Charlyne Mattox
Charlyne Mattox is a staff food editor of Real Simple, where she writes and develops recipes for popular columns such as “Ten Ideas For” and “Five Easy Dinners,” as well as entertaining. Before joining the magazine, she was the Associate Food Editor at Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food. She got her culinary start in New York, where she spent time in the kitchen of the acclaimed restaurant Blue Hill as Stone Barns. A military brat, she moved around a lot as a child but now lives in Queens with her boyfriend and two cats.

Recent Posts By Charlyne Mattox

Do You Grill in the Fall and Winter?

This past weekend in the Northeast we had our first snow storm of the year. Originally it was predicted that we would get 8 to 12-inches….we woke up Sunday morning to 24 plus inches!! I love the snow—snow shoeing, cross country skiing, sitting inside by the fire drinking wine and reading. Grilling in the snow, now that’s a different matter. […]

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The Difference in Farm Fresh Eggs

There are approximately 217,424,000 eggs consumed per day in the United States and in the last twenty years chicken has steadily beaten beef as the most consumed meat in the country. I guess this isn’t surprising since both chicken and eggs are a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. In fact eggs are often referred to by nutritionist as, […]

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A Sauce from the Garden

Last weekend I did a little foraging around a friends garden and yard for some dinner provisions In the yard I found a few raspberries, gooseberries, and currants. Fresh thyme grows all over the yard. And the garden is full of fresh chives. I stated by sauteing some shallots. I then added the berries, currants,  thyme, a little honey, and […]

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Sun Tea Says Summer!

Summer is officially here. It’s hot hot hot..over 90 for the past two days. What better way to cool off then with a yummy class of slow brewed sun tea. Last weekend I made a batch using Harney’s Green Tea, mint, and a few thyme sprigs (they were flowering so it was extra pretty). I filled up a large jug […]

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A Healthy and Very Delicous Summer Salad

I tend to prefer fall vegetables—cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash—to the summer bounty. But this amazing salad that I made (with my friend Heather) last weekend may change my mind. The majority of the ingredients (greens, zucchini, garlic scapes, beets) came from the Great Barrington, MA farmers market. The amazingly fresh goat cheese was from Rawson Brook Farm in Monterey, […]

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Quick Summer Pasta

I have been really really busy lately and haven’t had much time to make dinner much less grocery shop—I am sure many of you out there can relate! When I get in this pickle I am often left putting together a quick pasta dish with whatever vegetables are hanging out in the fridge. This week’s concoction was my favorite shaped […]

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Introducing Foodie #1

Hi Simply Stated readers! This is my first blog post so I thought I would take a few sentences to make a formal introduction. My name is Charlyne Mattox, and I have been working in the Real Simple Food Department since the Fall of 2010. (The recipe shown above is one of the first things I worked on when I […]

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