Jacqueline Lewandoski was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. Her family resided in Duryea where she attended grade school with her brother. Jackie graduated from Seton Catholic High School in Pittston, and went to King s College in Wilkes-Barre where she earned a B.S. in Communications. She later a received a Master s Degree in Human Resources from the University of Scranton.

Jackie began her career in broadcasting working as a Master Control Operator at WVIA-TV in Plains. Shortly after, she was hired at WNEP-TV as a weekend camera operator. Then she took a position in the promotion department and became the Promotion Manager in 1989.

Jackie began working on the WNEP s Home and Backyard program in 1994. She and her husband David came up with the idea for the show. Jackie resigned from her Promotion Manager position in 2002 and currently works as an on air host for local programming at the station.

She enjoys gardening, reading, decorating and spending time with her family and friends. Jackie resides in Lackawanna County with her husband and son.

Recent Articles
  • Front Street Station Chicken Cacciatore

    We visited Front Street Grill in Northumberland.  This refurbished 1908 train station boasts a unique bar, dining car and a lovely patio.  We met up with the chef who prepared a Chicken Cacciatore dish. 5 chicken tenders 1 small vidalia onion, diced 1 pepper diced 5-6 small button mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 fl. oz. white wine 6 fl. oz marinara sauce 6 oz. (cooked) pasta (linguine) Method: Place a small amount of butter or oil in a […]

  • Patio Paradise Contest 2017

    Welcome to the Home and Backyard Patio Paradise contest! This is your chance to win one of two fantastic prizes, supplied by Jerry’s for All Seasons! Here’s how to enter! Just watch Home & Backyard each week for the weekly code word beginning Saturday, June 24. Enter your email and code word in the entry form below or HERE.  You can enter once per week through Tuesday, July 18. It’s that easy! Okay, so you might be asking “What can […]

  • Sensational Sunflower Wreath

    We visit Wreaths by Alexis entrepreneur, Alexis Lewonczyk.  She how she creates a beautiful sunflower wreath perfect for your front door. You can check out some of her creations on Facebook, click here-Wreaths by Alexis.

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  • Drip Cake by Truly Scrumptious

    Jackie Lewandoski checks in with Cathy Reppert of Truly Scrumptious who bakes a delicious Drip Cake that works for any occasion. Red Velvet Cake (2 recipes) Heat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare 3 9 inch cake pans 3 C Granulated Sugar 8 oz Unsalted Butter 4 eggs 2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract Cream together until a pale smooth yellow batter.   Prepare the following: 2 Cups Buttermilk 2T Red Food Coloring 2 Tsp White Vinegar   Sift the following ingredients together: […]

  • Luscious Living Contest Drawing

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  • Memorial Day Bucket Planter

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  • Lancaster County: Kitchen Kettle Village Shoo Fly Pie

    Visit the charming Kitchen Kettle Village  in Intercourse, Lancaster County and explore the shops, check out the lodging but most of all the bakery! Jackie Lewandoski learns how to bake a traditional Shoo Fly Pie. Shoo Fly Pie     Crumbs: 1/4 cup butter    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour    1/2 cup granulated sugar    1/2 cup brown sugar    In a bowl combine the above ingredients until mixture is crumbly.  Bottom:    3/4 teaspoon baking soda    3/4 cup boiling […]