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Happy Chinese New Year! Now Make This Cupcake

Tomorrow officially marks the Chinese/Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Horse. It’s a 15-day celebration filled with firecrackers, dancing lions, red packets filled with money, and—of course—lots of food. If you don’t feel like cooking up a whole fish or long-life noodles, you can still get in on the festivities by whipping up these Good Luck Cupcakes. […]

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A Solution for the What-to-Make-for-Dinner Stress

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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Surprise! Trick-or-Treat Cookies from Not Martha

I absolutely love Megan Reardon’s site Not Martha. She comes up with some of the best holiday recipes and ideas. Including these adorable trick-or-treat cookies with mini candies inside. What’s the secret to how she makes them? They are actually 3 layers of cookies, and the middle layer is just an outline. Then she “glues” them together with a little bit […]

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How to Make Candy Corn

We’re quite the foodie bunch here at RealSimple.com, so when our associate producer Erin Henry told me she was making candy corn, I knew we had to share it in our Halloween series. See Erin’s tips below. Plus, at the very end some more homemade candy recipes. I can’t resist a seasonal treat. Peeps, Girl Scout Cookies, Mallomars—I love them […]

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Month of Dinners Blog Relay Day 11: Lamb Chops With Braised Escarole and Chickpeas

Happy Monday, everyone! Today’s contributor to our 4-week blog relay is no stranger to Simply Stated—Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen! You might remember her delicious Thanksgiving-leftover sandwich or her mouth-watering video for Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream from our Ice Cream Social last summer. Claire has been a busy girl: working on a cookbook, hosting a TV show, and, of […]

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A Fantastic Summer Side: Tomato, Feta, and Arugula Salad

I’ve been a little obsessed with Pinterest lately; it’s a great way to find inspiration for new recipes and creative twists on old favorites. I made this super-easy salad recently for a brunch, basing it loosely off a recipe I’d pinned a couple weeks earlier. The original recipe called for just tomatoes, gorgonzola, and red onion, but I mixed it […]

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The Perfect 3-Ingredient Summer Salad

Now that peaches are in season, it’s the perfect time to make this incredibly easy and delicious summer salad. Best of all, this Peach, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad only has three ingredients—not counting olive oil, salt, and pepper. All you need are fresh peaches (make sure they’re as ripe as possible), some basil leaves, and fresh mozzarella. Use the absolute […]

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Homemade is Better: Barbecue Sauce

Don’t forget that Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you’ll be grilling out to celebrate dear ol’ Dad, might we suggest whipping up a batch of homemade barbecue sauce? It’s surprisingly easy to make, and it’ll show just how much you care. Find out how to make BBQ sauce here.

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Two Tasty Tomato Recipes

I’m starting to see the first heirloom tomatoes at the farmers’ market, which is always exciting. While my favorite way to eat a perfectly ripe tomato is sliced raw in an open-face sandwich—toasted baguette, a slather of fresh ricotta, a few slices of tomato, then a drizzle of good olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt—I recently judged a […]

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An Easy Tip for Tastier Slow-Cooker Meals

Though I love the ease and foolproof-ness of my slow-cooker—just toss in your ingredients, set the timer, and walk away—I’ve generally had one problem with the end result: The liquid tends to stay pretty watery even after the rest of the ingredients are cooked. The sauce doesn’t seem to thicken up as much as I’d like it to, and stews […]

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