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3 Grits Recipes That Prove This Breakfast Staple Is Much More Versatile Than You Think

Grits are more than just shrimp’s sidekick—these grits recipes prove our point.

The Glass Storage Containers That Broke Our Instagram Are Back in Stock

Until now, the chic glass storage containers featured in our June issue were sold out.

Summer Tacos With Scallion-Peanut Relish

Rotisserie chicken comes to the rescue for a speedy no-cook dinner. On the hottest of days, all you have to do is quick-pickle carrots and daikon radish (or any other radish will do!), make a quick flavorful sauce to dress the chicken, and mix the peanuts and herbs for a super easy relish. Make it an interactive family meal and have everyone assemble their own taco.

Salmorejo with Prosciutto and Hard-Boiled Egg

Take advantage of the juicy in-season tomatoes available this time of year to make this take on a Spanish classic. Similar to gazpacho, this cold no-cook soup is made with tomatoes and bread. Hard-boil the eggs ahead of time or purchase them already hard-boiled at the store. This refreshing, savory bowl of cold soup is just as great for a light lunch midsummer or a dinner party.

Lowe’s Put One Its Most Popular Grills On Sale During Amazon Prime Day

Amazon isn’t the only retailer with mega sales today—Lowe's is keeping up with 25% off this powerful outdoor gas/charcoal hybrid grill.

The Best Young Adult Books We’ve Ever Read

Real Simple editors on the young adult books they've loved as adults. 

Classic Mayonnaise

Why make your own mayonnaise when you could buy it in a jar? Well, that’s easy. The flavor of homemade mayonnaise is like having only seen the world in black and white and finally seeing colors. Okay, maybe that’s a bit far, but a true mayonnaise should be made and enjoyed fresh. This method is easier than the old school French method, substituting a modern blender for hand-whisking oil in drop by drop. This classic recipe can be used as a base for many flavors—anchovy paste, fresh herbs, or roasted garlic would all be delicious.

Open-Faced Philly Cheesesteaks

It’s hard to find fault with a Philly cheese steak sandwich. What’s not to love about juicy steak, caramelized onions and peppers, and bubbly melted provolone all piled on top of a soft baguette? And, thankfully, there’s no need to plan a trip to Philadelphia to eat this classic combo. In fact, it’s surprisingly easy to achieve that authentic steak-pepper-cheese combo in the comfort of your home. Shopping tip: If you can’t find flank steak, top sirloin or skirt steak will both work well.

Spicy Grilled Chicken With Shaved Zucchini Salad

Are you searching for a recipe for a flavorful, healthy chicken dinner? Look no further than this simple, summery number. The Aleppo pepper-rubbed chicken packs just enough heat, and is paired with a lemony-marinated zucchini salad, all of which gets drizzled with a garlic and herb dressing. To make this recipe even more filling, add some grilled bread or pita. Shopping tip: If you can’t find Aleppo pepper, which is imported from Syria, you can use regular chili flakes.