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Caramel Popcorn Balls
Caramel Popcorn Balls
This old-time Caramel Popcorn Balls recipe dates back to the mid-1800s and remains a favorite wholesome treat, especially at Halloween.
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The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin and Winter Squash
Time to turn to pumpkins and sweet, orange-fleshed hubbards, buttercups, butternuts, and acorns for...
Fall Vegetable Garden Cleanup: 11 Tasks to Do Now
Let’s make our fall vegetable garden cleanup easier! Here are 11 tasks to do in autumn before the...
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider is a traditional folk recipe made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. It’s a...
The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! On this page, we list the best apples for baking and cooking—...
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!...
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...
Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
15 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes: Both Sweet and Savory!
We’ve added MORE pumpkin recipes to our collection! See top-rated recipes for Pumpkin Walnut Cake,...
The Month of November 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What’s happening in November? Here at the Almanac, we think of November as the month of food, when...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to clean and cook pumpkins two different ways. Plus, if you’re cooking your own pumpkins...
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 Bone Broth for Soups and Stews
Incorporating bones into your cooking improves the flavor of soups and stews while also offering...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe
This homemade pumpkin spice recipe takes just minutes to mix up—with several ingredients that you...
Substitutions for Baking Pan Sizes
In the midst of cooking but don’t have the right size baking pan? You can often substitute one size...
Water-Bath Canning: Beginner's Guide
Water-bath canning—also called “boiling water bath”—is the easier method of canning that lets you...
Don’t Fear the “Ugly” Produce!
If this was your first year growing garden fruits and vegetables, you probably have found that much...
Drying Your Own Herbs for Tea
Grab the bounty of fresh herbs while you can—and let’s dry those leaves for tea. It’s simple. See...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Here’s how to make apple cider with a press! It’s a great way to celebrate fall—and that pure,...
How to Pickle: Step-by-Step Pickling Guide
Mmmm… Ready to make homemade pickles? Just follow our step-by-step pickling guide for beginners,...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle peppers in this video! Pickled peppers are a great way to...
Apple Recipes: 15 Favorites for Fall
Enjoy 15 of our must-make apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple cake, apple...
Homemade Applesauce for Canning
Making homemade applesauce is so easy and takes just minutes—and then you can preserve your fall...
10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home
Most garden vegetables are easy to grow, though some certainly come with In addition, growing from...
Best Applesauce Recipes
Here are the best homemade applesauce recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac—plus many recipes for...
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...
Canning for Beginners: What Is Canning?
Home canning is experiencing a resurgence of interest. Imagine preserving the taste of vegetables...
How to Make Jam: Refrigerator Jam or Water-Bath Canning
Learn how to make jam—capturing the taste of fruit at the peak of season! In our Beginner’s Guide...
Favorite Fall Recipes
‘Tis the season for fall flavors! Check out our favorite recipes using autumn’s harvest—apples,...
Sweet Refrigerator Pickles
I thought it was about time I learned about pickling after a coworker brought in her homemade sweet...
How To Pick, Store, and Process Apples for Winter
It’s apple season! Find out when apples are ready to be picked, how to properly pick an apple, how...
How to Dry Tomatoes, Peppers, and Herbs
Consider drying tomatoes and peppers and herbs in late summer to keep them longer. Drying is one of...
Frozen Food Storage Guide: How Long Can You Freeze Foods For?
How long can you freeze food for before it’s no longer safe to eat? See this frozen food storage...
How to Freeze and Dry Herbs
Don’t waste those fresh garden herbs! Freezing herbs is easy; there’s no need to blanch. Or, some...
How to Freeze Corn: Blanching and Freezing Corn on the Cob
How to Freeze Corn Guide: We savor corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn...
How to Freeze Spinach and Other Greens
Have more greens than you can eat? Freezing spinach and hardy cooking greens is so easy—and you can...
4 Ways to Preserve Fruit & Vegetables at Home
If you’re a gardener or shop at farmers’ markets, you may find yourself with extra herbs,...
Easy Refrigerator Jam Without Pectin
This is the easiest Refrigerator Jam Recipe with just two ingredients! All you need is sugar and...