Friday’s Five

Cooking Light

What a crazy week!  And I have a busy weekend ahead of me–but full of fun things!  Speaking of fun things, here’s Friday’s Five!

1.  I was inspired to dig up an old Cooking Light cookbook after reading Michelle’s post on her blog, The Lively Kitchen.  She wrote an “Ode to Cooking Light Magazine”.

This was one of my first “grown-up” cookbooks, given to me from my Mom when I was in college.  I still have sticky notes on recipes I liked!

But the best part is at the beginning of the book.  Cool Kitchen Secrets:

And ways to chill in the kitchen!

#1, 3, and 5 are my favorites.  :)

2.  I’ve never made a pumpkin chili.  Corrie Anne’s Pumpkin Chili recipe caught my eye.


3.  I want to try making tapenade!  Bob and I have been on an olive kick lately, and I just so happened to see this, posted by my friend, Marla:


Sounds do-able to me!

4.  I have a personal goal to work on my posture.  This was actually a New Year’s resolution, and while I have tried to be more conscious about improving my posture habits, I still have a long way to go.


5.  Something to think about:


Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend!


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  1. says

    I made a pumpkin turkey chili last year and it was pretty good. I remember it being a bit on the bland side, so if I make it again I’d need to figure out something to add to give it a kick.

  2. says

    GREAT idea to work on posture–something that can be done even when injuries are keeping me from running! I love cooking light and was just looking through all the recipes in my fave cooking light cookbook today!

  3. says

    oh man! i get such a sore next from my desk job! i think its because i have my chin farther out than it should be! I should work on tucking it in…

    also i love those cook book rules! i like the one about making someone else wash dishes, and also the one about making a mess! that makes it FUN!

    i never knew I should pat a chicken breast dry before sauteeing! good to know! i definitely like my meat browned! :)

    happy weekend!!!!

  4. says

    My cooking light cookbooks (and mags) are my favorite! I always try to find the old books from the 90’s) at used book shops. I made my first pumpkin chili this fall too. Love it and can’t wait to make some more : )

  5. says

    This post made me smile!! I especially liked the ways to have fun in the kitchen – I’m with you one #1,3, and 5, but #7 is a winner too 😉

    I just saw a similiar recipe for pumpkin chili – how yummy does that look? Can’t wait to see what you think of it once you’ve had it.

    Posture is something I need to work on too.. yuck! I wish I had been a ballerina growing up :) I’m stealing this resolution!

    Have a great weekend!!

  6. says

    Oooh, I need those posture tips! Having been travelling for almost three months now, I haven’t been very good at blogging in ergonomic positions… Oh how I love tapenade (no segue there; I’m feeling lazy 😛 )


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