Shopping & Storing

3 New Breakfast Rules, According to a Nutritionist

Use these simple strategies to make your first meal of the day even healthier.

How to Ripen a Banana In an Hour

Three ways to take your fruit from green to palate-pleasing yellow.

How to Build the Best Sandwich

Simplifying strategies, techniques, and tips—from the Real Simple test kitchen to yours.

5 Floral Food Finds

A bunch of delicious ways to bring the garden into your pantry.

How to Shop for Sustainable Fish

For fish to be considered sustainable, it must be caught or farmed in 
a way that doesn’t harm the environment and in which fish can thrive in the future, says Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly, the director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. These eco-friendly tips will help you navigate the potentially murky waters.

The Most Instagrammable Dessert In Every State

And how you can take the perfect picture of it, too. 

6 Hot Sauces You Need to Know

You already love the Louisiana-style stuff—now it’s time to branch out. There’s a whole world of hot sauce out there just waiting to spice up your poached eggs, avocado toast, or even your waffles.

6 Creative Ways to Use Rhubarb

This fleeting spring vegetable—yes, vegetable—needs sugar to soften its tangy flavor (hence, pies, preserves, and pairing it with strawberries). But that doesn’t mean it’s strictly for dessert. Limiting the sugar 
to a tablespoon or two makes rhubarb just right for topping a savory tart or a salad. Move fast: Rhubarb’s season is short 
and sweet (or not).

What Is Ahi Poke, Anyway?

Think: sushi meets the the burrito bowl. Here’s everything you need to know about the trendy dish, plus how to make it at home.

Celebrate Frappuccino’s 21st Birthday With a Cake Flavor

But you can only get it through this weekend.

5 Brunch Cocktails You Need in Your Weekend

These fun, fresh drinks are tailor-made for Sunday sipping.

How to Reduce Food Waste

Every year, the United States chucks nearly 40 percent of its food. Dana Gunders, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the author of The Waste-free Kitchen Handbook, offers money- and planet-saving tips.