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The S’mores Hack That Will Revolutionize Your Summer Snacking

SHEET PAN S’MORES Active: 30 min. Total: 1 hr. This summertime treat is perfect for a potluck. They are great served at room temperature, but if you want, pop the pan into a warm (250°) oven for 1 or 2 minutes just until the chocolate softens for the full gooey experience. 1 (14.4-oz.) box graham crackers, lightly crushed 1 cup […]

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The New Baked Brie

It’s hard to believe there’s anything you can do to make a creamy French cheese any better than it already is, but we found a new way to take it to a new level. A wheel of Camembert (the earthier, bolder cousin of that old favorite Brie) is part of the puzzle. Your backyard grill and some fresh-right-now cherries are the rest […]

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WOW! You’ve Got to Try These Cold-Brewed Teas

Keep the party crowd chill with these self-serve thirst quenchers. Steep the tea in jars overnight in the fridge; then pack the jars into a bin filled with ice for an easy, guest-friendly drink station. Cold-Brewed Lemon Green Tea Hands-on: 5 min. Total: 12 hr. 5 min. If you want a little kick, add a thin slice of fresh peeled […]

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Wow! You’ve Got to Try Strawberry Gazpacho

Strawberry Gazpacho While tomato season is at bay, turn to strawberries to make this refreshing version of the classic Spanish chilled vegetable soup. Ingredients  1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped (about 1 1/3 cups) 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1/2 medium red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 pound ripe strawberries, hulled […]

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Wow! You’ve Got To Try Egg Ravioli

These gorgeous ravioli come together easily thanks to pot sticker wrappers, which are made with the same ingredients as pasta dough. Just wait till you cut in and taste how good this appetizer is.     Egg Ravioli The ingredients for these delightful appetizers can easily be halved if you’re serving a smaller crowd. Ingredients 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese […]

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Wow! You’ve Got to Try Butternut Queso Fundido

For your next tailgate or Super Bowl Party, put out a bowl of our Butternut Squash Queso Fundido. This cheesy snack sports two-thirds less fat than the classic dish and gets extra richness from butternut squash. Grab a chip and get dipping!   Butternut Queso Fundido If you prefer, you can roast a halved, seeded butternut squash at 350° for […]

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Wow! Chocolate Bark with Caramelized Quinoa

The first ingredient in this dark chocolate bark (psst, it’s quinoa) gives this treat loads of crunch. Plus, it’s a whole grain, which definitely makes this sweet even sweeter. Once cooled, break up some of the bark and serve it over frozen yogurt or in muesli, or enjoy it straight from the pan. Bonus! This crunchy, chocolatey treat makes a […]

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Wow! Send a Message-in-a-Pie

What’s better than a delicious homemade pumpkin pie? One that gives a personal touch with a fun, caring message! Share this Message in a Pie with your friends, family, or anyone you want, then share it on Instagram by tagging @cookinglight and adding #ShareTheLove and #CookCL. Maple Pumpkin Pie With a Message Our simple technique is foolproof: Just shape letter, bake separately, and arrange […]

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Wow! You’ve Got to Try Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Anyone who grew up making popcorn balls will remember fondly the quick, hot work of shaping the sticky mixture into balls that would quickly set up. It’s an old-fashioned treat that we’re bringing back because they’re a 100% whole-grain dessert. That’s right—popcorn is a whole grain, and popcorn balls are an easy way to turn those grains into a sweet, […]

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Wow! Hasselback Apples

We’re big, big fans of the hasselback technique. We’ve had smashing success with both baking potatoes and sweet potatoes—the thin, partial slices on top get delightfully crisp while the base remains tender, an infused oil or chipotle cream painted in between the slices. Hasselbacked apples (happlebacks!) were the logical next step—cinnamon-sugar butter between the layers, a crispy streusel sprinkle, and […]

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