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.

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
  • The Beekeeper’s Daughter – Honey 101

    It is about all things honey.  It is The Beekeeper’s Daughter in Plains.  We stopped by to learn how honey is collected and put in containers for sale.  We also learn how to use honey for snacks and party appetizers.

  • Bason Coffee Roasting: The Perfect Brew

    Join us at Bason Coffee Roasting in Danville for tips on making the perfect cup of coffee.  Bason’s has an amazing selection of coffee which is roasted right on the premises.

  • A Field of Lace Fit For A Queen

    Mike Stevens finds poetic beauty in a flower fit for a queen.  Take a look at a field of frilly white Queen Anne’s Lace through Mike’s eyes.

  • Wine Bottle Fountain

    Don’t throw away your empty wine bottles.  Paul Epsom visits Edward’s Garden Center where they use vino bottles to create a beautiful outdoor fountain.

  • Making Blueberry Cobbler Jelly

    Meet the man behind Annie’s Country Kitchen wholesome foods.  Jackie Lewandoski visits with Lee Jamison, who carries on in his aunt’s footsteps canning delicious jams, jellies and a whole line of “good for you” foods.   We drop by when he is making a bountiful batch of his famous blueberry cobbler jelly.

  • “Peculiar” Style Ramen Noodles

    Ramen noodles have been a staple food for college students for decades.  We visit Peculiar Culinary Company  to learn how they like to serve these traditional noodles.

  • Cookie Spread and Dip by Lenora

    Jackie Lewandoski drops by Lenora’s Cookies kitchen where we see how her delicious cookie spread is prepared. (Recipe for spread is proprietary)

  • Remembering Summer with a Beach in a Bottle

    A great way to use all your beach keepsakes such as:  sand, shells and starfish is by making a “beach in a bottle.”  Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps shows us how.

  • 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.