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  • Memory Watch | A Sweet Family Anecdote

    Memory Watch | A Sweet Family Anecdote

    In the fall of 2010 my mom, Betty (or Bet, as she is known), was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout her journey with this disease my mom continues to remind me that there is always a bright side, and that...

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Explore New England

New England is Delicious

The Yankee Historian

  • The Mayflower | Everyone

    The Mayflower | Everyone’s Ship

      The Mayflower II is currently out on the ocean. You’re forgiven if you didn’t notice. The event is more an errand than a voyage and has been accompanied with minimal fanfare. Throughout the winter, the ship had been laid up...

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The Crafty Yankee

  • Salt and Pepper Vases

    Salt and Pepper Vases

    If you are looking for an inexpensive (and quick!) project for displaying or giving flowers, these repurposed salt and pepper shakers are a good fit. They can be made for wedding favors and table decor, to be given as hostess gifts...

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The Yankee Seeker

Gardening in New England

  • The Benefits of Mulching | Gardening Advice

    The Benefits of Mulching | Gardening Advice

    There are many benefits of mulching your garden. Not only do organic mulches help plants and trees retain moisture and prevent weed growth, they also enrich soil and add a cleaned up, well-manicured look to landscapes. Mulch is also helpful...

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Behind the Scenes

  • Recipe Testing at Yankee Publishing

    Recipe Testing at Yankee Publishing

    One of the great perks of working at Yankee Publishing is the occasional opportunity to help the food editors with recipe testing—followed by taste testing, and rating the recipes. There’s a sense of fun and adventure in trying out recipes...

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Outdoor Adventures

Just Looking: New England Art

  • The Last Blog Post | Just Looking Signs Off

    The Last Blog Post | Just Looking Signs Off

    This will be the final posting of Just Looking, the New England art blog I have been writing here on the Yankee website since 2008. I will miss the opportunity to share visual experiences online, but I will continue to...

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Home Again

  • Our Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Track Antique Shop

    Our Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Track Antique Shop

    I'm going to let you in on a little secret today. It's a vintage/antique shop in a town you've probably never visited, and it's wonderful—not just for its inventory, which is well curated, but for its prices. They are easily...

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Cooking New England

  • American Potato Salad

    American Potato Salad

    Can you believe summer is unofficially here?!? With Memorial Day behind us, it's time to start thinking about cookouts, grilling outside, and enjoying the nice weather. It's also the time of year when impromptu get-togethers start popping up on patios...

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