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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    Pallet Garden

    See how an old pallet can become a beautiful vertical garden.

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    The Mansion at Noble Lane: Breakfast Fritatta

    Visit the Mansion at Noble Lane in Bethany.  This historic home was the summer home of the Woolworth family.  Learn how to prepare their signature breakfast frittata. Recipe below: Frittata with Spinach, Peppers, Onions, Goat cheese & fresh herbs (4 servings) 10 inch oven safe skillet or saute pan 8 eggs whisked 1tb butter 1tb olive oil 1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half 1 small onion diced 1/2 bag baby spinach 1/2 red pepper diced 1/4 cup minced […]

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    Mansion at Noble Lane: Homemade Jam for Breakfast Parfait

    It’s the perfect healthy breakfast dish….a yogurt parfait with homemade berry jam.  Nonie from the Mansion at Noble Lane prepares one for us. Jam 1 C. berries or fruit (When my berries or peaches etc. start getting too soft I throw them into a container in the freezer until I accrue enough) 3/4 C. sugar 1 C. water zest from one lemon 1TB. fresh lemon juice Bring sugar and water to a boil Reduce heat and add fruit Bring back to […]

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    Patio Paradise Contest 2016

    Welcome to the Home and Backyard Patio Paradise contest! This is your chance to win one of two fantastic prizes, supplied by Jerry’s for All Seasons! Here’s how to enter! Just watch Home & Backyard each week for the weekly code word beginning Saturday, June 25.  Fill out the form below, enter the code word, and choosing the prize you want to win.  You can enter once per week. It’s that easy! Okay, so you might be asking “What can […]

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    Summer Salads and More at Breaker Brewing Company

    Jackie Lewandoski joins chef Tony Grahm in the kitchen Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre, where he prepares summer salads and a sample of the brewery’s delicious fare.

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    Jerry’s For All Seasons: Using a Foot to Plant?

    Join Jackie Lewandoski  at Jerry’s for all Seasons to make a gorgeous, lush, container garden using a quirky giant foot planter.

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    Herb Garden in One Planter

    We visit Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps in Mifflinburg where he creates a mini herb garden all in one planter.

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    Sawhorse Cafe: Farm Fresh Omelet

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Williamsport for a delicious recipe for a farm fresh omelet from the Sawhorse Cafe. Omelet w/Cheese Curd, Bacon, Heirloom Tomato, Arugula, and Basil    served with Fried Red Bliss potatoes and toast 2 Large eggs 1 Tbs Half and Half 2 oz fresh cheese curds 2 slices smoky bacon, cooked but not too crispy 3 Small (cherry) Heirloom tomatoes, diced small handful fresh arugula, roughly chopped 3-4 leaves fresh basil, roughly chopped salt and pepper butter 2 med/small(b […]

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    Patio Paradise Prizes

    Home and Backyard’s Patio Paradise Contest begins. We visit Jerry’s For All Seasons to take a look at the prizes. Prize Number 1 ‘Ridgecrest by Woodard’ 5-piece Deep Seating Outdoor Set; complete with a love seat, 2 swivel rockers, a gas fire pit table, and an 11-foot cantilever umbrella. Prize Number 2 ‘Telescope’ 9-piece Dining Set; complete with a 42″x84″ table, 6 high back chairs, one 9-foot umbrella, and 1 umbrella base. Click here to enter the contest.

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    Mifflinburg Garden Tour

    Jackie gets a preview of the Mifflinburg Garden Tour.

  • Top of the 80’s: Citrus Shrimp and Scallop Skewers

    Grilling season is here!  Join chef Mertz at the Top of the 80’s in Hazleton, and learn how to prepare Citrus Shrimp and Scallop Skewers with a Pomegranate and Pineapple Salsa.on the grill. 3  large scallops 3 large shrimp Marinade 1/2 orange and zest 1/2 lemon and zest 1/2 lime and zest 1 sprig fresh rosemary pinch salt and pepper 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Mix marinade, place seafood in for 10 minutes.  Spray the grill with cooking oil, place […]

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    Cheese Making at Calkins Creamery

    Calkins Creamery in Honesdale offers  fabulous artisanal cheeses freshly made right on the farm.   The fresh milk is literally pumped from the milking barn right to the creamery.  We meet owner and cheese-maker Emily Montgomery to see how the cheese is made and to sample some of her creations.