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Delicious Leftover Ideas!
For us, leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. Here are quick and easy leftovers recipes
that recycle holiday food into new and delicious meals.
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How to Make Flatbread Recipes
Flat out of cheap, fast, and healthy menu ideas? I’ll tell you how to make flatbreads. They’re fun...
Victory Gardens Born Out of Coronavirus Quarantine
The fight against coronavirus has been likened to a war—some have even referred to it as “World War...
Best Easter Recipe Ideas
Here at the Almanac, cooking and baking is a source of comfort and calm. This year, our Easter...
What’s a Spring Tonic? While the vernal equinox may mark the moment of spring, the appearance of...
The Month of April 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
By April, spring has finally sprung, and if we’re lucky, the weather will reflect that! We hope...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
How to Grow Leeks From Sowing to Harvest
Leeks are a hardy, no-fuss plant that can be seeded outdoors about the time of the last spring...
Grow Greens Indoors: Sprouts, Shoots, and Microgreens
Grow sprouted seeds, shoots, and young winter greens indoors—all-year round! During winter and...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—...
Aphrodisiac Foods: Chocolate, Oysters, and Spanish Fly?
Since the beginning of time, stories about aphrodisiac foods have abounded. Who hasn’t heard that...
Easy Turtle Candies Recipe
Our easy homemade turtle candy recipe is made with only four ingredients! The combination of...
Poor Man's Turtles
Take me into a candy shop any day, anywhere, and I will walk out with a turtle every time. No...
Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Take a look at our mouthwatering Valentine’s Day dessert recipes. We’ve made chocolate lava cake,...
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal, but could...
How to Grow Onions From Sowing to Harvest
Onions are a must-grow vegetable planted early in the spring. You can get a goodly harvest for a...
Wondering About Oat Milk? Make Your Own!
Feelin’ your oats? Sowing your oats? Or maybe you’re eating your oats. (Yes! They’re good for you...
How to Cook Dumplings Recipe
Don’t you just LOVE Chinese dumplings? Editor Annie Copps learned how to make them at home! Watch...
Best Garden Planner: Customer Reviews | Testimonials
Our readers say it best! See reviews for the online Garden Planner from Almanac gardeners. From ...
How to Eat in Seven Words
Looking for advice on a healthful eating plan? There are so many diets that it can set your head to...
Improving Gut Health: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat
Trillions of “good” bacteria live inside our body. There’s an entire ecosystem—or, microbiome—in...
Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders
This is the perfect season for soup recipes!. Warm and nourishing in cold or rainy weather, soups...
Hoppin’ John: A Traditional Southern Dish for New Year's Day
Welcome in the New Year with Hoppin’ John, a traditional New Year’s Day dish, and luck will follow...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread...
How to Set Up a Buffet Table
For stress-free holiday entertaining, set up a buffet table. Guests can mingle instead of being...
Simple Christmas Table Decorations and Settings
Setting a table for Christmas? Here are 10 easy yet beautiful Christmas table ideas for yuletide...
10 Tips for Beginner Gardeners
Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground...
How to Make Rugelach
Rugelach are delicious Jewish pastries made from a cream cheese–based dough and filled with...
4 Delicious Holiday Pie Recipes
For many holiday dinners, the pies take center stage. Our four seasonal pies—apples, cranberries,...
Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho, ho, ho! Here are 12 of our favorite Christmas appetizer recipes. Whether it’s classic deviled...
Christmas Dinner Recipes
Our Christmas Dinner Recipes collection has been updated for 2019. We’ve covered all the classic...
George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Here’s a recipe for Christmas Eggnog from our first president, in the exact words as they were...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Want to get the kids involved this holiday season? Try making these easy Christmas cookie recipes ...
The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries?...
Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
What do you serve before Thanksgiving dinner? Here are some Thanksgiving appetizer recipe ideas—...
Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving side dishes make the meal! We have some delicious options—from the historically-...
Sweet Potato Facts and Health Benefits
Twenty years ago, our Almanac declared sweet potatoes to be the “healthiest vegetable of them all...
7 Favorite Egg Recipes
Eating eggs is an inexpensive way to get more protein, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. Eggs...
The Party Planner: Cooking for a Crowd
How much do you need when you’re cooking for a crowd? If you’re planning a big meal, these...
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...
Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
If you grow your tomatoes in the same garden bed year after year, you will notice an increase in...