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Aimee Seavey is a proud lifelong New Englander with a passion for history, food, and the way the two are connected through regional and family traditions. She lives in Boston and spends most of her free time exploring the city's many cultural, historical, and culinary offerings. She cannot resist vintage cookbooks, kitchen tools, or a good story about a New England dish or a family recipe. Join her as she delves into New England's rich history and traditions and shares her findngs with you.

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Old-Fashioned Baked Macaroni and Cheese | Yankee Recipe Archives (2000)

Old-Fashioned Baked Macaroni and Cheese | Yankee Recipe Archives (2000)

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

Tomato Basil Frittata | Yankee Recipe Archives (2003)

Tomato Basil Frittata | Yankee Recipe Archives (2003)

3 votes, 4.22 avg. rating (82% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

Tomato Soup Cake | Yankee Recipe Archives (1978)

Tomato Soup Cake | Yankee Recipe Archives (1978)

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

Greek Easter Bread| Yankee Recipe Archives (1979)

Greek Easter Bread| Yankee Recipe Archives (1979)

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

How to Make Fish Cakes with Homemade Tartar Sauce | Step-by-Step

How to Make Fish Cakes with Homemade Tartar Sauce | Step-by-Step

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

Hermit Cookies | Yankee Recipe Archives (1952)

Hermit Cookies | Yankee Recipe Archives (1952)

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

Maple Baked Beans | Yankee Recipe Archives (1981)

Maple Baked Beans | Yankee Recipe Archives (1981)

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

How to Make Boston Cream Pie | Step-by-Step

How to Make Boston Cream Pie | Step-by-Step

6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

Shaker Tomato and Rice Soup | Yankee Recipe Archives (1988)

Shaker Tomato and Rice Soup | Yankee Recipe Archives (1988)

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

Tuna Tango Noodle Casserole | Yankee Recipe Archives (1967)

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

To celebrate Yankee‘s 80th anniversary in 2015, The Yankee Seeker will spend the year cooking and baking from... Read More »

Lime-Pineapple Cheese Mold | Retro Recipe

Lime-Pineapple Cheese Mold | Retro Recipe

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

After I made a cranberry gelatin mold last year around this time (see Cranberry Gelatin Mold | Retro... Read More »

Dutch Baby Pancake | The Pancake That’s Really a Popover

Dutch Baby Pancake | The Pancake That’s Really a Popover

4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (83% score)

Proving that a confusing name has nothing to do with a dish’s popularity, I present to you the... Read More »

Homemade Onion Dip

Homemade Onion Dip

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

If your life is like mine, the holiday season means a calendar that’s jammed for six weeks with... Read More »

Potato Stuffing

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Why make both mashed potatoes and stuffing when you could combine them into tasty potato stuffing? Made with... Read More »

Shaker Cider Pie

Shaker Cider Pie

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Made with boiled cider and maple sugar, Shaker Cider Pie boasts robust old-fashioned flavor in a golden, buttery... Read More »

Skillet Apple Pandowdy

Skillet Apple Pandowdy

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Each fall we head out into the orchard, pick pounds and pounds of apples, and then wonder what... Read More »

Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Favorite Pumpkin Bread

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

October means that everything-pumpkin season is here again, and while the world keeps finding new ways to add... Read More »

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

While gazpacho is the perfect chilled summer soup, and a hearty bowl of beef stew is just the... Read More »

Corn and Cod Chowder

Corn and Cod Chowder

4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (83% score)

It goes without saying that chowder is popular in New England. We line up for it without fail,... Read More »

Steamers | New England Steamed Clams

Steamers | New England Steamed Clams

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

Few summer seafood traditions in New England are as anticipated as the first batch of steamers. Sitting down... Read More »

Swordfish Kabobs | Summer Grilling

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

The winter holiday season might be the most popular time of year for partying and eating, but there’s... Read More »

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread

17 votes, 4.06 avg. rating (80% score)

With summer in full swing, it won’t be long before gardens are overflowing and we find ourselves frantically... Read More »

Baked Scallops

Baked Scallops

8 votes, 4.22 avg. rating (83% score)

For many New Englanders, it wouldn’t be summer without a stint at the beach. Whether it’s a few... Read More »

Steamed Brown Bread in a Can

3 votes, 4.78 avg. rating (91% score)

New England may be small in size, but as we all know, it lacks for nothing in significance.... Read More »

Fresh Strawberry Sauce | Making Use of Early Summer Berries

Fresh Strawberry Sauce | Making Use of Early Summer Berries

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Early summer in New England arguably belongs to the sweet and ruby red strawberry. In the 1958 volume... Read More »

Coleslaw | The Classic Summer Side Salad

Coleslaw | The Classic Summer Side Salad

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Summer’s here and coleslaw–the cold, creamy, and crunchy side dish that’s as familiar to summer picnic tables and... Read More »

Rhubarb Punch | A Refreshing Summer Sipper

Rhubarb Punch | A Refreshing Summer Sipper

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

This past weekend, when the temperature finally rose to those 80-degree numbers we’ve been waiting for, all I... Read More »



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