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Easy Raisin-Filled Cookies
These delicious and not overly sweet cookies are perfect for bringing to a cookie swap, sticking in a lunchbox for a special treat, or enjoying with a cup of tea.
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Bobotie Recipe: An easy and tasty ethnic dish
Bobotie is a South African dish of which there are many variations. This one has a mildly spicy...
A Dinner Party Filled With Straw Hats and Strawberries
The idea was simple: Bring friends and family together for a delicous meal. I wanted to start with...
Summer Corn Chowder
I love a lot of things about summer, but one in particular is the sweet crunch of fresh corn on the...
In the Garden with Celeste: Freezing Corn
In this blog, we are going to explore many various opportunities to raise and preserve our own or...
Cooking Fresh: Summer Squash Bake
Garrison Keillor once said that July is the only time of year when country people lock their cars...
More Veggies on the Menu? Yes!
A few years back, my adult daughter moved to a toney Virginia suburb, where she found it...
Making Whey and Recipes with Whey
I love homemade whey, that cloudy liquid that remains after milk has been curdled or strained, and...
How to Make Creme Fraiche and Recipes
It’s incredibly easy to make crème fraiche, a cultured or fermented milk product that tastes a bit...
Kale Salad Recipe From The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Guide
Today, we are making a fantastic kale salad recipe from the new 2015 edition of The Old Farmer's...
This Valentine's Day Bake Up Something Sweet with this Chocolate Berry Torte Recipe
I hardly needed a reason to try this Chocolate Berry Torte recipe from The Old Farmer's Almanac ...
Comfort Food: Sweet Potato Oven Fries With Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes, especially sweet potato fries. However, I don’t always want to...
Pumpkin Burger Recipe From the Comfort Food Cookbook
Here's a meatless burger that even meat eaters will love! After you watch our cooking video, find...
Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Everywhere: Pumpkin Biscuits
It’s the happiest time of the year—pumpkin time! Time to try this new Pumpkin Biscuit recipe! This...
How to Freeze Spinach and Other Greens
Here are tips on how to freeze spinach, swiss chard, and beet greens so that you can enjoy them at...
Mac and Cheese Recipe From the Almanac Comfort Food Cookbook
Oh my! This Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe is so-o-o-o much better than boxed. This video shows...
If, like me, you grow or receive more zucchini in August than you know what to do with, this post...
Drying Basil, Tomatoes and Paprika
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes...
Looking for a light summertime dessert? Try this Strawberry Mousse!
On a cool spring day, I made this Strawberry Mousse recipe from the Garden Fresh Cookbook. Cooking...
Dutch Oven Cooking
Dutch Ovens are increasingly popular for cooking outdoors—hotter than Five-Alarm Chili! Whether...
Fresh-Cut, Roasted Asparagus
My parents visited Walla Walla, WA, this weekend and stopped by our house on their way home on...
Luck of the Irish Peppermint Brownies
Here's a fun, simple way to add a little green to a St. Patrick’s Day dessert. Whether you need a...
Black beans in brownies? So simple, but so delicious!
Black beans? In brownies? You’ve got to be kidding. Our editor told us about a friend who claimed...
Spice it up With Mexican Hot-Pepper Bread Recipe—Olé!
I enjoy baking with yeast, and this Mexican Hot-Pepper Bread recipe was so easy. With the 2...
Why I Love Cast Iron for Cooking
I have five pieces of cast-iron cookware: two frying pans, a flat skillet, a biscuit pan, and a...
Sweet Potato Casserole with Sausage--A Delicious Way to Use Seasonal Vegetables!
I am a lover of sweet potatoes. I think I’ve tried them every which way, so when I saw this Sweet...
Bacon–Blue Cheese Scones
I love blue cheese. And I love bacon (who doesn’t?). So when I saw this recipe for Bacon–Blue...
Dried Cranberry–White Chocolate Chip Cookies
It was a breeze to make the Dried Cranberry–White Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Old Farmer’s...
Fall Tasks: Harvest, Store & Plant
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Summer Food Safety
In my last post, I presented myself as something of a food maverick who doesn’t follow recipes,...
Taste Summer Now with Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
In grocery stores and at farmers’ markets all over, fresh fruit and berries are beginning to appear...
Avocado and Bacon Spread (Dip) Recipe
Anything with bacon in it is a winner. This is a pretty easy recipe to make; I doubled it for a...
Don’t Be Fooled by Misleading Food Label Descriptions
All natural! High-fiber! Multigrain! Only 2 grams of fat per serving! Contains real fruit! Food...
Invasion of the Garden Catalogs
The first one arrived in mid-November. My mailbox still overflows daily with garden catalogs. I...
A Hungry Man’s Quiche
Quiche! It’s what’s for dinner! Or lunch … or breakfast … but mostly, brunch. This is my go-to fare...
A Sweet Treat: Apple Cheese Bread
I’ve always enjoyed fresh slices of apple with a hunk of cheese, so I was curious as to how these...
Healing Power Grows in the Garden
Gardeners take for granted their ability to plant, rake, weed and deadhead. However, when sudden...
A few years back, I answered the phone one day to hear a woman ask if I were the same person who’...
Orange-Brown Rice Salad
Recently, I went to a barbecue where I had the most delectable mandarin orange rice. It had a...
Oat Bran–Banana-Blueberry Muffins, a Healthy Berry Recipe
I have a bad habit of “treating” myself to coffee and a breakfast treat on the days I commute to...
Italian Vegetable Popover Pizza
Homemade pizza is one of my favorite meals. It’s pretty hard to beat all your favorite flavors and...
Recipes for Jams, Jellies, and Marmalades
Canning season is here. Get ready with these recipes from the 1983 Old Farmer's Almanac reader...
Homemade Graham Crackers and S'mores
When you wake up every morning to sun in your eyes, birds chirping, and the nearby rivers aboil as...
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