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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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Most Cost-Effective Vegetables for Your Garden
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Best Homemade Pancake Recipes
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When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is...
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Angela F.
You don’t have to be a pro to make great use of our tool! Here’s a review of the Almanac Garden...
Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Christine
Enjoy this real customer review—and great garden photos—of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner! As...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is...
7 Important Lessons for Beginner Gardeners
Gardeners, no matter what their level of expertise, love to swap stories. The funny thing is that...
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...
Christmas Dessert Recipes
Browse our favorite Christmas dessert recipes, including gingerbread, Christmas cake, stollen,...
10 Delicious Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
When planning a nice Christmas gathering, we may not think much about breakfast. And yet when the...
Favorite Winter Squash Varieties
There are many varieties of squash—usually classified as either winter or summer squash—and folks...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
Homemade Sauerkraut Step-by-Step
It’s harvesttime. Cabbages are available at a deal. Few people know that in the early 1900’s, the...
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...
Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—...
Quick Ways to Cook Zucchini
We don’t all have time to make complicated zucchini recipes. Here are fast ways to cook that...
3 Scrumptious Breakfast Recipes
On weekends, take your time and enjoy some breakfast goodness. Whether French toast, omelets, or...
Raw or Cooked? Which is Best?
Who wants to cook on a hot summer night? With all the fresh vegetables of the season, a big summer...
10 Quick and Easy Preserving Ideas!
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! If you’re new...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give...
Parts Unknown: If Anthony Bourdain Had Visited Our Summer Kitchen
We’ve been watching reruns of chef Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, wishing we’d watched more of...
Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Some Like It Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat
A week-long heat wave and a recent question—concerning what green beans to grow in a hot climate—...
Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we...
How to Check the Temperature of Your Grill
If you’re camping or simply do not have a thermometer on your grill, use the “hand test” to gauge ...
Plant Supports: It's a Holdup!
Now that your plants are up and growing, you’ll find that some of them need a little support....
How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The...
Grilled Salmon With Maple Mustard Glaze
Next time you think of grilling salmon, add this maple mustard glaze in minutes! The fragrance of...
Five Healthy Foods You Probably Aren't Eating (or Might Consider Eating More Of)
Most plain fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense. But on my long walk today, I started thinking...
10 Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
There’s nothing like strawberries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy...
How to Make Kombucha Tea
Kombucha tea is a popular fermented drink with a unique, tangy flavor. Did you know that you can...
Easy Roasted Asparagus Recipe
This easy roasted asparagus recipe lets the flavor of fresh asparagus really shine. My parents...
Season Extenders: Jump-Start Your Vegetables
Imagine how many more vegetables you could grow if you just had a few more weeks of warm weather....
2018 Summer Weather Forecast
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year?...
Warming Soil and Protecting Seedlings from Frosts
To enjoy a strong start for your homegrown vegetables, make sure that your soil is warm enough and...
How to Harden Off Plants
Find out how to move your indoor-sown young plants to the garden outdoors—without stalling their ...
10 Fun and Flavorful Chicken Recipes
Chicken dishes are popular and budget-friendly—but chicken can get boring. If you are tired of...
Easy Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring
The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed...
Types of Soil in the Garden
How do you take care of your soil? In this video, we show you how to determine the soil type of...