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This Black Bean Soup has a wonderful creamy texture and earthy flavor—plus, it’s filling and nutritious.
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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...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho, ho, ho! Here are 12 of our favorite Christmas appetizer recipes. Whether it’s classic deviled...
Homemade Christmas Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...
Gift Jar Ideas for Christmas
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
Party Recipes for Christmas
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a...
Holiday Drink Recipes
From holiday punch to wassail, we have tasty drink recipes to wet your whistle! Invite your friends...
Christmas Dessert Recipes
Browse our favorite Christmas dessert recipes, including gingerbread, Christmas cake, stollen,...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or adults! These recipes are easy to bake ...
Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
When planning a nice Christmas gathering, we may not think much about breakfast. And yet when the...
How to Care for Table Linens
After a special holiday feast or dinner, how do you care for your table linens? Here are five...
4 Delicious Holiday Pie Recipes
For many holiday dinners, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, the pies take center stage. The...
Raspberry Walnut Rugelach Recipe
Rugelach are delicious Jewish pastries made from a cream cheese–based dough and filled with...
The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries?...
How to Use a Meat Thermometer: Internal Cooking Temperature Chart
Take the guesswork out of cooking meat and poultry! Here are tips on using a meat thermometer to...
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...
George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Here is a recipe for Christmas Eggnog from our first president, in the exact words as they were...
Best Thanksgiving Recipes
We’ve added even more Thanksgiving recipe ideas! From the turkey to scrumptious sides to...
Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Here at the Almanac, Thanksgiving is all about comfort food, including the desserts! Here are ten ...
Five Fun Facts About Cranberries: An American Native
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient in...
How to Make Pie: Crusts, Fillings, and More
Pie, brought over with the earliest settlers from England, has become an American institution. Here...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
Leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving meal! Here are quick and easy...
How to Make a Braided Pie Crust
Jazz up your next pie with a braided pie crust design! This short video will show you the process....
How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust
If you’re making a top crust for your pie, making a lattice top is quick and easy. This short video...
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...
Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
Definitely make some Thanksgiving recipes ahead of the feast day, so that your main concern on the...
How to Create a Year-Round Vegetable Garden
In this short video, we share six proven strategies to keep your homegrown harvests coming year-...
How to Make a Pie Crust
Every pie needs the perfect pie crust—and we don’t mean from a box. Make your own pie crust with...
The Month of November 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What happens in November 2017? We like to think of November as the month of food, when the best of...
Can turkeys fly? What’s a baby turkey called? Learn the answers to these questions and more, with...
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...
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...
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...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
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...
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