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What are the benefits of family dinner time?

Maybe you don't ring a cast-iron bell to signal that grub is ready. But you shouldn't underestimate the importance of your family gathering around a table and sharing a meal.

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  • 10 Easy Recipes for Unexpected Guests

    10 Easy Recipes for Unexpected Guests

    Being prepared for unexpected culinary challenges is one way to ensure that your surprise guests will be well-fed when they drop in for a visit. These recipes will transform even lackluster cooking skills into kitchen wizardry. See more »

  • 10 Must-have Pantry Staples

    10 Must-have Pantry Staples

    A well-stocked kitchen pantry is important for a couple of reasons. It gives healthy options to cook at home and you can save money on eating in. So what should you always have on hand? See more »

  • 10 No-cook Meals

    10 No-cook Meals

    Sometimes, you just don't feel like cooking. Other times, it's just not possible, like during a kitchen renovation or if your cooking range breaks. But you don't have to go out to restaurants every time one of these days comes along. See more »

  • 10 Simple Homemade Soups

    10 Simple Homemade Soups

    Soup is so comforting on a cold day, and homemade soup is the best because you can smell it cooking all day long. Which soups are easy to make and yummy to eat? See more »

  • 10 Time-saving Tips in the Kitchen

    10 Time-saving Tips in the Kitchen

    If you're doing more cooking at home, make the minutes count by working smarter in the kitchen. Injecting a little efficiency into your kitchen routine will save you time and make you feel more in control of the process. See more »

  • 5 Best Food and Drink Pairings

    5 Best Food and Drink Pairings

    Picking the right drink to pair with your dish can sometimes mean the difference between a memorable meal and a dinnertime disaster. Which drinks should you choose to enhance the flavors of your favorite food? See more »

  • 5 Renovated Recipes

    5 Renovated Recipes

    Food styles are always changing, and being able to reinvent old favorites or update new ones to suit your changing needs is the mark of a savvy cook. Turn these five classics into updated masterpieces. See more »

  • 5 Weeknight Meal Shortcuts

    5 Weeknight Meal Shortcuts

    Many of us feel virtuous if we manage to cook dinner two nights a week. Armed with these five strategies, you'll be preparing meals at home every weeknight -- in no time flat. See more »

  • Easy Weeknight Meals

    Easy Weeknight Meals

    Easy weeknight meals are important for anyone who is in a time crunch. Check out easy weeknight meals and learn some simple time-saving tips in the kitchen and out. See more »

  • Great Traditional Brunch Foods

    Great Traditional Brunch Foods

    Many delightful meals await the hungry gourmand throughout the day: There's breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper and prime opportunities for snacking in between. But what about brunch? Could it possibly be the best meal of them all? See more »

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