Cooking and Entertaining

Throw a great party with family-friendly ideas for cooking and entertaining. Choose from recipes that make preparation simple so that you can enjoy time with your guests rather than slaving away in the kitchen.

4 Flexible Family Meals for Vegetarians and Carnivores

Dinner gets flexible with these dishes that cater to both vegetarians and the carnivores who love them. The trick? Prep one plant-based meal and add meat to half.

8 Gorgeously Glittery Unicorn Foods You Can Make at Home

It's the most magical food fad sweeping the internet: Unicorn treats! Try one of these fun, pretty ideas--and add some sparkle to your snacks.

How to Make Dinner in a Pouch

Wrap up your fish and veggies in parchment packets for foolproof dinners the whole family will love!

Jewel Box Jigglers

No more one-colored treats: Prettify your gelatin desserts with this recipe for Jewel Box Jigglers.

5 Grown-Up Treats Inspired by Kids' Favorite Snacks

These boozy goodies are perfect for the mom or dad who's still a kid at heart.

Slow Cooker vs. Pressure Cooker Smackdown

In one corner, the well-loved veteran slow cooker. In the other, the newly popular but misunderstood pressure cooker. The winner? You and your family, since each of these delicious recipes works in either appliance.

Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

It's slow-cooker season! And we've got delicious, stress-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner--even dessert!

A Kid-Friendly Game-Day Menu

Watching football will be more fun with this game-day feast that your kids can help make. Touchdown!

Slow-Cooker Artichoke Dip

See how to make this hot artichoke dip in your slow cooker. Made with reduced-fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt, it's a lighter take on the traditional crowd pleaser.

Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Snacks

Most Super Bowl fare earns a penalty flag for being unhealthy, but our winning lineup puts a nutritious spin on classic kid-pleasing picks.

5 Ways to Up Your Potluck Game

Say good-bye to ho-hum potato salad. With these smart tips and an easy, gorgeous recipe, your potluck contribution will be the first to disappear.

Tips For Gluten-Free Summer Cookouts

Video courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital.

5 Creative Hot Dog Toppings

In a summer cookout rut? Put aside that ketchup, mustard, and relish and try your hot dogs topped with these 5 clever combos!

How to Make a Rice Krispies Treats Bicycle

Rice Krispies Treats feeling a little square? Try creating one shaped like a bike, thanks to fun-food fanatic Jessica Siskin's upcoming book, Treat Yourself.

Slow-Cooker BBQ Ribs

Slow cooker magic: With a delicious barbecue sauce (mustard, paprika, salt, and black pepper), these ribs take about a day to cook but don't worry, only an hour of that is active prep.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Footballs

These no-bake treats are perfect for game time! They'll be a big score with any chocolate and peanut butter fans.

Cranberry Sparkler

With a mixture of cranberry, raspberry and orange (and, of course, some sparkling cider), this mocktail looks just as pretty in the punch bowl as in the glass.

Starlight Punch

Sliced starfruit adds the perfect garnish to this festive mocktail. This delicious punch recipe blends sparkling cider, white grape juice, and seltzer with flavors like ginger, cloves, cinnamon and star anise.

Picadillo-Stuffed Peppers

Spice up your basic bell peppers with some delicious stuffing: ground beef, onion, garlic, chicken broth, tomatoes, raisins, and olives.

Whatta Melon Smoothie

This fruit lookalike smoothie uses kiwi and frozen watermelon and strawberries to create an adorable glass of summery goodness.

Blueberry-Marshmallow Monogram Shake

This blueberry milkshake is customized to the drinker's initials! Just slice mini marshmallows and arrange on the side of the glass for the too-cute effect.

How to Make Bacon & Cheese Fondue

Make a statement at your party with this flavorful fondue everyone will enjoy!

5 Mocktails That Make Any Celebration Special

Festive, fruity, and easy to make, these non-alcoholic mocktails deserve a place at your next party! Get the how-to details for five different delicious drinks.