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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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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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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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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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Peach Blackberry Galette

Yep, more of the “Fill and Fold Faux Pie”!  What makes it even easier is my newly discovered method of dropping peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds, then an ice bath, which makes the skins slide off. Assembly time … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Park

When we bought our house, we were thrilled that it came with a park at the end of the block with trees, benches, and a bocce ball court. Down the road, we discovered that it also came with a group … Continue reading

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Peach Blueberry Tart

It’s peach season, and this easy, single crust tart is the perfect way to showcase these beauties! Even easier, is a method of dropping ripe peaches in boiling water for a few seconds, then to an ice bath, and their … Continue reading

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Looking South – Train Shed

Train shed on Broad & Carpenter being stripped down to it’s skeleton in order to be restored and incorporated into some new construction. The ongoing process has been fascinating to watch. More photos behind the cut. 

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No-Knead Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I made this loaf for my friend Bebe, who loves raisin bread. I’ve never seen a no-knead recipe that used milk as an ingredient – so I thought I’d give it a shot. It was a success! 

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RIP Adam West

Adam West loomed pretty large in my life. He was the greatest Batman, and he will be sorely missed.

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Fettuccine with Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

It’s been a while since I’ve made pasta with my Imperia pasta maker. I call it a pasta maker rather than a machine because it’s powered by a hand crank. It’s a real workout-skip-the-gym thing. Anyway, paired with thin spring asparagus, … Continue reading

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