November 2011

Cooking Light magazine contents for November 2011

November 2011 Recipe Index

Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's November 2011 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

Best General Cookbooks

Find our top 9 picks for the best general cookbooks published in the U.S. since 1987. more

Entertaining Mistakes

It's your worst nightmare: intimate dinner or big splashy event, and something goes horribly wrong.


Gumbo Lightened

We cut the salt and calories, but kept the soul. more

50+ Winter Squash Recipes We're Making the Second the Weather Turns Cool

Impressive on the table. Sweet and rich on the palate. Behold the squash. Then cook it.


Healthy Party Dips

A great dip will help get your party off to a cheery start.


Best Store-Bought Pie Crusts

We sampled 12 nationally available frozen and rolled-dough piecrusts in four blind tastings. more

Wow-Factor Desserts

These creamy cheesecakes, fabulous pies, mouthwatering cakes, and crave-worthy cookies are some of our best holiday dessert recipes.


Thanksgiving Wine & Beer Matchmaker

What should you pair with an herby holiday bird?


Cocktail Bitters

These trendy drinks are not for the lite-beer hearted.


Be Portion Aware

November's Goal: Find simple strategies that can help you eat a little less—without even thinking. more

Reader Profile: The Clean-Plate Champion

“I always end up finishing everything in front of me.” - Marilyn Tushar more

Reader Profile: “You Call That a Portion?”

“Sometimes the proper portion of food just looks so small.” - Jennifer Chinn more

Staff Profile: The No-Time-for-Snack-Time Working Mom

“By the time I get home from work at night, I’m starving.” - Kristen Schaefer Geisler more

3 Meals in Honolulu

Find 3 delicious meals in Honlulu (and how to make them at home) more

Dinner Tonight

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


103 Money-Saving Recipes

You'll feel good about feeding your family these creatively delectable recipes.


Best of 2011

See the stand-out recipes that became staff favorites from each issue in 2011. more