Hints & Tips

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

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!

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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.

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.

Your Age-by-Age Guide to Raising a Foodie

Make your baby's first bites more than just a sweet milestone.

The Worst Foods and Drinks for Kids' Teeth

We asked a dentist to weigh in on what foods and drinks are most likely to cause tooth decay in kids.

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.

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.

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.

Quick Cake Decorating Techniques: How-To Video

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

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Teaching Kids Moderation

Knowing when to stop eating in our food-saturated world can be a challenge, especially for kids. These tips from the new book How to Raise a Mindful Eater will help.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

See how to turn store-bought ice cream sandwiches into one impressive (and easy!) dessert.

The 7 Meal-Planning Methods That Changed My Life

The mom-of-six behind the popular website Wellness Mama shares how she manages to get a homemade dinner on the table most nights of the week.

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.

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 a California Roll

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

FREE Food Apps To Download Now

These smartphone apps will keep your family's nutritional needs in check.

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.

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store with Coupons

Don't toss those coupons and circulars-they can help save you hundreds or thousands of dollars a year! Learn how to coupon like a pro (and save money on groceries!) with these expert tips.

5 Fun Food Mashups

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

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.

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.

Battering & Breading Basics

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

If Your Preschooler Craves Fast Food, You May Want to Turn Off the TV

According to a new study, preschoolers who see ads for fast-food are more likely to eat it.

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!

Easy as Cake!

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

How to Roast Right

Watch as Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shares her tips and tricks for roasting.

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