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Farmers' Almanac Food and Recipes

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Make Perfect Polish Pierogi From Scratch!

Make Perfect Polish Pierogi From Scratch!

Every culture has its dumplings but these are some of the best! Learn to make them at home with our easy recipe!

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What The Heck Is A Persimmon?

What The Heck Is A Persimmon?

Persimmons do more than predict the weather! Learn how to select, eat and cook with this lush fruit that’s loaded with health benefits.

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Learn To Make Lefse: A Norwegian Potato Flatbread

Learn To Make Lefse: A Norwegian Potato Flatbread

This traditional Norwegian staple is easy to make and delicious to eat, served a variety of ways. Get the recipe here!

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