How to Select, Store, and Cook Summer Produce

Make the most of the season’s fleeting pleasures.

Fresh Pick: Cantaloupe

The juicy melon has more to offer than just rounding out a fruit salad. Step away from the melon baller and scoop up these ideas.

Wrapping Food: Foil vs. Plastic

When it comes to protecting leftovers, should you cover them in aluminum foil or plastic wrap? The answer depends on the food and how you’ll reheat it.

How to Store Cheese

Follow these tips to keep fromage fresh.

The Best Way to Store Herbs

Different herbs demand different storage techniques.

How to Store Hard-Boiled Eggs

How to make cooked eggs last longer.

Aluminum Foil Do’s and Don’ts

Tips, tricks, and good advice to help you make the most of every sheet.

How Do I Get Rid of Fruit Flies?

Real Simple answers your questions.

10 Tips for Organizing the Refrigerator

Like real estate, cold storage is all about location. Shelf or drawer? High or low? Follow this expert fridge-packing plan to keep contents fresh.