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Grant Bar (Millvale)

Grant Bar Egg Custard

Our path to pie was paved with really delicious food and drink! While trying to decide to eat one day, we finally caved to try somewhere new that has been on our list for-ev-er. We went on a Friday at lunch, and instantly there was this vibe inside you were going back in time where everyone knows everyone! You can ...

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Packing Lunch for a School Field Trip or Field Day

Packing brown bag lunch

So your kid is going on a school field trip or having field day and it is your mission to pack a completely disposable lunch. Piece of cake right? I have been a chaperone on a few field trips over the years, and I have seen some fabulous lunches and some utterly fail lunches. I am here to share some ...

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Review of Stack’d Burgers (Wexford, PA)

Stack'd Wexford

Went for the burgers, ended up enjoying everything BUT the burgers. If you don’t compare the burgers to Burgatory (my personal favorite), but compare the restaurant to something in the realm of North Park Lounge, Steak n Shake, TGIFriday’s etc. I think you’d be very happy here. I hope to go back and try their chicken sandwich options in the ...

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The Sugar Pixie reviews UPtown Diner – Allison Park

Check out the original review here. Update: UPTown Diner announced they were closing on 3/7/2017. Went here on a Sunday before the morning rush. We were looking for some good diner options in the area and we tried a variety of foods for our first visit. The Country Fried steak had a pleasant texture and taste, but not sure if ...

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The Sugar Pixie Reviews Burgatory – McCandless Crossing

Check out the original post here:  http://bit.ly/2mhYprH Oops! My mouth just keeps falling onto burgers and sandwiches at the new Burgatory location in the North Hills. It’s been a few months since we have been able to hit any of the Burgatory locations, so we are sort of making up for lost time – I have been there three times ...

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Reader Blog: Reducing income disparity in the North Hills

May 23, 2016 Ash Marwah*, Franklin Park Recently, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article, Tackling inequality close to home.  Reader Ash Marwah thinks that we can be doing more, in the North Hills, for our seniors!   Urban inequality is more significant than it seems on the surface. Here in North Hills, we are seeing the vestiges of inequality more ...

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Poor Richard’s Wexford Ale House and Grill

Buffalo Chicken Wrap / Wexford Ale House

I have drove past this place far too much until my friend Aimee in book club suggested we all meet there and try it. It’s in the Wexford Flats right across from an old Wendy’s, and before Whole Foods headed north. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect, but I wish we had tried sooner! (Dave and I are working ...

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A.W. Beattie Career Center Fish Fry (2016)

The Culinary Arts Program at A.W. Beattie Career Center in McCandless is once again hosting a fish fry starting this Friday, February 12th 2016. I had the opportunity to go the last few years, and I am excited to see its return! After three times it’s a tradition right? We love eating here whenever possible! Please visit www.beattietech.com for any ...

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DIY Fun at Home Depot Workshop (Beverage Crate)

Home Depot - Do it Herself // Beverage Crate

For awhile now I have been wanting to get more confident using power tools. Usually I defer the woodworking to my husband, but there’s absolutely no reason why I can not do it myself. I had been going back and forth on signing up for one of the monthly Do It Herself workshops at Home Depot. Maybe I should just ...

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Bar with pomegranate arils

The short term forecast is starting to look like which calls for pumpkin recipes! (There’s more to fall than Pumpkin Spice Lattes.) One of my favorite recipes I look forward to each fall is pumpkin bars, and I like to take it further with another fall favorite: pomegranates. Skip the selection the local grocery stores, and head to Aldi’s for ...

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