It’s 4:00 and you have no idea what to make for dinner. Or, it’s 6:00 and you’re raiding the freezer for something somewhat healthy to serve your family. Sound familiar? Real Simple wants to help solve these dinnertime dilemmas. We’re launching a 4-week trial of a new weekly meal plan service. Check it out: We want to hear what you […]
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If you arrange the refrigerator properly, you’ll not only be able to find everything, but you’re also less likely to waste food.
A Vermont-based food advocacy group, Strolling of the Heifers, compiled data on the number of farmer’s markets and CSAs in each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C., then ranked them. Vermont (of course) came in first, with Maine and New Hampshire close behind. (Real Simple‘s home state—New York—came in at number 25). The states where you’re least likely to […]
To be honest, I always thought a scallion and a spring onion were two different names for the same vegetable. Turns out, I was wrong. A true spring onion has a larger bulb than a scallion (though still smaller than a standard onion) and is only available during—you guessed it—the spring. It has a mellower flavor than a regular onion […]
DIY food kits are nothing new—you’ve probably seen plenty of do-it-yourself kits for beer and mozzarella. But these days, it seems like there’s a kit for just about anything edible you want to try making at home. Here are a few of the most fun DIY kits we’ve seen lately: Mama O’s Kimchi Making Kit I adore kimchi—it’s not unheard […]
Before you start using that koozie (or cozy depending on where you’re from) as a fruit protector as we’ve shown here, check out this study via Lifehacker that shows a koozie actually does keep your drink cold. Not only does it insulate the can against rising temperatures, it prevents condensation from forming on the outside of the can, which makes […]
The serving size on boxes of spaghetti can be a bit ambiguous. How many people will two ounces serve and how do you easily measure two ounces anyway? If you’re constantly guessing how much pasta to cook and then packing away the leftovers, this surprising household item may make pasta night a little easier.