How to Fix Oversalted Food
If a heavy hand of salt marred your meal, try these easy fixes to make the food edible again.
How to Roast Garlic
Transform a head of garlic into sweet, spreadable goodness, great for topping crostini or stirring into dips, gratins, soups, or mashed potatoes.
Cooking With Caramelized Onions
Transform countless dishes with the rich flavor of caramelized onions.
The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Vegetables
A simple do-ahead method for delicious veggies every time.
How to Cook Lobster and Crab
You’ve invested in some very special (and probably expensive) seafood. Now crack and claw your way to a delicious dinner with these cooking tips.
Everything You Need to Know About Cooking and Eating Chili Peppers
Fresh chili peppers don't just bring the heat. They also add nuanced flavor, whether they're raw or cooked. Here are the Real Simple test kitchen's favorites, from mild to muy caliente.
How to Fake Buttermilk
The kids are clamoring for Saturday-morning pancakes, but there's no buttermilk. Fortunately you can make a quick substitution in a pinch. These foolproof combos work in any pancake, biscuit, or scone recipe.