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Cooking With Flowers
Cook with edible flowers to add color and a hint of flavor to soups, chicken, and salad dishes. ...
Hearty Soup, Stew, and Chowder Recipes
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Super Bowl Dip Recipes
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10 Gardening Tips for Beginners
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How to Make Florentine Spinach Dip
Our recipe for Florentine Spinach Dip is a crowd-pleaser and very easy to make! Perfect for any...
Party Food Ideas and Game Day Recipes
Get ready for party food ideas and game day recipes—from chicken wings to slow-cooker chili to...
The Most Nutritious Vegetables You Can Grow
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Winning Oatmeal Recipes: Chicken, Pancakes, Meatballs
These winning oatmeal recipes come from the Almanac 2005 Reader Recipe Contest. Find oatmeal...
Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
Get inspired with these free vegetable garden layout ideas! Choose the right design for backyard...
Fruit Kvass With Turmeric: For Your Health!
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Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner
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Thai Chicken With Linguine Recipe
With this Thai Chicken With Linguine recipe from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the dinner “rush hour”...
How to Make Gluten-Free Chocolate-Coconut-Cranberry Cookies
For the printable recipe, click here! This recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate-Coconut-Cranberry...
Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
When planning a nice Christmas gathering, we may not think much about breakfast. And yet when the...
Blog: How to Make New Year's Resolutions
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George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Here is a recipe from our first president, in the exact words as they were written by George...
Christmas Dinner Recipes and Ideas
Browse our top Christmas dinner recipe ideas, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve...
Gingerbread House Decorating Tips
Making a gingerbread house may be one of the best ways to spend a snowy, blustery afternoon. Here...
Holiday Drink Recipes
From holiday punch to wassail, we have tasty drink recipes to wet your whistle! Invite your friends...
Christmas Recipes: Desserts
Browse 20 Christmas dessert recipes, including gingerbread, Christmas cake, stollen, Buche de Noel...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho ho! Here are 15 of our best Christmas appetizer recipes, from simple favorites to more elegant...
Ten Things Cookie Bakers Really Ought to Know
For better organization and enjoyment (and a delicious product!), follow these 10 tips for cookie...
The Way the Cookie Crumbles
Ever heard the expression, “That’s the way the cookie crumbles?” What does this mean? How does the...
Homemade Christmas Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...
Basic Sugar Cookie Recipes
These 10 basic sugar cookie recipes offer a delicious treat for any gathering of family or friends—...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional, ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or, the young at heart. After all, they’re...
Eight Great Salad Recipes
When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans...
How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust
Making a lattice pie crust design is quick and easy! Learn how with these video instructions! ...
How to Make a Braided Pie Crust
Jazz up your next pie with a braided pie crust design! It’s easy to do with these simple...
Cranberry Cardamom & Citrus Pinwheels
Guess what friends, cookie season is on! Here’s a seasonal take on the pinwheel cookie recipe,...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
Leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving meal! Here are quick and easy...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
It’s time to deck the halls! Your garden is a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried...
Best Thanksgiving Recipes and Cooking Tips
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition and history, from the cranberry sauce to the turkey to...
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...
Holiday Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Here are some holiday kitchen cleaning tips because, at this time of year more than any other, the...
How to Care for Table Linens
To judge from the number of fine table linens offered at thrift shops and yard sales, using them...
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...
How to Set Up a Buffet Table for the Holidays
When I’m setting up a buffet ofr the holidays, I borrow from the Swedish tradition of the Julbord...
How to Set a Table
Setting the table isn’t as difficult as it may initially seem. The following diagram shows a full-...
How to Roast a Turkey
Here are helpful instructions on roasting a turkey, complete with a chart on how long to roast a...
Great Gifts from the Kitchen: Homemade Pickles and Vinegar
Here are three recipes for homemade gifts from your kitchen to share with family and friends this...
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