I had a bunch of leftover dill in the fridge, so I decided to follow through on one of my New Year’s resolutions and make Roasted Salmon and Potatoes With Dill—a simple yet tasty-looking recipe. I stopped by the farmers’ market to stock up on potatoes (I bought Red Thumb potatoes, which are sort of like a red-skinned version of fingerling potatoes), then grabbed some wild salmon from the market.
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If you always find yourself panicking at the end of the day about what you’re going to throw together for dinner that night, have no fear—we’re here to help you out. We recently launched a handy little app for iPad, iPhone, and Android, called No Time to Cook?, that has hundreds of quick and easy (nothing takes longer than 40 minutes) recipes for weeknight meals. Find dinner ideas—including everything from meatballs to stir-fries to pasta—by main ingredient, total time, or special considerations like low-calorie, family-friendly, and one-pot (don’t worry, vegetarians, there are recipes for you, too!).
Popping open a bottle of something bubbly—whether it’s genuine Champagne or some other type of sparkling wine—is mandatory on New Year’s Eve. But there are lots of fun and super-easy ways to dress up the drink for the night if you’re in the mood for something different. Better yet, put out an assortment of mixers and let your guests concoct their own festive libations. Here are some ideas for sparkling wine add-ins (and if you’re creating cocktails, I’d recommend using an inexpensive cava or Prosecco instead of real Champagne; you don’t want to mess around too much with the good stuff).
Need some last-minute help with gifts for your foodie friend? Here’s a look at some of the cute/fun/cool/useful things I’ve been coveting (all but one are under $30). If I did not have a teeny-tiny kitchen with limited cupboard and counter space, I would probably put all of these things on my Christmas wish list. Alas.
Attention, holiday shoppers! Today kicks off the opening of the first-ever Real Simple holiday pop-up store in the heart of Rockefeller Center (right across from the giant tree and skating rink). If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello, plus get great gift ideas and holiday tips from our team of experts who will be doing demos and offering advice each day.
One of our experts is Jessica Seinfeld, who will be demonstrating her Whoopie Pies and doing a book signing at the pop-up store this Friday at 1 p.m. I was able to catch her on the phone recently to get a little insight into her new cookbook and how she handles the holidays.