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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...
Wild Ramp (Spring Onion) Pesto Recipe
I was at the farmers’ market this past Saturday, cruising through the rows of vegetables, when I...
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...
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