Get Cooking!

The third Healthy Habits challenge is to cook at least 3 meals more per week than you are now, even if that means cooking breakfast or lunch (for freezing, maybe).

Simple Cooking Techniques

Broaden your cooking skills with these easy methods and how-to guides.

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Bechamel Sauce Recipe

How to Make Great Sauces

Give routine dinners an upgrade with one of our simple sauce recipes. Learn the basic techniques, and you can whip up rémoulade or béchamel any weeknight.

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Allison Fishman's Must-Have Pantry Ingredients

Four Must-Have Pantry Ingredients

Busy mom and Healthy Habits Coach Allison Fishman shares the ingredients that can turn dinner from dud to dazzling.

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Freeze Food Quickly

How to Freeze Foods

Preparing double or even triple recipes and freezing portions for later means you don’t have to cook every night to have a delicious and nutritious meal on the table.

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Pierce chicken with a fork

How To Sauté Chicken

Jazz up a basic chicken breast with a simple pan sauce. This easy technique puts dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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Chicken and vegetables stir-frying in a red wok

Cooking Class: Stir-Frying

Turn up the heat for this sizzling method.

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Chicken and vegetables stir-frying in a red wok

Cooking Class: Fundamental Techniques

These basic techniques are essential for any cook. Learn all about them here.

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Healthy Baking Substitutions

The Most Common Cooking Mistakes

Learn how to avoid these common mistakes for success every time.

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Apple Cider-Brined Turkey with Savory Herb Gravy Recipes

Cooking Class: Roasting

Use this classic oven method for succulent meat and richly browned vegetables.

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Pressure Cookers

A Beginner's Guide to Pressure Cookers

Once the tool of military cooks and fearless grandmas, the new, improved pressure cooker is a safe, quick worker of wonders.

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Sauteing opener

Cooking Class: Sautéing

Use this quick and easy technique with tender seasonal produce to create speedy meals.

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Foolproof Stew Making

How To Make Stews

Nothing says comfort food like a hearty bowl full of stew. Follow our steps and you will be well on your way to mastering these one-bowl wonders.

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Basic Vinaigrette Recipes

How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette may be easy to prepare, but there is a method to its magic. Learn the key to success in our easy step-by-step guide.

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25 Best Vegetarian

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