Bake It Forward with Trisha Yearwood

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Trisha Yearwood, Grammy Award-winning artist, Emmy Award-winning host of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, and cookbook author. Trisha whipped up some homemade brownies to give to her friend, Charles. “I gave [the brownies] to my friend Charles, who house-sits for me when I’m on the road and loves on my dogs!” she said. “OK, I ate one first!” Inspired? Choose a brownie […]

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Our Favorite Gluten-Free Holiday Indulgence

Whether you’re in need of a treat to serve to gluten-intolerant guests, or simply hoping to indulge in a gluten-free dessert yourself, we’ve found one that we think will do the trick. Our staff raved about these Gooey Chocolate Merry Mint Brownies from Glutino, which no one suspected were gluten-free. One staffer said “Tastes like a Thin Mint!” while another added “Yum! Love the fudgy […]

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Bake It Forward with Ali Larter

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is actress and director Ali Larter. Ali is no stranger to the kitchen, making her involvement with Bake It Forward a natural fit. “I’m someone who bakes almost daily, year-round, but around the holidays my relationship with my oven is always twice as intense—and it never hurts to up the recipe and double the happy mouths!” she […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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