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Let Real Simple Plan Your Meals

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.

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A Clutter-Busting Kitchen Tip

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?

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How Do You #TopWithAvocado?

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 […]

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Homemade Magic Shell

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 […]

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Smoothies Under 250 Calories from CookingLight.com

Looking for yummy low-calorie smoothie recipes? Or, a way to sneak veggies in to your little ones? Search no further. Our colleagues at CookingLight.com have compiled a list of smoothie recipes all under 250 calories. Dust off your blender and mix up one of these delicious and healthy treats for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. To see the full list, click […]

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Easy Substitutions for Common Ingredients

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 […]

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Test Your Picnic IQ

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 […]

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Wednesday Trivia: The Perks of Ben & Jerry’s

Think of your dream job: We imagine that instead of a cubicle and paperwork, you’d probably prefer to be surrounded by ice cream and puppies. Not-so-coincidentally, according to Serious Eats, that’s what a day in the life at Ben & Jerry’s looks like! Of the 14 Things You Might Not Know About Ben & Jerry’s, perhaps the most delightful factoid […]

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Quinoa Recipes from Food & Wine

Do you have any good quinoa recipes to share? If you’re not used to cooking with quinoa, think of it as healthier alternative to rice. While doing some healthy eating research, I found this article from our colleagues at Food & Wine. They say, “Quinoa is delicious cold in a salad, served warm as a side dish or even combined […]

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Last-Minute Passover Recipes

Passover begins tonight, April 14, at sundown. Need help with last-minute prepping? Check out our Seder Meal Checklist to double-check that you have all of your (kosher) ducks in a row. Got invited to a seder and only have a tiny bit of time to prep? These seasonal and kosher for Passover recipes all take less than 40 minutes, start […]

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