Videos & Checklists

How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs

This simple method will revolutionize your egg game.

3 Seasonal, Adorable—and Easy!—Holiday Gift Tags

Personalize your presents with these simple how-tos.

A Unique Mulled Wine Recipe Guaranteed to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Want to try a fresh twist on a classic wintertime warmer? This golden, fragrant version swaps out traditional red wine for white and adds sweet pears, tart lemons, and a beautiful blend of rosemary, vanilla, and star anise.

This Christmas Tree Is More Elegant (and Way Easier) Than a Gingerbread House

Simple and fun to make, this centerpiece will be the hit of your holiday dessert bar. All you need is your favorite no-fail cookie recipe and some star-shaped cutters.

Pop-up Gift Wrap That Will Bring Your Presents to Life

This 3D technique provides some serious wow factor for both kids and adults. Take some scenic or graphic wrapping paper and use the details on it to create some cool pop-up shapes.

You Won’t Believe This Adorable, Space-saving Christmas “Tree”

All you need for this Pinterest-worthy DIY tree alternative is some pom poms and a blank wall or a door.

Go Ultra Modern With Your Christmas Tree Decor This Season

Use jewel boxes for a sleek DIY take on your traditional evergreen.

Candy Corn Cookies That Are Even Better Than the Real Thing

These festive sweets are the ultimate homemade Halloween treat.

This Classic Lattice Crust Is Easy As Pie

Learn the simple technique in less than 2 minutes.

The Simple Secrets of Delicious Mashed Potatoes

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