Author Archives: Tina

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 … 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. 

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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!

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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 … 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! 

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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 … Continue reading

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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. 

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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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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 … Continue reading

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Looking South – The Boys of Summer

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Killer Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the perfect cupcakes to take on a summer picnic or to the beach. They’re rich, soft, and full of chocolate chips – so good, you’ll want to eat two. So good, they don’t need frosting, and really, who … Continue reading

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