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

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.

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.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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

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.

How to Make a California Roll

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

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.

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.

Battering & Breading Basics

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

Easy as Cake!

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

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!

How Weekend Food Prep Can Change Your Life

Looking for quick and easy dinners? Take advantage of the weekend. Here are four tips to get you started.

How to Roast Right

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

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.

How to Perfectly Hard Boil Eggs

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

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.

Mini Stromboli

See how to make mini versions of this pizza-parlor staple. Tiny stromboli for tiny hands!

How to Butterfly a Turkey

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

Slow-Cooker Honey Sriracha Meatballs

See how to make these sweet & spicy honey sriracha meatballs in your slow cooker. The secret to this easy recipe? Frozen meatballs.

Easiest-Ever Fresh Tomato Sauce

Making your own fresh tomato sauce is simpler than you think.

Cooking How-To: Cutting Up a Chicken

Private chef Jenna Helwig demonstrates how to cut up a chicken.

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.

Cooking How-To: Cutting Up a Chicken

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

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!