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Best Thanksgiving Appetizer...
What do you serve before Thanksgiving dinner? Here are some Thanksgiving appetizer recipe ideas—from a cranberry chutney with brie to a spinach artichoke dip.
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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...
Water-Bath Canning: Supplies and Getting Started
It’s high season for fresh fruits and vegetables! Gardens, farmers’ markets, and farm stands...
Best Vegetables to Plant in Fall
The days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. Are you planning to continue the harvest with...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups, and stews all...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
August brings “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8). Our advice? Take it...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
August 8 is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! We’ve gone crazy cooking MORE zuke...
Cornstarch, Arrowroot, & Starches: What's the Difference?
Summer’s extreme heat may take the starch right out of you. But it’s the time of year to reach for...
How to Freeze Corn
We love corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so 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
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
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...
Dutch Oven Cooking and 11 Recipes
Dutch ovens are increasingly popular for cooking outdoors—hotter than Five-Alarm Chili! Here’s more...
Summer Salad Recipes
Here are three delicious salad recipes for this summer’s hot weather! Summer is a great season to...
The Freshest Blueberry Pie Ever Recipe
This open-faced blueberry pie is an outstanding summer pie that lets the true flavor of fresh...
Yes, Plants Have Protein! Choosing Healthy Protein Foods
There’s always debate about fats and carbs, but everyone knows that protein is essential to life....
10 Best No-Cook Recipes
Don’t feel like cooking after a hot or hectic day? Check out these no-cook recipes. From cool soups...
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...
How to Make Sauerkraut
Store-bought sauerkraut can’t compete with the homemade stuff. Follow our sauerkraut recipe to...
Vegetable Nutrition: Healthy Veggies to Add to Your Diet
Do you eat your veggies? Here’s a quick list of the common vegetables that pack a punch of helpful...
Pickling Tips and Recipes
Learn how to pickle! See our best pickling tips—plus, great pickling recipes from dill pickles to...
Fourth of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day (U.S.) with tasty, patriotic dishes. Here are 10 classic 4th of July ...
How to Make Berry Jam
Learn how to make jam in no time! Here’s a quick and easy berry jam recipe with just two...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
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...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans will can, freeze, dry, pickle, and ferment the abundance of summer fruits and...
Fresh Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
Creating a Recipe from the Garden
My sister and I both love to cook. We aim for dishes that are nutritious, cheap, quick, and...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? We love the classic rhubarb pie, but you also can’t go wrong with a...
10 Unusual Vegetables to Liven Up Your Garden
When you grow your own food, you have the opportunity to try some interesting vegetable and fruit...
Urban Gardening: Cram More Into a Small Vegetable Garden!
Grow a lot of food in a city vegetable garden or any compact space, whether it’s on a rooftop,...
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 ...
5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
Here are five super-speedy vegetables that will give you a harvest in just a few short weeks—just...
Summer Picnic Food Ideas & Recipes
Pack a picnic! These 10 picnic recipes will keep well and are easy to transport. From sesame...
Stuffing-Breaded Pork Chops With Pan Gravy
Whether cooking for your family or just for yourself, the Stuffing-Breaded Pork Chops With Pan...
Spring Brunch Recipes
Lemon pancakes, frittata, chocolate waffles, quiche? We’ve cooked up 15 brunch recipes for Mother’s...
Mint Mango Smoothie
Our Mint Mango Smoothie is incredibly refreshing—with only five ingredients. If you’re looking for...
20 Heirloom Vegetables and Fruit
What is an heirloom plant? To put it simply, it’s an old variety that predates the hybrids being...
Wild Ramps Pesto Recipe
I was at the farmers’ market on an Saturday in mid-April cruising through the rows of vegetables,...
Grow a Garden That Keeps Your Pantry Stocked
If the reason you garden is to feed your family, plan this year’s garden to ensure you’ll have...