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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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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

5 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (93% 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 »

Morning Glory Muffins

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

If you like your muffins packed with texture and flavor, morning glory muffins might be the muffins for... Read More »

Tuna Bean Salad Sandwich

Tuna Bean Salad Sandwich

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Along with rising temperatures comes the craving for chilled, refreshing lunch options. Have you felt it yet? It... Read More »

Blueberry Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze

Blueberry Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze

28 votes, 3.66 avg. rating (73% score)

If you’re looking to impress without a lot of effort, a Bundt cake can be your best baking... Read More »

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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

I’m not sure if it’s because bunnies eat carrots (and the Easter Bunny is, by name, a bunny)... Read More »

Leftover Pot Roast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Leftover Pot Roast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

When I was recipe testing Yankee Pot Roast for the “Recipe with a History” column in the January/February... Read More »

Vermont Chocolate Potato Cake

8 votes, 3.38 avg. rating (68% score)

Potatoes may seem like an unlikely ingredient for a cake, but stick with me, here. You’re going to... Read More »

Baked Salmon with Maple-Mustard Sauce | Savory Ways with Maple Syrup

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

March means maple season in New England, and while there are countless ways to enjoy pure maple syrup... Read More »

Parker House Rolls | Recipe and History

Parker House Rolls | Recipe and History

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

Parker House Rolls are one of New England’s many trademark culinary offerings, and one that is perfect for this... Read More »

Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

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

Nothing signals the end of winter like the return of fresh produce, and asparagus is often one of... Read More »

Shredded Wheat Bread | Retro Recipe

Shredded Wheat Bread | Retro Recipe

5 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (93% score)

Shredded Wheat Bread doesn’t exactly taste like the cereal it’s named for, but somehow it wouldn’t be the... Read More »

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

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

Whether it’s next to the Yankee pot roast in a diner, between the turkey and cranberry sauce on... Read More »

American Chop Suey Casserole

American Chop Suey Casserole

36 votes, 3.70 avg. rating (74% score)

It’s a comfort food dish with many names, but here in New England, a concoction of noodles, seasoned... Read More »

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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

The holidays are over, and for many of us, this means a return to healthy eating (just let... Read More »

Treats for Santa | What to Leave for Santa in New England

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

After supper on Christmas Eve, it is customary to set out a plate of provisions for the man... Read More »

Spicy Soft Gingerbread

Spicy Soft Gingerbread

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

Other than the living room (where the pine-y fragrance reigns supreme), the kitchen is arguably the root of... Read More »

Cranberry Gelatin Mold | Retro Recipe

Cranberry Gelatin Mold | Retro Recipe

3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Perhaps even more than how to properly cook the bird and what constitutes the perfect mashed potatoes (lumps... Read More »

Homemade Fish Sticks

Homemade Fish Sticks

2 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

During the post-war era of convenience foods and frozen wonders, the frozen fish stick made its supermarket debut.... Read More »

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and Tomato

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and Tomato

5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

This isn’t the first time I’ve made baked macaroni and cheese when I was in need of a... Read More »

For the Love of Baked Beans

For the Love of Baked Beans

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

Can you envision a potluck, ham supper, or summer cookout without baked beans? We can’t! The Yankee Magazine... Read More »

Potato, Leek, and Mushroom Soup

Potato, Leek, and Mushroom Soup

7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (84% score)

Fall has arrived, and with it, the cooler temperatures that often lead to slew of soups. I love... Read More »

The Legend Behind Anadama Bread

The Legend Behind Anadama Bread

4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

New England has bragging rights to a whole dinner party’s worth of dishes. Some, like New England Clam... Read More »

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (91% score)

With the changing leaves comes a craving (even a need) for all things pumpkin, and if you’re ready... Read More »

Homemade Apple Cider Donuts

Homemade Apple Cider Donuts

69 votes, 3.65 avg. rating (73% score)

As I said last year in my “C is for Cider Donuts” contribution to the Autumn A-Z package:... Read More »

The Best Deep Dish Apple Pie

The Best Deep Dish Apple Pie

5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

With September here, it’s time to turn our eyes towards one of the most beloved seasons in New... Read More »



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