The Best of Cooking Light: Over 500 of Our All-Time Greatest Recipes by Cooking Light MagazineThe recipes included here have been carefully chosen from more than 10,000 that have appeared in the magazine since 1987. To make the final cut for The Best of Cooking Light, each recipe had to meet one or more of the following criteria: • Earned a high rating in the Cooking Light Test Kitchens • Has a surprising and satisfying “no-way-this-can-be-light” flavor • Named a “reader favorite recipe” based on calls, letters, e-mails, and comments on cookinglight.com • Voted “most popular” among the Cooking Light Foods staff—these are the recipes they cook for their families and friends You’re guaranteed success with every recipe! Each recipe has been tested at least twice, often three or four times, in the Cooking Light Test Kitchens to ensure that not only are they supremely healthy, tasty, and easy to prepare, but that they also have the all-important “yum factor.” “Our Test Kitchens’ staff does the hard work every day so the rest of us can take Cooking Light accuracy for granted.” Mary Kay Culpepper Editor, Cooking Light Over 250 color photographs make this all-star collection come alive. A virtual feast for the eyes, this book is as beautiful to read and display, as it is practical to use. Look for serving suggestions and artful food presentations throughout to show you how to turn an ordinary dish into an extraordinary meal. This healthy cookbook is for all cooks and for all occasions. While some recipes take very little time, others require a bit more commitment. Eitherway, you’ll have your choice of great food that adjusts to your schedule, your grocery list, and your mood. Plus, • Step-by-step instructions and complete nutritional analysis with each recipe • Preparation and make-ahead tips • Menu suggestions• Ingredient substitutions and purchasing information Whatever your definition of “best” is, there are recipes here for you. Just step into your kitchen and make them your own.
A Fresh and Festive 4th of July Menu
You shouldn't be without options on the 4th and we have plenty for you. From creamy cucumber and grilled potato salad to apple-glazed barbecued baby back ribs, you'll be set. For any all day party or celebration, snacks are key. Obviously the meal is the main event, but having tasty snacks on hand to nibble on throughout is ideal. Celebrate the Fourth of July by indulging in easy and refreshing snacks, including ice pops, summer parfaits and crispy kale chips. From watermelon salad with feta and mint one-pot sticky chicken wings, it's obvious that chefs know exactly what to cook on the Fourth of July.
Light up the grill this Independence Day for a summertime feast that will keep your friends and family coming back for seconds. Stick to the basics of any warm weather gathering: meaty kebabs, salads that feature fresh farmers' market produce, and a chilly dessert with fresh summertime berries. Once you've gotten your grub on all day long, sit back, relax, and enjoy the fireworks. Not only is the Fourth of July a great day to celebrate the birth of our country, but it's the perfect mid-summer event for hearty dishes off the grill, fresh produce, and sweet, icy desserts. Here are our picks for the dishes you don't want to miss out on at your Independence Day party. Get the recipe: Steak and Avocado Kebabs.