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Good Friday Sweet Buns
Hot Cross Buns With Icing
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Recipe Contest
Every year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds a recipe contest with cash prizes. Enter here—and enjoy...
4 Favorite Egg Recipes
Eating eggs is an inexpensive way to get more protein, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. Eggs...
Favorite Fall Recipes
We enjoy everything about autumn—especially the fall flavors! Take a look at our favorite fall...
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...
Corn Bread With Pine Nuts and Rosemary
My husband and a few of his buddies have BBQ meat smokers, so our families get together about four...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available to most, making them a healthy and convenient...
Pickling Tips and Recipes
Learn how to pickle! See our best pickling tips—plus, great pickling recipes from dill pickles to...
Quick Ways to Cook Zucchini
We don’t all have time to make complicated zucchini recipes. Here are fast ways to cook that...
Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—...
3 Scrumptious Breakfast Recipes
On weekends, take your time and enjoy some breakfast goodness. Whether French toast, omelets, or...
How to Store Vegetables
Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
It’s that time of year: Friends, neighbors, coworkers, even some side-of-the-road vegetable vendors...
Raw or Cooked? Which is Best?
Who wants to cook on a hot summer night? With all the fresh vegetables of the season, a big summer...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! Here are 10...
How to Freeze Corn
We love fresh corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so...
The Freshest Blueberry Pie Ever Recipe
It’s blueberry season! Once again, I made one of the delicious “freshest pies ever” that my Almanac...
How to Grow Cabbages From Planting to Harvest
In this short video, we show you everything you need to know to grow the perfect cabbage, from...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give...
Parts Unknown: If Anthony Bourdain Had Visited Our Summer Kitchen
We’ve been watching reruns of chef Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, wishing we’d watched more of...
Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Some Like It Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat
A week-long heat wave and a recent question—concerning what green beans to grow in a hot climate—...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
In honor of “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8), here are 15 ways to...
How to Check the Temperature of Your Grill
If you’re camping or simply do not have a thermometer on your grill, use the “hand test” to gauge ...
Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we...
Succession Planting Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
In this gardening video, we demonstrate succession planting! After one crop of vegetables or fruit...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all...
Fourth Of July Recipes
Celebrate the Fourth of July with tasty, patriotic dishes. Here are 10 classic 4th of July recipes—...
Summer Picnic Food Ideas & Recipes
Pack a picnic! These 10 picnic recipes will keep well and are easy to transport. From sesame...
Easy Grilling Recipes—And 10 Tips for Grilling Success
Ready for a cookout? Here are some easy outdoor grilling recipes—plus, our 10 tips for grilling to...
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,...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
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...
Do you eat your veggies? Here’s a quick list of the common vegetables that pack a punch of helpful...
How to Make Berry Jam
Learn how to make berry jam in no time! Here’s a quick and easy berry jam recipe with just two...
Plant Supports: It's a Holdup!
Now that your plants are up and growing, you’ll find that some of them need a little support....
How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
Grilled Salmon With Maple Mustard Glaze
Next time you think of grilling salmon, add this maple mustard glaze in minutes! The fragrance of...
Five Health Foods You Probably Aren't Eating (or Might Consider Eating More Of)
Most plain fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense. But on my long walk today, I started thinking...
10 Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
There’s nothing like strawberries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy...
Switchel (Haymaker's Punch) Recipe
Switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch, is a refreshing drink made from apple cider vinegar. It ...
10 Great Sandwich Recipes
You can make lunchtime a special occasion with these 10 flavorful sandwich recipes. Featuring a...
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