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Learn time-saving techniques and tips for cooking and entertaining.

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.

How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

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

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 Butterfly a Turkey

What's our trick for cooking a turkey faster and more evenly? We butterfly it!

How To Make Apple Pops

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

Your Easy-Supper Strategy

Preparing a nourishing meal night after night and then getting it on the table while hungry kids clamor for attention and chicken nuggets doesn't have to be undoable.

Hands-Off Cooking for Simple Family Suppers

The key to this menu plan is sticking to largely hands-off recipes and making more than your family will eat at one meal to guarantee leftovers later in the week.

How To Make a Simple Sauce

Chef Jenna Helwig demonstrates how to make an easy pan sauce that pumps up the flavor of a meal.

How To Make Leaf Chips

Parents' food editor Erica Clark shows how to make yummy leaf chips from wonton wrappers and spices.

How to Roll Out Pie Dough

Parents' food editor Erica Clark demonstrates how to roll out perfect pie dough.

Cooking How-To: The Art of Saute

High-flavor, low-fat tips for cooking veggies, seafood, and poultry in a snap.

How to Decorate a Cake: Ganache Coating & Sugar Stencils

Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shows us how to make an impressive ganache coated cake with a simple powdered sugar stencil.

How to Make Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make a yummy pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust.

Easy as Cake!

Our simple guide will help you rise to the occasion and create bakery-worthy desserts you can be proud of.

Quick Cake Decorating Techniques: How-To Video

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

How to Poach

Prepare delicate ingredients like fruit and fish with this simple technique that's also healthy and delicious.

Cooking How-To: Cutting Up a Chicken

Simple tips and tasty recipes that make delicious use of a whole chicken.

How to Make a California Roll

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

Tools to Organize Your Pantry

Take back your cabinets with these chaos-conquering products.

Battering & Breading Basics

Learn how to get the crispy texture kids love through baking and avoid all the fat of frying.

Stir-Fry Made Simple

Stir-frying is a phenomenally easy way to add some sizzle to your weeknight dinners. The three hallmarks of this Asian style of cooking are the pan you cook in (stir-fries are traditionally made in a wok, but a large skillet works, too), high heat, and constant stirring. It takes mere minutes, so be sure to have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start!

Make a Simple Sauce

Pump up the flavor of your favorite foods with an easy-to-make sauce.

How to Decorate a Cake: Prep Your Cake For Decorating

Watch as Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shows you how to prep your cake for decorating. Learn to level your layers and put on a crumb coat.

Snow Cone Cupcakes

Watch editor Joy Howard demonstrate how to make this festive, summery cupcake that masquerades as a snow cone.

The Stress-Free Dinner Hour

Can't remember the last time you had a relaxing evening? These simple strategies will turn supper into the best part of your family's day.