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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
  • Autumn Wreath

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

  • Seasonal Planters

    Visit Edward’s Landscaping and Garden Center in Forty Fort, where they create a beautiful seasonal planter that will last throughout the holidays.

  • Trail of Treats

    Check out highlights from WNEP-TV’s Trail of Treats, where businesses hosted a safe and accessible trick or treat experience for disabled adults and children.

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    Verza (Pork Stew)

    This hearty stew is great for tailgate party for the meat lover.  Fred Magnotta prepares Verza on an open flame outdoor fireplace. Verza 1 head of Savoy cabbage 1 Cajun Sausage or pepperoni 1 Smoked pork shank 1 lb. Pork belly cut in thick bite sized pieces. 1 half large white onion chopped coarse, 1 celery bunch chopped. Water – enough to cover meat in pot Method: In pot, chop sausage into slices, place shank in whole, add cut pork belly pieces. […]

  • Spooky Snacks your kids will Love

    Jackie Lewandoski gets ready for Halloween by preparing ghosts, spiders and scary teeth that your little goblins can gobble up. Ghosts:  Peel and chop bananas in half.  Use candies, Cheerios or chocolate chips for eyes and mouth. Spider: Mini donuts: chocolate or plain.  Use pretzel sticks or break rounded pretzels for legs.  Insert in donuts, use Cheerios for eyes. Pumpkin:  Use oranges, clementines, or a grapefruit.  Peel orange,  chop celery and insert in top for stem. ( you can also use a pretzel […]

  • Altered Book Crafting

    Visit the Carbondale Public Library, where librarian Jessica Pratt shows us how to create light switch plates using recycled books.

  • 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.


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