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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.

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

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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

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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

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

Greek Christmas Crescent Cookies

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market

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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

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

A Day at the SoWa Market

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Over the past five years, Boston has created a weekend attraction that may surpass Freedom Trail in sheer... Read More »

At the Farmers Market (and a Sweet Apple-Pickle Cucumber Recipe)

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One of my favorite ways to promote my apple cookbook is by doing demos at farmers markets around... Read More »

Improv Sewing

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Every so often, we receive cookbooks and crafting books to review, and it’s always a good day in... Read More »

Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Mango

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With all the warm weather we’ve been having this week, I’m craving grilled food and cool salads. How... Read More »

Favorite Candy Stores of New England

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We’ve been visiting a lot of New England resort towns this summer, which means we’ve also been to... Read More »

Make Hot Fudge Sauce!

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Usually when you see a headline like this one, the words “This Story Will Teach You How to…”... Read More »

Marble Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Marble Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

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We’re nearing the final stages of putting together the new Yankee cookbook (due out in October), and I’m... Read More »

Repurposed Window Shutters: Now, a Kitchen Solution

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I think this is the last time I can mention Twin Elm Farm—an excellent antique co-op in Peterborough,... Read More »

A Visit to the Student Prince: In Praise of Restaurants that Last

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“I’ve been coming here for 50 years!” my dad announces as we sit in the back dining room... Read More »

How to Plant a Strawberry Pot

How to Plant a Strawberry Pot

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Most of us have a list of garden projects we’d like to tackle one of these days. Mine... Read More »