Our Favorite Recipes

Five on Friday: Red, White, and Blue Cheese for Fourth of July Celebrations

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light offices—from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient.  Leave up your patriotic regalia from cheering on the USA during the World Cup, and get out your banners and Uncle Sam top hats. The 4th of July […]

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Stocking Up on Whole Grains

The bulk grain section at Whole Foods used to confound my fellow shoppers. No one quite knew how to bag (paper, plastic, both?), tag (you’ve got to write the item code on there so the cashier can charge it), and tie (rubber band, twist tie, tape?) what they chose. The grease pencils always walked off with their users. And the […]

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Going Bananas to Stop the Insanity

With the exception of apple—and with a fight, carrots—my 6-year-old daughter, Bete, is fruit and vegetable averse. I can whirr up fresh fruit into a smoothie, yes, but ask her to bite into produce that in anyway resembles its natural state, and she goes straight into shut down mode. Recently I’ve noticed a tiny crack in her “I don’t eat […]

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5 on Friday: The Foods I’ve Learned to Love as an Adult

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light offices—from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient. If you’ve ever been around a picky eater, you know how excruciatingly frustrating picky eaters can be. What do you  mean you don’t eat green?! My childhood best friend was notoriously picky. Every member […]

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May’s Top 5 Recipes

As May comes to a close and we look back at our most popular recipes this month, it’s obvious what has been on your minds all month: Summer! In fact, each of these five recipes would make excellent additions to your late-spring and summer menus. Here are five of the month’s most popular Cooking Light recipes (on sister site MyRecipes.com and Pinterest).

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Oysters or Guacamole: The Decision Is Yours

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you it’s Cinco de Mayo. I may need to remind you it’s also Oyster Day, which seems like bad planning on the part of the oyster folks and probably explains why there’s also a National Oyster Day on August 5 (not an “R” month, but at least there’s not much other competition). I […]

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Wine Pairings: What Should I Drink with Shrimp Scampi?

Picture this: a warm spring day, robins chirping, jonquils, snapdragons, bacopas, zinnias, verbenas, and petunias in full bloom under a breathtakingly-blue, cloudless, impossibly-sunny sky. What could complete this imagery? If you were thinking a healthy, delicious Shrimp and Broccoli Scampi dish, we’re on the same page. And to complement that succulent entrée, you’ll need a refreshing bottle of white wine. For […]

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February’s Most Popular Recipes on Pinterest

February is always a bit of a challenge for me on the food front. One day I’m craving a warm, comforting stew; the next I want fresh spring strawberries and asparagus. It looks like our Pinterest followers are encountering the same challenge. Sprinkle in a few popular chocolate pins (for Valentine’s Day, of course), and February was an interesting month […]

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Chowdah Time!

In honor of National Clam Chowder Day tomorrow, I plan to clean my local fishmonger completely out of littleneck clams and whip up an army-sized vat to foist on unsuspecting friends and neighbors. It’s one of my all-time favorite dishes, and one I don’t indulge in nearly enough. Indulge is actually the wrong word: this doesn’t have to be a […]

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Our 13 Favorite Recipes of ’13

On Instagram, we’re counting down the days to the New Year with 13 Days of our ’13 Faves. We’re sharing the picks here, too. Our editors and staff have compiled a list of our favorite recipes from all of our magazines in 2013. From dangerously-sippable boozes to sweet desserts you can’t refuse, you’re sure to find something you like here–and […]

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