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I am so over joyed right now.  Homemade Delish got picked as Rachael Rays #RRWhatchaCookin Wednesday for the #saucy.  Check it out. http://rachaelraymag.com/blogs/rachael-ray/?p=6239

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ConKerr Cancer


I have a blog and its about food and drinks as we all know.  But Sometimes I like to share it with social events and gatherings.  I also love to talk about organiztions that are doing an amazing job and holding these amazing events to raise money for charities and research. Social media and blogging are a huge way to spread the word and I don’t mind sharing.

ConKerr Cancer is one of them. It was started by Cindy Kerr while her son was fighting Cancer in CHOP.  It was completely a grassroots non-profit started right here in Philadelphia and has turned into an international and volunteer-driven organization dedicated to bringing smiles to children with life-changing illnesses in hospice care.  This remarkable non-profit designs, sews, and donates bright and cheery pillowcases to children during their hospital stay with one goal in mind: to bring a smile to their face!

On Friday, March 21st, ConKerr Cancer will host its 2nd ConKerr Cancer PJ Party, held at the Please Touch Museum. The invitation is open to all, and every ticket sold to the public will double as admission for one of our ConKerr child stars.  We are reaching out to you because with your help we hope to double our attendance from the last PJ Party. In its first year, there were 500 parents and kids in attendance, and we plan to reach 1,000 this spring.

The event runs from 6pm to 9pm on March 21st, and all are welcome to attend – however, everyone must wear their pajamas, it is a PJ Party, after all. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now. Attendees are promised an amazing night complete with a photo booth and props, a pajama parade throughout the Please Touch Museum, and celebrity appearances, including another visit from Eagles’ mascot Swoop! We are also extremely excited to have former Philadelphia Flyers players Bob Kelly and Todd Fedoruk joining us. DJ Lady FX will be in charge of entertainment for the evening, and there will be a special visit by some of the Philadelphia Zoo’s favorite animals.

For more information on this organization or to purchase tickets go to http://www.conkerrcancer.org/

Touching Video about Conkerr Cancer

Chicken and Waffles

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I was pretty upset a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to make chicken and waffles and my waffle maker broke.  I didn’t want to buy  frozen waffles. They just don’t taste the same.  So as I was looking through the supermarket near the bakery they had some homestyle fresh made waffles. I was so excited so I picked them up to use for this recipe.  If you can’t find these please feel free to use the frozen or make your homemade kind.  The combination of the buttery and syrup sauce on the waffle goes great with that savory chicken. 

Crispy Chicken Ingredients:

1 1/4 lbs Pieces Chicken cutlets

1 1/2 Cups of All Purpose flour

2 Egg, beaten

1/3 Cups of heavy cream

2 cup Panko crumbs

Salt & Pepper, to taste

1 Teaspoon of paprika

1/2 Teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 Teaspoon of onion powder

Vegetable Oil, for frying

8 pieces Homestyle Waffles

Chives, garnish

Maple Syrup Ingredients:

1 Stick of unsalted butter,melted

3 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup


On 2 different plates, add panko and all-purpose flour.  Next season the flour with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper.

Beat the eggs in a medium bowl and add the heavy cream.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Begin by dipping the chicken in the flour, then eggs and finally panko. Place to the side.

In a large pot add the vegetable oil about half way through the top.  If you don’t have a way to check the temperature of the oil all you have to do is take a wooden spoon and flip it over and dip it in, if it begins to bubble around the handle of the spoon, then you’re ready. 

Don’t overcrowd your pot with chicken.  Cook chicken for about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove chicken and place on a paper towel to remove excesses oil. 

Meanwhile toast your waffles and start your maple syrup sauce. In a medium bowl take your melted butter and syrup and mix until well incorporated.  Chop chives.

Now begin to assemble. Take your waffles spread the sauce then place the chicken on top with some chives and close with another piece of waffle.

St. Patty’s Cocktail

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March is finally here, which means St. Patrick’s Day is coming up.  If you’re hosting a party with family and friends this cocktail will be a hit.  Did you ever have an Irish potato candy?  Do you like them?  If you do, then you’re going to love this drink.  I seriously felt like I was enjoying an Irish potato in liquid form with a little kick.  Thanks again to the hubby for coming up with a great idea, and yours truly for the garnish idea. “Sláinte!”


