October 2011

Cooking Light magazine contents for October 2011

October 2011 Recipe Index

Find all the healthy recipes from Cooking Light's October 2011 issue. more

2011 Taste Test Awards: Artisanal

We tasted products from around the country to find the best of the best from small-production food artisans. more

2011 Taste Test Awards: Grocery

The Tasties are back! Find America's best supermarket products in 18 categories. more

Throw a Spooky Halloween Party

Spooky sweets with grown-up twists.


Best (and Worst) Halloween Candy

Our handy guide gives you the stats on the most popular Halloween candies—ordered from least to most in added sugar.


Monkey Bread Lightened

This pull-apart brunch favorite undergoes a slimming transformation. more

Pear Types

What's not to adore about fall's most luscious fruit? more

Meet the Milk Substitutes

There's an amazing list of choices these days. Here's how they fared—sipped and cooked. more

10-Minute Wine Pairing: Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa

Two approaches for a smoky-spicy pork entrée show that very different wines can yield perfect matches. more

6 Steps to Better Stir-Fries

Mix and match your favorite batch for less than 500 calories. Precooked noodles and proteins help you bring it to table in next to no time. more

Eat Less Salt

October's Goal: Make seafood the centerpiece of two meals a week. more

Reader Profile: Show Me the Flavor

“I have a very healthy diet, but my blood pressure is still higher than I would like.” - Mary Ihla more

Reader Profile: The Sodium-Clueless Mom

“When it comes to salt, I really haven’t paid attention at all.” - Blake Kohn more

Staff Profile: The Serial Salter

“I would salt my gum if I could.” - Maria Parker Hopkins 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