August 21, 2016 |
WHAT IT IS - Long before superhighways like the Atlantic City Expressway and the Garden State Parkway, when drivers heading to the Jersey Shore had to take slower, less-direct roads that wound through farm fields and small towns, Delsea Drive (Route 47) was a favorite route. So named because it runs between the vicinity of the DELaware River in Brooklawn, Camden County, to the edge of the SEA in Wildwood, Cape May County, Delsea Drive also afforded those Shore-bound drivers a few places to stop for refueling and stocking up on food to take to the beach.
December 2, 2015
IT WAS the day after Thanksgiving, and the leftovers cried out from the fridge. These weren't ordinary leftovers, either. No, these were the leftovers of the gods, prepared by my mother, my aunt and my wife, LaVeta. These were the foods of my childhood, and they included every unhealthy dish that made the movie "Soul Food" a staple for DVD bootleggers. But I wasn't planning to live my food fantasy through some grainy reproduction of the Vanessa Williams classic. No, I would eat my soul food in person, but I knew I wouldn't have much time.
January 11, 2013 |
BEING BETTY JEAN Johnson's only child was an enviable place to be. "She never said 'No' to me," said her son, Barry Johnson. "She was a nice, caring lady. If she had it, she'd give it to you. " Betty Jean Reese Johnson, whose love of children made her a popular and giving worker at the day-care center of Simons Community Recreation Center, in West Oak Lane, a dedicated churchwoman and a champion cook in the Southern style, died Saturday. She was 74 and lived in the Andorra section of northwest Philadelphia.
June 16, 2011 |
The outdoor grilling/picnic season is in full swing. If you covet your free time as I do, you cook enough for 10 when only eight are coming to dinner. You're counting on leftovers. You say leftovers is an ugly word? Get over it. Leftovers can make a great lunch, especially if you want to squeeze sunshine time into the workday. So grill an extra chicken half or beef steak, pork chop, or vegetables, perhaps zucchini or red pepper wedges. Make a little extra German potato salad, bacon-studded baked beans, or chilled marinated vegetables.
May 30, 2011
By Daniel Deagler We tend to treat Veterans Day like Memorial Day, and Memorial Day like the Fourth of July Jr. Yes, there are plenty of solemn Memorial Day observances, but the participants then head off to the barbecues and pool openings that are characteristic of Memorial Day's other identity as the first day of the American summer. Memorial Day was a response to the Civil War, and it sits where it does on the calendar for a perfectly good reason. It was originally called Decoration Day - a day to honor the (Union)
March 31, 2011
TENDING TO your soul is right up there with satisfying your tastebuds. One thing I enjoy about visiting certain churches is the post-service repast: Trays of macaroni and cheese, old-fashioned potato salad, string beans that have been boiled all day and gallons of sweet tea. Oh, and don't forget dessert - coconut cake, sweet-potato pie or maybe a slice of homemade pound cake. Just thinking about it makes me wish it were Sunday and I was standing in line holding a paper plate piled high.
December 16, 2010 |
For years, Cindy Lopez's mother filled her dessert empanadas with pineapple or pumpkin, but when Cindy met outfielder Ben Francisco, her mother switched to filling the empanadas with his favorite: sweet potatoes. The couple married just a few weeks ago, on Nov. 20, and the recipe for Mama Lopez's Sweet Potato Empanadas is among the 25 dishes in a new charity cookbook. From Our Home to Yours: A Collection of Phillies Recipes is a project of the Phillies Wives group and Phillies Charities Inc. It will be available only at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park and online at phillies.
May 27, 2010
Can you eat 38 hot dogs? Would you if you could? Think carefully before you answer. Trump Plaza's Beach Bar (Boardwalk and Mississippi Avenue, Atlantic City, N.J.) will host Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating N.J. Regional Qualifying Contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, and that's how many franks contestant Bob "Notorious B.O.B. " Shoudt ate last year. The Jersey winner competes in Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, apparently a July 4th tradition on Coney Island, N.Y., since 1916.
May 13, 2010
Helen D. Maddox Hickson, 82, of West Philadelphia, retired co-owner of Innovative Printing Co., died of apparent heart failure Saturday, May 8, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. In 1971, Mrs. Hickson and her husband, Isaac Sr., established Innovative Printing in West Philadelphia. She managed the office and finances. He handled sales and production for clients including Radio Corp. of America, International Business Machines Corp., Scott Paper Co., and the U.S. government. The firm also printed campaign literature for local politicians.
September 15, 2009 |
Lower Merion police have lowered the boom on Bobby Rydell, the onetime teen idol whose 1969 Bentley wreaked a bit of havoc in Narberth last month. Rydell, 67, was charged with driving under the influence after tests determined his blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit when his car jumped a curb and swiped a decorative pole, shrubbery, and a landscape wall outside a yoga salon on Montgomery Avenue. No one was injured. Rydell told 6ABC the day after the accident that he had had a "couple of drinks at lunch.