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The Yankee Seeker

  • Hermit Cookies | Yankee Recipe Archives (1952)

    Hermit Cookies | Yankee Recipe Archives (1952)

    To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from the vast and colorful Yankee Magazine recipe archives. Will the retro results hold up to today’s tastes? We can’t wait to find...

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Gardening in New England

  • 4 Houseplants to Grow from Seeds

    4 Houseplants to Grow from Seeds

    Though taking plant cuttings and rooting them is the most common way of propagating new houseplants, it is not the only way. Some houseplants can be grown from seeds, available from retailers and catalogs. Winter is the perfect time to...

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Best of New England

  • Prettiest Winter Villages in New England

    Prettiest Winter Villages in New England

    New England is beautiful in any season, but becomes even more charming when the snow starts to fly. Here's a sampling of our picks for the prettiest winter villages in New England. Marlow, NH It may be tiny but this rural...

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Explore New England

  • Puddle Dock Pond | Ice Skating at Strawbery Banke

    Puddle Dock Pond | Ice Skating at Strawbery Banke

    Strawbery Banke Museum in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is dedicated to bringing more than 300 years of American history to life through its gardens, restored houses, preservation programs, and events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum invites...

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New England is Delicious

  • Maine Potato Donuts

    Maine Potato Donuts

    We've run a few good recipes for Maine potato donuts over the years, but this particular one was inspired by a very old Yankee story, circa 1937, which was just three years after the magazine was founded. Called "Aroostook's Hundred...

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New England Guest Blog

The Crafty Yankee

  • DIY Wooden Signs

    DIY Wooden Signs

    When my husband and I built our house, over a decade ago, we suddenly had an abundance of wall space but not an abundance of finances (we had just built a house, after all). So it was up to us...

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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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