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Amy Traverso

Biography:

Senior lifestyle editor Amy Traverso oversees Yankee's Food and Home & Garden departments and contributes articles to the magazine. Amy book, The Apple Lover's Cookbook (W.W. Norton), won an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook award for the category American. Follow !

Galleria Umberto | Local Flavor

3 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

The North End is Boston’s Little Italy, a narrow web of streets where fifth-generation families and twenty­­something professionals... Read More »

Parsnip Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

I love carrot cake, so why not parsnip cake? But the idea never even occurred to me, until... Read More »

Make Your Own Candied Citrus

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Wintertime is citrus time. And even though these fruits are grown far away in much warmer climates, we’re... Read More »

Gluten-Free Cornbread

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

The world of gluten-free bread can be a grim place. Too often, the frozen loaves available at most... Read More »

Cozy Cider-Braised Pork

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

As I type this, the snow is blowing outside my window and the temperature is a frigid 7°... Read More »

An Easy, Customized Gingerbread House

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

My husband, Scott, and I have a tradition of making gingerbread houses at Christmas. We’ve rendered the Guggenheim... Read More »

Cookie Heaven: Mocha Shortbread

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Last weekend, we spent a wonderful day at the third annual Eat Boutique holiday market, a sort of... Read More »

Cookies through the Decades | 18 Recipes from the 1930s to 2010s

9 votes, 4.56 avg. rating (89% score)

18 Recipes from the 1930s to 2010s Here at Yankee, we’ve been making Christmas cookies for more than... Read More »

Seared scallops with red onion and pepper (and why you should be eating more scallops)

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

There has been a lot of bad news lately about the state of the New England fishery. From... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate-Hazelnut Tartlets

6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

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Broccoli-Cheese Calzones

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Like most busy home cooks, I like to keep weeknight meals simple. Meanwhile, I’m trying to appeal to... Read More »

“Paper-Bag” Meatloaf

4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

I’ve been cooking a lot of meat in (or on) parchment paper lately: chicken wings, meatloaf. And I’m... Read More »

Gluten-Free Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

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Cozy Potato-Mushroom Soup

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

Lately, all I want to eat is soup. And on this gray, rainy day, despite the warm temperatures,... Read More »

Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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Pistachio–Cherry Icebox Cookies

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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Semi-Retro Chocolate-Chip Cookies

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

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Gluten-Free Pine-Nut Macaroons

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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Butternut Squash Risotto

5 votes, 3.40 avg. rating (69% score)

It’s squash-and-pumpkin season.  I love this simple dish for its seasonal flavor and its bright color. It’s also... Read More »

Creamy Broccoli-Cheddar Soup | The Taste of Autumn

Creamy Broccoli-Cheddar Soup | The Taste of Autumn

4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

This recipe for Creamy Broccoli-Cheddar Soup is one of my standby dishes, an easy soup that makes everyone in... Read More »

Polenta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Temperatures have dropped this week here in Massachusetts and my appetite has shifted with the weather. I’m reading... Read More »

Apple Brownies

11 votes, 3.82 avg. rating (76% score)

This recipe is a favorite among my mom’s circle of friends, and everyone I know who has tried... Read More »

Grandma Mary’s Apple Crisp

16 votes, 4.31 avg. rating (85% score)

My grandma Mary made this buttery, cinnamon-scented crisp every fall, and to me, it’s the flavor of home.... Read More »

Lobster Mac n’ Cheese

4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

Who doesn’t love lobster mac n’ cheese? It’s an inspired combination: the sweet lobster and tangy cheese, the... Read More »

Apple Guide | How to Match the Apple to the Recipe

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Apple varieties are as individual as people, with their own quirky flavors, textures, and strengths. Some perform best... Read More »

Exploring Brookline, Massachusetts

Brookline began its life in 1638 as a hamlet of Boston called Muddy River.  In 1705, it was... Read More »

Quinoa Salad with Apples and Kale

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

Last year, the US Apple Association, an educational and advocacy organization for apple growers, asked me to develop... Read More »



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