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Yankee Magazine’s November/December 2013 Holiday Food Guide

“We Asked the Expert,” — by Ian Aldrich (page 23): MaryJane Robbins, a baker and blogger at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont, shares her tips on how to make a gingerbread house.

 “The Best 5 Shops for Crafters” — by Debra Immergut and Nicole Blum (page 24): Sparking the desire to create is what Debra Immergut and Nicole Blum love to do. In their book, Improv Sewing, and blog, Improv Diary, the two friends and colleagues from Massachusetts encourage even avowed “I’m not crafty” types to get in touch with their inner makers. Here, they share their top spots for gathering inspiration, supplies, and the courage to craft with abandon.

“The Swap Shop Tour”— by Ken Sheldon (page 18): Going shopping? Who needs big-box stores when you’ve got the swap shop at the town dump (or “transfer station” for the hoity-toity)? The swap shop is the next-to-last stop in the life cycle of consumer goods, the place where castoffs get a second—or third, or fourth—lease on life.

“Local Treasure: Plymouth Just Isn’t Plymouth Without the Mayflower”— by Aimee Seavey (page 26): The ship that carried the Pilgrims has long been lost to history, but its recreation continues to keep alive the story of the 1620 voyage and its undaunted passengers.

“Calendar of Events” and “Well Worth the Drive” (page 144): State by state listings of events, plus one highlighted “Well Worth the Drive” event in each state: UBS Parade Spectacular in Stamford, Connecticut; Sparkle Weekend in Freeport, Maine; Cider Days in Franklin County, Massachusetts; “A Christmas Carol” in Manchester, New Hampshire; and Christmas at the Newport Mansions in Newport, Rhode Island.

2013 Yankee Recipe Collection ($3.99 online at Yankee’s editors assembled this collection of nearly 80 delicious recipes from 2013 in this easy-to-use digital collection. The recipes come alive with stunning photography and the streamlined design allows for easy menu planning.

Baker’s Dozen of Delicious Holiday Treats ($1.99 online at A baker’s dozen of Yankee’s favorite cookies, bars, and candies will spice up your holiday baking. Each of our 13 tried-and-true recipes features simple instructions, helpful tips, how-to-videos and a colorful photo of the final result.

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Heather Atwell


Heather Atwell


Communications manager Heather Atwell manages the magazine’s public relations efforts. She also writes the blog Outdoor Adventures for

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