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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Food and Recipes

The Bacon Boom: Why Bacon Is Sizzling In Popularity

Who doesn’t love a BLT? Read how bacon has achieved super-star status in the food world and check out this mouthwatering recipe!

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Wild Edibles: Sumac Berries

Don’t worry, they’re not poisonous! Learn how these crazy-looking clusters of red berries are used in dishes around the world, and try a tasty “lemonade” recipe!

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Winning Muffin Recipes

Last year we asked for the most unique, unusual, and tasty muffin recipes featuring an unusual ingredient. Well, we got what we asked for! Check out these winning recipes!

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What The Heck Is Switchel?

What did people drink to quench their thirst out in the fields before there was soda or sports drinks? Find out!

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Summer Vegetable Gratin

The perfect side dish for when your garden is overrun with zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant and tomatoes. Start cooking!

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Secret Ingredient Recipes

Surprise! Check out these tasty dishes that include some very unusual ingredients you might not expect!

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Ten Best Low-Carb Snacks

Out of low carb ideas? Reach for these healthy snacks with 10 grams of carbs or less!

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Healthy, Homemade Ice Pops!

Find out how to cool off this summer with delicious, healthy, homemade ice pops! Recipes included!

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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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