Chicken Cakes

I always say, if you’re going to roast one chicken, you may as well roast two. That way, you can throw together a stir fry, enchiladas, or these chicken cakes on the fly. I made it even easier on myself by throwing pieces of chicken in my food processor, eliminating the step of having to chop up the chicken. The chicken cakes were delicious, easy to put together, and it’s great to have another option of what to make to make with leftover chicken! Continue reading

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Pear Custard Cake

You gotta love a cake where you toss pears into a pan, and combine the remaining ingredients into a blender! So easy for such an elegant and delicious result.  Continue reading

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Looking South – Grocery Delivery

Before there was FreshDirect – John’s Grocery Delivery Service since 1991.

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Hermit Cookies

Hermits are a classic New England treat – I grew up eating these in bar form, but this cookie version is just as good. Hermits are soft, spicy, studded with raisins, and delicious! Continue reading

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Looking South – Repairing Rizzo

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Peach Crumb Pie

Summer is coming to a close, and I needed to bake one last peach pie before my beloved peaches go out of season. The city pools are closed, we’re shopping for back to school supplies – is it me or did summer shoot by like a comet?  Continue reading

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Looking South – Last Day at the Pool

Today is the last day for swimming at the Marion Anderson Pool. We bid farewell to the lifeguards, pool staff, and neighborhood regulars and wish them a happy fall, winter, and spring – until we meet again!  Continue reading

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Looking South – Pool with a View

I adore the Marion Anderson Pool, it’s HUGE – in the deep end, I’m up to my chin, and then there’s the view! There’s a spectacular view of The Drake as seen in this photo, and of the Center City skyline. Stop by for a dip and a look, the last day is Friday.

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Italian Orzo Salad

I’ve made lots of potato salad and coleslaw this summer – I needed to break out of my food rut. So here’s Italian Orzo Salad, pasta, greens, beans, and sun-dried tomatoes – a perfect partner to grilled chicken or fish.  Continue reading

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Looking South – Flags at Marion Anderson Pool

The Marion Anderson Pool has been renovated thanks to neighborhood volunteers. The chain link fence between the seating area and the pool has been removed, and umbrellas and lounge chairs dot the area around the pool.

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Looking South – After the Storm

 

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Dymo-Mite Tapewriter

Sometimes the old way of doing things is the best way.

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Chicken Enchiladas

This dish is a “what to do with leftover chicken” and a “what can I make ahead to throw in the oven after the pool” dish. It’s quick, it’s easy, and there were leftovers for lunch the following day. It was a big hit with the boy!  Continue reading

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Looking South – The Boys of Summer

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