Watch: This Dad Can Cook!

The dinnertime struggle of working parents is real: You have limited time and often a limited budget, and you’re cooking for an audience of outspoken, pint-sized food critics whose palates are less than exemplary. James Briscione knows the feeling — he might be a chef and culinary instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education by day, but at night he’s just a regular dad trying to get dinner on the table.

In his new online series for Food Network, James shares his tips, tricks and solutions for eliminating dinnertime drama and cooking family-pleasing meals in a pinch. In Episode 1, he whips up an easy Flank Steak Stir-Fry, making adjustments to the meal so it can feed the entire family (picky eaters and all!). He’s a pro at getting his kids in on the action to help with meal preparation and get them pumped about tasting new things.

Click the play button on the video below to watch.

Keep Reading

Next Up

What to Watch: Father’s Day Celebrations, and Dueling Dads on Guy’s Grocery Games

Get all the details on the upcoming premieres this weekend on Food Network.

What to Watch: Cooking for Family and Friends and Amateur Competition

Watch all-new episodes from Paula, Ree and Giada. Also new episodes of Sugar Dome, Chopped, Worst Cooks in America and Iron Chef America.

What to Watch: Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off

Watch the new season of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off," which premieres Sunday, January 6 at 9pm/8c.

What to Watch: Family Recipes and a New Season of Worst Cooks

Watch new episodes with Paula, Ree and Giada. Then tune in for some competition on Sugar Dome, Chopped, Worst Cooks in America and Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell.

What to Watch: Retro Recipes on Valerie’s Home Cooking, and Campfire Cooking on Patricia Heaton Parties

Get all the details on the upcoming premieres this weekend on Food Network.

What to Watch: Special Occasion Recipes and the Finale of Worst Cooks in America

This weekend watch all new episodes of Food Network's The Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa, Giada at Home, Cupcake Wars, Worst Cooks in America and Chopped.

What to Watch: Money Saving Menus and a Fishy Challenge on Worst Cooks

Get all the details on the upcoming premieres this weekend on Food Network.

What to Watch: Healthy Eats on The Kitchen, and the Premiere of Worst Cooks in America

This weekend, tune in for healthy eats on The Kitchen and the season premiere of Worst Cooks in America.

What to Watch: Food Network All-Star Family Cook-Off

This Food Network special pairs four celebrity chefs with their family members in a cook-off competition.

What to Watch: Breakfast with The Kitchen and the Season Finale of Worst Cooks in America

Catch episodes of your favorite chefs this weekend on Food Network. Tune in on Sunday night for three hours of competition and a season finale you don’t want to miss.