April 2012

Cooking Light magazine contents for April 2012

April 2012 Recipe Index

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

Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years

We're picking the best 100 cookbooks of the past 25 years. Stay tuned for the winners in different categories each month. more

80 Meals Under 40 Minutes

Quick, simple, delicious menus to satisfy every weeknight hunger.


Kitchen Redo with a View

A California couple redesigns their kitchen to erase the barriers between inside and out. more

A Kid in the Kitchen: Spaghetti Squash

This month, 11-year-old Matisse Reid serves up spaghetti squash to her two toughest critics. more

Top 6 French Cookbooks

Find our top 6 picks for the best French cookbooks of the past 25 years. more

How to Prepare Swiss Chard

Ribbons of this earthy, nutrient-packed plant are easy to handle and ideal for wilting down to a silky texture. For easy prep, follow a few simple steps.


10-Minute Wine & Beer Pairing: Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice

What to pair with smoky-spicy chicken breast and dirty rice? more

Best Italian and Balsamic Vinaigrettes

Our staff attended two blind tastings of a total 14 Italian and balsamic vinaigrettes. more

Healthy Habits Graduate: Heather Johnson

"Anything you would serve over rice also works with quinoa." - Heather Johnson, Advertising agency project manager, Cincinnati more

Healthy Habits Hero: Mark Bittman

"There's nothing easier than cooking whole grains." more

Editors' Picks: Best of 2012

Check here each month for the best of 2012. more

Lighter Hot Cross Buns

Less butter, more whole grains—baked and iced for everyone! more

Health Claims Primer

Government regulations—or lack thereof—guide what can and can't be said on packages. Here's a primer. more

Healthy Las Vegas

The wattage of celeb-chef restaurants along the Strip is a mighty powerful draw, but surprisingly fresh offerings can be found away from the bustle, too. more

Editor's 8: April 2012

Great finds and exclusive discounts for April. more