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How to Can Safely
August is high season for fresh fruits and vegetables! Gardens, farmers’ markets, and farm stands overflow with produce, sometimes far in excess of what families in the local...
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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...
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...
Leafy Greens: Health Benefits
Aside from supplying conventional nutrients, all leafy greens (especially the deeply colored ones)...
Raspberries: Health Benefits
Raspberries are a delicious power food prized for the vitamins, fiber, and many health benefits...
Broccoli: Health Benefits
Broccoli has many health benefits that make it really good for you and your family, so even if you...
Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade
Many readers ask how they can grow vegetables and fruit in the shade. A shady spot may not be the...
Dandelion Health Benefits
Gardeners curse the ubiquitous dandelion and its pervasive nature. They pop up everywhere in spring...
Fruit Kvass Recipe: Fermented Drink
See how to make fruit kvass, a fermented drink that’s probiotic-rich, refreshing, and hydrating!...
A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need to get through...
More Good Reasons to Eat Your Vegetables
Think about plants. We can learn from the way they keep themselves healthy, and there are many ways...
Kale: Can’t get into it? Try a massage
I knew I hadn’t failed childrearing entirely the night my young daughter walked into the kitchen...
Pulses Recipes: Cooking With Beans, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas
Here are 12 delicious recipes using pulses—lentils, peas, beans, and other dried legumes. What are ...
Five Best Pressure Cooker Recipes
Here are our five best pressure cooker recipes. Now you’re ready to cook delicious food, fast! No ...
How to Make Flatbread Recipes
Flat out of cheap, fast, and healthy menu ideas? I’ll tell you how to make flatbread recipes. They...
10 Quick and Easy Casserole Recipes
Looking for casserole recipes? When it comes to comfort food, it’s hard to beat the satisfying...
Carrots: Health Benefits
Carrots offer even more health benefits than the Vitamin A you might know about. Plus they’re...
Add a healthy option to your dip tray with this delicious recipe for Hummus! See printable hummus...
Eggplant Dip Recipe
How do you make eggplant dip? We’ll show you. Made with eggplant, yogurt, olives, and feta cheese...
Hot Buffalo Chicken & Cheese Dip Recipe
Our Hot Buffalo Chicken & Cheese Dip recipe is spicy, chunky, and oh, so cheesy! Perfect for...
Best Dip Recipes
Here are over 10 of our best dip recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac recipe archives—including...
Italian Vegetable Soup Recipe
It’s the perfect time to whip up a nice, big, hot pot of nutritious soup! To make this recipe even...
Bulgur with Butternut Squash and Chard Recipe
If you’ve never tried bulgur, we guarantee you that the following Bulgur With Butternut Squash and...
Cheese Please! Our Best Cheese Recipes
We love cooking with cheese! Let us count the ways … and share some of our best cheese-y recipes....
Low-Fat Recipes: Healthy Dinners and Desserts
Looking for delicious, low-fat recipes? Browse ten of our best low-fat recipes—and some delicious,...
Lean and Easy: Chicken Chasseur
This Chicken Chasseur recipe is simple-to-make. I used chicken strips, as they are very lean and...
How to Preserve Herbs, Vegetables and Fruit in Vinegars
Preserving crops in vinegars is a great way to capture the aromas of herbs and other home-grown...
Blog: The Almanac Christmas Party
Every December, we cook up a storm for the annual Almanac Christmas party. Here are photos of the...
Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are super easy to make and extremely delicious. They are great with semi-sweet...
Parsley: Don’t Leave It on Your Plate
Ah, parsley. Its lovely green leaves dress up a plate but often return to the kitchen sink soggy....
Cubana Pie: a savory, spicy dinner treat!
Try this Cubana Pie recipe for something delicous and different! It's basically a slightly spicy,...
Strawberry Cream Pie
Strawberry Cream Pie
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...
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...