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Star-Spangled Berry Pie
Star-Spangled Berry Pie
This one-crust “Star-Spangled Berry Pie” is the ultimate Independence Day dessert! Ripe raspberries and blueberries are topped with stars; a white chocolate layer on the...
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How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider is a traditional tonic made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. It’s been used...
Fall Cleanup in Vegetable Gardens
To avoid problems next year, start your vegetable garden cleanup tasks in autumn before the weather...
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
We’ve rounded up a selection of tasty one-pot dishes. Spend less time in the kitchen cleaning up...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
When herbs are in season, rejoice in recipes that incorporate heavenly rosemary, basil, dill, mint...
Fourth of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day in style with some festive recipes, including Star-Spangled Chicken With...
Dutch Oven Cooking and 11 Recipes
Dutch ovens are increasingly popular for cooking outdoors—hotter than Five-Alarm Chili! Here’s more...
10 Best No-Cook Recipes
Don’t feel like cooking after a hot or hectic day? Check out these no-cook recipes. From cool soups...
Summer Drink Recipes: Lemonades, Iced Teas, and Punches
Thirsting for a refreshing summer drink on a hot day? Here are some deliciously cool recipes from...
Introduction to Canning: What Is Canning?
Home canning is experiencing a resurgence of interest for all sorts of reasons. Imagine the shelves...
Easy Grilling Recipes—And 10 Tips for Grilling Success
Ready to grill? Begin planning now with our Top 10 Tips for Excellent Summer Grilling. Everything...
Water-Bath Canning: Beginner's Guide and Recipes
Gardens, farmers’ markets, and farm stands are overflowing with vegetables and fruit! We’ll show...
Pressure Canning: Beginner's Guide and Recipes
Preserving your harvest or farmers’ market haul in a pressure canner has many benefits. Here’s how...
Fresh Blueberry Recipes
One of the healthiest foods on Earth, blueberries are delicious and versatile. We’ve gathered some...
Comfort Food Recipes from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Ready for some amazing comfort food recipes? We’ve got macaroni and cheese, meatballs, lasagna,...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Ready for summer recipe ideas? We’ve arranged these seasonal recipes by which ingredients are fresh...
How to Use Succession Planting to Increase Your Harvest
Are you succession planting? This practice refers to second plantings in spaces where the first...
No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the garden shovel? Sore from pulling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening can ...
Switchel Recipe (Haymaker's Punch)
Switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch, is a refreshing drink made with apple cider vinegar. It ...
15 Warm and Cozy Comfort Food Desserts
There are desserts and then there are comfort food desserts that warm the soul and leave you deeply...
5 Delicious Cupcake Recipes
When you don’t want to make an entire cake, make cupcakes! From our scratch go-to vanilla cupcake...
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream at Home
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer,...
How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
When it comes to a birthday party, try a different type of cupcake—ice cream cone cupcakes! They’re...
Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables
Not fond of veggies? Or, just looking for creative ideas to add more vegetables to your menu to get...
Growing Enough Food to Feed a Family
Ever wondered: Could you grow enough food to feed your family year-round? How big would your...
10 Best Cookie Recipes
A fresh batch of warm, chewy cookies is always a treat. From our Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip to...
Berry Good Recipes
There’s nothing like berries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy...
Dandelion Recipes: A Wonderful, Edible Weed
Did you know that dandelions can be used in cooking? Instead of mowing them down, harvest them for...
Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade
A shady yard shouldn’t keep anyone, especially beginners, from growing vegetables! Most crops need...
Picnic Recipes for Sunny Days!
Pack a picnic! From potato salads to chicken salads to old-fashioned strawberry lemonade, here’s...
Easy Eggplant Recipes and Cooking Tips
The gloriously purple eggplant is so misunderstood! Most people have experienced badly-cooked...
Growing Tomatoes From Sowing to Harvest
We’ll show you how to plant tomatoes, whether seeding indoors, potting up, or transplanting...
How to Grow Zucchini from Sowing to Harvest
Zucchini are the stars of the summer garden and renowned for being incredibly prolific. Usually...
How to Grow Beets from Sowing to Harvesting
Learn how to grow beets from sowing the seeds to harvesting the roots! Beets should be a staple of...
How to Grow Sweet Corn, From Sowing to Harvest
Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been...
How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Plus, we can’t...