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Holiday Recipes Articles
Best Easter Recipe Ideas
Here at the Almanac, cooking and baking is a source of comfort and calm. This year, our Easter...
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...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
Poor Man's Turtles
Take me into a candy shop any day, anywhere, and I will walk out with a turtle every time. No...
Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Take a look at our mouthwatering Valentine’s Day dessert recipes. We’ve made chocolate lava cake,...
How to Set Up a Buffet Table
For stress-free holiday entertaining, set up a buffet table. Guests can mingle instead of being...
Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...
Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve updated our Thanksgiving Dinner...
Christmas Dinner Recipes
Our Christmas Dinner Recipes collection has been updated for 2019. We’ve covered all the classic...
George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Here’s a recipe for Christmas Eggnog from our first president, in the exact words as they were...
Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving side dishes make the meal! We have some delicious options—from the historically-...
Last-Minute Halloween Dinner
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for...
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...
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,...
How to Make a Pie: Crusts, Fillings, and More
Pie, brought over with the earliest settlers from England, has become an American institution....
Halloween Recipes: 13 Treats and Desserts
Halloween is a time for sweets and treats! Enjoy our best Halloween-themed recipes for treats and...
Fourth of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day (U.S.) with tasty, patriotic dishes. Here are 10 classic 4th of July ...
10 Christmas Drinks to Get Into the Holiday Spirit
Toast the season with ten of our most festive Christmas drinks and cocktails! The holidays deserve...
Christmas Dessert Recipes
Browse our favorite Christmas dessert recipes, including gingerbread, Christmas cake, stollen,...
10 Delicious Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
When planning a nice Christmas gathering, we may not think much about breakfast. And yet when the...
Could Cocoa Be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy...
How to Make a Gingerbread House
Making a gingerbread house may be one of the best ways to spend a snowy, blustery afternoon....
Gifts from the Kitchen: Infused Vinegar Recipes
Bottles of infused vinegar make excellent gifts from the kitchen! Below is a colorful recipe for...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
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...
Holiday Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Here are some holiday kitchen cleaning tips because, at this time of year more than any other, the...
Easy Punch Recipes and Tips
Enjoy our simple punch recipes and tips, from easy fruit punch for kids’ birthday parties to more...
How to Carve a Turkey
Get a quick refresher on how to carve the turkey before placing it on the table. This is the...
Blog: The Almanac Christmas Party
Every December, we cook up a storm for the annual Almanac Christmas party. Here are photos of the...