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Favorite Fall Recipes
Favorite Fall Recipes
have been updated! Find new recipes using autumn’s flavors—apples, pumpkins and squash, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, root...
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Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking and...
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this...
Warning: It’s Fruitcake Season!
Soon they will be upon us— hundreds of them. Sodden with alcohol, their massive bodies bulging with...
How Long Do Seeds Last?
How long do garden seeds last? How do you tell if your old seeds are still good? Let’s find out!...
Quick Tips on Roasting Meat
Learn how to roast meat the right way so that it is as tender and juicy as possible. These seven...
Stir-Fry Recipe With Bone Broth
Here’s one of my favorite Stir-Fry recipes using bone broth. It’s good for you and good tasting!...
Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
How To Make Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Making sweet potato pie is a piece of cake, er, pie! Here are simple step-by-step instructions on...
One-Dish Dinner Recipes
We’ve rounded up a selection of tasty one-pot dishes. Spend less time in the kitchen cleaning up...
Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving side dishes make the meal! We have some delicious options—from the historically-...
The Month of November 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What’s happening in November 2019? Here at the Almanac, we think of November as the month of food,...
Favorite Fall Recipes
Our Favorite Fall Recipes have been updated! Find new recipes using autumn’s flavors—apples,...
Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
If you grow your tomatoes in the same garden bed year after year, you will notice an increase in...
Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
Make some Thanksgiving recipes ahead of the feast day, so that your main concern on the day itself...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Try growing Asian greens such as bok choy, mizuna, or Chinese cabbage! These tasty and popular “...
The Old Farmer's Almanac Recipe Contest
Every year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds a recipe contest with cash prizes. Enter here—and enjoy...
Growing Vegetables Indoors With Grow Lights
If you want to ensure rapid growth of your vegetable seeds indoors, then using grow lights can make...
How to Make a Pie: Crusts, Fillings, and More
Pie, brought over with the earliest settlers from England, has become an American institution....
Interested in a Food Garden Next Spring?
Perhaps you’ve been eyeing beautiful vegetables all summer long at farmers’ markets and farm stands...
Halloween Recipes: 13 Treats and Desserts
Halloween is a time for sweets and treats! Enjoy our best Halloween-themed recipes for treats and...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Make apple cider with an apple press! That pure, sweet taste of fresh apple cider doesn’t even...
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe
My mom grew up on a big Vermont dairy farm, and every summer, they would haul endless gallons of...
Homemade Canned Tomato Sauce: Recipe and Canning Tips
Have you ever made homemade tomato sauce? It’s a great way to use up all those end-of-summer...
Is Your Farmers' Market the Real Deal?
When you are shopping at your local farm stand or farmers’ market, be on the lookout for cheaters...
Farmers' Market Recipes: Starring Fresh Produce!
Farmers’ markets pop up in summer and fall with fresh-from-the-garden favorites. Here are some...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available in nature, making them a healthy addition to...
Apple Recipes: Our Favorites for Fall
Enjoy some of our favorite apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple butter,...
Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
Summer Food Safety
As a casual cook, I usually throw together a dish quickly based on what’s in season, but in the...
Water-Bath Canning: Supplies and Getting Started
It’s high season for fresh fruits and vegetables! Gardens, farmers’ markets, and farm stands...
Best Vegetables to Plant in Fall
The days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. Are you planning to continue the harvest with...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups, and stews all...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
August brings “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8). Our advice? Take it...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
August 8 is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! We’ve gone crazy cooking MORE zuke...
Cornstarch, Arrowroot, & Starches: What's the Difference?
Summer’s extreme heat may take the starch right out of you. But it’s the time of year to reach for...
How to Freeze Corn
We love corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so the...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Summer’s in full swing. Take advantage of midsummer’s bounty: juicy tomatoes, basil, sweet corn,...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season
Let’s make the most of summer’s tomato harvest! We’ve got some fresh tomato recipe ideas right...
10 Great Camping Recipes
Cooking on the open fire is one of the best parts of camping and eating outdoors. We’ve collected...
Dutch Oven Cooking and 11 Recipes
Dutch ovens are increasingly popular for cooking outdoors—hotter than Five-Alarm Chili! Here’s more...