3 shots Irish cream liquor

2 shots Coconut rum

1 shot Vanilla rum

50/50 Cinnamon and nutmeg, garnish



Place ice and all of your shots in a shaker.  Shake, Shake and pour. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg mix. (serves 2)

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Homemade Delish has a lot of fun things coming up for 2014.  I have entered the Better Homes slow cooker contest.  I hope you can stop by and place a vote for me.  Thanks again for all the love and support xo ~ Roberta

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The Brewer’s Plate!


The Brewer’s Plate is back an event not to miss. Philadelphia’s premier local beer and food pairing festival is back for another year with a new venue and a (mash) ton of surprises in store. Fair Food is proud to announce details for The Brewer’s Plate 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 9th, 2014. 

 The Brewer’s Plate is the great-grand-pappy of the beer and food pairing movement in Philadelphia—one of the first to introduce the region’s blossoming throngs of foodies and beer geeks to the concept.  And, like most things it continues to get better with age.

 No other annual event maintains such an unwavering commitment to “buy fresh, buy local” while bringing together our region’s outstanding chefs, farmers, food artisans, brewers, distillers, and winemakers for the benefit of the most discerning critics, bloggers and guests.

 Attendees enhance their knowledge of the local food scene by sampling, attending breakout sessions, and directly interacting with vendors and sponsors.  The 10th Anniversary Celebration will be the best yet, jam packed with celebrity guests, exclusive beers, amazing pairings, and much more – located at one of the best venues in the city!

Fair Food is pleased to present a full line-up of exclusive treats and programming for VIP attendees:

  • Starting at 5:30pm, VIP access includes an extra hour of the festival (General Admission starts at 6:30pm).
  • New this year: Special VIP keepsake tasting glasses.
  • Exclusive access to a select tier of the Kimmel Center with a bevy of restaurants and food artisans, providing tastes of amazing cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates—and of course, an impressive list of select craft beers.
  • Victory Brewing Company teamed up with the crew from Sam Adams (have you checked out their PA brewing facility?!) and will be creating a beer to be served only in VIP at the Brewer’s Plate!  After that you’ll have to travel to Victory’s brewpub in Downingtown or make a trip up to Boston just to get taste. 
  • Seven Garces Group Restaurants, along with the Garces Catering Group, will vie for bragging rights in the “Sausage Showdown: The Best of the Wurst” – a sausage and beer pairing competition.  Each creation, including a vegetarian/vegan option, will be carefully paired with delicious brews from Victory Brewing Company and Sam Adams.  Iron Chef Jose Garces and a team of celebrity judges – Philadelphia Eagle’s Brent Celek, Victory Brewing Company’s Bill Covaleski, Fair Food’s Ann Karlen, and NBC10′s Sheena Parveen with Marc Summers as emcee – will take on the duties of crowning Philly’s own Abe Froman.
  • And, of course, the coveted swag bag, chock full of local goodies and tempting treats.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.brewersplate.com/ 

I hope to see you there ;)


Pasta Frittata

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Do you have leftover pasta and don’t know what to do with it? This recipe is perfect for that extra pasta you have in the refrigerator.  Making this dish is super easy and doesn’t make too much of a mess. You can pretty much put anything in a pasta frittata; herbs, veggies and more.  This is also great for the next day for lunch.  I hope you enjoy.


5 Large eggs

1/4 cup of heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon of dried basil

1/4 of fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese

4 Cups of cooked and cooled, whole wheat spaghetti

Salt & Pepper, to taste

3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, herbs, cheese, salt & pepper. Next take the pasta and incorporate everything together.

In a medium nonstick skillet, over medium heat add 2 tablespoons of oil. Pour mixture into the pan and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the edges begin to brow. Next run a spatula all around the skillet. Take a dinner plate and flip the frittata over on the plate.  Then add the last tablespoon of oil on to the skillet. Carefully slide the frittata back on to the skillet. Cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes.

Place on a cutting board or plate and garnish with more fresh parsley and cheese. Cut into wedges and enjoy.

