4 Clever Kitchen Helpers

From a trash can that vacuums to a thermometer that plays sous chef, these are a digital expert's top cook-space gadgets.

The Best Drip Coffeemakers

Real Simple's food department cut through all the brewhaha to bring you the buzziest machines for every budget.

6 Brilliant Slow Cooker Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Say goodbye to a.m. madness by prepping one of these delectable breakfasts before bed and letting your slow cooker do the work while you sleep.

12 Fun Pizza Night Upgrades

Summer is the perfect time to host a pizza night. These tools will make the process a lot easier—and more entertaining.

How to Zest a Lemon

Want to add some zest to a cocktail, a sauce, or a pie filling? Here's how to find the right tool for the job.

Barbecue Primer

An intro to barbecue styles, events, drink pairings, and more, plus recipes and products to satisfy your ‘cue cravings.

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

It’s the best part of waking up, but there are a million ways to brew it. Here, 2012 U.S. Barista Champion Katie Carguilo, from Counter Culture Coffee’s training center, in New York City, spills the beans on her choice method.

Real Simple’s Most Popular Slow-Cooker Recipes on Pinterest    

What could be better in these dreary winter months than a hot meal that’s ready the second you walk in the door? These 20 recipes for your slow-cooker are the favorites of our fans on Pinterest.

How to Use a Pressure Cooker

Exploding pressure cookers are a thing of the past; today’s pressure cookers are a safe, efficient way to cook meals in minutes.