Cooking Tips & Techniques

12 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes

Love your slow cooker? Try one of these top-notch recipes for stews, tacos, lasagna, and more.

The Simple Secrets of Delicious Mashed Potatoes

Real Simple’s food director shares the secrets to a stand-out recipe.

9 Delicious Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes

Need fresh ideas for chicken? Toss your favorite bird into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it until dinnertime.

How to Make Gnocchi

It’s easier than you think.

Grilled Pizza

We love to cook outside. But sometimes we want more than just burgers and dogs. Pizza is one of our favorite things to throw on the grill and while it may look intimidating, it's actually pretty easy if you approach it with a little confidence. One of the keys to grilled pizza (any pizza for that matter) is the temperature of your dough. You want it to be almost room temperature so that it's pliable and doesn't spring back, but still sturdy enough to work with. Pull the dough out of the fridge first, gather and prep the rest of your ingredients, then light the grill. Your dough will be perfectly tempered when you're ready to go. 

Skillets 101

A quick guide to picking the right pan for the job.