Slushy Sippers: Mango-Champagne Wine Slushies

Make mine a slushy, please! A wine slushy, that is. I guarantee you that on a hot afternoon or balmy evening, wine slushies are absolute perfection. They’re fantastically refreshing, stretch a modest bit of wine farther, and are chock-full of fruit. They taste like a virtuous fruit smoothie, but with a bit of a naughty edge … which is my idea […]

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5 Superfast Tacos to Speed Up Taco Night

Taco night is a sure way to please everyone at the dinner table. Don’t fret with overly complicated recipes or time consuming techniques. These meals can be ready to eat in 20 minutes or less! The spice blend in these Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema lends just the right amount of smoky flavor to be balanced out by zippy sour cream sauce. Let vegetarians […]

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What’s Actress Ali Larter Eating These Days?

You may know actress Ali Larter from her roles in Varsity Blues, Legally Blonde, or Heroes, but this mom of two has been spending a lot of time in her kitchen lately. We chatted about what’s been crossing her kitchen counters (and how she keeps them sparkling clean). Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or try some of the delicious recipes […]

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12 Cooking Skills Every Young Adult Should Learn

Everyone, young or old, can enjoy having a handy collection of basic cooking skills with a little practice. Mastering this list can help you make better meals, save time, be safer in the kitchen, and just plain have fun! Making Stock Taking the time to make your own stocks or broths gives you ultimate control over the amount of sodium and fat […]

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5 Brilliant Uses for Zucchini

It’s that wonderful time of the year when zucchini plants turn into machines churning out a monstrous amount of vegetables. If you’re already tired of roasting them, here are five other ways to enjoy this summer squash: Zoodles, spiralized zucchini—no matter what you call them—are delicious in Chicken Parmesan Over Zucchini Noodles. Get that pasta-y texture while getting a good dose […]

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Make One Batch of Pizza Dough, Cook These Three Meals

  Each month, we provide one special Sunday recipe that yields a bit extra, then two quick and easy recipes to transform those leftovers during the week. This is get ahead cooking at it’s most inventive: instead or repeats night after night, our strategic recipe trio gives you three completely different dinners and zero food waste. Cook a little extra […]

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Sweet Lime & Watermelon Ice Pops

Sweet, sour, salty–ice cold! Watermelon and lime bring out the best in each other, and that is truly the case in these ice pops. Fresh lime zest is included to punch up the citrus flavor, bringing out the best in the watermelon’s sweetness. Read below for the recipe. Sweet Lime & Watermelon Pops Makes: 4 Pops 4 teaspoons fresh lime zest 1 cup watermelon chunks […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—May 30 – June 3

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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Grass-Fed Beef: Cooking Tips

Grass-fed beef is leaner than grain-fed, which means it takes a little finesse to cook it right. While medium or medium-well burger patties might be to your liking generally, grass-fed patties cooked to those higher temps will come out dry. And it’s more expensive, so you want to make sure you treat it optimally. As far as doneness goes, most […]

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Our Five Favorite Memorial Day Sides

Get ready for the long holiday weekend, and the various potlucks you’re undoubtedly invited to, by making some amazing sides that are sure to complement grilled main dishes. The array of fresh seasonal veggies in this Golden Beet Salad with Avocado and Feta makes it a bright and easy side dish for grilled fish or chicken. Why not add that lovely smoky flavor gained […]

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