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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.

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    Grilled Peaches

    It’s the perfect dessert to make on the grill.  Fred Magnotta prepares grilled peaches. Grilled Peaches 3 peaches (cut in half and  pit removed) Toppings your choice:  whipped cream, ice cream, Mascarpone cheese. Grill peaches face down until warm and softened. Remove and add topping of your choice where the pit had been.

  • Italian Potato Salad

    Fred Magnotta prepares an Italian Potato Salad perfect for a tailgate party. Italian Potato Salad Boil a dozen potatoes with skins on. Peel potatoes Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces. Coat completely with extra virgin olive oil.  Be generous. Add roasted red peppers chopped. A can of black olives. Add salt and pepper to taste Add fresh basil Add more olive oil. Let sit over night.  ( If you are letting it over night, add basil when you  remove it […]

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    Grilled Bratwursts and Ribeye Steak Sandwich

    Brats and steaks on the grill are perfect for tailgate parties.  Fred Magnotta prepares them for us. Grilled Brats: Soak Brats in your favorite beer over night. Season with salt and pepper to taste Rinse, grill and serve on a soft roll with mustard. Grilled Ribeye Steak: Ask for thinly sliced ribeye at butcher Season with salt and pepper Grill for a few minutes on each side Add cooper cheese, cover to help cheese melt Add grilled pepper and mushrooms Serve on […]

  • Decorative Birch Branch Chair

    Visit Jods Crafts in Danville, where Jodie creates a fall decorative birch branch chair.

  • Behind the Scenes at Kintner Homes

    Jackie Lewandoski visits the plant in Muncy where Kintner Homes are manufactured.

  • Shrubs That Are Trees

    There are several shrubs that can be used as trees and add so much to the look of your yard.  Paul Espom of Greystone Gardens shows us how to train, care for, and the best ways to incorporate them into your landscape

  • Chicken Tacos with Roasted Corn Salsa

    Chef Justin Midriff of Ard’s Farm, Restaurant and Market prepares delicious Chicken Tacos with Roasted Corn Salsa with several of the fresh vegetables and herbs harvested from the garden we planted with Keith Phelps. CHICKEN TACOS WITH ROASTED CORN SALSA 2-3 fresh banana peppers (remove seeds) 2 ears of bi-color sweet corn 2-3 tomatoes quartered and de-seeded 2 tablespoons Red Italian Style Vinegar 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar 1 small white onion salt and pepper to taste teaspoon fresh thyme teaspoon fresh basil 2 […]

  • Steamtown Railfest 2014

    Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton is celebrating Railfest 2014.  Park Ranger Bill Clark gives us a preview of the exciting events.

  • Thirteen Olives plus One Salad Equals Delicious

    Jackie Lewandoski visits with Chef Gene Litz of Thirteen Olives, to taste quality olive oils and to learn how to make a special salad. Thirteen Olives Summer Salad Serves 6 to 8 5 oz. Organic Baby Lettuce, Nesclun Greens 1 of each: orange, pear, 12 strawberries or seasonal fruits 1/2 cup walnut, lightly toasted 1/4 lb. Aged Manchego cheese, or substitute. 6 tblsp. Thirteen Olives Blood Orange Olive Oil 6 tblsp.  Thirteen Olives Blackberry Ginger Balsamic 6 tblsp.  Thirteen Olives Pear White […]

  • Back to School 30 Minute Meal

    Popular blogger, Christina Hitchcock of It is a Keeper, introduces her new e-book, Dinner 411 by sharing a recipe for Tex-Mex Oven Fried Pork Chops for the busy back to school routine. See below for recipe. Tex-Mex Oven Fried Pork Chops Ingredients: 3 pounds boneless pork chops, thin cut Salt and pepper 1 large egg 1/8 cup milk 3 cups corn flakes, crushed 2 teaspoons taco seasoning (Christina’s mix) 2 tablespoons butter, melted Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with […]

  • A New Bath by Re-bath Northeast

    Visit Re-bath Northeast to see how your old bathroom can be completely redone without taking weeks!

  • Collecting Cookie Jars

    A Dushore woman just can’t satisfy her sweet tooth for collecting.  Meet Shanda, who has an incredible collection of cookie jars.  Shanda also makes her favorite Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.   Hershey’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies ( found on the back of Hershey’s Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips) 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 […]


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