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
  • 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.

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    Laura’s Lemon Meringue Pie

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Chef Laura Azarovich, her god-child, for some family fun and a great recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie. Lemon Meringue Pie Crust- yields about 3 crusts 4 cups flour 21/2 sticks of butter (cubed and cold) 1.75 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup powdered sugar 4 egg yolks 1/2 cup milk Cut the butter into the dries until shaggy. Add the wet ingredients until the dough just comes together, be sure not to over mix. Make three packets of dough and […]

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    Frogtown Chophouse:

    The Frogtown Chophouse in Swiftwater offers delightful dining amidst the Pocono Mountains.  See how they prepare their delicious Lobster Spring Rolls. Lobster Spring Rolls Yield: 8 spring rolls 8oz. lobster claw meat – chopped 1/2 white onion – small diced, sauteed 1 Tbsp roasted minced garlic 1/2 carrot – grated 1/2 head romaine lettuce – fine julienne 1 Tbsp Frogtown Lobster wet mix 1 Tbsp fish sauce 1 Tbsp parsley flakes 1/2 Tbsp Frogtown grill seasoning 8 Spring Roll Wrappers […]

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    Father’s Day Nuts and Bolts Planter

    Kieith Phelps of Inspired Designs in Mifflinburg creates the perfect father’s day gift with nuts and bolts that he’ll never have to fix with a wrench.

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    Garden Tour 4: Kathy’s Multi-Tiered Gorgeous Garden

    The  final garden we visit on the tour is that of Kathy Boyle.  The front is blanketed in vibrant purple iris.  It is multi-tiered with many interesting features like shade gardens and a garden featuring re-purposed items.  Kathy is the coordinator of the tour for 2016.  For more information on the tour click on the following link:  Monroe County Historical Association Garden Tour.

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    Garden Tour Part 3: A Garden Is Born

    There is a special garden on the Monroe County Garden tour, this garden is inviting and is like a little village within itself.  The Silvery Moon has gardens which are in progress.  The landscape is the star of the property with an amazing collection of buildings  including a gardener’s  cottage, chapel and one room school house.

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    Garden Tour Part 1: Mother Nature’s Design Garden

    The moment you see Vivian’s Hay Road Garden, you feel like you are on a charming farm in Europe.  The gardens seem to meander through the property as the sound of the stream soothes the soul.  Vivian loves to allow Mother Nature to paint her landscape with flowers that grow where they wish.  This garden is a lovely floral escape on the Monroe County Garden Tour.

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    Garden Tour Part 2: Shade and Sun Gardens

    The La Penna Gardens consist of 13 beds.  Meadow gardens, bog gardens, woodland, shade and rock gardens.  Each bed has a special story.  These spectacular gardens are all about natural elements and wildlife, a must-see on the Monroe County Garden Tour.

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    A Cullinary Trip Down the Jersey Shore

    From Asbury Park to Cape May, eat your way down the Jersey Shore with author Deborah Smith’s new cookbook called The Jersey Shore Cookbook.  Jackie Lewandoski catches up the author of this delightful book of restaurants and recipes.

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    Jersey Shore: Black Sea Bass with White Peach Tomato and Basil Salsa

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Shore Fresh Seafood, where the chef cooks up a recipe for Black Sea Bass with White Peach, Tomato and Basil Salsa featured in the Jersey Shore Cookbook by Deborah Smith. 2 limes 2 cups Jersey White Peaches pitted and cut up. 1 large Jersey tomato peeled seeded and sliced 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped 20 leaves fresh basil hand torn plus whole for garnish 1 tablespoon honey salt Ground Black Pepper 4  4-6 ounce skin on […]

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    Jersey Shore Seafood Co-op: Fresh Fish From Ocean to Table

    Visit one of several seafood co-operatives along the Jersey Coast.   This one is in Point Pleasant Beach attached to Shore Fresh Seafood.  We take you on the boat to the docks as the fresh seafood is unloaded ready to go to market.