5 Best Sausages

Real Simple staffers sampled 151 juicy links. Here are the best of the wurst.

5 Best Coconut Water Drinks

Thirsty? These five winning refreshers—tapped from young green coconuts—are everything they’re cracked up to be.


The Best Bacon

Real Simple staffers pigged out on 58 versions of the best food on earth. These eight strips truly sizzled.

What’s Really Happening Inside Your Refrigerator?

Are you playing it cool with your most essential appliance? Here's a peek behind closed doors.

10 Tips for Organizing the Refrigerator

Like real estate, cold storage is all about location. Shelf or drawer? High or low? Follow this expert fridge-packing plan to keep contents fresh.

Guide to Leftovers and Food Storage

Learn how to make food and leftovers last longer—and find out when you should toss them.

The Ultimate Food-Storage Guide


A handbook with all you need to know to keep the stuff in your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry in peak condition.

How to Store Meat, Poultry, and Seafood

Brush up on these storage techniques and guidelines* before your next trip to the meat counter.

City vs. Country Ham

Use this buyer's guide to choose the right variety, and the right amount, of ham for your needs.

6 Best Hams

After tasting more than 40 varieties, Real Simple staffers declared these hams to be fit for your holiday feast.