June 16, 2016
Makes 8 servings 2 cups pastry flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 cup milk 1/4 cup melted butter 1 pint pitted sour cherries 1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Combine eggs, milk, and butter. Pour wet ingredients over dry, and mix until moistened. The batter will be lumpy. 2. Spoon batter into buttered muffin cups until about two-thirds full. Place 5-6 cherries on top of each muffin; bake at 400 for 12-13 minutes.
November 20, 2015 |
When Susan Lore got married 33 years ago, her husband told her there was only one food he would never eat: split pea soup. So when she mentioned testing it for our cooking class last week, she was surprised at his response: "Everything you've made for that class so far has been so good," he said. "I want to try it. " And after they had it for dinner? Split pea is now his favorite soup. "So you see," said the fifth-grade teacher at Wiggins Prep in Camden who is helping with the healthy cooking classes, "even grown-ups can change.
October 23, 2015 |
'Do you eat breakfast before school in the morning?" I asked the fifth graders at Wiggins Prep Elementary School in Camden. "No," said Aa'myrah Bethea, 10. "I get up and put my uniform on, then I get back in bed till my mom calls me. " Aa'myrah, who prefers to be called Coco, is not unlike many kids her age who would gladly skip breakfast for a few more minutes of sleep. So on the first of eight weeks of classes teaching kids how to prepare simple, delicious, healthy meals, breakfast was Lesson One. This fall, we are cooking at the well-used kitchen of Baptist Temple Church, the 98-year-old stone stalwart on South Fourth Street in Camden across from the public school, where there was no kitchen option.
October 23, 2015
Blessed Trinity The sixth graders were eager to learn. Our muffin recipe called for grated zucchini, and four of the students had never tried it before. The students' post-comments: "amazing" and "awesome. " Allyson Velez said it was her first time baking and, "It was pretty memorable. " Jenna Welsh said, "We used teamwork, we each took turns. I enjoyed cooking with my friends. " - Glenn Petrucci TeamUp Philly/ Shepard Rec Center Riley Brown thought the class would be "much more basic" and was delighted to learn we would be preparing a healthy meal in our very first class.
October 16, 2015 |
I actually had a catch in my throat as I stood in front of a room packed with more than 50 volunteers, there to kick off our fall session of My Daughter's Kitchen cooking program. It's still pretty stunning to me that what started as an attempt to teach my daughter a few healthy recipes has blossomed into such a vibrant and growing program, staffed and supported by so many. This fall, more than 125 children will learn to make recipes like chicken Parmesan, baked cod, roasted carrots, and split pea soup in 25 after-school classes in Philadelphia and Camden.
June 27, 2014
P ETE MERZBACHER, 25, of Olney, lives above the bakery Philly Bread, which he founded. The startup beat out nine other finalists on June 19 in the inaugural "Lightning in a Bottle Competition" sponsored mainly by ab+c Creative Intelligence, a marketing-and-communications firm in Wilmington and Philly. Winning netted Philly Bread a year's worth of free marketing. The bakery makes a healthy version of the English muffin, dubbed the "Philly Muffin. " Q: The idea for Philly Bread?
November 5, 2013 |
BY THE NUMBERS 675k muffins sold each year. 24k cubic square feet of BK's new freezer. 800k miles driven each year by BK trucks. 7,000 different types of products in the BK warehouse from more than 40 countries.
April 25, 2013 |
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of April 23, 2013: Craig LaBan: There's a new cafe in the sunny, modern space at the corner of 12th and Spruce: Toast. It's the house-made English muffins, pictured here, that are the draw. These were almost too good - so perfect they looked just like very good versions of store-bought muffins, but more tender, with toothsome, butter-soaked crannies. Also, I've been enjoying some recent visits to Citizens Bank Park.
February 21, 2013
WE KNOW better than to try to pin down the details on Anne Cappelletti's homemades. But a plate of Crabby Snacks sounds like the perfect accompaniment to Sunday's broadcast of the Academy Awards, which starts at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. The finger food - a/k/a Crab Bites, a/k/a Old English Crab Hors D'Oeuvres - is featured in Oscar-nominated, locally filmed "Silver Linings Playbook. " It's a tradition in the household of former Haddonfield teacher Matthew Quick, who wrote the novel. CRABBY SNACKS 7 oz. can crabmeat (well-drained)
July 26, 2012 |
What do you do when you are hankering for blueberry muffins, but don't have a muffin pan handy? Or maybe you just don't feel like cranking up the oven on a hot summer day. You cook them in a skillet, using the muffin batter as you would pancake batter. Why not just make blueberry pancakes? Though recipes will vary, most pancake and muffin recipes call for equal amounts of flour and eggs. But while pancakes call for more liquid, muffins get more (often way more) sugar, fat, and baking powder.