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Candy Corn Cookies That Are Even Better Than the Real Thing

These festive sweets are the ultimate homemade Halloween treat.

How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs

This simple method will revolutionize your egg game.

How to Make Kitchen Sink Chocolate Bark

This fun and easy candy treat contains an array of goodies in every bite.

The Simple Secrets of Delicious Mashed Potatoes

Real Simple’s food director shares the secrets to a stand-out recipe.

How to Put on a Duvet Cover

With this simple trick, changing a duvet cover is unbelievably easy.

Easy School Lunch Ideas

Three simple ideas to take the challenge out of prepping lunch. 

Birthday Cake Crepes

Give the classic yellow cake a break this year and make these colorful crepes for your next birthday celebration. Multi-colored nonpareils (round sprinkles) add flare to every crepe—but be sure to add them after you’ve poured the batter into the pan (if you try to stir them into the batter beforehand, they’ll sink to the bottom). The rest of the process is simple—fold the crepes, top with vanilla ice cream, and drizzle with hot fudge. Oh, and don’t forget the candle on top! You can still make a birthday wish with crepes, of course (and we won’t tell if you wish for more crepes). These would also be great served at a birthday brunch, alongside a spread of more savory options. Set out a variety of ice cream flavors, and guests can scoop and top their crepes as they please. Love the idea of birthday crepes, but wish they were inspired by chocolate cake instead? Simply whisk ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder into the crepe batter, and voila! Chocolate birthday cake crepes. For best results, let the crepe batter sit at room temperature for a few minutes before adding the cocoa powder, which will ensure it mixes in evenly.

How to Fill in Eyebrows

Whether you over-plucked or you weren’t blessed with Brooke Shields-like brows, these simple steps will take your arches from scrawny to sculpted. FYI: Spending just a few minutes on your brows will frame your face and even shave a few years off your look.

How to Fold a T-Shirt

Save shelf or drawer space—and keep your shirts wrinkle-free—with this speedy folding method.