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15 Pickling Tips
Pickling Tips and Recipes
Learn how to pickle
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Hoppin’ John: Good Luck Food at New Year
Welcome in the New Year with Hoppin’ John, a traditional New Year’s Day dish, and luck will follow...
10 Christmas Drinks to Get Into the Holiday Spirit
Toast the season with ten of our most festive Christmas drinks and cocktails! The holidays deserve...
George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Here is a recipe for Christmas Eggnog from our first president, in the exact words as they were...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or adults! These recipes are easy to bake ...
10 Delicious Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
When planning a nice Christmas gathering, we may not think much about breakfast. And yet when the...
Christmas Dessert Recipes
Browse our favorite Christmas dessert recipes, including gingerbread, Christmas cake, stollen,...
Christmas Dinner Recipes
Browse our top Christmas dinner recipes, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve also...
Favorite Winter Squash Varieties
There are many varieties of squash—usually classified as either winter or summer squash—and folks...
Best Thanksgiving Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve collected our (mostly) traditional ...
Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...
How to Set Up a Buffet Table
Here are 10 tips for setting up a buffet table. The buffet approach allows guests to mingle instead...
Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving side dishes make the meal! We have some delicious options—from the historically-...
How to Set a Table | Table Setting
Setting the table isn’t as difficult as it may initially seem. The following diagram shows a full-...
Drying Herbs and Vegetables
Consider drying your herbs and late-harvest vegetables to keep them longer. Drying is one of the...
Sweet Potato Facts and Benefits
Twenty years ago, our Almanac declared sweet potatoes to be the “healthiest vegetable of them all...
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...
Can turkeys fly? What’s a baby turkey called? Learn the answers to these questions and more, with...
Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes: Pies and Puddings
When it comes to Thanksgiving, turkey may be the centerpiece of the table, but it’s dessert that...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread...
The Month of November 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What happens in November 2018? Here at the Almanac, we think of November as the month of food, when...
Halloween Recipes: Treats and Desserts
Halloween is a time for sweets! Enjoy our best Halloween-themed recipes for treats and desserts. ...
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago and invites us all over to...
How to Make Pie: Crusts, Fillings, and More
Pie, brought over with the earliest settlers from England, has become an American institution....
The Story of One Small Farm in America
For Lauren Tyner, her passion for farming started with a goat. The now co-owner/-operator of...
Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Now that you have grown and harvested some beautiful winter-keeping vegetables, how are you going...
Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
Definitely make some Thanksgiving recipes ahead of the feast day, so that your main concern on the...
How to Store Apples Over Winter
Fall brings an abundance of juicy apples. But what to do with them all? See our short video on how...
How to Make Sausages in 10 Steps
Sausage-making never tasted so good! Join the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac as we share how...
Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Try growing Asian greens such as bok choy, mizuna, or Chinese cabbage! These tasty and popular “...
Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders
It’s soup season here at the Almanac! There’s nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of soup,...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some...
Best Pumpkin Recipes
It’s that time of year again when pumpkin seems to infiltrate the food world! Now you can add...
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our...
Homemade Sauerkraut Step-by-Step
It’s harvesttime. Cabbages are available at a deal. Few people know that in the early 1900’s, the...
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...
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—...