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November/December 2012

Feature Stories

‘Write Often, Write When You Think Best’

‘Write Often, Write When You Think Best’
1 vote, 2.00 avg. rating (59% score)

At the end of a dirt path winding gently south from the Old Sturbridge Village green, a worn... Read More »

2012 Angels Among Us: Ordinary People Make a Difference

2012 Angels Among Us: Ordinary People Make a Difference
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Scott Macaulay | A Thanksgiving Happy Meal In the fall of 1985, Scott Macaulay faced a dilemma: His... Read More »

A Rare Invasion | Mary’s Farm

A Rare Invasion | Mary’s Farm
1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

On Christmas Day I usually have a crowd here–friends, neighbors, and occasionally a cousin or two, my idea... Read More »

Best 5 Vintage Clothing Shops in New England

Best 5 Vintage Clothing Shops in New England

Best 5 Vintage Clothing Shops in New England
3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Love the vintage look? Check out our picks for the best vintage clothing shops in New England. Alexandra... Read More »

Book Reviews: The Missing Fathers Club

Book Reviews: The Missing Fathers Club
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A traveling father, a runaway father, a silent father, and a father who never shows up: These are... Read More »

Cold Turkey Plunge in Nantucket | Only in New England

Cold Turkey Plunge in Nantucket | Only in New England
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It’s admittedly counterintuitive, calling the sensation of wearing almost no clothing in 20° to 30° air and 38°... Read More »

Holiday Tradition | Christmas Pageant

Holiday Tradition | Christmas Pageant
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

In 1909, a young New Hampshire farm girl named Lucy Wells looked forward all fall to the event... Read More »

How to Be a Pilgrim | Ask the Expert

How to Be a Pilgrim | Ask the Expert

How to Be a Pilgrim | Ask the Expert
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

In 1995, Kate Moore, recently laid off from her restaurant job, responded to a newspaper ad soliciting “time... Read More »

On Common Ground | Old Sturbridge Village

On Common Ground | Old Sturbridge Village
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Amid the rolling hills of south-central Massachusetts, a cluster of 19th-century homes and shops stand arrayed around a... Read More »

The Big Question | What’s the Future of History?

The Big Question | What’s the Future of History?
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Biographer and Historian David McCullough approaches writing a bit like enrolling in college: “I know I’m going to... Read More »

The Long-Dead Native Language Wopânâak is Revived

The Long-Dead Native Language Wopânâak is Revived
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Kuweeqâhsun … This was the first word that Jessie Little Doe Baird spoke to her daughter, Mae, the... Read More »

Food

1960s Vermont Cheddar Fondue | Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades

1960s Vermont Cheddar Fondue | Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades
5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

With the 1960’s the country moved into an era of JFK, the Beatles, and the Civil Rights movement.... Read More »

Yankee‘s Best Lost and Vintage Recipes

Yankee‘s Best Lost and Vintage Recipes
12 votes, 3.92 avg. rating (78% score)

Recipes tell a story. Not in the familiar sense–there are no plot points in the ingredients list, no... Read More »

Baked Wontons

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

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Best Cook | Easy Trifle Recipe

Best Cook | Easy Trifle Recipe
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Shelley Osborne is sitting at the kitchen table in her well-appointed loft in a refashioned brick mill beside... Read More »

Chai-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Chai-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Chai-Spiced Sweet Potatoes
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Chestnut, Apple & Pancetta Dressing

Chestnut, Apple & Pancetta Dressing

Chestnut, Apple & Pancetta Dressing
4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

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Cider-Sage Gravy

Cider-Sage Gravy
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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Confetti Dip

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

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Dry-Cured Turkey

Dry-Cured Turkey

Dry-Cured Turkey
11 votes, 3.82 avg. rating (76% score)

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Greek Stuffed Mushrooms

Greek Stuffed Mushrooms

Greek Stuffed Mushrooms
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Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1930s Potato Puff Balls

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1930s Potato Puff Balls

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1930s Potato Puff Balls
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Welcome to “Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades,” a special series celebrating over 75 years and 9 decades of... Read More »

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1940s Barbecue Cocktail Franks

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1940s Barbecue Cocktail Franks

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1940s Barbecue Cocktail Franks
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Welcome to “Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades,” a special series celebrating over 75 years and 9 decades of... Read More »

