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  • Tattooed Easter Eggs | Easter Craft

    Tattooed Easter Eggs | Easter Craft

    I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some spring-related crafts. Easter provides a wonderful opportunity to explore new DIY projects. For most people, egg decorating is at (or near) the top of the list, and it seems there are...

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Explore New England

  • Walking Tour of Exeter, New Hampshire | Then and Now

    Walking Tour of Exeter, New Hampshire | Then and Now

    A mere 30 miles from both Portsmouth and Manchester, the small town of Exeter, New Hampshire, has always been prized for it location. The freshwater Exeter River, tumbling into the brackish waters of the Squamscott, drew English settlers interested in...

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The Yankee Seeker

Gardening in New England

  • 4 Houseplants You Can Grow from Kitchen Scraps

    4 Houseplants You Can Grow from Kitchen Scraps

    Most people are aware that certain vegetables, such as celery, onion and lettuce, can be re-grown from kitchen scraps, but did you know that ornamental plants can be grown from kitchen waste as well? Most kitchen-scrap plants begin sprouting within...

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New England is Delicious

  • Cardamom Coffee Cake | Step-by-Step Instructions

    Cardamom Coffee Cake | Step-by-Step Instructions

    Every cook needs a great coffee cake recipe for those lazy Sundays or potluck brunches or bake sales. This cardamom coffee cake is one of my favorites. It's a classic crumb cake, topped with a generous sprinkle of streusel and...

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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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