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.

5 Smart Substitutes for Brown Sugar

You'll never go chocolate chip cookie-less again. 

How to Make Luxe Ice Cubes

Rainbow sprinkle ice cubes make a glass of milk so much more exciting.

How to Stack and Frost a Layer Cake    

Get our tips and tricks for stacking and frosting a beautiful, professional-looking cake every time.

Dinner Makeover: I Need Ideas for Quick Dinners

Conflicting (and exhausting) schedules make it impossible for this family to sit down to dinner together. Here, Real Simple helps one overextended mom take back dinnertime.