The 2-Hour Foolproof Plan for a Whole Week of Meals

Think you’ll never win at weeknight meals? Think again. This plan requires a little sacrifice—two hours on a weekend—but the payoff is huge: a mix-and-match stash of building blocks to create easier, faster dinners all week long.

20 Make-Ahead Family Recipes

Feeling the dinner crunch? Turn to these make-ahead and freezer-friendly recipes to get a delicious meal on the table in no time.

6 Make-Ahead Freezable Meals

Does the weeknight dinner rush put you in a panic? With a stash of these kid-friendly freezable meals, you can always dish up some (home-cooked!) peace of mind.    

4 Lunch Ideas for Kids

Kids cannot live on bread (slathered with PB and J) alone. Here are four healthy new ideas to avenge lunchtime boredom.

4 Ways to Transform Your Leftovers

One big-batch recipe results in two delicious (and very different) dinners. Consider this story a leftovers makeover.

Easy Make-Ahead Meals

No time to cook when you get home? Stock up on these fridge- and freezer-friendly meals ahead of time, and you’ll never go hungry again.

9 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Not a morning person? Try these easy breakfast ideas you can prepare in advance.

Host an Italian Dinner Party

The starter is store-bought, and the rest of the spread can be finished earlier in the day. Prego.

Kicking the Takeout Habit

Andi Jordan's hectic schedule has caused her to rely heavily on takeout. Here, Real Simple gives her the tools to reclaim family dinner.

Dinner Makeover: Cooking With My Kids

Single mom Carline Louis-Jacques can never find the time to make dinner. Real Simple helps Carline find recipes that she and her kids can make in advance—or that they can start without her.