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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 !
Spring Fruit and Radish Salad with Feta and Almonds

Spring Fruit and Radish Salad with Feta and Almonds

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Here’s a bright and fresh salad that will satisfy any craving for fresh spring vegetables (and those cravings... Read More »

Homemade Jelly Donuts (and They’re Easy!!)

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

I figured out this week that I can make homemade jelly donuts in much less time than I... Read More »

The Best Soup I’ve Ever Had (and here’s the recipe!)

11 votes, 3.55 avg. rating (71% score)

On a recent visit to The Woodstock Inn, I tasted a caramelized onion and potato soup that was... Read More »

Clara’s Quick Jam Cookies | A Fast and Sweet Homemade Treat

Clara’s Quick Jam Cookies | A Fast and Sweet Homemade Treat

3 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (64% score)

These jam cookies take less than 15 minutes to put together and another 20 minutes to bake, making... Read More »

Irish Soda Bread with Apples and Currants

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

It’s not even March, but I saw the first snowdrops blooming near my house today, so I’m getting... Read More »

Sausage Tortellini Soup (and Lenten Lunch)

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

“Do you want to go to Lenten Lunch?” My colleague, Ian Aldrich, was on his way over to... Read More »

Dina Cheney’s Slow-Cooker Brisket with Pomegranate, Red Wine, and Caramelized Onions

Dina Cheney’s Slow-Cooker Brisket with Pomegranate, Red Wine, and Caramelized Onions

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Connecticut author Dina Cheney is a cooking teacher and writer who pens a monthly column for Every Day... Read More »

Cod with Ginger-Basil Butter

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Yankee’s January-February issue features one of my favorite recipes: a dish of steamed cod (cooked in foil packets)... Read More »

Winter Quinoa Pudding (Gluten-Free) | A Creamy, Indulgent Dish

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This warm, aromatic, and healthy gluten-free quinoa pudding is based on recipe that blogger and cookbook author Béatrice... Read More »

Dr. Boylston’s Honeycomb Pudding

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Boylston Street is one of Boston’s main thoroughfares, the final leg of the Boston Marathon and home to... Read More »

Crab Farcie Dip

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Superbowl 47 is February 3, which means the annual festival of chips and dips is nigh upon us.... Read More »

Beacon Hill, Boston

Beacon Hill, Boston

On any given day, Beacon Hill’s brick sidewalks are dotted with camera-toting tourists. It is one of the... Read More »

Lemon-Glazed Caraway Christmas Cookies

Lemon-Glazed Caraway Christmas Cookies

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

I have a new favorite Christmas cookie, a sweet little biscuit flavored with lemon and caraway seeds and... Read More »

Make a Cake Stand | Simple DIY Project

Make a Cake Stand | Simple DIY Project

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

Cake stands are adorable and useful (especially during Christmas cookie season), but tough to collect. They cay be... Read More »

Greek Christmas Crescent Cookies

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

There are many names for the family of Christmas shortbread cookies made with nuts and coated in powdered... Read More »

Turkey FAQ: A Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet

Turkey FAQ: A Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet

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

It’s the day before the Big Day and you may have some questions about how to tackle the... Read More »

Dry Curing or Brining a Turkey | Which Method is Best?

Dry Curing or Brining a Turkey | Which Method is Best?

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Over the years, we’ve published many great recipes for brined turkey: Chef Sam Hayward’s 2004 recipe; a grilled,... Read More »

First Thanksgiving | What Did the Pilgrims Really Eat?

10 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (90% score)

The Thanksgiving meal is remarkably consistent in its elements: the turkey, the stuffing, the sweet potatoes, the cranberry... Read More »

Favorite New England (Hard) Ciders

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

It’s Cider Days time again! I’ve written about this fantastic festival in Western Massachusetts before, and I’m thrilled... Read More »

Quick-and-Easy Duvet Cover

Quick-and-Easy Duvet Cover

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Now that my 4-year-old son is old enough to have an opinion about his bedroom, decorating it has... Read More »

Yankee’s Lost and Vintage Recipes

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Over the last few months, both Aimee Seavey and I have blogged about our work testing recipes for... Read More »

The Baconer | Rediscovering a Retro Bacon Cooker

The Baconer | Rediscovering a Retro Bacon Cooker

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

This story starts with a man who is notoriously difficult to shop for. My husband. His material wants... Read More »

Maids of Honor Tarts

Maids of Honor Tarts

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

This recipe for Maids of Honor Tarts is one I discovered in the course of my research for... Read More »

The Best Chocolate Fudge Frosting and Homemade Moist Yellow Cake

The Best Chocolate Fudge Frosting and Homemade Moist Yellow Cake

17 votes, 4.06 avg. rating (81% score)

My sister-in-law’s birthday is this weekend and I volunteered to make the cake. I went with my standard... Read More »

Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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

Apple season is here! In fact, according to this story, the season has arrived a bit ahead of... Read More »

The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market

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

I haven’t written a cooking-oriented post for weeks. I have been cooking, but it it has been of... Read More »

A Late Summer Visit to Kimball’s

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

New Hampshire’s Monadnock region, where Yankee‘s offices are located, has an impressive diversity of restaurants, especially considering that... Read More »



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