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Grilling Recipes and Tips: Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Dessert
Ready for a cookout? Here are some great grilling tips and recipes. Meat tastes great from the...
Best Apples for Baking: Apple Pie, Applesauce, Cider
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking—from...
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!...
Warning: It’s Fruitcake Season!
Soon they will be upon us— hundreds of them. Sodden with alcohol, their massive bodies bulging with...
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...
Apple Cider Press Party | How to Make Apple Cider
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an...
Making Homemade Sauerkraut Step-by-Step
It’s harvesttime. Cabbages are available at a deal. Few people know that in the early 1900’s, the...
Enjoy these fun, traditional Halloween crafts! They’re great for the young and the young at heart!...
How to Make Muffins: Baking Tips and Recipes
Here are some tips for baking muffins, including how to use muffin pans, making moist muffins, and...
Easy Halloween Dinner Recipe Ideas
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for...
What Is So Spooky About Halloween Weather?
Why does Halloween fit so well with October? It’s just interesting to think about how much weather...
Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb-Infused Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Halloween Recipes: Treats and Desserts
Halloween is a time for sweets! Enjoy our best Halloween recipes for Halloween treats and desserts...
How to Cook Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
3 Best Kitchen Tools to Preserve the Harvest
I confess to being a lazy cook. For example, the idea of peeling, coring, and slicing apples makes...
Some Green Tomatoes Are Meant to Stay Green
Usually, when we see a green tomato, it’s just unripe and will eventually turn red. However, there...
How Do You Know if Your Eggs Are Good?
How do you know if your eggs are still good? Almanac editor Janice Stillman shares egg-cellent tips...
Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders
There’s nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of soup on a cold day. These stew, chowder, and...
Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe
This homemade pumpkin spice recipe takes 5 minutes to mix up—with 5 ingredients that you may...
Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
How to Make Pie: Crusts, Fillings, and More
Pie, brought over with the earliest settlers from England, has become an American institution. Here...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
Best Fall Recipes
Enjoy our best fall recipes made with your favorite seasonal ingredients—pumpkin, apples, carrots,...
Old-Time Weights and Measures
Ever heard of a firkin, hogshead, and coomb? Convert old-time English weights and measures to...
Eating With the Seasons
Eating with the seasons just makes sense. It’s the most delicious and healthiest way to live. Here’...
Kale is all the rage right now—and for good reason! Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale...
Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Here are a few simple natural sore throat remedies to help ease the discomfort! Let us know how...
Best Pumpkin Recipes
It’s that time of year again when pumpkin seems to infiltrate the food world! Now you can add...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! (I mean the kind that grow on trees, not the latest iPhone.) Here are some...
The Old Farmer's Almanac Recipe Contest
Every year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds a recipe contest with cash prizes. See the 2018 contest—...
September is National Honey Month!
This month is sweet! September is National Honey Month; read on for honey facts worth buzzing about...
10 Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles,...
The Best Tomato Recipes EVER
There’s nothing like juicy tomatoes in season, especially right off the vine. We’ve got the best...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans are hard at work canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and fermenting the...
Pressure Canning Guide: How to Use a Pressure Canner
Preserving your harvest or farmers’ market haul in a pressure canner has many benefits. Here’s how...
Houseplant Growing Tips
Houseplants can add color and beauty to your home! Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available to most, making them a healthy and convenient...
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