How to Shop the Freezer Section Like a Pro

You can create a convenient meal that also tastes really, really good.

6 Quick Store-Bought Breakfasts

Not a morning person? Rise and shine with these delicious breakfast options that take less than five minutes to prepare.

6 New Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Options

Here’s the scoop on summer’s coolest frozen treats.

The Best Ice Cream Flavors

Forty-eight pints: That’s the average amount of ice cream an American eats in a year. Real Simple sampled twice that much to find these 12 winning scoops.

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.

A Guide to Expiration Dates

How long are canned, frozen, and leftover foods safe to eat? This expiration date guide answers all your questions.

4 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Lowering food waste not only helps the environment, it can also save you money.

5 Yummy Frozen Fruit Bars

Made with pure fruit (and zero high-fructose corn syrup), these five juicy pops have iced the competition.

Thanksgiving Recipes and Leftovers

Easy recipes for leftover turkey, how to store your leftovers, and how long your cranberries will really last.

Guide to Buying Frozen Food

Time-saving, yes. But frozen food can also be nutritious―if you know what to look for.

Are There Any Foods You Can’t Freeze?

Real Simple answers your questions.