October 2012 Recipe Index

Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's October 2012 issue.

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  • How to Make Banana Bread

    How to Make Banana Bread

    America's favorite quick bread gets a nutritional makeover. Follow these steps to get perfect banana bread every time.

  • Orange-Pecan Tea Bread Recipe

    Our Best Quick Breads

    Sweet or savory, find all our best healthy recipes for muffins, tea breads, scones, pancakes, and more—all made quickly without yeast.

  • Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

    Superfast Recipes

    Introducing your new source for daily dinnertime inspiration. Find quick and easy recipes that each take a superfast 20 minutes or less.



Almond Bread [Kid Friendly] [Freezable] [Make Ahead] [Vegetarian]
Caramelized Banana Bread with Browned Butter Glaze [Kid Friendly] [Freezable] [Make Ahead] [Vegetarian]
Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana Bread [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead] [Vegetarian]
Corn Bread Sticks [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Make Ahead]
Kumquat-Cranberry Cornmeal Loaf [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead] [Vegetarian]
Maple-Stout Quick Bread [Freezable] [Make Ahead] [Vegetarian]
Sweet Potato Bread [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead] [Vegetarian]
Walnut Streusel Bread [Kid Friendly] [Freezable] [Make Ahead] [Vegetarian]


Black Cat Sandwich Cookies [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead]
Black Cauldron [Quick and Easy]
Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies [Kid Friendly] [Freezable] [Make Ahead]
Chocolate-Toffee Apples [Kid Friendly] [Make Ahead]
Raspberry Chocolate Parfaits [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]



Beef and Broccoli Bowl [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]

Fish and Shellfish

Panko-Crusted Fish Sticks [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]


Apple and Rosemary Pork Roulade [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]
Roasted Chili Verde with Pork and Rice [Make Ahead]


Champagne--Browned Butter Chicken [Make Ahead]
Chicken and Orzo Skillet Dinner [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Make Ahead]
Crisp Chicken Marinara [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]
Green Curry Fritters
Kung Pao Chicken Tacos
Ramen Noodle Bowl 
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Mustard-Thyme Sauce  [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]


Spiced Lentils and Poached Eggs [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Tomato and Mozzarella Risotto [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Tunisian Brik-Style Eggs [Vegetarian]


Penne Rigate with Spicy Sausage and Zucchini in Tomato Cream Sauce [Make Ahead]


Apple, Almond, and Endive Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Cabbage Slaw [Make Ahead] [Vegetarian]
Carrot Salad with a Hit of Heat [Quick and Easy] [Make Ahead] [Vegetarian]


Italian Sausage Hoagies [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]


Cumin-Scented Carrots [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]
Roasted Brussels Sprouts [Quick and Easy]
Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy] [Vegetarian]


Chicken and Vegetable Soup [Kid Friendly] [Quick and Easy]
Poblano--Turkey Sausage Chili [Quick and Easy] [Make Ahead]
Ramen Noodle Bowl

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