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Easy Cherry Cookies!
How to Make Chocolate-...
These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies are super delicious morsels and very easy to make! Whip them up for a special someone or for yourself. They are sure to become a ...
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How to Chop an Onion in...
Whether you’re making a sandwich or cooking dinner, there’s a good chance that you may be chopping...
History of Pickling and...
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
How to Make Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut made at home has no peer in a can at a deli counter. Follow these tips on how to make...
Best Summer Recipes
Enjoy our best summer recipes and revel in the season’s bounty! Now is the best time to savor juicy...
The Old Farmer's...
Every year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds a recipe contest with cash prizes. THE 2017 SWEET...
Raspberry Honey Cake...
Learn how to make this Raspberry Honey Cake With Raspberry Sauce recipe! For a printable version of...
How to Carve a Turkey
Get a quick refresher on how to carve the turkey before placing it on the table. This is the...
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Tips for Preserving...
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Pickle, freeze, or store it. It’s easy and inexpensive...
Tomato and Strawberry...
Love this salsa! The sweetness of the strawberries and spice from the peppers combine for pure ...
Summer Salad Recipes
Here are three delicious salad recipes for this summer’s hot weather! Summer is a great season to...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care...
To care for your hair, consider some old-fashioned or what we like to call “tried-and-true” ...
Sourdough Starters and...
The early pioneers used yeast batters to make their distinctive sourdough, and the “tang” of their...
A Wintery Summer: Snow...
You might not believe it, but it snowed in four states this July! While summer snow in Alaska is...
Common Cooking Mistakes
Even the best chefs are guilty of something on this list of common cooking mistakes, and it’s time...
Sandwiches: Simply the...
Sandwiches make for the simplest summer meal, so be sure to spice up your summer with these tasty...
Recipes for Leftover...
Be sure not to throw out your leftover stale bread, as there are plenty of delicious recipes that...
In, then out, of a...
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of...
Pickling Tips and...
Learn how to pickle! See our pickling tips—plus, great pickling recipes from dill pickles to...
A History of Switchel
Switchel, or haymaker’s punch, is an old-fashioned summer drink that carries great history. This...
Switchel or Haymaker...
Switchel or Haymaker’s Punch is a delicious drink made from apple cider vinegar. It was how...
The Easiest Pickles Ever
I thought it was about time I learned about canning and preserving after a coworker brought in her...
10 Best Sweet Potato...
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
How to Make Pickled...
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
Apple Cider Vinegar...
Apple cider vinegar might not sound appetizing on its own, but this super healthy food can be...
Best Applesauce Recipes
Here are the best homemade applesauce recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, along with many...
Here is a list of old-time measures equivalencies. 60 pounds apples = 1 bushel 52 pounds beans = 1...
Seasonal Crafts: Make a...
Make a glove turkey, a cute decoration for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Here’s how. Use three...
Here is a chart of household measurements and metric conversions. TABLE OF MEASURES...
Fourth of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day! This great holiday is traditionally observed with parades, band...
Measuring Fruits for...
The following table lists the amounts of fruits in relation to measuring cup equivalencies. Apples...
Here is a list of uncommon ingredient substitutes, for those recipes with hard-to-find ingredients...
Summer Peach Crisp
A warm and delicious peach crisp is a quintessential summer dessert. If you’re looking for a tried-...
10 Best No-Cook Recipes
Don’t feel like cooking after a hectic day? Check out some of our no-cook recipes. These no-cook...
How To Make...
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles. Learning how to pickle cucumbers is much easier than you...
How to Make Sweet...
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that the slow way is the...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
Summer Drinks Recipes:...
Thirsting for a refreshing summer drink on a hot day? Here are some deliciously cool recipes from...
How to Make Jams and...
Preserve your fruits. See how to make jams and preserves. Here are a few canning tips and recipes....
Best Pancake Recipes
Some of the best homemade pancake recipes are also the simplest. One easy buttermilk pancake recipe...
Summer Heat Wave of 1936
Eighty years ago as of July 2016, a blistering heat wave hit the eastern seaboard. We may complain...
Simple Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
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