Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This pork tenderloin pairs perfectly with sauerkraut for the traditional lucky New Years meal.
The Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of pork and sauerkraut as your first meal of the New Year has been something my family has done since I’m little. “Pork and Kraut” when eaten as your first meal of the New Year is said to bring you luck and prosperity. In my family, that tradition has taken many forms, from pork chops to hot dogs. And, now that I am out of the house, something that I have continued. Does it bring me luck and prosperity? Well, I’m not so sure about that, but I continue to eat the traditional New Year’s meal just in case. Serve up this yummy pork with a big bowl of mashed potatoes and piled high with 'kraut for a lucky New Year. Happy New Year to you and your family! Ingredients Directions
Monday, December 19, 2011
Cookies so easy and delicious they're sure to become holiday staples.
Cookie season is in full swing! Every year, I love traditional cookies, but I also like to make some new cookies as well to start new traditions and find new favorites in the family. Last year I made traditional sugar plums, peanut butter blossoms and Merry Teddy Bear cookies. This year, I'm testing out recipes like chocolate candy cane cookies and this recipe for chocolate covered raisin cookies, both of which are sure to become part of the holiday standard around here. These were really easy - just dump, mix, and scoop. You could also remove the butter, egg and vanilla and pack all of the dry ingredients into a mason jar to make pretty (and tasty) cookies in a jar gifts for family and friends. Ingredients Directions
Monday, December 12, 2011
A cookie that tastes just like a candy cane hot chocolate.
I love candy cane hot chocolates. And Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses are delicious, and only available this time of year. So, what perfect way to honor the delicious holiday treat than with their very own cookie? Be sure to refrigerate the dough so you can work with it. I found it easiest to make the cookies even by using a cookie scoop and then rolling the dough with my hands. Enjoy these warm as you pull them out of the oven (the Kisses will be melty from the warm cookie) or with milk as a special treat. These are perfect cookies for holiday guests or for a cookie exchange. Ingredients Directions
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Dear Santa, meet for lunch?
Monday, December 5, 2011
The perfect combination of holiday flavors and a breakfast favorite.
When visiting Burlington, VT last fall, we ate at the very popular Penny Cluse Café, and enjoyed their gingerbread pancakes. To me, gingerbread reminds me of Christmas, and there is nothing better than brunch on Christmas morning after opening presents and willing hanging around in your pjs. Whip some of these up for our holiday brunch or breakfast guests with some maple syrup and you’ll have everyone will be asking for the recipe. It’s also pretty simple, mix the batter together and then make the pancakes. I try to stick to sand dollar sized pancakes, I think they cook more evenly and are easier to eat. This recipe makes the perfect amount for a family of four, and you’ll have leftovers. Put the leftovers in a freezer baggie and then …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The Ambler Holiday Parade welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus to Ambler on Saturday afternoon.
Three Mummers String Bands, the high school marching band, boy scouts and girl scouts, stilit walkers, and the area fire companies escorted Mr. and Mrs. Claus to Ambler on Saturday afternoon.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Personalization on Flyers and Phillies jerseys available for the holidays.
As part of Small Business Saturday, Ambler Patch is highlighting some of the unique stores in downtown Ambler. Be sure to shop small on Nov. 26, as American Express and Ambler Main Street celebrate Small Business Saturday. Jackets n' Things has something special for the Philly sports fan on your list. The store, which has been an Ambler staple for 20 years, does embroidery of your name or your favorite player’s on Phillies and Flyers jerseys. Personalization is done in house. They also offer screen-printing. Orders for the holidays should be placed soon. They also carry everything your sports fan can (and will) ask for, for the holidays. They carry t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and all the team accessories for the Phillies, Eagles and …
In These Shoes is offering 25 percent off all handbags and small accessories and with a $20 Vera Bradley purchase, receive a free Vera Bradley gift, only on Small Business Saturday.
If you have a shoe lover on your list this holiday season, or if you want to pick up a treat for yourself, In These Shoes has a great selection of boots, wedges, flats, heels and more. Personal service gives this shoe store the cutting edge, not to mention beautiful shoes that are hard to find anywhere else! The store is also the only Vera Bradley retailer in Ambler, and carries purses, bags and small stocking stuffer and gift items. There’s also jewelry and accessories to cross all those stocking stuffers off your list. On Small Business Saturday, In These Shoes will be offering 25 percent off all handbags and small accessories. If you’re in the market for Vera Bradley, now’s the time to buy! Vera Bradley purchases of $20 or more receive …
Hidden in Ambler has something for every woman who wants to be fashion forward and look astounding, but doesn't want to pay designer prices.
Do you like clothes? Do you also like money? This can be quite the conundrum at times, a tradeoff of epic proportions, but it does not have to be anymore! Just visit Sheila Fortson-Williams at Hidden Glam on Butler Ave., where you can learn all the best-kept secrets and shop the latest fashions at incredibly affordable prices. Just as most college students experience, Sheila’s time at Temple taught her very quickly that keeping fashionable with an empty wallet is not an easy task. While most resort to the classic university-branded sweats, though, Sheila refused to give up. The clothing connoisseur hit the discount racks in a big way and made a habit of scoping out great deals in adorable places. Though she has since become a successful …
Free Shop in Ambler has a great collection of contemporary women's clothing, purses, jewelry and accessories.
As part of Small Business Saturday, Ambler Patch is highlighting some of the unique stores in downtown Ambler. Be sure to shop small on Nov. 26, as American Express and Ambler Main Street celebrate Small Business Saturday. Free Shop, Ambler’s contemporary women’s clothing and accessory store, has been open for seven years in downtown Ambler. Free Shop has premium denim, purses, jewelry and clothing from sixe extra-small to large. They also carry beautiful dresses with sequins, kimono style, and more for holiday parties. On Small Business Saturday, Free Shop will offer 30 to 75 percent off select fall and winter merchandise, perfect for filling stockings and gift boxes, or starting a new winter wardrobe for yourself. There will also be …