25 Staff-Favorite Recipes

We combed the archives, grilled readers, polled online users, and interrogated staff with one goal in mind: Find the all-time favorite Cooking Light dishes.

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Fresh Pear Cocktail
Photo: Raymond Hom

Fresh Pear Cocktail

First Featured in 2010

We adore this drink, with fresh pear juice (easy to make!) lending its unmistakable sweet flavor and fragrance. It still makes us swoon exactly as we first published it.

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