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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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Sandwiches: Simply the Perfect Summer Meal
Sandwiches make for the simplest summer meal, so be sure to spice up your summer with these tasty...
Sourdough Starters and Recipes
The early pioneers used yeast batters to make their distinctive sourdough, and the “tang” of their...
Common Cooking Mistakes
Even the best chefs are guilty of something on this list of common cooking mistakes, and it’s time...
A Wintery Summer: Snow In July
You might not believe it, but it snowed in four states this July! While summer snow in Alaska is...
Recipes for Leftover Bread
Be sure not to throw out your leftover stale bread, as there are plenty of delicious recipes that...
In, then out, of a pickle
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of...
A History of Switchel
Switchel, or haymaker’s punch, is an old-fashioned summer drink that carries great history. This...
The Easiest Pickles Ever
I thought it was about time I learned about canning and preserving after a coworker brought in her...
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink: It's Trending!
Apple cider vinegar might not sound appetizing on its own, but this super healthy food can be...
Best Applesauce Recipes
Here are the best homemade applesauce recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, along with many...
Summer Peach Crisp
A warm and delicious peach crisp is a quintessential summer dessert. If you’re looking for a tried-...
Uncommon Ingredient Substitutions
Here is a list of uncommon ingredient substitutes, for those recipes with hard-to-find ingredients...
Measurements and Conversions Chart
Here is a chart of household measurements and metric conversions. TABLE OF MEASURES...
Seasonal Crafts: Make a Glove Turkey (Thanksgiving Table Decoration)
Make a glove turkey, a cute decoration for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Here’s how. Use three...
10 Best No-Cook Recipes
Don’t feel like cooking after a hectic day? Check out some of our no-cook recipes. These no-cook...
Summer Drink Recipes: Cool Off!
Thirsting for a refreshing summer drink on a hot day? Here are some deliciously cool recipes from...
Best Pancake Recipes
Some of the best homemade pancake recipes are also the simplest. One easy buttermilk pancake recipe...
Summer Heat Wave of 1936
Eighty years ago as of July 2016, a blistering heat wave hit the eastern seaboard. We may complain...
Simple Blueberry Recipes
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? One of the healthiest foods on Earth,...
Strawberry Lemonade: Light and sweet flavors for a summer evening!
This Strawberry Lemonade is sweet but would be a refreshing drink on a hot summer afternoon. It...
Common Ingredient Substitutions
The following is a list of substitutions for common cooking ingredients. ITEM AMOUNT SUBSTITUTION...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs!...
Lavender Scones Recipe
This Lavendar Scone recipe is simple to make for every day, but also elegant enough for a fancy...
Mexican Quiche Recipe: Turn Dinner Into A Spicy (not hot) Fiesta
Recently, I made the Mexican Quiche recipe for dinner. I admit, it was the first quiche I ever made...
Apple Rhubarb Crunch Recipe
This tasty fruit crunch is easy to make and full of delicious flavor! It was a hit in our kitchen!...
How to Successfully Harden Off Indoor-Sown Plants
Find out how to move your indoor-sown young plants outdoors without stalling their growth! How to...
The History of Ice Cream
The history of ice cream is a messy one. Many nations claim to have invented it, just as various...
Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Soup can be an excellent food for dieters, as eating a soup course like leek soup before your...
Using Bone Broth in Soups and Stews
Incorporating bones into your cooking improves the flavor of soups and stews while also offering...
Will Sacrifice Fresh Breath for Roasted Garlic Bulbs
The delicious smell of garlic, lightly dappled with olive oil and sprigs of thyme, roasting in the...
Happiness is all in the Soil
“I hate you, weeds!” I yelled, while furiously digging my pick into the ground. I have learned I...
Breakfast and Dinner Crepes!
This simple dish was perfect for a sweet dinner, then breakfast the following morning! I topped my...
Skillet Sea Scallops and Kitchen Habits From My Grandpa
I decided to enjoy my first dish from The Garden-Fresh Cookbook with a close friend. “You buy the...
Mighty Good Meat Loaf and Meatball Recipes
One of our favorite comfort foods is meat loaf—and let’s not forget meatballs. Here are some...
Food occupies a unique position in our lives at the confluence of health, comfort, culture, social...
Best Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? We love a good rhubarb pie, but we also love a rhubarb cake, rhubarb jam...
How to Make Kimchi: Fermented Dish
Ever heard of kimchi? It’s a very nourishing and traditional fermented side dish made with...
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...
Overnight Cookies—for Real
When I found overnight cookies on Almanac.com, I had to try them. As a full-time working mother, I...
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
The Triple-Play Grilled Cheese Recipe by The Old Farmer’s Almanac is a home run! We’ll show you how...
Fermented Mayonnaise Recipe
Mayonnaise is something that can be made and fermented at home. It’s actually a very good idea to...
Ten Great Sandwich Recipes
You can make lunchtime a special occasion with these ten flavorful sandwich recipes. Featuring a...
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