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Easy Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cookie Recipes...
Want to get the kids involved this holiday season? Try making these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids (or adults)! These recipes are easy to bake and, oh, so delicious!...
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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...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho, ho, ho! Here are 12 of our favorite Christmas appetizer recipes. Whether it’s classic deviled...
Christmas Dinner Recipes
Browse our favorite Christmas dinner recipes, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve...
George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Here’s a recipe for Christmas Eggnog from our first president, in the exact words as they were...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Want to get the kids involved this holiday season? Try making these easy Christmas cookie recipes ...
The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries?...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
For us, leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. Here are quick and easy leftovers...
How to Fold a Napkin: Easy Napkin Folding Ideas
How do you fold a napkin properly? Here are two easy ways to fold cloth napkins for your next...
How to Use a Meat Thermometer
Take the guesswork out of cooking! Here are tips for using a meat thermometer to ensure that the...
Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve updated our Thanksgiving Dinner...
Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
What do you serve before Thanksgiving dinner? Here are some Thanksgiving appetizer recipe ideas—...
Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving side dishes make the meal! We have some delicious options—from the historically-...
Best Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, a traditional pie is a sure bet for us. But which pie? Here...
Sweet Potato Facts and Health Benefits
Twenty years ago, our Almanac declared sweet potatoes to be the “healthiest vegetable of them all...
7 Favorite Egg Recipes
Eating eggs is an inexpensive way to get more protein, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. Eggs...
The Party Planner: Cooking for a Crowd
How much do you need when you’re cooking for a crowd? If you’re planning a big meal, these...
It’s time for turkey trivia! Can turkeys fly? What’s a baby turkey called? Impress your...
Last-Minute Halloween Dinner
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for...
Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe
This homemade pumpkin spice recipe takes just minutes to mix up—with several ingredients that you...
How to Cook a Turkey: Cooking Times and Tips
Ready to roast the big bird? Here are our tips on how to cook a turkey, including a chart on how...
All About Cranberries: An American Native
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, as well as tips for growing this American native and ...
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...