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6 Food Subscriptions for Holiday Giving

Make the deliciousness last all year long.

A Unique Mulled Wine Recipe Guaranteed to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Want to try a fresh twist on a classic wintertime warmer? This golden, fragrant version swaps out traditional red wine for white and adds sweet pears, tart lemons, and a beautiful blend of rosemary, vanilla, and star anise.

How to Make Your Own Bar Cart

Hint: It's easier than you think.

8 DIY Mason Jar Kits to Give Your Favorite Foodie

These homemade gifts are every sweet-lover's dream—they promise freshly-baked treats with minimal prep. From triple chocolate brownies to pecan-studded banana bread, these adorable jars will be the hit of the holiday season. 

15 Tricks To Make This the Easiest Thanksgiving Ever

After years of navigating Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve picked up a few sanity-saving secrets. Read on for our favorites.

The Best Store-Bought Broths

It's a pantry all-star that helps you get your soups (and gravies) on. So which should you turn to for holiday cooking? Real Simple slurped more than 80 varieties to find the best.

6 Gourmet Hanukkah Gelts for Chocolate Lovers

Don’t be foiled by the thin, rock hard chocolate coins you know as “gelt.” Melt-in-your-mouth versions do, in fact, exist. Some of them even use single-origin, fair trade chocolate. We’ve rounded up the tastiest loot to help you shine during Hanukkah.

6 Spooktacular Halloween Candies

Sick of candy corn and economy-sized bags of bad chocolate? We’ve scared up abnormally tasty sweets for your trick-or-treaters and seasonal parties.

Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas That Won't Leave You Too Full for Turkey

The right breakfast will help you to make smarter choices throughout the day and still have room for Thanksgiving dinner. 

6 Affordable Wines for Autumn Entertaining

Keep everyone's glasses filled—and some money in your wallet.

Women and Their Complicated Relationship With Alcohol

New research shows that too many women are drinking too much—and it's often habit (wine o'clock), not addiction, that's to blame. Here's a look at our current (complicated) relationship with alcohol, and how to make it a healthy one.

6 Creative Ways to Use Pomegranates

Colorful, inspired recipes for autumn's most beautiful fruit.