What loving Cooking Light says about you, according to The Kitchn

Sifting through and responding to your letters, e-mails, and voice mails each day instills all of us here in the Cooking Light editorial office with a deep and sincere appreciation for the beautiful diversity of people who sit down with our magazine each month. Even still, we’re left to wonder… there must be a common thread among all of our […]

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Crop Pots: Easy Container Gardening

A well-stocked kitchen has the right pots for sautéing, braising, and making soup. It stands to reason the well-stocked garden should have the right pots for certain crops, too. Lettuces love shallow troughs and planters, while stocky, vining tomatoes crave deep pots for deep roots. And just as a shiny Mauviel copper pot or colorful Le Creuset dutch oven is […]

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SPFs that help you face the day more healthfully

Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days Lighter-feeling coverage and SPF 30 that performs well under makeup. $9, coppertone.com Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer This SPF 15 lacks the dyes and perfumes that can irritate sensitive skin. $12, simpleskincare.com Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Soy complex and light diffusers brighten dull spots while SPF 30 protects. $17, aveeno.com Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer This SPF 20 […]

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Q&A with Laura Russell, author of Brassicas

It’s not exactly a secret that for a lot of folks, broccoli isn’t much of a treat. Neither are Brussels sprouts. Or cabbage. But when so many of us grew up identifying these veggies as the vile piles of odorous, off-colored greenish mush that stood between us and dessert, hard feelings are justifiable. At least they were justifiable until the […]

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Wow! You’ve Got to Try This—Inside-Out Pancakes

Here’s a great way to fun-up pancakes and make them perfectly portable: Turn them inside out! In this easy twist, we stuff pancake batter with brown sugar mixed with toasted nuts and cinnamon; as the pancakes cook, the sugar melts to a yummy molten syrup. You can work with any pancake batter you like: To keep things super quick, you […]

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Fresh Right Now: Morel Mushrooms

Morel madness sets in with seasonal-food fiends this time of year. If you haven’t had a fresh morel, the $30-a-pound price might seem insane. But you don’t need many to get that morel essence, and they’re not heavy. What you get is this: a delightfully chewy texture and woodsy, almost smoky flavor in a mushroom that has a pleasing honeycomb […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — April 7-11

Our entire May issue is fast—each recipe is ready in 25 minutes or less. That means we’ve upped the ante for our Sunday Strategist this week. Instead of a leisurely 45 minutes, we challenged ourselves to create a delicious, healthy, and well-rounded menu that only takes 25 minutes each night. Can it be done? Yes! Be sure to pick up our May […]

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5 on Friday: 5 Tasty Ideas for Asparagus

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. I’ve only recently developed a love for asparagus. My first introductions to the stalky green vegetable were of the canned variety—slimy, pale, and salty. Asparagus casseroles haunted my visions any time someone […]

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What’s in a Squirt, a Squeeze, and a Pour?

Here’s what you’re getting when you self-serve a restaurant condiment. Ketchup Pump One 2-ounce paper cup holds 1/4 cup of ketchup, and two full pumps from the ketchup dispenser will fill it. 1/4 cup ketchup = 80 calories, 0g fat, 640mg sodium Soy Sauce Splash It takes just under 4 seconds to pour 1 tablespoon. 1 tablespoon soy sauce = 10 calories, 0g fat, […]

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You’re going to love these healthy chips

We’re tasting a lot of alternative-grain and non-wheat-flour chips these days. One problem: Not only do they not taste like potato or corn chips, but it’s often hard to pinpoint what they DO taste like. Not so with the chickpea chips from the great Maya Kaimal. Her just-released Seeded Multigrain Chickpea Chips have delicious spice notes hinting of papadums and […]

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