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Cooking Light Five Star Recipes: The Best of 10 Years by Cooking Light Magazine

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  • Blueberry-yogurt muffins

    • chawkins on June 24, 2012

      Lite (only 2 T oil for 12 muffins and I use non-fat yogurt), tender and not too sweet. I usually sub lemon juice for the orange juice and add lemon zest or orange zest if using orange juice.

  • Huckleberry coffee cake

    • chawkins on May 03, 2012

      I always use fresh blueberries for this. My go-to for blueberry cake.

  • Onion-topped pot roast

    • chawkins on June 07, 2015

      It felt like March even in June here, so it was pot roast time. The onion topping did give the roast a lot of flavor, the only complain I have with the recipe was that the gravy was too thin, the braising liquid was not reduced nor thickened. The onion and garlic were pureed and spread on top of the browned roast, then baked uncovered for an hour forming a crust on the roast. Red wine, beef broth and tomato juice (I just mix a tablespoon of tomato paste with some water) were then added and baked covered for 2.5 hrs. Water, carrots and potatoes were then added and baked for an additional hour, the beef was real tender by then.

  • Turkey-tortilla casserole

    • chawkins on February 24, 2018

      Nothing special and I used chicken instead of turkey. Just needed a recipe to use up my corn tortilla without having to shop for other ingredients.

  • Thousand Island dressing

    • chawkins on May 02, 2015

      I used the two-minute mayo from Serious Eats as the base, so omitted the yogurt, used my home-canned chipotle ketchup instead of the chile sauce, also used home-canned sweet pickle relish. Much better than store-bought dressing.

  • Fresh tomato sauce

    • chawkins on September 17, 2013

      Decent quick sauce for a weeknight. No Spanish onion, so used vidalia, also added a splash of white wine.

  • Broccoli-rice casserole

    • chawkins on July 07, 2014

      This is okay. I like broccoli, and I want them in large pieces, don't really like them all chopped up. I also would like it a bit cheesier but then it wouldn't be light anymore.

  • Tart lemon curd

    • swegener on February 01, 2015

      This turned out very tart--probably too tart!

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  • ISBN 10 0848715403
  • ISBN 13 9780848715403
  • Published Feb 01 1997
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 240
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Oxmoor House

Publishers Text

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cooking Light magazine, Oxmoor House has compiled 300 of the top rated recipes from the first decade of issues. From this collection of the "best of the best" light recipes, the Cooking Light staff reveals the top five recipes of the decade. 117 color photos.

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