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Corn and Black Bean Pitas
Corn and Black Bean Pitas
Looking for a quick, easy, and incredibly flavorful summer dish? Let us introduce you to our Corn and Black Bean Pitas!
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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...
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...
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...
Apple Artichoke Soup Recipe
I’ve never had or made artichoke soup, but the only way to find great new recipes is to step...
Fresh Fruit Crisp: My Easy Last-Minute Dessert
I never plan ahead with my desserts unless it's a special occasion. So, the old-fashioned fruit...
Creating great memories: John Pierce's South Indian Mac and Cheese
For most of my career, I’ve had the pleasure of working for The Old Farmer’s Almanac and its...
Blue Cheese - Scallion Drop Biscuits Recipe
As I mentioned in my SoCo Caramel Corn post, we hosted a Southern potluck for my dear friend Alex’s...
Cheesy Stuffed Potato Skins with Broccoli: comfort food with a side of veggies
Sunday dinners at my house are usually for trying something new: a delicious-sounding but perhaps...
Dandelion Recipes: A Wonderful, Edible Weed
Dandelion flowers can be used in cooking! Don't rid your lawn of these bright yellow flowers....
It finally feels like Spring here in Seattle. And for me, Spring means cooking up dishes that use...
Seriously Scrumptious Slow Cooker Brownies
I’m beginning to think that I have an unnatural obsession with brownies. First, I told you about...
Poor Man's Turtles
Take me into a candy shop any day, anywhere, and I will walk out with a turtle every time. No...
Winter Holiday Food-Safety Tips
Family gatherings, office potlucks, holiday buffets, neighborhood cookie exchanges, church suppers...
Who needs chocolate? These Cranberry Cookies may become your favorite!
A former colleague once made me business cards with the title “Cookie Queen.” I do make my fair...
Zucchini Potato Soup and Herbed Popovers
These recipes for Zucchini Potato Soup and Herbed Popovers complement each other perfectly. Cozy...
Plant Pigments and Their Roles in Promoting Health
The chart below follows the previous post encouraging folks to eat more deeply-colored vegetables...
Apple-Cardamom Cake Recipe
I went apple picking this past weekend and came home with several bags of beautiful McIntosh apples...
Extreme Brownie Makeover, Zucchini-Style!
I admit that I’m the one who put black beans in the brownies, and now … zucchini! You’re probably...
Jalapeños: Proceed with Caution
Anyone who has ever grown or cooked with jalapeños will tell you: wear gloves. I hadn’t done either...
Never Say "No" to Zucchini!
It’s that time of year: Friends, neighbors, coworkers, even some side-of-the-road vegetable vendors...
Quick Cooking Fixes for Culinary Calamities
It happens to every cook now and then: Something tastes bland, or the chicken is pink and your...
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