46 Great Hostess Gifts

These seasonal picks will show your gratitude—and maybe (probably!) even snag you another invitation.

These Fourth of July Cupcakes Actually Explode

Impress every kid (and adult) at your party with these super fun and easy to make treats.

Easy Party Foods

Fifteen delicious dishes and drinks that are sure to please a crowd.

6 Essential Backyard Barbecue Supplies

An entertaining pro reveals the secret ingredients for hosting a foolproof bash.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

These frozen treats are so simple to make―and so incredibly delicious―that they’ll make you rethink the store-bought pint.

10 Fresh Tomato Recipes    

“A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins,” novelist Laurie Colwin once wrote. Hear, hear! These easy summery sides offer a delicious symphony of flavors.

10 Recipes for Fresh Mozzarella

Say “cheese”! This beloved Italian standby is a happy addition to so many dishes.

10 No-Cook Dinner Sides

Here’s your solution for the dog days: Quick stove- and oven-free recipes for fresh produce.

20 Easy Steak Dinners

Craving meat? Indulge in one of these simple yet tasty steak recipes—sides included.

6 Trader Joe’s Snacks You Need at Your Summer Party

Real Simple staffers share their favorite grocery picks for simple, fuss-free hosting.