Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

An 20-minute pantry meal you can make entirely ahead (that's also great for school lunch!).

Easy, mess-free Salmon Baked in Foil

An easy, healthy, NO-MESS dinner from a great new family cookbook.

Summer pantry meal: 15-minute Pasta with Zucchini and Chickpeas

A quick and yummy recipe for the kids so you can cook another dish for your grown-up taste buds.

Beth’s 20-Minute Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry

A 20-minute meal made with a nutritious fresh veg and my favorite freezer pantry staple.

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.

Easiest Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

A favorite meatless family dinner made easy with store-bought shortcuts.

Spring Vegetable Strata for a make-ahead Mother’s Day brunch.

A make-ahead brunch recipe that's perfect for Mother's Day or any warm weather get-together.

My 5 favorite salad recipes for spring.

Salad recipes that make perfect use of seasonal veggies. Finally.

Easy Easter recipes that are deliciously doable, even at the last minute.

Celebrate Easter with these delicious make-ahead and easy recipes so that you can eat well without cooking all day.

Super-healthy Turkey Taco Salad recipe.

A Taco Salad that will have the kids eating, well, salad! And if not, it's super easy to turn the components into a meal for picky eaters. One dinner for all!

Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup: A healthy, hearty family meal with hardly any effort.

What do you get when you combine delicious meatballs, healthy greens, hearty beans, and your slow cooker? A dinner-worthy soup that practically cooks itself.

Classic Italian Meatballs

Mouthwatering Italian Meatballs that taste like they were made by an Italian grandma, but come together in a fraction of the time that real Italian grandmas put into theirs.

One Pan Vegetarian Fajitas from my new cookbook, Make It Easy!

These Vegetable Fajitas from Make It Easy are a vegetarian one-pan meal that will satisfy even the meat-eaters (and picky ones) in your family. Promise.

Top 5 Halloween recipes—and then even more!

A one-stop shop for Halloween treats, from homemade candy to a spooky Halloween dinner the kids will love!

Top 5 easy dinner recipes for your busiest weekdays.

My favorite busy weeknight dinner solutions.

Family-friendly Cinco de Mayo recipes for an easy celebration

One of my favorite holidays is this week (tomorrow!): Cinco de Mayo. Having just returned from an amazing long weekend in Mexico, I'm more excited than ever to honor a day—technically the mark of the Mexican army's victory at the Battle of Puebla—that is a celebration of one of the warmest, most beautiful cultures on the planet. And I'm not just saying that because I love Mexican food. Yes, Mexican food is wonderful, but it is a mere reflection of the beauty of the people and place. Mexico stole my heart and it's no wonder: It is full of color.   Its culture honors amazing ancient traditions. Even ones like pulque that can get you a little drunk.   And, of course, Mexico has a varied, rich cuisine that never ceases to amaze—or sate—me. Cinco de Mayo is a wonderful opportunity to drink margaritas and shake your maracas (ahem), but it's also a wonderful opportunity to dig into Mexican culture and these recipes, too. I hope that you will. Here are a few to get you started. (more after the jump)