If mom’s always up and at ‘em making breakfast for the family, surprise her by bringing breakfast to her on her special day (That’s right: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11). Though bacon and eggs would certainly be a treat, a lap full of orange juice… not so much. To avoid a spill, use the fancy-hotel trick: Fill the […]
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Cherry tomatoes can be a delicious addition to any dish or shine alone as a main ingredient. And although they’re super tasty, cutting up large amounts of them up can be a time-consuming affair… That is, until now. With this easy trick, you’ll be able to slice and dice your way through cartons of cherry tomatoes in no time. Just […]
Tired of the question, “What’s for dinner?” Let us help you take the task of organizing your family’s dinners off your plate. We’re excited to introduce the Real Simple Weeknight Meal Planner: Get a complete dinner plan for the week carefully hand-picked by our very own editors, plus grocery lists. For more info and to view a one-week sample, click here.
When I open up the cabinet adjacent to my stove’s hood, the spices all but fly out at me. At times, they really do come crashing out, forcing a slight pause on dinner prep. Sound familiar?
Sliced on toast? Diced into scrambled eggs? Mashed into guac? There’s no wrong way to eat an avocado! With that in mind, we’re calling all avocado aficionados to show us how you eat the delicious veggie. Head over to Instagram and use the hashtag #topwithavocado to show off your creamy creations. Even better: On Monday, May 12, we’ll be awarding our favorite post […]
Remember Magic Shell, the childhood chocolate treat of long ago (or yesterday, as the case may be) that was a gooey in the bottle, but then immediately froze into solid as soon as it hit your ice cream? It still exists—and in multiple flavors!—but if you’re trying to eat a more natural diet, there’s a homemade version of the treat […]
Flour? Check. Sugar? Check. Baking powder…? Missing in action. And cardamom? Not a chance. Maybe you keep limited supplies on hand because you’re only an occasional cook or baker. Maybe you simply don’t have the cabinet space. Or, perhaps, it’s the most likely reason of all: You plumb forgot to restock that missing ingredient when you ran out. But before […]
Before you get busy packing the basket, take a second to find out if you’re smarter than the average bear. (Answers below the photo!) 1. If you’ve been stung by a bee, what can you use to remove the stinger? (a) A credit card (b) A needle (c) A spoon 2. How long can food sit in the sun before […]