Hints & Tips

Find cooking solutions and expert advice on topics like cooking with kids and food safety.

Double the Number of Foods Your Kid Likes!

Use her favorite dishes--even pizza--as a starting point on the path to healthier fare. It's part of a research-proven strategy that's worked for hundreds of fussy kids at one of the nation's top children's hospitals.

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5 Fun Food Mashups

Combine classic favorites to create family dinners that everyone will enjoy.

Nestle Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Cones Over Listeria Fears

Check your freezer for the products affected by this widespread recall.

4 Ways to Make Lunch More Fun

Even with your best back-to-school intentions, making your child's lunch can become a chore. In goes the protein, drink, veggies, and snack. But what about adding something extra special? With these easy--and totally doable--tricks, you can give your kid a sweet little surprise in the middle of the day!

The Food Dye Blues

As families are consuming more artificial colors than ever, scientists weigh in on whether there's truly cause for concern.

How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make a simple slow-cooker stew.

Eating Well: How to Makeover Your Fridge

Haven't cleaned out your refrigerator since the Ice Age? Experts show you what to boot--and what to buy.

Slow-Cooker Ricotta & Spinach Lasagna

See how to make this healthy ricotta & spinach lasagna in your slow cooker. Mum's the word that there is pureed spinach in the tomato sauce.

The Ultimate Guide to the Grocery Store

We cut through the chaos and tell you what you should buy--and where you can save your money.

Make-Ahead Meal Plan for Busy Families

Serving dinner to your family doesn't have to be a struggle. We've got tricks, tips, and a work-week's worth of recipes to get a delicious healthy food ready in half an hour or less.

Ready to Stop Packing Your Kid's Lunch? Here's the Trick.

Take a break, mama! Kids can pack their own lunches, or at least help. Here are six realistic ways to get them involved.

Smart Ways to Introduce Your Baby to Nuts

Recent recommendations suggest feeding nuts and nut products to babies as soon as they start eating solid foods. But that doesn't mean giving your baby a handful of cocktail peanuts (obviously!). Instead, follow these easy suggestions for adding nutritious and delicious nuts to your baby's diet.

Make-Ahead Meals For Easy Family Dinners

The key to making weeknight dinners a breeze is finding recipes that allow you to prep components in advance. Taking an hour on Sunday to tackle some preliminary chopping and cooking will save you precious time during the week.

How To Make Apple Pops

Kids will love to help make this sweet and simple apple treat.

How to Perfectly Hard Boil Eggs

Step-by-step instructions for how to hard boil eggs.

Quick Cake Decorating Techniques: How-To Video

Parents' food editor Erica Clark demonstrates three easy ways to decorate birthday cakes.

Mango Vanilla Slushy

See how to make this refreshing mango vanilla slushy. Kids can enjoy it virgin, but grown-ups may want to add a splash of rum or tequila.

Mini Blueberry Pie Pops

See how to make these adorable mini blueberry pie pops. Filled with vanilla Greek yogurt and blueberry preserves, they're a healthy, kid-friendly treat.

5 Foods to Start Baby-Led Weaning

If your baby is ready to start solids, you may want to go the Baby-Led Weaning route, relying on table foods rather than purees. Here are five finger foods to start with--no special cooking required.

Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

See how to make this wholesome blueberry muffin in a mug. A few minutes in the microwave, and breakfast is served!

7 Reasons Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is a Busy Mom's Secret Weapon

This pantry staple can do a lot more than just dress your salad, and it's got the buzz to prove it. Find out why apple cider vinegar is one of your kitchen's most versatile ingredients.

Slow-Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

See how to make root beer pulled pork in your cooker. Serve on slider buns for mouthwatering sandwiches grown-ups and kids alike will devour.

How to Make a California Roll

Watch FamilyFun editor Joy Howard as she demonstrates how to make a California Roll.

Teach Your Kids to Cook

Teaching your kids to cook is like teaching them to drive, only harder. There's no imaginary brake, for one thing, and you'll go through more eggs.

Pesticides & Fresh Produce

Use this list the next time you take a trip to the market to make smart produce choices. We'll help you find the best fruits and vegetables with the least amount of pesticides.

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