And what we focus on instead.
Here's why family time is more meaningful now than ever before.
Give them some snacking independence.
Spoiler alert: We spend a lot of time in the kitchen!
A Food Network Kitchen chef pulls back the curtain on her secret home-cooking life.
Here's the deal: You get together with a few of your friends (bring the kids too, if you have to), and cook up a bunch of big-batch family meals with them. Dinner when you need it, done.
There's no reason the fun can't start before trick-or-treating.
Because you need something in your belly before you load up on all that candy, right?
The day before Thanksgiving means travel, traffic — and, for many families, takeout. Get ideas for great options from coast to coast.
One of the easiest ways to entertain your kids this summer is to get in the kitchen.
Find out how one mom keeps her kids' snack time simple and streamlined with go-to eats for her little ones.
One mom shares her six pantry must-haves, plus her favorite recipes for putting those goods to work.
Learn how one mom uses her kids' favorite foods to help them embrace in-season asparagus.
Make your dinner do double duty by repurposing the leftovers as fuss-free kids' lunches.
Get more veggies into your family's diet with these easy ways to use up the rest of the bag of baby carrots.
Without the allure of new lunchboxes, packing lunch this time of year can get tedious, so one mom is stepping it up with new ideas.
Hear from one mom as she explains her family's 2015 food goals, which including cooking with more good-for-you ingredients.
A mom of four shares her experiences of serving her little ones food on kid-size plates and in small glasses.
This Thanksgiving, set the kids up with one of these fun projects. Little kids can roll cheese balls and cut out shapes with cookie cutters, and older kids can do more-complicated projects like creating a turkey-shaped veggie platter.
Here are 10 simple ways for your kids to help cook — and eat — their way through apple season, enjoying every bite.
Food Network’s guide to kid-approved lunches and locker-friendly foods makes cafeteria glee an everyday affair.
These simple, but special ideas will punch up your crew's lunchboxes with nary a hand-carved cow sandwich in sight.
Set yourself up for success on busy weeknights by having vegetables ready to use. With some smart planning, you'll be enjoying the same home cooking, just a little earlier than our lazy days of summer.