More Holidays

Creative Gifts for Parents

Creative picks for the moms and dads on Santa’s list.

6 Party Appetizers That Start With an Olive

The bite-sized ingredient makes for irresistible salty, briny Hors d’oeuvres.

New Year’s Party Decorations

Celebrate the countdown in style with these decorative party picks.

6 Hors D’oeuvres that Start With a Cracker

Look out, cheese and crackers. These recipes top you any day.

Holiday Books for Families Who Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah

Celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas in your home? The staff of InterfaithFamily, an organization based in Massachusetts supporting Jewish-Christian couples, recommends these kid favorites.

Jelly Doughnuts

Also known as sufganiyot, these deep-fried Hanukkah sweets symbolize the miracle of the burning oil lamps in ancient Jerusalem. Think you can’t pull them off at home? Think again. The Real Simple food editors came up with a shortcut recipe using pre-made pizza dough and strawberry jelly. Be sure to let your pizza dough come to room temperature before rolling: this makes it a lot easier to work with. 

11 Thanksgiving Traditions That Real Simple Editors Swear by

Consider these fun, delicious, tried-and-true ideas to put a fresh spin on your holiday.

Potato, Egg, and Avocado Hash

Hold the toast this 
a.m. Instead, use your avocados to top this one-skillet vegetarian crowd-pleaser.