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  • 15 Prettiest Winter Villages in New England

    15 Prettiest Winter Villages in New England

    New England is beautiful in any season, but here are the 15 prettiest villages that are even more charming when the snow starts to fly. Lenox, MA Set in the bucolic Berkshire hills, this walking village is renowned for it’s architecturally-diverse...

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Explore New England

Gardening in New England

  • Valentine

    Valentine’s Day Guide to Roses

    From the meaning behind rose colors and the number of blooms in a bouquet to tips on caring for roses, this handy guide to roses has everything you'll need impress your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Long-stemmed roses have long been a flower...

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New England is Delicious

  • The 20 Most New Englandy Dishes

    The 20 Most New Englandy Dishes

    Imogene Woolcott was Yankee's first food editor and the first mass-media authority on New England cooking. Consider her the Martha Stewart of her day: She anchored daily radio broadcasts over the Yankee Network for First National Stores, wrote her monthly...

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The Yankee Seeker

  • The Best Banana Bread Recipe

    The Best Banana Bread Recipe

    With its moist texture and sweet banana flavor, this banana bread recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Every baker needs a favorite banana bread recipe, and this is mine. Moist and flavorful, it's perfect to have with your morning...

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The Crafty Yankee

  • Holiday Crafts | Make Victorian Scrap Ornaments

    Holiday Crafts | Make Victorian Scrap Ornaments

    Prelude festivities started this week in Kennebunkport, Maine and I was offered the opportunity to join other artists at Bandaloop’s Artisan Market for a craft show as part of the events.  Although I have plenty of items for general shows, I was...

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Legendary New England

  • Interview with Stacy Schiff, Author of <i>The Witches</i>

    Interview with Stacy Schiff, Author of The Witches

    Stacy Schiff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer whose latest book, The Witches, examines the many mysteries and misconceptions about the Salem Witch Trials. I caught up with Stacy at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to learn a bit...

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New England Guest Blog

The Yankee Historian

  • Augustus C. Buell | Improving History Through Lies

    Augustus C. Buell | Improving History Through Lies

    In New England, historical plaques are as plentiful as grey squirrels and just as easy to overlook. But sometimes it pays to pause and read over these little shrines to history. Many of them have an interesting story to tell—especially...

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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

  • Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

    Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

    Excerpt from “Beans and Harmony,” Yankee Magazine, February 1995. Being married to a Yankee meant we had franks and beans every Saturday night for years. Our eldest daughter hated beans, but her father insisted she eat every bean on her plate....

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