The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Is Out—Take a Look at Our Editors’ Favorite Finds 

The 90th iteration of this iconic catalog is reaching doorsteps now and Real Simple editors are sharing their gift picks under $75.

We Tried Starbucks’ New Halloween ‘Frappula’

Here’s our editors ’ consensus on the drink.

The Great Debate: Is It Stuffing or Dressing?

The difference between stuffing or dressing isn’t as much about technique or ingredients as it is about whether you say y’all, you all, or youse.

How to Be Grateful (When You Really Don’t Feel Like It)

Don’t worry—you’re not the only one who feels like she’s faking it. So, how do you dig deep and show true gratitude during November? Follow this advice.

Apple Cider Donuts

The quintessential fall treat may be a mainstay at farmer’s markets, but it’s twice as tasty when you eat it straight from the fryer—still warm. This recipe is a breeze to mix up, and makes tender, airy donuts. The dough is sticky, so be sure to liberally dust your hands and work surface with flour. If you don’t have a donut cutter, you can punch out donuts using an upside down water glass and a bottle cap (for the hole). The cinnamon sugar mixture can clump after a couple batches of hot donuts. To keep it from clumping, divide the mixture in half between two pie plates.

The Hilarious Item Every Thanksgiving Table Should Have

Put the free printable on every place setting!

What’s the Deal With Teal Pumpkins?

Halloween just got more colorful–and safer too.

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

For the price of a typical holiday centerpiece (and practically no effort at all), you can create your own table display with a cornucopia of everyday items. Have a seat—we’ll show you how.

This Might Be the Last “Good” Week to Buy Holiday Airfare

Otherwise, you’ll be paying a lot more for tickets.

No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream With Cranberry-Raspberry Compote

This semifreddo-style frozen custard provides all the satisfaction of your favorite slow-churned pint without the need for a bulky ice cream machine. The only special equipment you’ll need is a candy thermometer (about $10 and great for frying too, so go ahead and invest in one). Serve this creamy treat with caramel sauce or hot fudge but we think it’s especially pretty with the cranberry raspberry compote. Make them both ahead of time and a lovely seasonal dessert will be ready and waiting for you when guests come calling. And here you thought you couldn’t make ice cream at home.