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One of the biggest determinants of how long you'll spend cooking is your protein source, and happily, the ever-popular beef option is fully conducive to getting a healthy meal on the table in no time. Here, five tips on how to do it.

By Julia Layton

You probably already have a few Italian meals in your dinner rotation at home, but these tips and recipes will have you upping the Italian ante.

By Sara Elliott

Mexican food gets a bad rap as a fat-laden menu option, but fiesta night at your house doesn't have to be prep intensive and heavy on the calories.

By Sara Elliott

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When Mexican cuisine crossed the border into the United States and took up with cowboys and ranchers, it also took on a new name: Tex-Mex. Can you serve up a Tex-Mex meal in a hurry?

By Debra Ronca

Frozen food can be an asset to anyone who doesn't have time to cook an entire meal. So why not freeze some dinners to reheat at a later date?

By Jill Jaracz

Meatballs aren't just for spaghetti anymore! Learn how you can use these savory morsels to create tasty, innovative meals for your family.

By Bambi Turner

Long known and loved as "the other white meat," pork is every bit as versatile as chicken. Pork chops, in particular, are delicious, healthy and easy to prepare in any number of ways. So what's the fastest way to take them from fridge to plate?

By Alia Hoyt

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Bacon, eggs and apple-butter-slathered toast are an unexpected delight when served around 6 p.m. But breakfast for dinner has more than just novelty going for it. Why do lots of families turn tradition on its head come mealtime?

By Julia Layton

Between work, school, homework and household chores, sometimes it's a wonder that our families get fed at all. But these 10 dinners are nutritious and delicious without being a major time suck.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, there are quite a few dishes that only require a handful of ingredients. Read on to discover our picks for the 10 best five-ingredient dinner meals.

By Meghan E. Smith

Unless you're a successful professional chef with plenty of free time on your hands, you most likely engage in a nightly struggle to put something tasty, easy and affordable on the table. Check out these dishes to end your dinner pain.

By Bambi Turner

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Casseroles are delicious and relatively easy to make. But they're not always quick. So what do you need to punch out a tasty dish that'll feed your family but won't force you to stay in the kitchen cooking all night?

By Ellen Stockstill

Black beans are a versatile, tasty ingredient in soups, salads, chili and even brownies! Here are 10 things you can make with a can of black beans.

By Natalie Kilgore

Great meals don't have to take hours. It's easy enough to whip up a delicious, adventurous or maybe even impressive dinner in fewer than 30 minutes. What are five of the tastiest quick recipes in the TLC cookbook?

By Julia Layton

With the invention of cool kitchen gadgets, prepping for dinner is easier than ever. Check out our list of your five must-haves.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Campfires are good for more than s'mores and ghost stories. They can give you a gourmet meal if you know what to bring in your pack.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Comfort food dinners make you feel warm and fuzzy, and not just because eating them can evoke happy memories of home. They're also usually a breeze to make. Here are five American comfort food favorites that won't make you a slave to your kitchen.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Finger foods are perfect mealtime options for the days when a fork and knife seem like way too much trouble. Learn more about five of our favorite easy, family-friendly finger food options!

By Alia Hoyt

You're short on time, and your family is hungry for dinner. What to cook? Here we highlight five one-pan meals that are nutritious, flavorful crowd-pleasers.

By Stefani Newman

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If you know how to make croutons you can add a delicious crunch to your salads and soups. Learn about how make croutons in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Rock candy has been a special treat for children and adults for generations, and is very easy to make. Read this article to learn how to rock candy.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

You're wondering how to slow cook pork ribs in the oven. Read on and find out how to slow cook pork ribs in the oven.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Although grilling shrimp may appear to be intimidating, all you really need is a grilling basket. You can learn more about how to cook shrimp on the grill by reading this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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Whenever you prepare shellfish on a grill, pay attention so that it doesn’t get overcooked. Learn more about how to grill lobster tails in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Just because the packaging claims it's healthy doesn't mean the food is low in sodium. We've got 10 recipes to keep the salt at bay and your health in check.

By Stefani Newman & Emilie Sennebogen