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FOOD: Heavenly hummus

By Jessica Yadegaran Bay Area News Group|

THE YANKEE CHEF: This sandwich recipe is packed with flavor

Nothing fancy, but crazy tasty! And you don’t need to use a slow cooker to wait for something this good. By softening the spices in this pulled chicken recipe and relying on the great taste of White Barbecue Sauce, you will be pleasantly surpri...

By Jim Bailey|


  • Health

    American Red Cross seeks blood, platelet donations; locations announced in Bucks, Delco, Chesco and Montco

    PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.

    Submitted by the American Red Cross|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Another sauce for your grilling repertoire

    Never had Gochujang paste before? For the heat aficionados, this is the perfect Asian (Korean to be precise) condiment for all your grilling days. Combining the intense flavor of chile powder with the subtly sweet addition of rice vinegar and fruited preserves makes this baste great on chicken wings as well. Plus, it has the added benefit of not messing up your grill. Just open the pouch and have at it! (See my wing recipe using Gochujang here...

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Deer: Love them, hate them

    On October 2, 1959, the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was adopted as the state animal of Pennsylvania. No wonder: it is a beautiful, graceful animal and has played an important role in our forests for as long as there have been people living in them. Over half a century ago, who could foresee that this creature would become such a pest!

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Lifestyle

    International flavor, special performances,free readings highlight this year’s West Chester Poetry Conference

    WEST CHESTER, PA — The president of a writers’ group at the United Nations, an opera free and open to the public, and free readings are just a few of the highlights of this year’s West Chester Poetry Conference, June 7 – 10.

    Submitted To Ticket|

  • Entertaining

    NEW TO STREAMING AND VOD: Revenge is at the core of ‘The Assignment’

    Something of a bookend to Walter Hill’s pulp classic “Johnny Handsome” starring Mickey Rourke, “The Assignment” is an outrageously entertaining thriller which boasts a humdinger of a plot.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    FOOD: Berry good — 3 savory ways to use strawberries

    Shortcake’s sublime. Pie’s pleasant. And trifle’s terrific. But this season, sample strawberries’ savory side, starting with spaghetti.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: A dish to ‘put a smile on your face’

    A super quick and spicy Asian-style bistro bowl with textures and flavors that will instantly put a smile on your face. You can substitute beef or chicken easily enough, as well as vary the vegetables. Even add some more crunch in the way of chow mein noodles sprinkled on top.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: ‘Pet’ plant turns into kitchen science project

    Quite unexpectedly, I have a new pet, one that appeared on my doorstep just a week or so before Memorial Day. It’s easily been seven years since there were any animals in the house, so I’ve gotten out of practice in including pet care in my travel plans. Suddenly, here I was — barely two weeks into the venture — looking forward going away for the long holiday weekend.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    NUTRITION: How to help cut down on food waste

    Despite living in a state where one in eight, or nearly 5.4 million people, struggle with food insecurity — the occasional or ongoing lack of access to food needed to support a healthful, active life — food waste is more rampant than ever.

    By LeeAnn Weintraub Special to Digital First Media|

  • Food

    FOOD: Serve these seasonal chicken dishes

    “What’d you get?” a woman asked, squinting in the sun as she approached the Heart Food Truck parked outside her Exton office.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

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