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Try Brown Bagging It This Week

Whether you want to eat healthier or save money, bringing your lunch is one of the easiest ways to accomplish both. The only problem is that bringing your lunch can get incredibly boring if you pack the same turkey and swiss or PB&J day in and day out. So today, we have a bunch of new healthy lunch recipes for […]

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Recipes for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Like Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo is one of those holidays many of us celebrate simply because it gives us an excuse to eat and drink. And really, what’s wrong with that? Nothing, I say—and any occasion that calls for margaritas and chips and guacamole is just fine with me. Here are some recipes to get you in the mood for a fiesta, whether you just want to raise a cocktail or have a full-on Mexican feast.


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Easy and Addictive Spicy Rosemary Nuts for the Holidays

Last week, my co-worker Catherine shared some spicy cashews with me. During my usual mid-afternoon office snack attack, I nibbled on a couple. And a couple more. And pretty soon, the entire portion—a generous handful—had disappeared in one sitting. Oops. I immediately emailed her to thank her: “They’re so delicious, and I’m pretending they’re healthy, too! Did you make them??”

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Jessica Seinfeld Dishes on Her New Cookbook and the Holidays

Attention, holiday shoppers! Today kicks off the opening of the first-ever Real Simple holiday pop-up store in the heart of Rockefeller Center (right across from the giant tree and skating rink). If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello, plus get great gift ideas and holiday tips from our team of experts who will be doing demos and offering advice each day.

One of our experts is Jessica Seinfeld, who will be demonstrating her Whoopie Pies and doing a book signing at the pop-up store this Friday at 1 p.m. I was able to catch her on the phone recently to get a little insight into her new cookbook and how she handles the holidays.

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What’s Your Favorite Food That Says ‘Fall’?

I’m a sucker for fall. It’s my favorite season by far—crisp air, sweaters and jackets, crunchy leaves and acorns underfoot, and dazzling colors (apples, pumpkins, foliage). And then there’s the food—warming soups and stews, comforting casseroles, apples pies, heartier vegetables like butternut squash and Brussels sprouts. Fall in NYC, however, can be a little bit lacking. You don’t see a lot of colorful trees, there aren’t random farm stands selling hot apple cider, and somehow picking out a pumpkin from the corner deli doesn’t have quite the same charm. Luckily for me, a recent trip to Vermont helped satisfy my fall cravings.


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Day 14: Mushroom and Herb Strata

This vegetarian-friendly meal was prepared by Kristin Appenbrink, the associate editor of and Home & Organizing blogger on Simply Stated. In addition to writing and editing for the site, Kristin is the voice behind Real Simple’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.




I chose the Mushroom and Herb Strata because it was one of the ones in the story that was vegetarian from the start. Or ovo-lacto vegetarian, meaning it includes eggs and dairy. I’m also a huge fan of stratas. The cutting and prep takes a little bit of time, but they are still incredibly easy to put together. And, well, they almost always include cheese. Enough said right there.

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Halloween Recipe Roundup: Eerie Eyeballs

Watch out…because from Halloween breakfast ideas to dessert & cocktail recipes, “eerie eyeballs” seem to be popping up everywhere this year!

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From Pancakes to Martinis: Chocolate Chips 10 Ways

Disclaimer: this post comes straight from the certified choco-holic in me… and I offer no apologies! If you love these heavenly bits of chocolate too but are ready to think beyond the standard chocolate chip cookie – here are 10 yummy new things to try with that bag of mini morsels that’s been sitting in your pantry, just waiting to come out and play!


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