Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—September 29-October 3

We’ve been saying it for weeks, but it’s official now: Fall is here (finally). To celebrate, this week’s menu features comfort-food favorites from our October issue—cheesy pizza, creamy potato soup, hearty pork chops, and more. Look for the issue on newsstands now or download the digital edition on your tablet.

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Five on Friday: Flavorful Fall Drinks with Our Bloggers’ Connection

Join us each month as we round up our favorite seasonal posts from the Cooking Light Blogger Connection. This month’s theme is flavorful fall drinks, and these recipes will take you from breakfast to dessert. 1. Bloody Mary Mix: Your brunch spread deserves better than a sub-par Bloody Mary. Try making your own with BetsyLife‘s DIY mix, which is easily adaptable to your preference for spice (although […]

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Three Steps to Youthful Hands

They’re one of the first spots to show age. Stop the clock with these tips. STEP 1: TREAT To counteract age and environmental damage, dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, MD, uses a fat-soluble vitamin C ester, found in his Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15 ($120/40 milliliters, perriconemd.com). Yes, it’s pricey, but you only need a thin layer to help plump thinning […]

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Five Tailgating Must-Haves

College football fans sure do love our tailgates. They’re a delightful amalgam of (hopefully) crisp, cool weather, delicious food, imperfectly measured libations, passionate hypotheticals (“Seriously, man… I think we have a shot at the championship this year!”), fellowship and so much more. But what’s a tailgate without the proper accoutrements? Picture Destiny’s Child, minus the Bey. Fear not, for in honor of […]

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Ease Up On Salt with Tips from 12 Healthy Habits Hero, Jeremy Bearman

This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a plan to focus its attention on the notoriously high sodium levels found in some restaurant food. Details were still being worked out as of press time, but restaurants are logical targets: Fast-food meals can exceed the whole-day sodium recommendations for adults. Chain restaurants publish their nutrition numbers, but few chefs […]

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Global Ingredient: Aleppo Pepper

This crimson Turkish pepper boasts mild, smoldering heat and a fruity, slightly sweet flavor. Aleppo is tamer than traditional crushed red pepper, ideal for dishes that need a little more depth and just a smidge of heat, such as deviled eggs, pan-fried chicken, or simmered lentils. Try a pinch in brownies or other chocolaty baked goods, too. It won’t make them […]

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High Road Craft Ice Cream and Sorbet’s First Annual Pro-Am Cobbler Gobbler

Our Cooking Class columnist and author of the upcoming book, Mad Delicious, Keith Schroeder opened a new ice cream and sorbet  facility in Marietta, GA this month. Keith is the creative genius behind High Road Ice Cream and Sorbet. To help celebrate the new facility, 6 pro-am teams prepared fresh cobbler and served it up with plenty of High Road’s ice cream last weekend. […]

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Shampoos That Make Sense

Don’t send money down the drain–budget buys are fine. 1 SUAVE NATURAL INFUSION MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO Macadamia oil softens and smooths hair in this budget-friendly buy. $3, suave.com 2 L’ORÉAL PARIS VOLUME FILLER THICKENING SHAMPOO Thin hair feels instantly thicker, thanks to the brand’s patent-pending ingredient, filloxane. $5, lorealparisusa.com 3 AVEENO NOURISH + DANDRUFF CONTROL SHAMPOO This mild formula is strong enough to banish […]

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Cooking Class: Creamy Dressing on Grilled Salad

It’s high time for grilled salads, and in the main recipe here, asparagus and sweet corn prove to be perfect complements: Asparagus has some onionlike qualities and offers gently bitter notes, while corn is straight-ahead sweet. Both are rendered luxurious with a generous amount of sweet lump crabmeat and, as a delicious twist, a cream-based vinaigrette. That’s right, cream. It […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—September 22-26

Fall is a welcome relief from brutal summer heat and it’s also when some of my favorite ingredients come back into season—root vegetables, brussels sprouts, apples, and more. I’ve filled the week with versatile, leftover-friendly dishes that come together quickly and encourage you to make use of what’s in your pantry.

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