When I'm in the kitchen, my 5-year-old daughter, Lila, likes to hang out with me. But sometimes it's hard to find something she can help with while I'm making dinner.
Fall weather makes us crave hearty recipes like hearty chili, cheesy pasta and steaming bowls of soup. In this week's meal plan, classic comfort-food recipes are made healthy to satisfy your cravings without going overboard on calories. Plus, they come together using just one dish, pot or pan—making dinner easy to cook and clean up. These delicious dinners will quickly become a regular part of your fall recipe lineup.
If you have kids at home, we think it's important to get them cooking ASAP (we're talking toddlers here). Sound crazy?
Let's face it, emojis have become as much a part of our language as good old-fashioned letters strung together into words. They can also make a super (and silly) birthday party theme with plenty of kid appeal. Take note of this roundup of fun ideas to get your party started.
Loads of shimmering sugar and rainbow-colored artificial food dye might seem like the key ingredients to pulling off a unicorn party. But we're here to tell you that you can still make your child's day magical without all the extra sugar and food additives you can't pronounce.
Do date night at home with this simple yet elegant dinner for two. Tender filet mignon paired with velvety mashed sweet potatoes and broccolini leaves you with just enough room to enjoy a decadent chocolate red-wine molten cake for dessert.
Celebrated chef Jacques Pépin didn't set out to write a cookbook with his granddaughter, Shorey. He simply wanted to include her in the experience of cooking. "From the moment she was about 3, 4, 5 years old we started hanging out together, whether it was in the kitchen or in the garden or even at the market," says Pépin. His goal, really, was to involve her in identifying and handling ingredients, which he says is a great place for anyone to start when it comes to kids and cooking.