December 2013 Magazine

Cooking Light magazine contents for December 2013

December 2013 Recipe Index

Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's December 2013 issue. more

Slow-Cooker Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Plug in and let Old Faithful help out with feeding a crowd.


Bake it Forward for the Holidays

This season, make an extra batch of treats for friends, coworkers, charities, or just someone who could use a lift—and pay it forward, sweetly.


No-Fail Holiday Dishes

Entertain with ease: Here are five holiday menus worthy of serving company.


What to Give Your Favorite Cook

Five great gift ideas for your favorite foodie this holiday season—plus find bonus, web-exclusive recipes more

How to Avoid Bland, Dry Stew Meat

Learn the secret to perfectly tender stew meat. more

Dinner Tonight

One of these simple dinner menus can be on your table in well under an hour.


Vanilla Beauty Products

The aromatic bean is in more butters, gels, scents, and soufflés than ever. more

Pairing Wine with Chocolate Cake

Dessert wines or dark-fruited reds are best with sweet, chocolate indulgences. more

Healthy Habits Hero: Geneen Roth

'Tis the season to find that elusive, delicate balance between feasting with family and friends and remaining aware and in control. more

Everything You Need to Know About Couscous

Couscous is a staple in North African cooking—but this versatile ingredient can also be used as a non-traditional side dish in many classic recipes. 


Taste Test: The Best Boxed Brownies

We tested 12 prepared brownie mixes with 210 calories and 4.5g sat fat or less per brownie and no trans fats. more

Kid in the Kitchen: Glazed Chicken

Finger-lickin' glazed chicken that is a simple to make and great for leftovers. more

Recipe Makeover: Lighter Empanadas

Flaky, portable, chicken-and-cheese-packed hand pies with half the salt and fat of the deep-fried version. more