Nicole Hopper Title: Recipe Tester/Developer Location: Birmingham, Alabama Nicole Hopper is a recipe tester and developer based in Birmingham, Alabama. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.