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Christmas Fudge Recipe
Never-Fail Christmas Fudge
Even if you’ve never made candy before in your life, give this easy fudge recipe a try.
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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...
The Story of Mardi Gras: Hard Winters and Great Parties
When you look at the parades and parties of Mardi Gras, it’s hard to believe that it started with...
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...
Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Forget about fast food—slow food is where it’s at! Using a slow cooker allows you to have home-...
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...
Love Potions: Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?
Since the beginning of time, it seems, people have gone above and beyond to try the latest love...
How to Make Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
These Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies are super delicious morsels and very easy to make! Whip them...
Could Cocoa be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy...
Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes and More!
On Valentine’s Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air. Here are some...
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. ...
Super Bowl Dip Recipes
Are you ready to break out some delicious dips and chips? Scoop up classic guacamole, nacho cheese...
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...
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!
Ready for a healthy new tradition? Try fruit kvass with turmeric! Just a splash of this fermented...
Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner
Find 12 easy chicken recipes to provide a solid rotation of “go-to” meals when you’re faced with...
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...
Blog: How to Make New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions have a long history. The month of January was named for the two-faced Roman...
Gingerbread House Decorating Tips
Making a gingerbread house may be one of the best ways to spend a snowy, blustery afternoon. Here...
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...
Easy 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...
Eight Great Salad Recipes
When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans...
Cranberry Cardamom & Citrus Pinwheels
Guess what friends, cookie season is on! Here’s a seasonal take on the pinwheel cookie recipe,...
Holiday Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Here are some holiday kitchen cleaning tips because, at this time of year more than any other, the...
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 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...
10 Best Pie Recipes
This year, we’ve gathered our ten best pie recipes, including apple pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin...
Christmas Table Decoration Ideas
As we gather together for holidays, the table we gather around becomes an important part of the...
How to Fold Napkins for the Holidays
Dress up a holiday table by including special napkins at each place. Follow these 4 easy steps to...
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