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Every cook, being human, errs, bungles, botches, and screws up in the kitchen once in a while. If you have not "caramelized"
fruit in salt rather than sugar, you have not suffered the most embarrassing mistake made by one of our editors. We did not
have to look much farther than our staff―and their encounters with readers, friends, and relatives―to compile a list of the
most common, avoidable culinary boo-boos.
See more: The Most Common Cooking Mistakes
Briny capers and bright lemon really make this bird sing. Serve this tangy chicken with mashed potatoes or roasted seasonal
root vegetables to make an even more comforting plate.
View Recipe: Chicken Piccata
A regular happy hour frozen margarita is around 12 ounces and weighs in at 410 calories (56% coming from sugar). Our lightened
version is 130 calories for a 6-ounce portion with just 14% coming from sugar.
See More: The 130-Calorie Cooking Light Margarita
Use this meal-planner guide to find menus that suit your weeknight fancy, and voilà: faster, healthier weeknight eating for
your entire family.
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Enjoy soup in the summertime by making this satisfying chowder featuring the season's best produce. A topping of cheese and
bacon gives the soup extra kid appeal. Serve with this easy bruschetta: Top toasted baguette slices with a mixture of chopped
tomato, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt.
View Recipe: Summer Squash and Corn Chowder
Kids (or adults) will go nuts for these easy snack mixes. Bonus: They’re all less than 125 calories per serving, and have
enough fiber to keep those kiddos full until dinnertime.
See More: 10 Snack Mix Recipes
Dip the pretzels, and store in the fridge on a parchment-lined tray up to five days ahead. Set out shortly before serving,
but not too far ahead, as the chocolate may melt.
View Recipe: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
Quinoa is fast-cooking and makes tasty salads. You can cook on Sunday, chill, eat over the next few days, and tote to work. Here, we give you 8 delicious and unique combos
to mix with 2/3 cup quinoa.
See More: Easy Quinoa Recipes for 250 Calories
We can't knock the classic grilled cheese sandwich that we all grew up with, but sometimes a rainy (or sunny—we won't discriminate)
day calls for something more. We've mixed it up and kicked it up to bring you 20 new ways to enjoy a comfort classic.
See More: 20 Grilled Cheese Makeovers
This quick and easy cucumber salad pairs well with Asian-inspired entrées. Miso is a thick soybean paste with a salty, slightly
sweet flavor. Look for it in the refrigerated part of the produce section or with the dairy products, or substitute soy sauce.
View Recipe: Sesame-Miso Cucumber Salad
We combined a little bit of make-ahead planning with some double-duty ingredients to build a menu of easy, straightforward
meals that feed four deliciously and healthfully—from Friday night cocktails and dinner to Sunday brunch—without ever resorting
to boring standbys like cereal, cold-cut sandwiches, and chips.
Here, we give you five easy meals that are perfect for a weekend getaway—plus a foolproof plan for packing and cooking.
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This Latin-accented three-bean and corn salad is studded with guacamole components: jalapeño, cilantro, white onion, lime,
View Recipe: Pinto, Black, and Red Bean Salad with Grilled Corn and Avocado
This versatile marinade works well with several types of dishes, especially flaky, white fish like tilapia. Round out the
meal with a cool side of green beans tossed with cilantro and lime.
View Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia
Peaches add sweet, mellow roundness to traditional lemonade. Stir in white rum or bourbon for grown-ups.
View Recipe: Peach Lemonade
Dessert vinaigrettes? It's an idea whose time has come. Dan Barber, the chef of the acclaimed locavore restaurant Blue Hill
at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York, created the first dessert vinaigrette Cooking Light columnist Rozanne Gold had encountered. This is her adaptation of his recipe, which incorporated much more olive oil and melted butter. The warm
vinaigrette releases an intoxicating perfume when poured over the fresh fruit. Serve within 20 minutes of preparing for maximum
flavor and optimal temperature.
View Recipe: Strawberries, Peaches, and Basil with Orange Vinaigrette
You can have dinner on the table in 15 to 20 minutes, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner with the family or a casual
entrée for a dinner party with friends. Consider doubling the sauce to serve over noodles or rice.
View Recipe: Chicken with Lemon Caper Sauce
This side dish is a sure hit, featuring the three ingredients almost everyone loves: cheese, bacon, and potatoes. Combining
Parmesan and Asiago cheeses provides depth and creaminess, while the buttery Yukon Gold potato stands in for the additional
fat and calories.
View Recipe: Asiago, Potato, and Bacon Gratin
Truffles typically have the added richness of cream and butter. These ingredients help stabilize chocolate, which tends to
scorch, separate, or become grainy if not heated carefully. We add corn syrup and evaporated milk for smooth, creamy confections.
View Recipe: Bourbon-Caramel Truffles
Crunchy phyllo-wrapped asparagus makes great pick-up bites for a party. You can also chop the prosciutto and sprinkle it on
the phyllo if you want.
View Recipe: Phyllo-Wrapped Asparagus with Prosciutto
Crunchy cabbage combines with flaky white fish and smoky cumin in this Latin-style dish. Crema is a fresh and creamy sauce
that is the perfect thing to cool off the smoky spiced snapper.
View Recipe: Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema
Small, round, and a good source of protein, iron, and fiber, quinoa is a quick and flavorful way to get in a serving of whole
grains. Find 15 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.
See More: Cooking with Quinoa: 15 Recipes
With only five ingredients, this colorful, family-friendly recipe comes together quickly! A rotisserie chicken with the skin
removed can be used for the shredded chicken breast, but keep in mind that this will increase the amount of sodium in the
View Recipe: Chicken-Tortilla Pie
This classic macaroni and cheese recipe has been updated for heightened flavor with the addition of Gouda and Parmesan cheeses
and fresh spinach.
View Recipe: Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese
This 5-star recipe, a favorite of our online reviewers, is a classic no-cook, weeknight meal. The creamy dressing mellows
the heat from the chiles—and best of all, it can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
View Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad
Something fresh, vibrant, and crunchy is often missing from potluck gatherings; this easy, portable salad will get gobbled
up quickly because it satisfies on all those levels.
View Recipe: Lemony Cucumber Salad