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Kat's Tortellini Salad
This creative take on pasta salad is quick to prepare and great to have on hand for summer picnics and gatherings.
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How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this...
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...
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
One-dish recipes are perfect when you want a solid family dinner but may not have the time for a...
2019 Summer Forecast: Hotter Temps Out West, Rain for Others
Summer officially begins this Friday, June 21, and it’s shaping up to be another hot one—for some...
Fresh Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
Creating a Recipe from the Garden
My sister and I both love to cook. We aim for dishes that are nutritious, cheap, uncomplicated,...
Yes, Plants Have Protein! Choosing Healthy Protein Foods
Protein powers our bodies, improving our energy, strength, and mood—and reducing our appetite....
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? We love the classic rhubarb pie, but you also can’t go wrong with a...
10 Unusual Vegetables to Liven Up Your Garden
When you grow your own food, you have the opportunity to try some interesting vegetable and fruit...
Urban Gardening: Cram More Into a Small Vegetable Garden!
Grow a lot of food in a city vegetable garden or any compact space, whether it’s on a rooftop,...
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer,...
Switchel (Haymaker's Punch) Recipe
Switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch, is a refreshing drink made with apple cider vinegar. It ...
5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
Here are five super-speedy vegetables that will give you a harvest in just a few short weeks—just...
Easy Grilling Recipes—And 10 Tips for Grilling Success
Ready for a Memorial Day cookout? Here are grilling recipes for the first big cookout of the summer...
Summer Picnic Food Ideas & Recipes
Pack a picnic! These 10 picnic recipes will keep well and are easy to transport. From sesame...
Farmers' Market Recipes: Starring Fresh Produce!
June 21 marks the first day of summer, and this means that farmers’ markets will be popping up with...
Stuffing-Breaded Pork Chops With Pan Gravy
Whether cooking for your family or just for yourself, the Stuffing-Breaded Pork Chops With Pan...
Spring Brunch Recipes
Lemon pancakes, frittata, chocolate waffles, quiche? We’ve cooked up 15 brunch recipes for Mother’s...
Mint Mango Smoothie
Our Mint Mango Smoothie is incredibly refreshing—with only five ingredients. If you’re looking for...
20 Heirloom Vegetables and Fruit
What is an heirloom plant? To put it simply, it’s an old variety that predates the hybrids being...
Wild Ramps Pesto Recipe
I was at the farmers’ market on an Saturday in mid-April cruising through the rows of vegetables,...
Grow a Garden That Keeps Your Pantry Stocked
If the reason you garden is to feed your family, plan this year’s garden to ensure you’ll have...
3 Baked Goods to Make from Scratch
Today, with our desire for convenience, baked goods made from mixes are common, and cakes from...
Best Easter Recipe Ideas
We’ve taste-tested more Easter recipes! All on one page, browse our best Easter dinner recipe ideas...
Dandelion Recipes: A Wonderful, Edible Weed
Did you know that dandelions can be used in cooking? Instead of mowing them down, harvest them for...
Delicious Recipes With Cheese
Cheese can be used in countless ways. You can whip up a pot of macaroni and cheese or toss pasta...
The Month of April 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2019 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions
When plants are very young and just tiny seedlings, it can be difficult to tell vegetables from...
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-...
Kitchen Garden Plants: Vegetables for Containers and Small Spaces
Kitchen gardens—grown for eating and cooking—are often grown in smaller spaces and containers. So,...
Kale is added to recipes for good reason. Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a very...
Homemade Mixtures Can Spice Up Beans and Lentils
When I hear the statement, “When people can’t afford pork or beef, they move to chicken.” I always...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
Choosing a Location for Your New Vegetable Beds
Whether you’re starting a new vegetable garden or extending an existing one, take time to choose...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Allie W.
See Allie’s beautiful garden go from plan to plenty! Here’s her review of the Almanac Vegetable...
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