Cooking & Recipes Articles

In this blog, we are going to explore many various opportunities to raise and preserve our own or... read more
Anyone who has ever grown or cooked with jalapeños will tell you: wear gloves. I hadn’t done... read more
It’s that time of year: Friends, neighbors, coworkers, even some side-of-the-road vegetable... read more
It happens to every cook now and then: Something tastes bland, or the chicken is pink and your... read more
Millions of Americans—including me—are hard at work canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and... read more
This Strawberry Lemonade is sweet but would be a refreshing drink on a hot summer afternoon. It... read more
Why throw out what may be the most healthful and flavorful parts of the foods you prepare... read more
The history of ice cream is a messy one. Many nations claim to have invented it, just as various... read more
My Almanac colleague showed me the best way to make blueberry pie: don't cook some of the berries... read more
I brought these tasty little Marjoram Mushrooms to a potluck party—and they made a fun addition. I... read more
The ice cream sold in supermarkets today is not what it once was. It is also ridiculously ... read more
I had never poached a chicken before and I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was. I put enough... read more
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that the slow way is the... read more
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess... read more
Sauerkraut made at home has no peer in a can at a deli counter. Follow these tips on how to make... read more
Certainly among the oldest ways of reliably preserving meats, salting and brining have given the... read more
Perhaps the prettiest sight in the kitchen is homemade jelly. There is nothing like a row of clear... read more
Next time you think of grilling salmon, run, don’t walk, to the pantry (or however far you have to... read more
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to... read more
When you watch those cooking shows, ever wonder what happens when something goes amiss? There I... read more
When I started my Garden-Fresh blogging journey, I knew one thing: It was going to be one of the... read more
Sometimes it’s planned, other times it’s spontaneous. However it happens, eating together has been... read more
My parents retired to the family room and left the five of us girls to talk, laugh, drink post... read more
I began my Garden-Fresh Cookbook blog with a delicious seafood dish, Skillet Sea Scallops, so when... read more
I grabbed my mom’s old camera bag that has been turned into a vintage-looking purse, and headed... read more
Planning parties and other large gatherings can be stressful. To make it easier, here is a... read more
With the spinach fettuccine taking only 3 minutes to cook al dente and the scallions sautéed with... read more
The worst spring season the Northwest has seen in years isn’t showing in the growth of the seeds I... read more
Have you ever left a restaurant feeling a little ill and were concerned it might be more than just... read more
We love leftovers! In fact, leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving or... read more
It's hard to say no to your kids when they want to help you bake, but now you don't have to. Try... read more
From holiday punch to wassail, we have tasty recipes to wet your whistle! Invite your friends and... read more
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a... read more
Chicken salads are always a staple for any picnic or outside gathering. Next time you’re in need... read more
These holiday brunch recipes provide a nourishing and festive beginning to a family holiday. When... read more
The delicious smell of garlic, lightly dappled with olive oil and sprigs of thyme, roasting in the... read more
Preparing to have family and friends over for a nice Christmas party? Here are 15 Christmas party... read more
Enjoy these picnic food recipes to help you prepare for the perfect picnic!  Picnics are a great... read more
I have grown up in a family in which the only meat eaten in the house was chicken, turkey, or... read more
These basic sugar cookie recipes offer a delicious treat for any gathering of family or friends... read more