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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 !

How to Make a Robot Cake

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My son turned four recently and since the chosen theme was “robot,” we were busy coming up with... Read More »

New Bedford’s Gourmet Wonderland

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If you’ve ever found yourself in a restaurant-rich neighborhood in Boston—the South End, say, or Beacon Hill—chances are... Read More »

Spring in the Vineyard

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I drove down to Westport, Massachusetts today to visit with Bill Russell at Westport Rivers Winery for an... Read More »

A Big Night in the Big Apple

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Not to sound too provincial, but when something really big and exciting happens to you in New York,... Read More »

Stalking the Roxbury Russet, finding the Bartlett Pear

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Today I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of sophomores at the John O’Bryant school in... Read More »

Woodstock, Vermont (Part 2): Eating, Hiking, Spa-ing, Strolling

Woodstock is such a favorite destination for Yankee staffers that when we decided to do an Explore New... Read More »

Revisiting the Connecticut Dairy Bar and Farm Diner

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I was in my hometown of Windsor, Connecticut recently and I had the kind of craving that goes... Read More »

Remake a Hanging Lantern

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In our March/April issue, we profiled a group of talented folks that we call “The Fixers,” the people... Read More »

Behind the Scenes: A TV Shoot

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I was out of my kitchen today and into the studio of WSFB, Hartford’s CBS affiliate. The station... Read More »

Waffle Iron Brownies

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What a day! I am so excited about this post. Waffle iron brownies, folks!! It’s an idea from... Read More »

Decorating with Bird Nests | Shabby Chic Style

Decorating with Bird Nests | Shabby Chic Style

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At the risk of turning into  a Portlandia cliché, I’m really fond of birds’ nests as a decorative... Read More »

Shirred Eggs and Bacon

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Shirred eggs sound fancy, but really they’re just oven-baked eggs with some sort of creamy-cheesy topping. And because... Read More »

In Praise of Pre-Heating

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Bad habits. They happen to all of us. And even though I know better, I sometimes get lazy... Read More »

Updated Chicken a la King Recipe

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Yankee Magazine has been in print for more than 75 years, which means that we have a wonderfully... Read More »

The Perfect General Store

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One of the many pleasures of working at Yankee is that our offices are just a short drive... Read More »

Maple-Cinnamon Polenta | The Breakfast of Champions

Maple-Cinnamon Polenta | The Breakfast of Champions

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In the ongoing effort to keep my three-year-old son fed, I’ve come up with endless variations on macaroni... Read More »

Gremolata: Cure for the Winter Blahs

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When it comes to cooking, I always find it a little hard to feel inspired this time of... Read More »

Homemade Apple Butter | An Overnight Slow-Cooker Recipe

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Hand-made gifts are fantastic, but who has time, right? Well, this week I took to the airways to... Read More »

Christmas Cookies | Pecan Puffs

Christmas Cookies | Pecan Puffs

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My all-time favorite Christmas cookie is a recipe that my Aunt Madeline called Pecan Puffs and some people... Read More »

A Last Visit to the Orchard

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A few weeks ago, I found myself with an apple emergency. I was on my way to work,... Read More »

In Praise of Kabocha Squash

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I first tasted Kabocha Squash about six years ago, when I lived in California. It’s practically a fall... Read More »

Rememberance of Thanksgivings Past

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Do you have your Thanksgiving menu worked out? Hopefully you do. But if you don’t, here’s  help! We’ve... Read More »

Five-Minute Shadow Box

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Our new house was built in 1920 and is the oldest house I’ve ever owned. I feel like... Read More »

A Weekend Food Tour

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It was so wonderful to be back at Cider Days in western Massachusetts this past weekend. This festival... Read More »

Decorating Ideas | A Mail Sorter Mudroom Organizer

Decorating Ideas | A Mail Sorter Mudroom Organizer

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Now that we’ve finished renovating a house and are in the process of decorating it, I’m finding that,... Read More »

Cider Days, and a Cheddar-Cider Fondue Recipe

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In two weeks, one of my favorite New England festivals is taking place in Western Massachusetts. Cider Days... Read More »

The Big Apple: Behind the Scenes at The Martha Stewart Show

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Exciting times this week! I was in New York yesterday making apple dumplings and apple butter with none... Read More »



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