Monthly Archives: June 2014

Paper Dresses and Bunny Cakes

As a little girl, I used to sneak up the stairs to my grandma’s attic on 85 Henderson Street, disregarding her warnings that it was “too hot and stuffy!” or “too cold and drafty!” It was never the right season … Continue reading

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To Grandmother’s House We Go

Bags packed? Check! Jeep fueled up? Check! Caitie in the back asleep? Check! At zero dark thirty (which translated to about six o’clock in the morning) the jeep was ready to make the thirteen and a half hour trip from … Continue reading

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Not Thankful for the Food

I stared at the carcass of a turkey, seemingly taunting me from the table. “There is absolutely no way I’m sticking my arm in there,” I said, shaking my head and crossing my arms. Just the thought of reaching up … Continue reading

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Life is Short, Make Memories

My family and I travel to Disney World on a regular basis for our vacation. We spend a lot of time planning out everything, especially the places that we want to eat. The food is one of the many things … Continue reading

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How Not to Make a Fried Pickle

For as long as I can remember pickles have been my favorite food. From the minute my small body could digest solid food, I was eating pickles religiously. I remember dipping my little fingers into the jar and dripping a … Continue reading

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The Truth is in the Noodle

              Growing up in the small rural town of Ono, Pennsylvania, I was in the presence of many hidden treasures of central Pennsylvania without even realizing it. For those who are unaware Ono is located in Lebanon County which … Continue reading

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Dinner Time Hummus Wraps

When I was younger, I didn’t realize how cooking could work alongside my creativity. I had thought cooking was simply something you did to feed your family and yourself in the morning, afternoon and evening. But when I made scrambled … Continue reading

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To Feed the Family

           It was about five o’clock in the afternoon when I decided to make the call. It was one of my few nights off from work and nothing else was going on. I was sitting around … Continue reading

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The Reality of Being a Chef Today

I walk into this turkish lounge, called “Hookah Turka” in Bethlehem and take a seat at a table near the door while I wait for Logan to arrive. I order a hazelnut coffee and pull my notes out of my … Continue reading

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Inside The Mansion Grand

Chris Pomparelli Dr. Chernekoff Advanced Composition June 16th, 2014   Inside The Mansion Grand   At 141 Mansion Avenue at Great Kills Harbor in Staten Island, New York, you will find an elegant restaurant called the Mansion Grand. It is … Continue reading

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