Happy Friday afternoon! It’s time for topping number two! Like the maple candied nuts, this recipe is also incredibly easy. And I have to admit I would probably mix it into my yogurt as well as topping my ice cream with it. I used a bag of frozen mixed berries, because I happened to already have one, and freezer space […]
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Next time you make a salad, take an extra few minutes and whip up a homemade salad dressing as well. Not only will you be using better, fresher ingredients, you can also customize it to your tastes. Here are Real Simple’s favorite homemade salad dressing recipes: Basic Vinaigrette (shown above) Italian Vinaigrette Lemon and Shallot Vinaigrette Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette Basil-Lemon Dressing […]
As a professional cook who works with other cooks, food photographers and stylists every day, I have picked up tons of handy tips and tricks, things like shocking the life and crisp back into wan carrots and celery by plunging them in an ice water bath, cooking bacon in the oven on a rimmed baking sheet to avoid oily splashes […]
The calendar may not yet agree, and my boys are still in school for an additional few days, but in my view summer has officially begun. That’s because Farmer Andy has started driving his pickup and trailer to the back of our church on Fridays to unload our CSA (community supported agriculture) shares. I’ve written about my love for my […]
Hi Simply Stated readers! This is my first blog post so I thought I would take a few sentences to make a formal introduction. My name is Charlyne Mattox, and I have been working in the Real Simple Food Department since the Fall of 2010. (The recipe shown above is one of the first things I worked on when I […]
It’s time to pick the ingredient you’ll be focusing on this week for your 3-ingredient recipes. We’ve chosen four items that are in season now, and you’ll have until tomorrow at 8:59 a.m. EST to vote for the one you want to cook with. We’ll announce the results and give you some inspiration tomorrow!
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