Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light
's December 2011 issue. more
The flaky crunch of purchased puff pastry makes a delicious starting point for simple party snacks. more
Less-than-a-pound pound cake--a new classic. more
Yes, you CAN make a show-stopping standing rib roast (a.k.a. prime rib) at home. Learn how to cook it with our step-by-step guide. more
No point having a Scrooge-ish disposition about holiday indulging. But knowing where the calories lie doesn't hurt, either. more
A homemade gift is the sweetest thing. Not fancy, just straight from the heart. We cooked up three base recipes, with variations—and sprinkled with decorating tips. more
Whether you go casual or elegant, we have all the tips and advice you'll need to host a warm, friendly, successful party.
The well-done toast warms a whole room. Stumbled through, or delivered as droning dissertation, it becomes an unfortunate bit of family lore. Here, some success tips from toastmasters. more
Our top picks for the best baking books of the past 25 years more
Learn to appreciate every bite. more
She turned her love for entertaining into charitable fund-raisins success. more
A mom turns grief into public awareness and research funding, one cookie at a time. more
While her son serves in Iraq, she serves up home-cooked meals to returning soldiers. more
For these three, baking is a way to comfort families facing a battle with cancer. more
We're picking the best 100 cookbooks of the past 25 years. Stay tuned for the winners in different categories each month. more
Enjoy this selection of gift ideas from our editors and Test Kitchen professionals. You're sure to find something for the chef on your list―or yourself. more
One of these simple dinner menus can be on your table in well under an hour.
You'll feel good about feeding your family these creatively delectable recipes.
See the stand-out recipes that became staff favorites from each issue in 2011. more