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American Red Cross Red Ball


I am super excited for this event again this year. I would have to say its one of the best parties in Philadelphia. The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) is excited to announce several exciting changes to the 14th Red Ball presented by Independence Blue Cross on March 8th at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.

 Cooking Channel’s Kelsey’s Essentials Host, Kelsey Nixon, recently said she would be attending the Red Ball, which is a favorite event among Philadelphia foodies. Catelli Duo of Voorhess, NJ will be the exclusive caterer for the VIP room. For the first time, the Carousel House on the Main Event floor will feature a beer garden, including some of the region’s finest microbreweries.

 More than 1,100 of Philadelphia’s social, civic, and business leaders are expected to attend this “red-tie” event featuring cuisine from 30 of the finest restaurants in our area, dancing to live music, and an unrivaled silent auction and raffle. For the second straight year, the VIP Lounge will be the entire lower level and will have its own entrance. For the first time, dueling pianos will provide the musical entertainment in the VIP room. VIP guests will also enjoy private top-shelf open bar and a cigar bar. Main Event guests will sample cuisine from nearly 30 of the region’s finest restaurants, dance the night away to CTO Band in the ballroom or listen to jazz played by Gerald Veasley in the beautiful Carousel House.

 The 2014 Red Ball will once again include the 4th annual Red Ball Restaurant Competition, allowing guests to vote for their favorite food for an award at the end of the night. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on fantastic auction items and will also have access to the museum’s exhibits.

 All proceeds from The Red Ball benefit disaster relief and Red Cross House – The Center for Disaster Recovery, a one-of-a-kind short-term housing facility in University City. Every year, hundreds of local families find refuge at this facility and begin their recovery from fires, floods, and other disasters. Red Cross House is a model for disaster recovery nationwide. It offers families a stable and supportive environment while they work to rebuild their lives. Since opening its doors in April 2003, Red Cross House has been called “home” by more than 10,000 people who had no place else to turn in their greatest time of need.

 WOGL 98.1 FM and KYW Newsradio 1060 are the official radio sponsors of Red Ball.

 Visit theredball.org and follow #RedBall for tickets, sponsorship details, and more information.

SliCE Pizza Contest


Calling all my Philly followers this contest is just for you. This Valentine’s Day, love is in the  pizza!  Say “be mine” with a specially delivered heart-shaped pizza-gram from SliCE.  Customize your pie with his/her favorite toppings or  select one of SliCE’s signature pie combinations.  As a bonus, SliCE  will surprise one lucky pizza-gram delivery recipient with a Sterling  Silver Hershey Kiss Necklace from Sermania Jewelry.  The jewelry contest is valid for delivery only.  The winner will be drawn at random based on delivery orders on Friday, February 14, 2014. Heart-shaped pies are  the same price as a traditional pies, and they can delivered from all  three SliCE locations.

“Valentine’s Day has a special place in  our heart as we fell in ‘love at first bite’ over pizza,” says owners  Marlo and Jason Dilks. “Pairing with Sermania helps us show our  customers a bit of extra love this year, while supporting our East  Passyunk Avenue neighbors.”

As a way of celebrating their love of pizza – and a love for their customers – the Dilks will select one  lucky recipient from each SliCE location for a sweet reward in their  delivery order. One winner will enjoy a free Sterling Silver Hershey  Kiss necklace donated by Sermania Jewelry (value $195.00).  Sermania  Jewelry also have a full collection of locally crafted diamond, gold and silver rings, necklaces, pendants, charms and other jewelry perfect for Valentine’s Day. For more information, visit their store on 1719 East  Passyunk Avenue or call (215) 462-2332.

All three SliCE  locations will offer heart-shaped pies available for take-out, delivery  or dine-in, including Rittenhouse (1740 Sansom Street, 215-557-9299),  South Philadelphia and Italian Market (1180 S. 10th Street,  215-463-0868) and Washington Township (137 Egg Harbor Road,  856-302-5099). The contest is only open to delivery customers.  For more information about SliCE or to place an order, call the location  directly, visit www.slicepa.com, follow @slicepa on Twitter and like  “SliCE” on Facebook.


To enter to win a delicious romantic heart shaped pizza click here