Author Archives: Tina

Apple-Pear Braided Bread

Making braided breads is my Sunday morning hobby. Mix up the dough, drink coffee and catch up on the news while waiting for the it to rise. By the time the caffeine has kicked in, it’s assembly time, 30 minutes later there’s a fruit … Continue reading

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Bomb Bomb Bar-B-Q-Grill

The Bomb Bomb Bar-B-Q-Grill has a glorious sign. Last night I happened to be traveling through the neighborhood, saw it illuminated, and took this shot. 

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Mayor Kenney’s Kids

Mayor Jim Kenney visits students at Children’s Playhouse in South Philadelphia. The pre-K program is funded by the new, controversial soda tax that went into effect in Philadelphia on January 1st.

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Apple Bars

These are more like bars than a cake, they’re dense and chewy. Almost like an apple blondie, they’re sturdy – perfect for packing in a lunch box. 

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All The World Loves A Lover

The phrase “All the world loves a lover” is taken from an essay on love by Ralph Waldo Emerson, meaning that people are always happy to see two people in love. Such was the case on Sunday when a man … Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi was on the menu for New Year’s Eve. It had been a busy day, and I wanted to make something that was special and out of the ordinary, but easy. This fit the bill. In the time it takes to cook … Continue reading

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2017 Mummer’s Parade – Part Two

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2017 Mummer’s Parade!

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Counting Down…

May your New Year sparkle and shine!

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Christmas in Cardboard

The residents of South Philly do it up right!

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“Just For Men” Santa

It looks like Santa caved into the pressure of our youth oriented society and got a touch up. Personally, I’m rather fond of the white beard. If Santa wants to spruce up his looks, you can never go wrong with a leather … Continue reading

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Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Coffee and chocolate – one of my favorite combos! This shortbread gets tastier with age, and makes an unexpected addition to a holiday cookie box. This is a great do-ahead cookie dough to make, since it’s rolled out inside of … Continue reading

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M&M Bars

  I’m in a baking frenzy right now – but I thought I’d throw this up because when pressed for time – these bar cookies are fabulous! Easy to throw together, they travel well, and who on the planet doesn’t … Continue reading

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Snack Food Icon

I was going about my normal routine, when I came upon this slightly disturbing sight. It’s weird seeing a cartoon huckster of candy coated popcorn made flesh, silently and somewhat creepily beckoning passers-by to sample his wares. I tried to … Continue reading

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