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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Food and Recipes

What The Heck Is Marzipan?

In Germany, there are life-sized statues made of this sweet almond confection. But what is it and how is it made? Read on!

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Meals In Minutes: Healthy Soups You Can Make In Your Blender

Turn your blender into a short order cook and whip up these quick, nutritious, and satisfying soups the whole family will enjoy!

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Lucky Foods For The New Year

What you eat on January 1st could determine the success of your new year. We have the list plus recipes!

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Southern Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Not a salad at all but an iconic southern layered delight that marries salty and sweet. A must try!

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What is Pfeffernüsse?

These tiny spice cookies are a popular treat in Holland, Germany and Belgium and traditionally served during the feast of Sinterklaas celebrations on December 5th and 6th. Try our authentic recipe and make it part of your holiday festivities!

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3 Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipes

Whether you’re feeding guests with wheat sensitivities or practicing Paleo, you can still serve up traditional Thanksgiving pies that everyone will love!

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Easy Ways To Snack Healthy!

Craving chips or chocolate? You don’t have to throw eating well out the window to indulge. Try these easy-to-make recipes for healthier snacks, that are even kid-approved!

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What The Heck is Scrapple?

November 9th is National Scrapple Day. Learn the origins of this Pennsylvania-Dutch breakfast food that is so popular in the Mid-Atlantic regions, it even has its own festival!

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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