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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 !
Beacon Hill, Boston

Beacon Hill, Boston

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

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

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% 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

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

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

Greek Crescent Cookies

12 votes, 4.08 avg. rating (81% score)

Greek crescent cookies (kourabiedes) are a variation 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 »

Brining A Turkey vs. Dry Curing

Brining A Turkey vs. Dry Curing

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Dry curing or brining a turkey — we compare the advantages and disadvantages of two popular Thanksgiving turkey... Read More »

What Did the Pilgrims Eat at the First Thanksgiving?

What Did the Pilgrims Eat at the First Thanksgiving?

43 votes, 3.91 avg. rating (78% score)

Have you ever wondered what the pilgrims ate at the first Thanksgiving feast in the fall of 1621?... Read More »

Favorite Hard Ciders from New England

5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

In honor of Cider Days, I take a look at some of the great new hard ciders being... Read More »

Quick-and-Easy Duvet Cover

Quick-and-Easy Duvet Cover

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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

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

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

Yankee‘s Best Lost and Vintage Recipes

13 votes, 3.77 avg. rating (75% score)

Recipes tell a story. Not in the familiar sense–there are no plot points in the ingredients list, no... Read More »

The Baconer | Rediscovering a Retro Bacon Cooker

The Baconer | Rediscovering a Retro Bacon Cooker

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

Yankee editor Amy Traverso tracks down a vintage retro bacon cooker from the 1970s. Have you ever heard... Read More »

Maids of Honor Tarts

Maids of Honor Tarts

4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% 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

33 votes, 3.77 avg. rating (75% score)

Yankee food editor Amy Traverso’s favorite yellow cake recipe, plus a new chocolate fudge frosting recipe that’ll make... 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 »

Apple Orchards | 7 Wonders of Fall

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‘Ashmead’s Kernel’, ‘Roxbury Russet’, ‘Belle de Boskoop’, ‘Pink Pearl’, ‘Winter Banana’ … The names of antique and rare... Read More »

Simple Graham Cracker Crust

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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 »

A Day at the SoWa Market

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

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)

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

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

Improv Sewing

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

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

6 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (68% score)

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

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

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

Perfect Hot Fudge Recipe

15 votes, 3.53 avg. rating (71% score)

A quick, no-fail, perfect hot fudge recipe, from the archives of Yankee Magazine. It’s better than anything you... Read More »

Marble Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Marble Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

11 votes, 3.36 avg. rating (68% score)

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

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

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



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