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The Yankee Seeker

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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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 »

Delicious Summer Succotash

Delicious Summer Succotash

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

Is anything better during the harvest than making good use of fresh garden produce? This recipe for summer... Read More »

Easy Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

Easy Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

13 votes, 4.38 avg. rating (87% score)

If you’re new to canning, a batch of easy sweet refrigerator pickles is the perfect place to start.... Read More »

Old-Fashioned Banana Bread

Old-Fashioned Banana Bread

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

A popular quick bread year-round thanks to how affordable and easy it is to track down bananas, banana... Read More »

Tropical Ambrosia Salad

Tropical Ambrosia Salad

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

Summer has arrived and cookout season is in full swing here in New England. Along with the picnic... Read More »

New England Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

New England Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

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

It’s June again, and in New England that only means one thing — juicy, ripe strawberries and plates... Read More »

Harvard Beets History

Harvard Beets History

5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (86% score)

If you like your beets a little bit sugar-sweet and a little bit vinegar-sour, flavored with a hint... Read More »

Mexican Stuffed Peppers for Cinco de Mayo

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

For many New Englanders the month of March brings one of the tastiest days of the year, when... Read More »

Slow Cooker Breakfast Recipes

Slow Cooker Breakfast Recipes

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

Slow cookers are a modern kitchen miracle. If you haven’t taken a moment to appreciate your slow cooker... Read More »

Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

10 votes, 3.09 avg. rating (63% score)

Move over pineapple upside-down cake — there’s a new pineapple cake in town! Thanks to crushed pineapple added... Read More »

Italian Easter Bread with Dyed Eggs

Italian Easter Bread with Dyed Eggs

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

Italian Easter Bread with dyed eggs is a traditional Easter bread dish featuring sweetened bread dough shaped into... Read More »

Creamy Asparagus Quiche

Creamy Asparagus Quiche

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

Quiche takes a turn for the decadent with this Creamy Asparagus Quiche — perfect for your Easter menu... Read More »

Fun Valentine’s Day Brownies

Fun Valentine’s Day Brownies

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

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing something sweet with those... Read More »

Grapefruit Oatmeal Scones with Citrus Glaze

Grapefruit Oatmeal Scones with Citrus Glaze

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

Are you tired of winter yet? These sweet and hearty Grapefruit Oatmeal Scones with Citrus Glaze will help ... Read More »

Breakfast Popovers

Breakfast Popovers

4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

With their crisp, golden shell and soft, custard-like interior, popovers are the irresistible younger American sibling to the... Read More »

New England Baked Bean Soup

New England Baked Bean Soup

6 votes, 3.17 avg. rating (65% score)

Like a good New Englander, I adore baked beans. On their own with brown bread for Sunday supper,... Read More »

How to Meet Stephen King

How to Meet Stephen King

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

Crossing paths with mega-author Stephen King stopped being an option for the average Joe sometime back in the... Read More »

Homemade Graham Cracker Christmas Cookies

Homemade Graham Cracker Christmas Cookies

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

As I was working on recipe testing for the latest Yankee cookbook, the gorgeous Lost and Vintage Recipes,... Read More »

Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

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

Ready or not, here come the holidays! A fun part of every holiday season are the holiday parties... Read More »

Easy Slow Cooker Indian Pudding

Easy Slow Cooker Indian Pudding

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

For me, nothing smells and tastes like fall more than a warm bowl of Indian Pudding topped with... Read More »

Cheesy Dapper Apple Squares

Cheesy Dapper Apple Squares

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

As the catchy saying goes, “Apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze!” A classic... Read More »

Halloween Recipes | Scare up Some Spooky Treats

Halloween Recipes | Scare up Some Spooky Treats

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

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! Actually…let’s just call it even at... Read More »

Blimp with a View | A Special Ride in the Hood Blimp

Blimp with a View | A Special Ride in the Hood Blimp

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

I arrived at the Beverly airport twenty minutes early. It isn’t everyday a person has the opportunity to... Read More »

Apple Picking Adventures and Apple Cake

Apple Picking Adventures and Apple Cake

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

If you’re like me and you look forward to a day of apple picking each fall, you may... Read More »

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce

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

Growing up in an Italian family meant that fresh tomato sauce was right up there with “plate” and... Read More »

Fan Tan Dinner Rolls

Fan Tan Dinner Rolls

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

Who doesn’t love a buttery dinner roll? No matter what season it is or what’s on the menu,... Read More »



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