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Written by Carrie Havranek
I’m sorry if you only know of Allentown from the Billy Joel song. It’s misleading. It really talks about Bethlehem Steel, shuttered like almost all industrial powerhouses in North America, and now a gorgeously hulking backdrop for a casino-hotel, an arts complex, and a PBS station. In reality, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley is far from a tableau of rust and regret—it’s the third largest metro area in the commonwealth, happily situated an hour away from New York to the east and Philadelphia to the south.
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Voila! Single-Serving, No-Mess Dijon Fig Chicken

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden August 11, 2014

“If it sounds like I’ve had some kind of religious experience, it’s because I have. The ability to get home from work, throw a healthy, single-serving, protein-rich meal into the oven and then change into pajamas, pour a glass of wine, and read a chapter of a book while I finish cooking has been a revelation.”

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Ask Casey: A Bourbon Peach Lemonade for Daytime Drinking

Casey Barberby Casey Barber August 4, 2014

“It’s a natural assumption that any drink you’re stirring up for a party that involves adults in fancy hats—scratch that, for any easy breezy outdoor party at all—should involve a big glug of bourbon. As Julie Andrews says, it’s a very good place to start.”

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Class Up Your Summer BBQs and Picnics with Wine Pairings

Guest Contributorby Guest Contributor July 31, 2014

“Wine pairings aren’t just the provenance of high-end restaurants and tasting menus. In my mind, there’s no better way to complement those steaks and sausages. And a wine pairing menu gives you an added hook for your guests to choose your affair over anyone else’s, a new twist that elevates the usual grilled meats and cold salads.”

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Salty-Sweet Summer Treat: Peanut Butter Caramel Drumstick Cones

Casey Barberby Casey Barber July 28, 2014

“The result of the tweaking is a homemade ice cream treat with just enough of an edge, hitting all the nostalgic notes of the original caramel-filled cone, but with a sassy underpinning.”

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