If you’re planning to make some Valentine’s Day cupcakes like these with candy cane hearts on top this week, you’ll want to use this tip to make sure you measure out your flour properly. Instead of scooping into the flour bag or container with your measuring cup, spoon the flour you need into the the cup. Why? Scooping can compact […]
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We have big things planned for Mother’s Day in our May issue, and we need your input! Don’t forget to take our Mother’s Day survey using the link below.
May seems like eons away, but we want to know: How does your family celebrate Mother’s Day? What would you love to give this year—or get? Do any moms out there secretly hate carnations? We’d love to hear how you feel about the holiday, so please take our survey! We’ll run the results in an upcoming issue. (And we may […]
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree—which happens to be just a block from Real Simple’s office—is coming down in just a few days. We can’t even begin to imagine how to safely (not to mention neatly) dispose of an 80-foot Norway spruce, but we do have some tips for getting rid of the Douglas Fir in your living room. When you’re ready […]
Didn’t know what to get your kid’s teacher? Your coworker? Your Secret Santa? Chances are, you bought someone a gift card. And while you probably thought you couldn’t go wrong with such an easy, crowd-pleasing gift, according to Yahoo! data, searches for “sell gift cards” are off the charts this week. So, does it make financial sense to sell unused gift […]