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
  • Peach Casserole

    After picking peaches in the orchard, Jackie Lewandoski heads to Rohrbach’s Farm Market Bakery and Gift Shop in Catawissa to bake a delicious peach casserole. Peach Casserole Recipe 1 Quart of Peaches, washed and sliced 4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened 1 9 oz. Amish Wedding Peach Butter (available in our farm market) 6 cups cubed bread 8 eggs Cinnamon and Nutmeg, Optional Blend together Cream Cheese and Peach Butter Add eggs and mix well In a large bowl mix sliced […]

  • Picking the Perfect Peach

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Rohrbach’s Farm  Market and heads to the peach orchard to learn about and taste the different varieties and get tips on picking the perfect peach.

  • Blueberry-mania

    It’s blueberry season! Jackie Lewandoski visits food blogger Christina Hitchcock to pick blueberries and get a recipe using these summer favorites. Blueberry Dream Pie (by Christina Hitchcock) INGREDIENTS 1 pie shell, baked and cooled (try the pie crust recipe in my Perfect Blueberry Pie post) 4 cups fresh blueberries, divided ½ cup sugar 2 tablespoons instant tapioca 1 box instant vanilla pudding 1 cup milk 4 oz Cool Whip INSTRUCTIONS In a saucepan, combine 1½ cups blueberries, sugar and tapioca […]

  • Bethlehem: Part II

    The Christkindlmarkt is an outdoor Christmas Market that is held in Germany each year.   We visit Bethlehem to check out their version of this popular Yule-Tide holiday market.  While at the market, Paul Epsom learns how to create hand blown glass ornaments.

  • Christmas in Bethlehem: Bolete Restaurant

    Bethlehem is the home to Bolete,  farm to table restaurant awarded several national accolades.   Chef Lee creates a Dayboat Nantucket Bay Scallop Crudo.  

  • Nashville Hot Chicken Thighs Aurants Restaurant

    Chef David of Aurants in Duryea is noted for his eclectic and exotic menu.  He took us on a culinary trip down south to Tennessee with his Nashville Hot Chicken Thighs. Nashville Hot Chicken Thighs All Natural free range chicken thighs seasoned w /SW spice blend Marinated in buttermilk Entombed in a spicy blue corn flour blend Fried in a blend of fats Dipped in a buttery thick hot pepper sauce Situated over slabs of port wine shallot butter seared […]

  • Patio Paradise Drawing

    Jerry’s For All Seasons and Home & Backyard teamed up for the Patio Paradise contest .  We draw the winners of the prizes:  the dining table and chair set and the outdoor seating set.

  • Outdoor Living Open Air Outdoor Cabinetry

      Paul Epsom visits Open Air Cabinetry to see the latest in outdoor kitchens and outdoor living.

  • Plant Manipulation for Maximum Design Impact

      Paul Epsom demonstrates three types of plant manipulation, one utilizing a small plant, another with boxwood, and finally a tree.

  • Chippy White Table Creates the Perfect Ambiance

    Chippy White Table in Tunkhannock is a specialty rental and event styling company.  They create the perfect look and vibe for your wedding, shower or special occasion.  The “Chippy Chicks” Julie, Stella and Libby created two beautiful settings  for us.   You are invited to a whimsical garden party and an elegant intimate special event.  

  • Picture Perfect for July 15th 2017

    Here is your Picture Perfect for 7/15/2017.

  • Wyalusing Hotel

    The historic Wyalusing Hotel was built in 1860 by J. Morgan Brown.  It was first called the Brown Hotel and later became the Wyalusing Hotel.  Chef Phillip prepared an amazing Cajun Pasta dish. (Recipe Below) He also prepared their signature pulled pork sandwich. (Recipe not available proprietary) Cajun Pasta 6 oz cooked pasta (preferred penne or fettuccine) 6 oz chicken breast, cut into strips 5 shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 oz cook andouille sausage 2 bacon strips, chopped 1/2 tsp. […]