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  • Make a Holiday Container Garden

    Make a Holiday Container Garden

    Now is the time to gather the evergreen, fir, spruce and pine branches that the autumnal winds have blown from trees for use in a holiday container garden. Save any pruned branches as well, and store outside in a covered...

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Best of New England

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The Crafty Yankee

  • Button Bobby Pins

    Button Bobby Pins

    Button Bobby Pins are a simple DIY project that can be worn or gifted for the holidays (and they are perfect for filling those stockings!).  I have a collection of vintage buttons that never seem to dwindle and I am...

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New England is Delicious

  • 10 Tips for Making Great Pie

    10 Tips for Making Great Pie

    First, let me say that pie is one of my favorite things to make. But it took time to get comfortable with making pie crust and whenever I teach a pie-making class, I see the fear. But with these tips...

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New England Guest Blog

  • The Lure of a Simpler Life

    The Lure of a Simpler Life

    If someone offered you a simpler life, would you take it? I did once. It was just before the birth of my son and I was working as a reporter for a daily newspaper in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The...

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The Yankee Seeker

  • Potato Stuffing

    Potato Stuffing

    Why make both mashed potatoes and stuffing when you could combine them into tasty potato stuffing? Made with mashed potatoes, breadcrumbs, seasoning, onion, and celery, this potato stuffing is both easy and delicious. Stuffing is a lot like meatloaf -- no...

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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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