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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
  • Cinnamon Apple Spread

    We visit the Poconos and meet Marty Pizzuti of Marty’s Home Kitchen to learn how to make a delicious Cinnamon Apple Spread, perfect for the Fall. Cinnamon Apple Spread 4 cups          Apple Cider 2/3 cups     Cinnamon “Red Hots” Candy 5 cups          Sugar 1 box             Dry Pectin (1.75 oz.) 1/2 tsp         Citric Acid Yield=           63 oz. Cooking time:  about 25 minutes Mix cider, candy, pectin and Citric acid in large non stick pot. Place over high heat and bring to rolling […]

  • Apple and Pumpkin Cannon Battle

    It’s apples vs. pumpkins in this epic battle to target the ghosts and goblins at Roba Family Farms.   Paul Epsom and Jackie Lewandoski are at the helm of the apple cannons.

  • Miniature Witch House

    Where would a tiny witch live?  In a tiny house of course!  We visit a dollhouse builder in Wayne County who is creating “Myrtle’s House”  a miniature manse so detailed it will beguile you.

  • The Great Produce Experience

    Travel to La Plume and visit the Great Produce Experience.  It’s an old-fashioned farm fresh produce and flower stand, where transactions are done on the honor system.  You can also pick your own vegetables, herbs, and flowers.  It’s a one of a kind experience for people of all ages.  For more information call: 570-945-3000.

  • Big Mama’s Soul Food

    Home and Backyard gets “soul”…food, when we visit Big Mama’s Soul Food in Stroudsburg.  Anthony Gaynor prepares delicious Baked  Ox Tails with Collard Greens, Rice and Corn Bread.  It delicious Southern comfort food.

  • Oktoberfest: Decorative Planter

    Keith Phelps creates a unique planter that looks like it is straight from Bavaria.

  • Oktoberfest: The Alpine Restaurant

    Travel to Honesdale and taste the flavors of Germany at the Alpine Restaurant. Braised Bratwurst Note:  This is not the recipe from the segment on the Alpine Restaurant, however, the following is a recipe from the Alpine Wurst and Meat House Deli: Ingredients: 5 bratwurst sausages 1 C. chopped carrots 1 bottle dark beer or 1 C Riesling wine 1 C. chopped onions 1/2 cabbage-sliced into 5 wedges salt and pepper 1 C. chopped apples 1 tbls. caraway seeds Directions: Start with […]

  • The Point Barn

    Visit the Point Barn where you can buy farm fresh produce, taste  Pennsylvania wines and meander through rows of antiques.

  • “Witch Craft” in Tannersville

    Visit the Village Crafter’s Gallery in Tannersville, where artist Diane Kwasnik paints a whimsical witch for Halloween.

  • Touring a Hot Tub Factory

    We visit Strong Spas outside Danville to take a walk through their factory, where they manufacture hot tubs for all over the world. And, look for them at this year’s Bloomsburg Fair!

  • dessert

    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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