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Summer Food Safety
As a casual cook, I usually throw together a dish quickly based on what’s in season, but in the...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Summer’s in full swing. Take advantage of midsummer’s bounty: juicy tomatoes, basil, sweet corn,...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season
Let’s make the most of summer’s tomato harvest! We’ve got some fresh tomato recipe ideas right...
10 Great Camping Recipes
Cooking on the open fire is one of the best parts of camping and eating outdoors. We’ve collected...
Summer Salad Recipes
Here are three delicious salad recipes for this summer’s hot weather! Summer is a great season to...
Easy Grilling Recipes—And 10 Tips for Grilling Success
Ready to grill? (Always!) We offer 10 tips on how to grill for maximum taste—plus 10 easy grilling...
2019 Summer Forecast: Hotter Temps Out West, Rain for Others
Summer officially begins this Friday, June 21, and it’s shaping up to be another hot one—for some...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer,...
Switchel (Haymaker's Punch) Recipe
Switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch, is a refreshing drink made with apple cider vinegar. It ...
2018 Summer Weather Forecast
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year?...
Salsa and tortilla chips is the perfect dish for a hot summer’s day! Here are a few of our favorite...
How to Make Iced Tea: Tips and Recipes
Is there anything better than drinking cold iced tea on a warm summer’s day? Here are some iced tea...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful collection of seasonal photos shared by Almanac readers—...
Sandwiches: Simply the Perfect Summer Meal
Sandwiches make for the simplest summer meal, so be sure to spice up your summer with these tasty...
A Wintery Summer: Snow In July
You might not believe it, but it snowed in four states this July! While summer snow in Alaska is...
Recipes for Leftover Bread
Be sure not to throw out your leftover stale bread, as there are plenty of delicious recipes that...
Summer Peach Crisp
A warm and delicious peach crisp is a quintessential summer dessert. If you’re looking for a tried-...
Summer Drink Recipes: Cool Off!
Thirsting for a refreshing summer drink on a hot day? Here are some deliciously cool recipes from...
Summer Heat Wave of 1936
Eighty years ago as of July 2016, a blistering heat wave hit the eastern seaboard. We may complain...
Strawberry Lemonade: Light and sweet flavors for a summer evening!
This Strawberry Lemonade is sweet but would be a refreshing drink on a hot summer afternoon. It...
The History of Ice Cream
The history of ice cream is a messy one. Many nations claim to have invented it, just as various...
Summer Corn Chowder
I love a lot of things about summer, but one in particular is the sweet crunch of fresh corn on the...
Cooking Fresh: Summer Squash Bake
Garrison Keillor once said that July is the only time of year when country people lock their cars...
If, like me, you grow or receive more zucchini in August than you know what to do with, this post...
Taste Summer Now with Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
In grocery stores and at farmers’ markets all over, fresh fruit and berries are beginning to appear...
Orange-Brown Rice Salad
Recently, I went to a barbecue where I had the most delectable mandarin orange rice. It had a...
Summertime Meals to Feed a Crowd
Whether you’re having a family reunion or a backyard gathering, it can be tricky to figure out how...