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Summer Reading Clubs – Northland Public Library

Summer Reading Club - Northland Public Library

To keep things interesting during the summer we join the summer reading club at one of our local libraries. Some of our favorite summer activities and programs are those Northland Public Library puts together. There’s age appropriate activities for all ages, even adults too! Each summer there’s a new theme for the children’s programming. The theme this year is all ...

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BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Preview at McCandless Crossing

BJ's Brewhouse McCandless Crossing - Pittsburgh, PA

Disclosure: A few members of AccessMcCandless.com were invited to a preview event held at the BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse opening June 8, 2015 at McCandless Crossing in Pittsburgh, PA. Staff from other BJ’s Restaurants were on hand for training purposes. The food and drink was provided at no cost to us, and what follows are my honest opinions. More Pittsburgh ...

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Overnight Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Finished Monkey Bread

You know that center piece of a cinnamon roll, the round, gooey, sugary – cinnamon piece? How would you like piece after piece of this center section for your next breakfast? HANDS UP! I was going through some of our cookbooks a few weeks ago, when I came across a Monkey Bread recipe in the Cook’s Country Cookbook (a must ...

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Blue North now open in Duncan Manor

Blue North

At the former location of Blue in Duncan Manor Plaza. Read more in this interview at PGPlate.com. Blue North is an unpretentious, affordable, great local neighborhood eatery. We stay local, organic & sustainable whenever possible. We constantly find new food alternatives as well as sticking to the farm-to-table approach. Coupled with great food, we offer a diverse wine selection, martini’s ...

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Cook’s Country Comes to Pittsburgh: Nominate the Best Regional Home Cook in Pittsburgh

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Cook’s Country announced a few weeks ago they were hitting the road and Pittsburgh was on the list of places to eat many of our regional favorites like halusky, pierogies, stuffed cabbage and more! (As well as any other must try places like Pamela’s for their thin and crispy pancakes.) Now Cook’s Country posted on their social media accounts this ...

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A. W. Beattie Career Center Fish Fry: 2015

The Culinary Arts Program at A.W. Beattie Career Center in McCandless is once again hosting a fish fry this year. Please visit www.beattietech.com and click on “Fish Fry” for more details. (PDF flier) I had the opportunity to go last year, and I am excited to see its return. Most notably, there’s an an additional meal window during the lunch ...

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Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins from TheSugarPixie.net

I am a total sucker for all things pumpkin, and I am always looking for new recipes to try pumpkin in. I got this recipe via my sister-in-law for Best Ever Pumpkin Muffins. Friends and family are my go-to for recipes since we seem to share the same tastes in things. This recipe was a refreshing change since it did ...

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Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

Our summer garden is winding down for the season, but that does not mean we are done gardening! When all the summer vegetables are done growing, it becomes the perfect time to plant garlic. Right after the first frost until mid November is a great time to plant. The garlic does best with a bit of cold before it heads ...

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Just in Time for Back to School: Lunch Three Ways

thesugarpixie I decided to mix up our lunch box options recently by purchasing the Easy Lunch Boxes Food (Brights) Containers (buy) and Lunch Cooler. I really liked the idea of having lunch containers that take up less room in our cabinets. I gave the girls the option of selecting a lunch container and I picked one for myself since I needed a lunch ...

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The Sugar Pixie Review: Kelly O’s Diner

Kelly O’s Diner: Wexford, PA and Downtown Pittsburgh, PA thesugarpixie April 26, 2014 Kelly O’s Diner: Wexford, PA and Downtown Pittsburgh, PA I love finding great diner food, and wow do we have a lot of delicious options here in the Pittsburgh area. Kelly O’s Diner has been on Guy Fieri’s Diner’s, Drive-Ins, & Dives on the Food Network. Well finally, FINALLY, FINALLY went to ...

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