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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 Manchester, New Hampshire and works as an Associate Editor at Yankee Magazine, where she writes the regular columns “Recipe with a History” and “Local Treasure,” and contributes heavily to YankeeMagazine.com. She cannot resist vintage cookbooks, seasonal New England daytrips, or viral cat videos. Follow Aimee on Twitter and Instagram at @aimeeseavey.

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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

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

Easy and elegant, this blueberry Bundt cake is studded with wild Maine blueberries tossed in cinnamon and sugar,... Read More »

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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

What do you get when you cross grated carrots, pineapple, walnuts, and tangy cream cheese frosting with a... Read More »

Leftover Pot Roast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Leftover Pot Roast Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% 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

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

New England’s classic Parker House Rolls are crisp and buttery on the outside, tender and light on the... 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

7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (89% 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

43 votes, 3.68 avg. rating (73% score)

This recipe for American Chop Suey casserole is a savory blend of baked noodles, ground beef, and 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 »

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

10 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% 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

7 votes, 4.43 avg. rating (87% 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

102 votes, 3.70 avg. rating (73% score)

For when you can’t make it to the orchard, here’s a recipe for homemade apple cider donuts covered... 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

15 votes, 4.07 avg. rating (81% score)

Skip the supermarket and treat yourself to a few pints of fresh, crunchy homemade pickles. These easy sweet... Read More »

Old-Fashioned Banana Bread

Old-Fashioned Banana Bread

5 votes, 4.20 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 »



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