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Chicken and Dumplings
Shirley Wollard Woodlock of Texas learned to make chicken and dumplings while watching her mother, Jennie Wollard Nunn. “Hers were made to perfection,” recalls Shirley.
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How to Make Sweet Pickles
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that making bread and...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Enjoy our best summer recipes and revel in the season’s bounty! Now is the best time to savor juicy...
How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles in this instructional video. Learning how to pickle...
How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables
Many climbing vegetables need support. See how to make this simple garden arch! It’s a very...
Easy Berry Jam Recipe: How to Make Jam
Here is an easy berry jam recipe with just two ingredients, so you can learn how to make jam in no...
Summer Picnic Food Ideas & Recipes
Enjoy these summer picnic food recipes to help you prepare for the perfect picnic! Picnics are a...
How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets
Many vegetables are suitable for growing in hanging baskets. Here’s how to plant your own hanging...
Switchel or Haymaker's Punch Recipe
Switchel or Haymaker’s Punch is a refreshing drink made from apple cider vinegar. It was how...
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Frozen berries are a tasty snack and a great method of fruit preservation. Whether you grow...
How to Make Jams and Preserves
Preserve your fruit! See how to make jams and preserves with these canning tips and recipes. It is...
Measuring Fruits for Recipes
The following table lists the amounts of fruits in relation to measuring cup equivalencies. Apples...
How to Make Sauerkraut
Store-bought sauerkraut can’t compete with the homemade stuff. Follow our sauerkraut recipe to...
How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess...
Food Trends of 2017
At the end of each year or early into the new year, famous chefs, food critics, food writers,...
Birthday Cake Recipes: Easy, Beautiful, Tested!
It takes just two to make a birthday party—two people and a cake! Here are five triple-tested, ...
Lavender Lemon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Try cooking with herbs! This lavender lemon chocolate chip pancake recipe was a huge hit with my...
Companion Planting Chart for Vegetables
Find out which vegetables should and shouldn’t be planted together with our companion planting...
The More You Grow, The More You Know
As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes...
How to Build a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or any other vining plant, you’ll need to build...
Best Easter Recipes and Dinner Ideas
Discover our best Easter dinner recipes—from ham to lamb—as well as Easter breads, deviled egg...
How To Clean, Trim, and Store Asparagus
Need to store your asparagus for a little while? Here are some easy tips for how to clean, trim,...
The Month of April 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2017 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices...
How to Eat in Seven Words
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Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews
This year, customers of the Almanac Garden Planner sent us glowing reviews! We were so excited...
How to Cook Grains Chart
Here’s how to cook whole grains—common and uncommon! Our handy chart lists grain-to-water ratio for...
Comfort Food Recipes from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Ready for some amazing comfort food recipes? We’ve got macaroni and cheese, meatballs, lasagna,...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in spring recipes that make the most of this season’s produce and harvest, including green...
How to Make Asparagus Hummus
Though seasonal in spring, you can usually find asparagus year-round. Grab some stalks and make...
Growing Leeks from Seed
Leeks are hardy and trouble-free vegetables. Sow them in late winter to mid-spring. In this short...
How to Make Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread is on the menu today. Many of us make it year-round, not just for St. Patrick’s ...
Companion Planting for Vegetables
The age-old practice of companion planting is based on the theory that certain plants can either...
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,...
Companion Planting Made Easy: See How To Do It
Companion Planting is easy with the new and improved Almanac Garden Planner! See how to select the...
What Is the Microbiome: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat!
Trillions of bacteria live inside our body. There’s an entire ecosystem—or, microbiome—that we host...
How to Make Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies are super delicious morsels and very easy to make! Whip them...
Easy Turtle Candies Recipe
Our easy homemade turtle candy recipe is made with only four ingredients! The combination of...
Cooking With Flowers
Cook with edible flowers to add color and a hint of flavor to soups, chicken, and salad dishes. ...
10 Gardening Tips for Beginners
I love to swap horror stories with other gardeners, and recently some of us got to talking about...
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
What are the healthiest vegetables to grow? After all, if you’re going to plant vegetables, why not...
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