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1950s Dips for Chips

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1950s Dips for Chips
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The 1950’s was the poodle-skirt decade, marked by rock and roll music and the shift from radio to... Read More »

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1970s Mini Spinach Quiches

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1970s Mini Spinach Quiches
1 vote, 2.00 avg. rating (59% score)

Slip on your bell bottoms and mood ring and say hello to the groovy 1970’s, an era marked... Read More »

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1980s Bread Bowl Crab Dip

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1980s Bread Bowl Crab Dip
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Welcome to the totally awesome eighties — a decade that brought us an actor in the White House,... Read More »

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1990s Baked Wontons

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 1990s Baked Wontons
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It’s true the 1990’s weren’t that long ago (at least they don’t feel like they were). Still, it’s... Read More »

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 2000s Greek Stuffed Mushrooms

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 2000s Greek Stuffed Mushrooms

Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades | 2000s Greek Stuffed Mushrooms
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The 2000’s are close enough to remember without much effort, but let’s take a trip back with a... Read More »

Kale | the Queen of Greens

Kale | the Queen of Greens

Kale | the Queen of Greens
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  Photo/Art by Michael Piazza   Photo/Art by Michael Piazza Kale, once that overlooked dark and leafy sibling... Read More »

Mini Spinach Quiches

Mini Spinach Quiches

Mini Spinach Quiches
19 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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Plaza Dip

Plaza Dip
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Pumpkin Ice-Cream Pie

Pumpkin Ice-Cream Pie

Pumpkin Ice-Cream Pie
9 votes, 4.44 avg. rating (87% score)

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Sharp Cheddar, Olive, and Pepper Dip

Sharp Cheddar, Olive, and Pepper Dip

Sharp Cheddar, Olive, and Pepper Dip
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Shelley Osborne’s Trifle Recipe

Shelley Osborne’s Trifle Recipe

Shelley Osborne’s Trifle Recipe
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Soy-Glazed Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

Soy-Glazed Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

Soy-Glazed Green Beans with Crispy Shallots
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The Yankee Magazine Archives Holiday Advice: How to Wrap a Present

The Yankee Magazine Archives Holiday Advice: How to Wrap a Present
2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

For Men Only: Instructions to Wrap a Gift. (1942) Must I mention that your first requirement is something... Read More »

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes with a Twist

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes with a Twist

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes with a Twist
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

For most cooks, there’s no more challenging, high-stakes meal than Thanksgiving dinner. The sheer volume of food is... Read More »

Home & Garden

Christmas Terrarium

Christmas Terrarium

Christmas Terrarium
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Attention, non-crafters! This project is an idea as much as it is a craft, and you don’t need... Read More »

Holiday Crafts | Felt & Yarn Wreath

Holiday Crafts | Felt & Yarn Wreath
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We love the way this monochromatic felt & yarn wreath gets so much of its visual interest from... Read More »

Holiday Crafts | Make Button Garland

Holiday Crafts | Make Button Garland
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If you can thread a needle, you can make button garland. The hardest part is amassing enough buttons... Read More »

Home Decor | All Is Merry and Bright

Home Decor | All Is Merry and Bright
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Long before December rolls around, Christine Chitnis is in her studio, working on the theme for this year’s... Read More »

New England’s Finest: In Good Taste

New England’s Finest: In Good Taste
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

1. Rich Granite State maple syrup is an especially pretty present when it’s encased in a glass maple... Read More »

Paper & Thread Spool Topiaries | Holiday Crafts

Paper & Thread Spool Topiaries | Holiday Crafts
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If you want to use these adorable paper topiaries as a centerpiece, plan to make at least three.... Read More »

Silhouettes | Antiques & Collectibles

Silhouettes | Antiques & Collectibles
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

As a fashion statement, the chic and classic all-black look has been around for a long time; it... Read More »

Tuttle’s Family Farm | House for Sale

Tuttle’s Family Farm | House for Sale
4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

Lucy Tuttle sits on a patch of grass facing the empty storefront where she has sold her family’s... Read More »

Velvet-Ribbon Ornaments

Velvet-Ribbon Ornaments
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Here’s another great entry-level holiday craft. If you can wrap ribbon around a frame, you can make this... Read More »

