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Table of Contents

From the Editor4

Let's Get Social5

Tips From Our Readers6

In The Now10

Seasonal Kitchen: Grapefruit12

We’re showcasing the seasonal gem’s sweet and tart flavor in three, somewhat unexpected, recipes.

Sautéed Cod with grapefruit-sage sauce12

Chicken, Grapefruit & Avocado Wrap14

Sweetened Grapefruit with brown sugar whip15

Instant Pot Meals16

All-in-one meals are perfect for weeknight suppers, and come together in a snap thanks to the Instant Pot.

Broccoli Mac ‘N Cheese with spinach & pesto16

Chicken Cassoulet with garlic sausage18

Spicy Ramen Bowls with red curry and mushrooms20

Test Kitchen Favorites: Snacks22

Forget about the grab-and-go snacks at the store. Make your own — they’re easy and a little more nutrish-ish.

Peanut Butter Oat Bites22

Sweet & Salty Chex Mix24

Crispy Baked Root Vegetable Chips25

Cuisine for Two: Grains26

Go with the grain. These three seasonal and hearty entrée salads make it easy for you. They’re tasty, too!

Warm Winter Vegetable Salad with halloumi26

Barley & Roasted Veggie Salad with bacon vinaigrette29

Southwest Quinoa Salad with chipotle vinaigrette30

Healthy Eating Basics32

Start the year off right and get back to the basics with this refresher course on healthy eating.

Cuisine Class: Bagels36

We walk you through one of the easiest breads that you can make at home — bagels. Trust us, you knead to try it!


Here’s your chance to learn all about the different types of chocolate (and cocoa) plus more. And we’re sharing a killer chocolate cupcake that’s perfect for all the chocolate lovers out there.

Oreo Cupcakes with cream filling45

Cooking From Frozen46

Get a nutritious and homemade dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less thanks to The 30-Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook. You may find yourself hitting up the frozen aisle more often.

Steak Fajita Burrito Bowls with pico de gallo46

Garlic Butter Cauliflower Pizza49

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup50

Cheesy Italian Zucchini & Spinach Bake51

Wares: Digital Scales52

We’re weighing the pros and cons, giving a balanced evaluation on this essential kitchen tool — the scale.


No need to travel, enjoy the Big Easy’s version of a doughnut at home. Delicious fried dough coated in powdered sugar — all you need is some hot chicory coffee to really seal the deal.

Low-ABV Drinks58

Not sure if you’re ready to dive into “Dry January?” Start by lowering your alcohol with these low-ABV cocktails.


Prosecco Woo Woo60


Sherry Raspberry Cobbler61

All About: Oats62

Learn all about this common pantry staple, the five categories of oats, nutritional benefits, and storing.

1 Ingredient 4 Ways: Oats64

We’re putting one of the healthiest grains to work in four oat-standing recipes that we know you’ll love.

Oatmeal-Raisin Quick Bread64

Oat Milk65

Savory Granola66

Steel-Cut Oats Risotto with Parmesan & sage67

Faster with Fewer: Pasta68

Warm, comforting pasta is just what the doctor ordered. These four pasta dishes are sure to cure the winter blues.

BLT Pasta with shrimp68

Skillet Chicken Alfredo with green peas69

Pesto Pasta with sweet potatoes70

Sausage Ragu with spinach71

Ask the Editors72

Grand Finale: Baked Alaska74

Ice cream, cake, and meringue all in one dessert? Yes. This dessert is every bit as good as it sounds!

Baked Alaska74

Individual Baked Alaskas78