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  • Best 5 Local Breweries in New England

    Best 5 Local Breweries in New England

    New England's beer culture is as rich and robust as a dark, toasty stout. Our region boasts more than 100 breweries, so picking its five best beermakers poses a rather enjoyable challenge. In 2010, Kerry J. Byrne, a food and...

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The Crafty Yankee

  • Clothespin Gift Toppers

    Clothespin Gift Toppers

    As the holidays draw near, it's time to think about wrapping gifts. Clothespin gift toppers add visual appeal to wrapped gifts and they can double as holiday ornaments—they pin right onto Christmas tree branches. I initially thought these gift toppers...

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New England is Delicious

  • Secrets of spritz cookies

    Secrets of spritz cookies

        The Iced Cranberry Spritz Cookies that appear in this month's issue of Yankee are sweet, buttery, and tangy. And with just 7 ingredients, they're incredibly simple to make. You don't even have to use a cookie press if you don't...

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New England Guest Blog

  • When Does Snow Stop Being Fun?

    When Does Snow Stop Being Fun?

    Somehow it surprises me every year. Summer days melt away all thought of winter; so much so that when those first flakes appear, it’s like I’m seeing them for the first time. Winter arrived in Western Mass with a modest overnight...

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The Yankee Seeker

Gardening in New England

  • 3 Last-Minute Gifts for Gardeners

    3 Last-Minute Gifts for Gardeners

    Looking for a last-minute gift for the gardener in your life? Personalized gardening kits can be made easily and inexpensively and will keep the spirit of the growing season alive through the winter. Here I present three ideas for last...

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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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