Where to Find Materials

Where to Find Materials
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Craft stores (whether you visit in person or online) such as Jo-Ann, A. C. Moore, and Michaels are... Read More »

Photography

Moose in New England | Photographs

Moose in New England | Photographs
14 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (85% score)

Moose seem to fascinate folks in these parts, and many of us are willing to go out of... Read More »

Travel

Finding Christmas in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Finding Christmas in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

By the time we rolled into Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we were all ready to be free of the... Read More »

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum | Local Treasure

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum | Local Treasure
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One of the most eclectic museums in New England is found on Massachusetts’ Springfield Quadrangle. Headaches come in... Read More »

Portsmouth, New Hampshire When You Go …

Portsmouth, New Hampshire When You Go …
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A sampling of destinations in the Portsmouth area … For pricing, seasonal schedules, and other details, see the... Read More »

More Great Stories

Architectural Salvage Resources | Find a Location Near You

Architectural Salvage Resources | Find a Location Near You
8 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (73% score)

A sampling of architectural-salvage resources around New England. Looking for the finishing touches on your home improvement project... Read More »

History | Freeman Family Letters from 1829–1852

History | Freeman Family Letters from 1829–1852
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At the end of a dirt path winding gently south from the Old Sturbridge Village green, a worn... Read More »

Holiday Gifts | Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Holiday Gifts | Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Holiday Gifts | Handmade Christmas Ornaments
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

What do you get for the person who has everything? We suggest making a handmade holiday gift. Why... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | ‘Wassail, Wassail, All Over the Town…’

Holiday Traditions | ‘Wassail, Wassail, All Over the Town…’
4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Wassail (from the Middle English Waes thu hael, “Be thou hale [well]”): One word, two ways to enjoy... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | A Christmas Stuffing Story

Holiday Traditions | A Christmas Stuffing Story
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Sometimes a Christmas tradition can be as simple as a story that is dragged out from the memory... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Blending Faiths

Holiday Traditions | Blending Faiths
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Our family’s holiday traditions have evolved carefully and with much thought—and some amount of hair-tearing and/or navel-gazing. My... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Christmas Coal

Holiday Traditions | Christmas Coal
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Growing up, my family participated in very few traditions, certainly none that had been handed down from one... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Christmas Crackers

Holiday Traditions | Christmas Crackers
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When I was sixteen my family celebrated Christmas in Ireland, where we gained a new but enduring family... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Mrs. Nelson’s Chocolates

Holiday Traditions | Mrs. Nelson’s Chocolates
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Just after Thanksgiving, as far back into my childhood as I can remember, my mother’s Aunt Kay and... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Thanksgiving Pierogies

Holiday Traditions | Thanksgiving Pierogies
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I’m half-Polish thanks to my mother’s side of the family. My polish grandfather, Henry Tiska, married my polish... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Yankee Staffers Share Their Favorite Family Rituals

Holiday Traditions | Yankee Staffers Share Their Favorite Family Rituals
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For most, the holiday season is defined by its rituals and traditions. Whether it’s a carol-singing stroll with... Read More »

Homemade Gifts | Simple Sewing Projects

Homemade Gifts | Simple Sewing Projects
3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

The art of sewing can turn an ordinary object into a custom creation. Regardless of your skill level,... Read More »

Kale Recipes | This Leafy Green is Delicious and Nutritious

Kale Recipes | This Leafy Green is Delicious and Nutritious
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Not only does kale pack a nutritional punch, it’s delicious, too. Add more of this leafy green into... Read More »

Mr. Potato Head Trivia | Infographic

Mr. Potato Head Trivia | Infographic
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How much do you know about Hasbro’s popular toy, Mr. Potato Head? Find out how much he originally... Read More »

Recipes | Pumpkin Goodness

Recipes | Pumpkin Goodness
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It’s time to celebrate autumn’s most glorious gourd — the pumpkin! With its deep golden hue and ability... Read More »

Recipes | Savory Side Dishes

Recipes | Savory Side Dishes
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Along with the turkey, and pies made of pumpkin, it’s the thought of savory sides that keep our... Read More »

Yankee Magazine Archives | Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades

Yankee Magazine Archives | Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades

Yankee Magazine Archives | Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades
3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Welcome to “Holiday Appetizers Through the Decades,” a special series celebrating over 75 years and 9 decades of... Read More »



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