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Christmas Fudge Recipe
Never-Fail Christmas Fudge
Even if you’ve never made candy before in your life, give this easy fudge recipe a try.
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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...
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...
Best Fall Recipes
Enjoy our best fall recipes made with your favorite seasonal ingredients—pumpkin, apples, carrots,...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
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...
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...
How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
These quick and easy ice cream cone cupcakes are great for any party! They’re fun to make and a...
How to Make Guacamole Dip
See how to make guacamole dip. This guacamole recipe is one of our favorites with a great flavor!...
How to Tell When Vegetables and Fruit Are Ready To Harvest
How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
Salsa and tortilla chips is the perfect dish for a hot summer’s day! Here are a few of our favorite...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
10 Healthiest Vegetables and Fruit to Grow in Your Garden
Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables are packed full of nutrients which help to boost health and...
Pickling Tips and Recipes
Learn how to pickle! See our best pickling tips—plus, great pickling recipes from dill pickles to...
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
Enjoy easy zucchini recipes from zucchini bread to zucchini brownies! Have fun with 15 ways to use...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they are...
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...
Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—...
Beet Kvass Recipe
Beet kvass is a fermented vegetable drink that is easy to make and loaded with probiotics. Learn...
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