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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
  • Holiday Foods and Cocktails

      We visit Clarks Summit’s Ryan Fonash, sommelier from Vintage Imports, who demonstrates how to prepare a sumptuous Ricotta Cheese Crostini Appetizer, unique holiday cocktails, and choosing perfect wines for your celebration. You may email ryan at: rfonash@vntgimports.com Recipes: Ricotta: 4C good quality whole milk 2C good quality heavy cream dash salt 4T lemon juice (meyer lemon preferred) Combine milk, cream, and salt in heavy saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring to make sure you don’t have any scorching on the […]

  • Decorative Ribbon Snowman

    Jackie Lewandoski checks in with Keen’s Floral Outlet in Scranton, where Wendy creates the most adorable snowman door hanging for the winter season.  

  • Christmas Cakes

    Impress your friends and family for the holidays with some festive cake decorating ideas from Minooka Pastry.

  • A Cape May Christmas: A Fresh Holiday Wreath

    Paul and Jackie join a class at the Cape Winds Florist shop to make a festive holiday wreath with fresh greens.

  • A Cape May Christmas: Holiday House Tour

    Take a special tour of several of the outstanding inns on the Cape May Holiday House Tour.   It’s like being transported to a village under a Christmas Tree.  These homes are  decked out for the season.  Visit John Wesley Inn and Carriage House, the Mission Inn,  The Southern Mansion,  The Albert Stevens Inn,  and The Emlen Physick Estate.

  • A Cape May Christmas: Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant Recipes

    Visit the lovely Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant on Washington Street in Cape May.  This beautiful inn boasts a fabulous restaurant where the chefs prepared a unique appetizer of Pork Belly Arancini and Lemon Ricotta Doughnuts, their signature dessert. Pork Belly Arancini 2 1/2# Brined Pork Belly  cook in immersion circulator at 170 degrees for 18 hours. Celery Root Puree 1 # celery 1 t garlic minced 1 T shallots, minced 1 c vegetable stock 1 c heavy cream TT salt and white […]

  • Holiday Appetizer – Cranberry Pomegranate Bruschetta

    Visit the lovely Inn of New Berlin where Inn Keeper Mike prepares Cranberry Pomegranate Crostini, and get a tour of the house decorated for Christmas. Cranberry and Pomegranate Spread with Crostini  – The Inn of New Berlin adapted from Pintrest 1 lb. cranberries fresh or frozen; washed 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger 1/4 cup honey 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro zest from one orange, save some for garnish 3/4 to 1 cup pomegranate […]

  • Making a German Feather Tree

    Keith Phelps celebrates the season by showing us how to create an authentic German Feather Tree.   Get inspired by some beautiful themed trees for the holidays.  Plus, get a peek at his latest creation and design for his Buyers Choice  Carols of Christmas line. German Feather Tree: Stamm House 347 Chestnut Street Mifflinburg, PA 570-966-4522

  • Thanksgiving Table Scape

    Travel to The Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, and learn how to create a table scape that will “wow” your guests for Thanksgiving.

  • Clam Night at the Olde Brook Inn

    Head to Springbrook Township and visit the newly renovated Olde Brook Inn for Clams with sautéed Sherry and Chorizo and New Haven clam pizza with bacon.   Clams with sautéed Sherry and Chorizo - Olde Brook Inn 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 1 teaspoon chopped shallots 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup stock (vegetable or chicken) pinch fresh parsley 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup of sherry wine In pan saute’ garlic and shallots in olive oil. Add clams, de-glaze with sherry wine. […]

  • Mamasita’s House Puerto Rican Restaurant

    We visit Diane and the staff at Mamasita’s House Restaurant in East Stroudsburg, where they prepare some delicious traditional Puerto Rican foods.  1 pound of Goya cod without the bone 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, and one large onion 1 tablespoon of fresh minced garlic One fist of fresh cilantro minced 2 tablespoons of fresh sofrito if desired 1 package of sazon First take the cod and rinse it out in cold water to get the salt out and […]

  • Autumn Wreath

    Gardening and home decor guru Keith Phelps shows us how to make a rich autumn-colored wreath for your home.


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