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This week marks the annual national celebration of a fall staple: the chicken pot pie, the ultimate one-dish autumn meal. The pie, which became an American staple in the 1950s in its frozen form, … more
Tucked in the rear of the building at 8419 Germantown Avenue, just across the street from Weavers Way Co-op, sits a Hill restaurant that aims to change the way we all think about vegan … more
By now, you’ve been navigating the new and strange world of grocery shopping for quite some time, and are a pro at the cart sanitizing, hand washing and food wiping. Keeping the food we buy … more
Darnella Robinson, serving one of her Funella’s Funnel Cakes. By April Lisante Summer is drawing to a close and if you didn’t make it to the boardwalk this year, you may be seriously craving … more
Patricia Morris, a Flourtown nutritionist and registered dietician, says preparation is key to healthy lunches for kids. by April Lisante Every morning, I used to pack lunches for my kids to take to … more
Local author Marisa McClellan is an expert at the complicated art of canning. by April Lisante On Mother’s Day, I thought it would be a good idea to plant a garden with my youngest daughter. We … more
El Quetzal manager Lindsey Kiska shows off the shop’s fabulous stock of mugs. by April Lisante Last week, I watched my oldest daughter leave for college. As she pulled out of the driveway to start … more
The Jersey Shore Cioppino from Campbell's Place is on the menu now through August, celebrating the traditional Italian seafood stew. By April Lisante There is something about the deep summer that … more
Bredenbeck’s homemade ice cream sandwiches top the list of treats the bakery’s customers crave. by April Lisante As the afternoons seem to get hotter and hotter, the last thing I feel like doing … more
by April Lisante I think it’s safe to say that this Fourth of July will look a lot different for many of us. As we’ve all muddled through this quarantine, which has dragged on … more
The Lucky Well chef and owner Chad Rosenthal created The Branding Iron, a lemon and honey gin cooler topped with thyme, jalapeno pepper and infused with muddled cucumber. By April Lisante I remember … more
This summer, take the opportunity to throw a great picnic. by April Lisante The weather has finally warmed, and I have been overjoyed that grilling has replaced the oven for most nightly dinners. … more
Hannah Harberg, of Chestnut Hill, cooks nearly 90 meals a week for local shut-ins and families who don’t have enough food. by April Lisante She’s got it down to a science. She knows Giant opens … more
Altenor Vaval ,the director of operations and food services at Face to Face in Germantown, a non-profit that has been feeding the needy and the homeless for more than 35 years, now leads the … more
Jim Higgins, co-owner of Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse in Northeast Philly. by April Lisante Memorial Day looks a bit different this year for many of us. No weekend away at the beach, no scrambling to the … more
A chicken soup kit from spoonfulofcomfort.com. by April Lisante The other day, I was searching for a gift basket to send to my friend’s son for his college graduation and I stumbled upon a food … more
Food distribution by Germantown’s Face to Face, with donations from Wawa. by April Lisante This week, my local church sent out a photo of its food pantry for the needy. I had just been to the … more
Flourtown nutritionist Patricia Morris By April Lisante The other night I put down the Pinterest at around midnight to take the dog out, and I found myself down in the kitchen. This scenario has … more
By April Lisante It has been a somber, uncertain month, but there are still some bright spots to be found. Has your neighborhood witnessed a birthday drive-by, where a caravan of cars pulls through … more
My family sitting down for a meal. (Photo by April Lisante) By April Lisante When I break down my typical day in quarantine, it looks something like this: Wake, make my three kids a big breakfast, … more
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