Food & Recipes

Make great meals for your whole family. Consult our mom-approved recipes for nutritious home-cooked dishes, including baby foods, breakfasts, and kid-friendly snacks. Don't think you have time to prepare dinner? Try our 30 minutes or less recipes for easy meals that will help you make the most of your time at home. Having a party? Check out our collection of creative birthday cakes, tasty baked treats, and fun party foods. Consult our experts for advice on your most difficult cooking questions. We'll also give you tips on healthy packed lunches you can feel good about, recipes you can make with your slow-cooker, and advice on what to eat when you're pregnant.

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Easy Birthday Cakes

These gorgeous birthday cakes are a snap to make using your favorite cake mix and simple white icing.

Slow-Cooker Comfort Food Makeovers

While your favorite creamy, cheesy, and gooey slow-cooker dishes may be convenient they're not always the healthiest. But, no longer. These still-delicious recipes give classic slow-cooker dishes a wholesome makeover.

Best Meals to Clean Out Your Fridge

It's the end of the week. Your refrigerator is practically empty...except for the bit of cheese, a single scallion, a handful of spinach, and a couple of slices of ham. Sure, you could order pizza, or you could save cash and calories by whipping up one of these easy meals perfect for using up leftovers. We suggest recipes here, but don't be afraid to just use them as a template and sub in whatever you have in your fridge. That's the whole point, right?

10 Superfoods For Kids

Kids' diets can be a little hit or miss, to say the least. But, by adding more superfoods, you can maximize the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats your kids eat at each meal or snack. To inspire you, we've highlighted 10 foods that pack a nutritional punch. Plus, family-friendly recipes will help you get these superfoods on the table quickly, easily, and deliciously.

12 Finger Foods That Don't Come From a Box

Skip highly processed finger foods for these natural, nutritious bites babies and toddlers will love to get their hands on.

Healthy, Energizing Smoothies for Pregnancy

Whether you're suffering from morning sickness or starving all the time, smoothies can be life-savers for expecting mamas. Full of fiber, healthy fruits and veggies, and other essential nutrients, these sweet sips from the cookbook Smoothie-licious are perfect for breakfast, a light lunch, or a nutritious snack. Each recipe makes two smoothies. Drink one now and save the other for tomorrow. Your body--and baby--will thank you.

12 Fun Fruit & Veggie Snacks for Kids

Fruits and veggies are the healthiest foods to give your child in between meals. Find out how to make them fun.

Easy Weeknight Meals

Supper is solved! With only one grocery trip and a bit of prep, your weeknights will now go a lot more smoothly.

A Quick Etiquette Guide to Baby Celebrations

Get the lowdown on what's expected at these special (and emotional-filled) social events.

Why I Don't Worry About Feeding My Family Organic Food

I used to think organic food was best for my kids, but here's why I changed my mind.

Lunch for a Month!

Picky kid? Nut-free school? Slow eater? Celebrity chefs forked over 30 simple ideas that take the stress out of packing.

Stir-Fry Suppers

If you're a newbie in the kitchen, mastering the art of stir-frying is a great place to start on your cooking skills. These dishes are quick, healthy, and easily adapted to meet all your family's needs-- not to mention that the beautiful colors make any dinner plate pop. Here are some tasty wok recipes that will rock your kitchen table (chopsticks optional).

Salads for Kids

Cool shapes, fun toppings, and colorful dressings will win over your picky eater.

Don't Be Fooled by These Misleading Labels on Kids' Foods

Don't believe the hype! These "healthy" label claims on packaged foods marketed towards kids aren't always as good as they sound.

How to Make a Refreshing Greek Watermelon Salad

Try this kid-friendly twist on a classic Greek salad. It's like summer in a bowl!

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.

Quiz: Are You Raising a Healthy (Enough) Eater?

The answer may surprise you. See how your family is doing, and find easy fixes to improve your routine.

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Mac-and-Cheese Soup

A favorite dinner in a soup! We added a few vegetables as well but the kids will still love this one dish meal.