Simply Recipes
Easy Ways to Beautifully Package Your Edible Gifts
Giving food gifts this holiday season? Make them extra special with pretty packaging! From containers to liners and labels, here's what you need to know to create beautifully packaged edible gifts for your friends and family.

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Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies
First Lady Laura Bush's classic kitchen sink cowboy cookies won her cookie fame for a reason. They're made with oatmeal, pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips for an over-the-top cookie you can't resist.

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Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage and Kale
This Sausage and Kale Orecchiette is a great weeknight meal. It uses just a few ingredients and can be made quickly. Great for kids, too!

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Crispy Hash Browns
What's the secret to the crispiest hash browns ever? Press out as much extra moisture as possible after grating and before frying. Here's how you can make them perfectly browned and extra crispy, every time.

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19 Food Gifts for the Holidays
Want to give your loved ones a homemade treat this season? From Red Velvet Cookies to Holiday Spice Granola, any one of these favorite recipes would make a wonderful food gift!

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Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies are the essence of the holidays and are deeply flavored with spices and molasses. Decorate with royal icing and enjoy them for dessert or on your Christmas tree!

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Adeena Sussman’s Green Shakshuka with Crispy Latkes
Shakshuka with mixed greens, herbs, onions, garlic, and spices—and eggs that cook right in the pan. Make it for dinner with crispy latkes, and eat the rest for breakfast the next day!

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Glazed Baked Ham
Glazed Baked Ham is so easy and delicious! Choose from two different glazes, both with honey. Baked ham is a great way to feed a crowd during the holidays.

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Make the holidays extra special with a homemade loaf of panettone. This enriched Italian Christmas bread—dotted with rum-soak dried fruit, citrus, and almonds—is easy to make at home with the time-saving tip of letting it rise overnight in the refrigerator.

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Chocolate Layer Cake
This rich, tender chocolate cake is easy enough to make for a casual dessert but can be a showstopper for any special event. It comes together with just one bowl, a whisk, and 30 minutes in the oven. This homemade chocolate layer cake is a chocolate lover’s dream.

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Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream
This Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream has a silky, melt-in-your mouth texture, a balanced not-too-sweet flavor, and it pipes beautifully on cakes. You can even make it days ahead of time and refrigerate it, or freeze it for months. It’s frosting perfection.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: December Week 2
This week’s meal plan is all about eating something familiar with a possibly new-to-you flavor. Dig into Honey Mustard Baked Salmon, Pork Chops with Ginger Pear Sauce, Black Rice Bowls with Tofu, Flank Steak Stir Fry, and Chicken Pad Thai! #simplyrecipes #weeknightdinnerrecipes #weeklymealplans #whatsfordinner #easyweeknightdinners #feedingfamilies

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Brandy Alexander Cocktail
The boozy Brandy Alexander is made with brandy, crème de cacao, heavy cream, and topped with freshly-grated nutmeg. It's a decadent and delicious wintry cocktail, and a good choice for a holiday party.

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The Friday Buzz: Stretchy Lids, Parks and Rec vs. The Office, Funky Fresh Vibes
Here's our roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the happy hour of blog posts! This week's edition includes: Stretchy lids, Parks and Rec vs. The Office showdown, funky fresh vibes, and so much more. 

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Simply Recipes 2019 Gift Guide: Kids Who Love to Cook
Shopping for the kiddo in your life that loves to cook or bake? Let the Simply Team help! With inspiring books, gadgets, and attire, finding that perfect gift has never been easier.

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Dungeness Crab Cakes
Crab cakes with Dungeness crab are a treat! They can be a little delicate, so a chill in the fridge before frying helps them from falling apart while frying.

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5 Tips for Raising an Adventurous Eater
How do you raise an adventurous eater? One who loves veggies and trying new foods? We've got 5 great tips from Vicki and Misha Collins and their new cookbook The Adventurous Eaters Club, plus a VIDEO of making beet gnocchi together!

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Classic Stuffed Mushrooms
These classic stuffed mushrooms are loaded with shallots, garlic, walnuts, breadcrumbs, and chopped mushroom stems. Sprinkle with Parmesan and pop them in the oven and you've got a great appetizer for the holidays.

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How To Make Mayonnaise in a Blender or Food Processor
Whipping up a batch of homemade mayonnaise is easy-peasy in either the blender or a food processor. With this step-by-step guide, you’ll be a mayo master in no time!

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Potato Latkes
Our deli-style potato latkes recipe is made in the food processor! They're crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Serve hot with plenty of sour cream and applesauce!

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