Food & Drink

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.

Here are the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

You might want to make a Valentine's Day reservation ASAP.

6 Foods to Cure Your Beauty Woes

Consider this another reason to eat a healthy diet.

11 Valentine’s Day Cocktails That Beat a Box of Chocolates

Date night or lonely hearts party, these pink- and red-hued beverages make for the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktails. 

5 Digestifs That Are Better Than Dessert

How to end your holiday meal on a high note.