated, the startup that delivers everything you need to cook chef-designed recipes at home. And if you like what you see here, there’s plenty more where that came from. Ingredients 1 red onion 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar […]

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5 on Friday: 5 Best Days of #100HealthyDays

Making a commitment always sounds easier than it really is. Let’s face it, making a goal and sticking to it takes determination. What if starting a challenge didn’t have to be so difficult to stick with? What if the commitment you decided to take was fun, inspiring, and exciting while benefiting you all along the way? That’s what the #100HealthyDays […]

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Taste Test: Roasted Red Peppers

We tried 16 bottled roasted peppers and rested the two finalists in our Roasted Red Pepper Dip to select the favorite. OUR FAVORITE Mancini Sweet Roasted Peppers $2.99 (12 ounces) Most of the peppers we tested were stored in oil or vinegar, which sometimes gave them an astringent or metallic taste. The water brine for these peppers kept the flavors […]

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Beauty Editor’s Picks: Feel Like a Ray of Sunshine

Oranges offer more beauty benefits than just an appealing scent. They’re an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps combat damage and improve skin’s texture and the high levels of citric acid found in orange peels can aid in drying up blemishes. OLAY REGENERIST LUMINOUS FACIAL OIL Nine naturally derived oils, including orange, make this powerful treatment serum a skin-softening powerhouse. […]

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