2016 – The year in review, or delicious posts you may have missed

Every year, as I prepare to do this post, I look back at all the articles we have published. And I'm always amazed and humbled. What started as "just a blog" nine years ago...
Peddler's Village apple pie

16 ways to get your fall flavor fix

Apple pie, caramel apples, pumpkin and cinnamon, cranberry, butternut squash — these are just some of the iconic fall flavors that we crave so much. Forget about all the pumpkin spice hype, there are plenty of...
Soft pretzels Amish PA Dutch Farmers Market; photo credit Lynne Goldman

Wall-to-wall comfort food

By guest blogger Debra Wallace, Roaming the aisles of the Newtown Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer’s Market is my definition of wall-to-wall comfort food. Like many people, I used to just dart in one entrance, head for my favorite vendors and dart...
Vday Chocolates, La Chocolate Box

Local + chocolate: What could be wrong?

Every now and then I meet someone who says, in a very matter of fact way, that they don't like chocolate. I always have the same reaction: stunned and puzzled. I usually have to stop...
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Derby Day Bucks County Style

Being as my birthday is only a few days before the Kentucky Derby, I'm usually completely unaware of this popular horse race. Typically, I mention doing something on that day with a friend and...
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April tidbits: Empanada Day, the Stockton Inn & cupcakes

A day just for empanadas. According to food.com, "Every day is a food holiday," and you can find them all on their site, although some are a bit silly ("National Chocolate Cashew Truffle Day?") But when I...

Bucks County’s local chocolatiers

Back in high school, my very first boyfriend asked me what I wanted for Valentine’s Day. “Chocolate,” I replied without hesitation. “But that’s so boring!” he said. “I don’t care,” I said. “I want...

Forget about cookies, Santa prefers fudge

by guest blogger Kelly Madey, Santa has a serious sweet tooth, But even he gets tired of eating all those cookies on Christmas Eve; Chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, gingerbread….. By the time he reaches Pennsylvania, That jolly old elf is...
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Cinnamon Bun Central

What does it take to make over 300 cinnamon buns in a morning? First, you need goopers, then rollers, then bakers, then dumpers, and finally, wrappers. Then mix in friendship, humor, and a whole...
cake pans

Like AC Moore – only free

Post updated 2/24/17 A baker friend of mine recently told me that the Bucks County Free Library has a cake pan collection. Books, DVDs, music CDs— this we all know about. But cake pans? I...
Bobolink farm house

American cheese: the good kind

The first time I tasted cheese from the Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, I was stunned. I had never tasted cheese like this that wasn’t, well, from Europe. I know that sounds snobbish, but I...

Welcome oWowCow to Wrightstown!

oWowCow Creamery opened their second location today - and diets throughout Lower and Central Bucks have just been issued a challenge. In case you've never heard of oWowCow Creamery, allow me to fill you in. I...

Easter cookies

Updated on 3/19/2017 Easter confections always look so good — so spring-like and colorful. I probably don't need to tell you where to buy your candy and sweets, but Kim Laughlin, a.k.a. The Cookie Lady, recently...

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