Cookware & Bakeware

6 Winter Soup Essentials

Cozy up to a bowl of steaming soup with these helpful picks. All you have to add is your favorite recipe!

7 Stylish Cast Iron Kitchen Staples

Serious cooks know that great cast iron cookware lasts forever—and never goes out of style. And with more affordable and well-designed options on the market than ever before, from both historic brands and exciting new makers, there’s never been a better time to add some heavy metal to your kitchen collection.

9 Brilliant and Beautiful Finds

Form meets function in this roundup of clever finds.

What Is a Jelly Roll Pan?

Learn the difference between a baking sheet and a jelly roll pan, once and for all.

How to Use Kitchen Accessories

Make the most of your kitchen utensils with these tips and tricks for zesting citrus, opening wine, measuring ingredients, and more.

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.

Erin’s 6 Favorite Ideas of 2012

Our staff highlights, what they deem,’s best ideas of 2012. Here, Producer Erin Henry shares her picks.

Benice’s 6 Favorite Ideas of 2012

Our staff highlights’s best ideas of 2012. Here, Producer Benice Atufunwa shares her picks.

12 Essential Holiday Cookie Decorating Supplies

The Real Simple food department cut, sprinkled, and piped its way through 125 decorating products. These 12 were the sweetest.

6 Unique Kitchen Gadgets

Simplify everyday cooking tasks with these innovative tools.

Cupcake Wrapper

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Brewing Tool

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.