The folks at Cooking Light sent me a copy of their September issue, which has a whole new design and layout. Really a great improvement! I used to subscribe but frankly got tired of all the non-food stuff in there. It had turned into more a “healthy lifestyle” magazine rather than a cooking magazine. They seemed to have gotten back to a focus I appreciate more with lots of good looking recipes, many fast and easy for weeknight cooking. They still have some exercise stuff, and often a travel feature with food highlighted, but there seems to be more recipes and the layout is nice and clean. There are now pictures of every recipes as well.
Lots of nutritional information and news, nice instructional section for how-tos, a nice mix of basics and fancier stuff, menus and how-to’s for entertaining, interesting new kitchen gadgets (but not to an excess, which would irritate me because I’m more into cooking than gadgets). The index of recipes, which is right up front where I like it rather than buried in the back, is coded for quick and easy, make ahead, freezable, and kid-friendly, making it easy to find what you need.
Cooking Light (1-year) for $15 at Amazon right now.