Shopping & Storing

5 Sweet Finds for the Honey Lover

Gift these snacks and treats to friends—or keep them all to yourself.

How Does a Refrigerator Work?

In the refrigeration cycle, there are five basic components: fluid refrigerant; a compressor, which controls the flow of refrigerant; the condenser coils (on the outside of the fridge); the evaporator coils (on the inside of the fridge); and something called an expansion device. Here’s how they interact to cool your food.

The Best Granola

When it's crunch time in the morning or snack time at your desk, it's nice to have some granola squirreled away. Real Simple staffers sampled 187(!) varieties to find the best.

10 Things You Should Not Refrigerate

Certain items are at their prime when stored at room temperature.

37 Easy Salmon Recipes

The recipe variations on “the king of fish” are as inventive as they are numerous.

How to Store and Use Fresh Herbs

You needed just one sprig but had to buy a whole package. What can you do with the leftovers?

7 Creative Back-to-School Lunches

The back-to-school crunch is upon us. This year, instead of that slightly squished PB &J, send the kiddos to school with one of these fresh lunch box ideas.