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From setting the table to serving the meal, we've got all the bases covered. Check out the articles in this section for tips and tricks to help you create the perfect menu for any occasion.

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How to Develop a Child's Palate

Kids normally outgrow their narrow eating habits, but that doesn't mean their picky taste doesn't frustrate their parents while it lasts. What are some good ways to help coax a child out of a food rut?

10 Best Snacks for Kids

You want the best for you child -- that includes the best snacks. These healthy treats will satisfy and nourish your little ones. Snack confidently!

10 Superfoods for Kids

A nutritious and balanced diet is the most important thing to ensure that your child has a head start toward a healthy life. But which are the best? And which ones will they actually eat?

10 Healthy Halloween Treats

You could say that Halloween is the kickoff to the holiday bingeing season. Loading up on chocolate bars and sugary lollipops doesn't do your body any favors, but these 10 treats will nourish it.

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?

What makes certain foods so expensive?

A more expensive price tag usually indicates higher quality, but this isn't always the case when it comes to food products. So what does make it expensive? Here's the skinny on the price of certain foods.

10 Swanky Lunch Plans

If you're looking for fine cuisine, a school lunch cafeteria might not be the first place that comes to mind. But these schools are serving up cauliflower bisque and offering taste-testing with artisan cheesemakers.

10 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

Eating at home is usually less expensive than eating out at a restaurant, but those grocery bills can certainly add up over time. We've come up with 10 tips that can help you reduce your bill, maybe by 50 percent.

How to Grocery Shop on the Cheap

Knowing how much money to spend on food is tough job for anyone in charge of managing the family budget. Groceries instead of restaurants will save you money, but what are some other ways?

10 Worst School Lunch Menu Items

As obesity rates in children and teenagers continue to rise, many school districts are trying to combat the problem with healthier options in the cafeteria. But the worst items can still be found in many schools.

Should you really avoid ordering fish on Mondays?

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain proffered this advice to restaurant-goers. But food snobbery aside, are there real health risks to ordering the catch of the day on Mondays?

Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Markups

If you're looking for ways to save money, cutting back on restaurant dining might be an option. Depending on your eating habits, a single meal out for two might cost about the same price as a week's worth of groceries for those same two people.

10 Most Famous American Fast Foods

In 2004, a Wisconsin man admitted that he'd eaten two McDonald's Big Macs a day, every day since 1972. If you had your choice, which fast-food item would you overeat in a lifetime?

How to Have a Picnic

There's nothing better than relaxing outside on the first warm day of the year. You don't need any better excuse for a picnic than a sunny day and a few friends.

Ultimate Guide to Campfire Cooking

Did you know that you can cook cake inside an orange peel and a casserole inside a coffee can? Just two of the many ways you can make meals over a campfire.

Would turkey be so popular if it didn't have its own holiday?

It may come in fourth on the list of top protein choices, but one day out of the year nothing else will do. Every Thanksgiving Day, chicken, beef and pork all step aside for turkey. But would the bird be so popular without its own holiday?

Egg Facts

Eggs are an emblem of life for every culture, but each culture has it's own specific rituals and rights surrounding the egg. Find out some of these strange and foreign egg facts.

Would you pay $350 for a 134-pound cheeseburger?

Hungry? A restaurant in Detroit, Mich. has made a 134-pound cheeseburger. It's sure to set the new world record for size, but it's certainly not the costliest menu item available.

Ultimate Guide to Fruitcake

Love 'em or hate 'em, fruitcakes are an enduring tradition. And right now, we're smack-dab in the middle of fruit-filled log season. These holiday treats have the same density as mahogany, which has prompted some resourceful ideas.

Holiday Foods

Holiday foods include everything from great savory dishes to decadent desserts. Learn tips on everything from holiday beverages to what to do with leftovers to how to make the best holiday cookies you can this winter season.

What is Ratatouille?

Ratatouille is a vegetable stew from the Provence region of France. It is made of eggplant, zucchini, tomato, onion, garlic and seasonings -- usually basil and thyme. Read this article to learn more about this delicious dish.

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

Lunch at work doesn't need to be dull or unhealthy -- it just takes some planning. With careful planning, you can avoid fast food, vending machines, or a sandwich you put together at the last minute. Learn how to pack a healthy lunch you'll look forward to eating.

Simple Ways Kids Can Cook

Sometimes, your child may have to make their own meal if you're not around to prepare one for them. Without asking them to use the stove, you can give your kids simple ways to cook for themselves. Learn easy meal preparation techniques for kids.

Easy Cooking Substitution Solutions

No need to panic when you find you're without an ingredient to complete a recipe. Try these emergency substitutions when you are in a pinch and view other cooking tips in this article.

Cook Once Eat Twice: Using Leftovers

Tired of cooking every night? Learn how to use key ingredients prepared in extra quantities for use in a future meal so you only have to cook once.


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