Do-It-Yourself Mulling Kit

Share the sweet tradition of warm mulled wine this holiday season with our easy hand-made gift. Just slip aromatic spices into a cheesecloth or drawstring muslin bag, bundle dried orange slices together with string, and package it all up with a couple of bottles of zinfandel. The rich berry notes of the wine complement the bold flavors of warm spices […]

Read More

Global Pantry: Cooking with Cardamom

Cardamom, the intensely aromatic sweet spice native to India, is a precious asset to cooks all over the world. You’ll see it sold pre-ground or as green pods with small seeds packed inside. Buy the pods, if possible; the spice loses aroma and flavor quickly once ground. Crack open the pods, remove the seeds, and grind to a powder in […]

Read More

Bake It Forward with Meghan Markle

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Meghan Markle. Meghan is an American TV and film actress best known for her role as Rachel Zane on the USA hit series “Suits.” Meghan recently launched The TIG, a lifestyle website celebrating food, travel, and fashion and reshaping the idea of “beauty.” Prior to her acting career, Meghan worked for the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires. […]

Read More

Bake It Forward with Lilly and Audrey Andrews

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporters are twins Lilly and Audrey Andrews, co-authors of Cooking Light We [Heart] Cooking. Lilly and Audrey baked a second batch of their Lemon Tea Cookies for their godmother, Mary Bauer. Mary tutors at a local middle school, drives the elderly and the blind to their appointments, and teaches classes for kids at her church, they said. “Mary […]

Read More

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

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 […]

Read More

Beauty Editor’s Picks: Cracking the Coconut Trend

This natural moisturizer is going gangbusters in beauty products, with good reason. S.W. BASICS OF BROOKLYN BODY SCRUB Organic sugar mixes with organic shredded coconut to deliver a scrumptiously scented exfoliating body treatment. Organic coconut oil lends a moisturizing hand. $22, swbasicsofbk.com OGX NOURISHING COCONUT OIL HYDRATING BODY MIST Combat winter dryness with a spritz of this coconut oil-rich spray after your […]

Read More

Bake It Forward with Busy Philipps

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Busy Philipps, mom of two and an award-winning actress. Busy is best known for her roles in “Dawson’s Creek” and “Cougar Town.” Growing up, Busy would bake crescent cookies during the holidays with Moot, her grandmother. This year, she baked a second batch for Rustin Davis, the base camp PA on “Cougar Town.” Rustin is in charge of taking […]

Read More

Beauty Editor’s Guide: Three Steps to Red Lips That Last

They’re an instant holiday pick-me-up. Here’s how to leave your mark. STEP 1: SET A GUIDELINE Fill in with a matte pencil close to the shade of your lips. MAC ($16, maccosmetics.com) makes a great range of shades that should have something close to your lip color. This creates staying power when you break out the bright red. Finish with […]

Read More

Five on Friday: Holiday Cookies 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 holiday cookies, and we’re loving the festive flavors of these five treats. 1. Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Marshmallow Creme Cookies: This cookie from Kumquat is the ultimate wintertime treat, perfect for holiday parties, cookie swaps, or simply devouring warm from the oven. 2. Paleo Gingerbread Cookies: These guilt-free cookies from The Roasted […]

Read More

Bake It Forward with Lidia Bastianich

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Lidia Bastianich. Lidia is a best-selling cookbook author, award-winning television host, and owner of four acclaimed NYC restaurants: Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto. Additionally, she owns Lidia’s Pittsburg and Lidia’s Kansas City, and is one of the owners of Eataly, an artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in New York City. Lidia baked a blueberry frangipani tart for AHRC Nassau, a not-for-profit member-based organization committed to meeting the needs of people with […]

Read More