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Best Thanksgiving Appetizer...
What do you serve before Thanksgiving dinner? Here are some Thanksgiving appetizer recipe ideas—from a cranberry chutney with brie to a spinach artichoke dip.
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Comfort Food: Creamed Brussels Sprouts
We know, you don’t like brussels sprouts—but this recipe for Creamed Brussels Sprouts will have you...
A Tomato Salad to Die For
There is nothing as delicious as a fully ripe, deep red, juicy, garden, heirloom tomato. Here’s a...
Canning and Preserving Your Harvest
If you are blessed with an overabundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, preserve your harvest for...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful collection of seasonal photos shared by Almanac readers—...
Cinnamon Is the Star Spice of the Season
Every season has a star spice, and there’s no doubt that autumn ushers in the call for cinnamon to...
Readers' Best Recipes: Free Samples!
We love this cookbook! Sample three reader recipes—and hear the stories behind the recipes! All...
Nana’s Funny Cake recipe
Nana’s Funny Cake is the perfect dessert for a family gathering or weekend party. The pie crust...
Double-Apple Walnut Bread Recipe
This delicious treat is a great alternative to banana or zucchini bread. It’s easy to make and a...
Baked Apples Filled with Sausage recipe
It’s apple season! Make apples part of your dinner time with this hearty recipe! Get the printable...
Fermented Bread and Butter Pickles
I love bread and butter pickles. But the general kind of pickle, made with vinegar, lacks the...
Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds recipe
Try these Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food cookbook. Never...
Heavenly Plum Kuchen recipe
See how to bake this Heavenly Plum Kuchen recipe from the new Readers’ Best Recipes cookbook! For...
Eats: Glazed Lemon Cream Scones
On a recent Saturday morning, I settled in to make these Glazed Lemon Cream Scones from the Eats...
Eats: Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole from the Eats cookbook is a new favorite in my household. I...
Eats: Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese
This Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe from the Eats cookbook brings me right back to the happy,...
Eats: Roasted Autumn Vegetables
The vegetables in this Roasted Autumn Vegetables recipe are beyond delicious, and they star in our...
Eats Cookbook from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Sample three delicious recipes from our brand-new EATS Cookbook from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! What...
How to Chop an Onion in Four Easy Steps
Whether you’re making a sandwich or cooking dinner, there’s a good chance that you may be chopping...
History of Pickling and Pickling Spices
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
Raspberry Honey Cake Recipe
Learn how to make this Raspberry Honey Cake With Raspberry Sauce recipe! For a printable version of...
How to Carve a Turkey
Get a quick refresher on how to carve the turkey before placing it on the table. This is the...
Tomato and Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Love this salsa! The sweetness of the strawberries and spice from the peppers combine for pure ...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
Summer Drink Recipes: Cool Off!
Thirsting for a refreshing summer drink on a hot day? Here are some deliciously cool recipes from...
Summer Heat Wave of 1936
Eighty years ago as of July 2016, a blistering heat wave hit the eastern seaboard. We may complain...
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...
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!...