October 2013 Magazine

Cooking Light magazine contents for October 2013

October 2013 Recipe Index

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

25 Staff-Favorite Recipes

We combed the archives, grilled readers, polled online users, and interrogated staff with one goal in mind: Find the all-time favorite Cooking Light dishes.


2013 Taste Test Awards: Fast, Convenient Foods

We chose our top 41 supermarket foods in 20 categories. By: Cindy Hatcher more

Crispy Rice Bar Recipes

Crispy rice cereal bars are a treasured childhood treat. But with ingredients like espresso, bacon, and butterscotch, these goodies easily make the transition to grown-up fare. more

What's Your Portion Personality?

Even the most careful eaters and cooks let their inner portion police take a holiday. And that's when the calories pile on. more

Our Favorite Winter Squash Varieties

You can't help but love these sweet, meaty cool-weather veggies. more

Almond Beauty Products

This nut and its oil add up to a moisture-packed powerhouse for face, hair, and body. more

What to Drink with Classic Chili

These two drink options pair perfectly with a hearty, bean-filled chili. more

Give Canned Beans Slow-Cooked Flavor

The trick is to create a concentrated flavor base that allows the beans to absorb more flavor in less time. more

Chicken Parmesan: Recipe Makeover

This dish demonstrates how cooks can make it easier to take a healthy serving. more

A Kid in the Kitchen: Pork Fried Rice

Matisse is fired up for this quick and easy fried rice recipe. more

Secrets from the Cooking Light Test Kitchen

Secrets, Tips & Recipes from America’s Healthy-Cooking Experts


Healthy Habits Hero: Jessica Goldman Foung

Find creative ways to season with less sodium—without sacrificing flavor. more

The Most Common Cooking Mistakes

Learn how to avoid these common cooking mistakes for success every time.


Dinner Tonight

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