Bake It Forward with Gabrielle Reece

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Gabrielle Reece, mom, athlete, model, speaker, TV personality, and author. Gabby went the savory route with a sweet potato casserole. “I made this sweet potato casserole/lasagna for my family, and gave the extra one to Bruno Ewald, one of my daughter’s Jui Jitsu instructors,” she said. “He is always helping the kids in the community, and he […]

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Brisket Candle. Really.

Of all the items sent to my desk for consideration this year, the 4 Rivers Smokehouse brisket-scented candle is easily my favorite. I realize that a candle wafting hickory-smoked beef scents around the room might not be for everyone. I can tell you that the smell is subtler than you might think, if that makes any difference. But I can […]

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Give Cookie Dough to Stretch the Holiday Cheer into the New Year

Each year, my wife and I pass out cookie dough to friends around Christmas. With the glut of sweets around the holidays, our friends can just make them according to “need” after the holidays settle down. You can do the same for your friends and family members. Make cookie dough according to the cookie’s recipe. Portion each cookie out as […]

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Bake It Forward with Keith Schroeder

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Keith Schroeder, chef, entrepreneur, and author of Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing. Keith is baking it forward for St. Jude’s Recovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia. “St. Jude’s Recovery is a center that helps people who have substance abuse problems detox, deal with underlying issues, and get back to their families, […]

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Bake It Forward with Hugh Acheson

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Hugh Acheson, James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur. He had fun in the kitchen with his beautiful daughters, Beatrice and Clementine, while baking a double batch of Strawberry Black Pepper Scones and chocolate chip cookies. The treats were made in honor of the good work done at Athens Land Trust, Hugh’s favorite nonprofit. The hard-working […]

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Bake It Forward with Melissa Joan Hart

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Melissa Joan Hart, actress, director, and mom of three. “You may know me as Clarissa or Sabrina or Mel from “Melissa & Joey” on ABC Family, but my three boys Mason, Brady, and Tucker call me mommy!” she said. “That’s my favorite role yet!” Melissa is baking brownies for fellow moms involved with Moms Demand Action for […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—December 15-19

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.

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Bake It Forward with Gail Simmons

Today’s #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Gail Simmons. Gail is a culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. She has been a permanent judge on BRAVO’s Emmy-winning “Top Chef” since its 2006 inception. In addition to her role as a head critic on BRAVO’s “Top Chef Duels” and co-host of FYI’s “The Feed,” Gail is Food & Wine’s Special Projects Director and […]

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5 Tricks for Upping Your Hot Cocoa Game

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.  Tomorrow is National Cocoa Day, and seeing as it’s a crisp 43 degrees here in Alabama currently, I’m going to assume the creators of this holiday […]

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Sliced Bread 2.0: My New Favorite Brand

When you go on a vacation, you will likely fall in love with scenery, quaint coffee shops, adorable B&Bs. You might also find a new love for red wines, dark chocolates, or flaky sea salts. It’s rare, I suspect, that vacationers fall in love with sliced bread, but fall in love I have. During a recent west coast jaunt, I […]

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