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Simple Recipes for Trying Times
10 Easy Recipes to Cook...
By now, most American households have hunkered down. What do we cook during this uncertain period when it may be hard to find the supplies we need? Here are 10 inexpensive,...
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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...
Best Easter Recipe Ideas
Here at the Almanac, cooking and baking is a source of comfort and calm. This year, our Easter...
What’s a Spring Tonic? While the vernal equinox may mark the moment of spring, the appearance of...
The Month of April 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
By April, spring has finally sprung, and if we’re lucky, the weather will reflect that! We hope...
Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? We love the classic rhubarb pie, but you also can’t go wrong with a...
Crop Rotation Chart for Small Vegetable Garden
Even if you grow a small vegetable garden, it’s smart to arrange your crops to avoid pests and...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
Grow Greens Indoors: Sprouts, Shoots, and Microgreens
Grow sprouted seeds, shoots, and young winter greens indoors—all-year round! During winter and...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—...
10 Easy Vegetables to Grow From Seed
Most vegetables in the garden are easiest to plant from seed. In addition, growing from seed is...
Sourdough Starters and Recipes
The early pioneers used yeast batters to make their distinctive sourdough, and the “tang” of their...
Aphrodisiac Foods: Chocolate, Oysters, and Spanish Fly?
Since the beginning of time, stories about aphrodisiac foods have abounded. Who hasn’t heard that...
Poor Man's Turtles
Take me into a candy shop any day, anywhere, and I will walk out with a turtle every time. No...
Easy Turtle Candies Recipe
Our easy homemade turtle candy recipe is made with only four ingredients! The combination of...
Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Take a look at our mouthwatering Valentine’s Day dessert recipes. We’ve made chocolate lava cake,...
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal, but could...
Summer Salad Recipes
These delicious summer salad recipes feature seasonal vegetables from the garden or market. We know...
Wondering About Oat Milk? Make Your Own!
Feelin’ your oats? Sowing your oats? Or maybe you’re eating your oats. (Yes! They’re good for you...
Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Forget about fast food—slow food is where it’s at! Using a slow cooker or crock pot allows you to...
How to Cook Dumplings Recipe
Don’t you just LOVE Chinese dumplings? Editor Annie Copps learned how to make them at home! Watch...
Best Garden Planner: Customer Reviews | Testimonials
Our readers say it best! See reviews for the online Garden Planner from Almanac gardeners. From ...
How to Eat in Seven Words
Looking for advice on a healthful eating plan? There are so many diets that it can set your head to...
Improving Gut Health: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat
Trillions of “good” bacteria live inside our body. There’s an entire ecosystem—or, microbiome—in...
Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders
This is the perfect season for soup recipes!. Warm and nourishing in cold or rainy weather, soups...
Hoppin’ John: A Traditional Southern Dish for New Year's Day
Welcome in the New Year with Hoppin’ John, a traditional New Year’s Day dish, and luck will follow...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread...
How to Set Up a Buffet Table
For stress-free holiday entertaining, set up a buffet table. Guests can mingle instead of being...
Simple Christmas Table Decorations and Settings
Setting a table for Christmas? Here are 10 easy yet beautiful Christmas table ideas for yuletide...
10 Tips for Beginner Gardeners
Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground...
How to Make Rugelach
Rugelach are delicious Jewish pastries made from a cream cheese–based dough and filled with...
4 Delicious Holiday Pie Recipes
For many holiday dinners, the pies take center stage. Our four seasonal pies—apples, cranberries,...
Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...