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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Weekend Cooking- Cooking Light Magazine

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Years ago, we had a subscription to Cooking Light magazine. I found so many great recipes there that I used many times (including one of my all-time favorites, a caramel cake that was so delicious!). When we moved to New York, I gave up the subscription.

I got an email with a great deal on Cooking Light, so I ordered it and the first issue arrived last week. The cover featured this beautiful looking Chicken with Mushrooms and Onions photo and I knew I had to make this one right away.

It's a perfect weeknight dish, one that you can have on the table in thirty minutes. I added a box of Trader Joe's Rice with Orzo and a salad and we had a light, tasty dinner. I pinned to my The Lighter Side Pinterest board because this is one recipe I will use again and again.
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch  
The link to this recipe on Cooking Light's website is here.
I also like that this recipe is part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative, encouraging people to move more, drink more water and eat healthier.

Some other recipes in this issue that I want to try are:
Cheesy BBQ Chicken Pizzas- link is here
Cherry Almond Ricotta Drop Scones- link is here
Mini Philly Cheeseburgers- link is here

Now that we live in a smaller space, I will try to be diligent about going through my cooking magazines and tearing out the recipes that I have tried and liked and then filing them right away.

Do you have any cooking magazines that you go to time and again? Let me know in Comments.


  1. That chicken dish looks delicious!

  2. I used to have subscriptions to several cooking magazines, including Cooking Light, but have let them lapse. I get most of my new recipes on line now, although still purchase the occasional magazine at Wegmans (when the cover photo is irresistible). The chicken dish looks great!

  3. Hi Diane,

    I'm all for meals that can be cooked simply, quickly and generally all in one or two pans. so your chicken dish sounds ideal and ticks all the boxes.

    I had to check out Wegmans, just to find out what sort of store it is and I came across the Wegmans Menu magazine, which is available to view online. I must say that there are some fantastic, easy to prepare recipes in there as well, with this time the emphasis focusing on Asian cuisine, which we love.

    Now I have two great magazines to browse from across the pond, thanks guys!


  4. Wow that looks delicious!

  5. I still have one subscription but always think about letting it lapse now I see great ideas from blogging buddies. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  6. I love Cooking Light. Used to have a subscription too, but now I just get their newsletter and look around their website.

  7. I love quick meals like that :) I used to subscribe to Cooking Light but I stopped after I became vegetarian a few years ago. Now I find most of my recipes from vegetarian blogs and Pinterest because it's easier for me than changing all the meat-based recipes I find in magazines.

  8. I check the magazines out of the library all the time. Good choice here, we both did a Cooking Light recipe!

  9. I had a Food & Wine subscription for a couple of years, but I didn't find that many 'keeper' recipes, so I discontinued it. I should try Cooking Light...

  10. I used to have piles of Bon Apetit lying around, but I felt guilty about not using them more, so did the clip and file action you mentioned. About time to go through the files!

  11. I've pinned this too! I hope it counts as low-carb, but I don't care, I'm going to make it anyway!

  12. I love Cooking Light! I have subscribed off and on through the years. There is always something great in it.