Get your children into the kitchen with a recipe that’s fun to make. This recipe for potstickers, which we’ve run before and are repeating because it’s so good, requires a lot of hands-on effort that they will enjoy providing. These are well-suited to the Chinese New Year, as well as any dinnertime where a change of pace is in demand. And, of course, use them for entertaining. I think there’s some big football game coming up that could use some appetizers.

Meredith Deeds of Edina is the author of “Everyday to Entertaining” and “The Big Book of Appetizers.” Reach her at Follow her on Twitter @meredithdeeds.