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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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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...
How to Make Vegetable Stock Out of Kitchen Scraps
Why throw out what may be the most healthful and flavorful parts of the foods you prepare regularly...
Peach Blueberry Strudel Recipe
See how to cook this delicious Peach Blueberry Strudel recipe. The combination of peaches and...
Watermelon Barbecue Steak Marinade Recipe From the Garden-Fresh Cookbook
See how to make the Watermelon Barbecue Marinade recipe featured in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden...
The Freshest Blueberry Pie Recipe
My Almanac colleague showed me the best way to make blueberry pie: don't cook some of the berries...
Marjoram Mushrooms: "Cute as a button" appetizers for your next dinner party!
I brought these tasty little Marjoram Mushrooms to a potluck party—and they made a fun addition. I...
Chicken Salad with Cashews: A Simple and Unique Recipe for Weeknight
I had never poached a chicken before and I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was. I put enough...
Preserving Meats by Salting and Brining
Certainly among the oldest ways of reliably preserving meats, salting and brining have given the...
How to Make Jelly
Perhaps the prettiest sight in the kitchen is homemade jelly. There is nothing like a row of clear...
No "Maybe" About Maple Glazed Salmon
Next time you think of grilling salmon, run, don’t walk, to the pantry (or however far you have to...
Mint Chiller: The Perfect Summertime Drink Recipe
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try...
Cooking Strawberry Muffins Recipe: Live on TV
When you watch those cooking shows, ever wonder what happens when something goes amiss? There I was...
Garden, Cook, Laugh, Share. Repeat.
When I started my Garden-Fresh blogging journey, I knew one thing: It was going to be one of the...
A Family That Eats Together, Laughs Together
Sometimes it’s planned, other times it’s spontaneous. However it happens, eating together has been...
Our Family Etiquette: Enjoy Dessert Slowly . . . Unless It’s Really Good
My parents retired to the family room and left the five of us girls to talk, laugh, drink post...
My Turn to Wear the Chef’s Hat, or Like Father, Like Daughter
I began my Garden-Fresh Cookbook blog with a delicious seafood dish, Skillet Sea Scallops, so when...
A Sanctuary from the Rain and City Life
I grabbed my mom’s old camera bag that has been turned into a vintage-looking purse, and headed...
Party Appetizer Recipes
Planning parties and other large gatherings can be stressful. To make it easier, here is a...
How to Look Like a Fine-Dining Chef in 10 Minutes
With the spinach fettuccine taking only 3 minutes to cook al dente and the scallions sautéed with...
Plants, Pots, and Plots: The Gardner’s Best Friends
The worst spring season the Northwest has seen in years isn’t showing in the growth of the seeds I...
Food Poisoning Symptoms and Information
Have you ever left a restaurant feeling a little ill and were concerned it might be more than just...
Best Chicken Salad Recipes
Chicken salads are always a staple for any picnic or outside gathering. Next time you’re in need of...
Experience in the Kitchen Continues to Grow With my Appetite
I have grown up in a family in which the only meat eaten in the house was chicken, turkey, or...
A Hint of Greek Cuisine: Cucumbers With Feta Cheese Dressing Recipe
I knew I was going to love the Cucumbers With Feta Cheese Dressing from The Garden Fresh Cookbook...
Reinventing the Casserole: Chicken With Avocado and Almonds
Any dish with avocados in the title, and I’m sold. In need of comfort food after a long week, I...
A Dressing Too Good to Stay in the Fridge
This Mint Salad Dressing is a must-try from The Garden-Fresh Cookbook—a must! I couldn’t help...
Black Bean Soup With Grapefruit in a Bind— Grandma to the Rescue!
I knew this blog post would come, yes readers: I had my first disaster in the kitchen. While...
Kitchen Humor and Smoothie Mustaches
The house phone rang as I was peeling a banana for my Mint Mango Smoothie; my sister was calling...
Farmers’ Markets: Jacks-of-All-Trades
Springtime means time for farmers’ markets! Cities are bursting with small and large street markets...
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