Food & Drink

Science Says Couples Who Drink Together Stay Together

Similar drinking habits make for a happier marriage. 

The Scientific Reason Lemonade Tastes So Good

Science agrees: There’s nothing better on a hot day. 

5 Bloody Mary Toppings That Will Blow Your Mind

No one’s complaining about a lemon wedge and celery stick. But once you have your Bloody Mary recipe down pat, why not try taking the classic up a notch with these five combinations? Just make sure to stock up on long, sturdy toothpicks first.

Graduation Party Appetizers You Can Eat in One Bite

These fuss-free appetizers are fun to whip up, and best of all, they’re easy to eat. Guests will have fun filling their plates with a tasty variety of sweet and savory treats.

Graduation Party Food for Every Type of Guest

By serving classic party food alongside more unexpected dishes (creamy carrot dip with goat cheese, anyone?) you’re sure to win everyone over—from the graduates to the grandparents.

3 Ideas for Vanilla Extract That Don’t Require Baking

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to vanilla extract, stick with the real thing. Pure extract 
is made from vanilla beans steeped in alcohol and water. 
It has a far more complex flavor than the imitation kind and helps other ingredients reach their full, delicious potential.

10 Items a Food Editor Has in Her Pantry at All Times

Want to know how to instantly add flavor to any dish? Or make a last-minute meal without going to the grocery store? Real Simple’s food editor shares some essentials that are just as important as olive oil.

Cherry Blossom Frappuccinos Have Arrived

They're fruity, springy, and totally Instagrammable.

6 Sauces Everyone Should Master

You know how to grill chicken,
 fry an egg, sear a steak. 
Now what? Sass them up with one of
 these game-changing sauces.

How to Make Adorable Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Footballs

We’ve given classic chocolate-covered strawberries a game day makeover! These precious treats won’t last long at your next tailgate.

A Healthy Twist on Buffalo Chicken Wings

Garlic-Buffalo Drumettes are crowd-pleasing and a breeze to prepare. A no-mess, two-step steam-and-saute method maintains the plump, juicy goodness of chicken wings—without the need to fry them.