Easiest 2-ingredient Chocolate Croissants

Whether you need an easy vacation rental recipe or a quick treat for back-to-school mornings and afternoons, this store bought hack gives you chocolate croissants whenever you want, no hard work required.

How to cook pasta like a pro in 5 easy steps.

How to cook pasta perfectly in a 5 easy steps, plus tips on cooking it al dente ahead of time.

How to make pesto: An all-purpose recipe to make ANY type of pesto you can dream up.

A rare food that is both wildly versatile & kid-friendly, pesto is a must in every family kitchen. Use this all-purpose recipe to make ANY type of pesto you can dream up.

Make-Your-Own Guacamole Bar!

Guacamole is fun, but a Make-Your-Own Guacamole Bar is a party. Plus, there's no better way to get a picky eater into avocado.

How to pack avocado toast for school lunch.

My foolproof way for packing avocado toast in school lunch so that it doesn't get mushy, brown, or generally icky.

How to make Wonton Crackers: Busy parent baking hack

Grab store-bought wonton skins and have the kids flavor their own crackers (or make them for an easy cocktail party treat). The flavor combos are endless—and so delicious!

How to cut a mango perfectly. (It’s easy.)

Learn how to cut a mango quickly, easily, and perfectly every time—and, best of all, in a way that will amaze the kids.

How to make DIY microwave popcorn.

Grab a paper bag, some oil, and popcorn kernels, because that's all it takes to make this DIY microwave popcorn. Just as easy as store-bought, no chemicals needed.

How to put together Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs

Making smoothies is easy, but not always busy-weekday-mornings-easy. These Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs are a game changer that change that and make smoothies possible no matter what.

How to pack school lunch like a pro in 5 easy steps.

School lunch recipes are great, but the real lifesaver is knowing how to throw one together fast without a recipe. These tips will help you master the school lunch once and for all.

How to make DIY Sunbutter: Perfect for nut-free school lunches

Whether yours is a family contenting with nut allergies or just looking for a nutritious swap for your staple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, sunflower seed butter is a life saver.

How to hard boiled eggs like a pro in 5 easy steps.

There's no more perfect breakfast, snack, or lunch food than a boiled egg that's been cooked correctly. Learn how once and for all. It's easy.

How to cut pineapple like a pro and tips for choosing a ripe pineapple.

You'll want to throw some pineapple flavor in every dish after this quick tutorial on how to cut pineapple like a pro in 5 easy steps.

How to zest citrus like a pro in 5 easy steps.

One of the best—and absolutely easiest—ways to add a burst of flavor to your cooking is to add citrus zest from lemons, limes, or oranges. But do it wrong and things get bitter. Literally. So, if you ask me, knowing how to zest citrus properly is a critical kitchen skill. It's easy to do, but also easy to get wrong. And when it goes wrong, zest can ruin a dish. Here's how zest citrus like a pro in 5 easy steps. (more after the jump)

How to cook quinoa like a pro in 5 easy steps

Ever had quinoa gone wrong? Bitter? Hard? Dry? No more. As part of my new video series, How-To Like A Pro, I'm going to show you how to cook quinoa like a pro in 5 easy steps. These new videos are short by design. They give a quick overview of how to cook or prep something like a pro in just a few easy steps. But, of course, you know me: I'll always elaborate a little bit to make sure that you get it just right. Here are a few notes on each quinoa-making step. (more after the jump)

5 tips for how to make a smoothie without added sugar

Smoothies are often packed with healthy ingredients—and sugar, too. Here are tips on how to keep your smoothies lower in added sugar and delicious, too.